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Southern African Freelancers' Association members Kerry Dimmer and Bettie Coetzee-Lambrecht have respectively won a literary and photographic award this week in light of their outstanding work.
The Southern African Freelancers' Association stands opposed to the passing of the Secrecy Bill in its current form.
“Although the Secrecy Bill that was passed yesterday is a considerably improved version compared to what was presented last year, it remains a threat to freedom of speech, exposing journalists and whistle-blowers to real and significant risks, including a jail sentence of up to 25 years when reporting on certain matters in the public interest...
SAFREA received a mention in The Star Workplace supplement in an article about surviving the challenges of freelancing. This piece offers some useful information/reminders to new and experienced freelancers alike.
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26 September 2012
Safrea Addresses Inappropriate Use Of Freelancers' Material by Publishing Houses
The Southern African Freelancers’ Association (Safrea) is concerned about the increased frequency with which publishers are republishing freelancers' commissioned and ‘on spec’ content in other publications in their stable or online without agreement from the relevant journalist, photographer or designer, and without paying them for the re-use.
Safrea applauds revisions to the POIB; warns that government has yet missed another opportunity to protect truth seekers
The Southern African Freelancers’Association (SAFREA) in the Western Cape has been watching with great concernrecent reports about renewed intentions of government to forge ahead with its proposed Information Protection Bill despite widespread opposition by various professional and civil society groupings in South Africa and abroad.
The Southern African Freelancers’ Association (Safrea) is extremely concerned about the possibility of the passing of the Protection of Information Bill, which will threaten mdia freedom and jeopardize freelance jobs.
The Southern African Freelancers’ Association (Safrea) applauds President Jacob Zuma’s undertaking to do “whatever is possible” to assist in getting information on the whereabouts of slain freelance journalist Anton Hammerl’s remains.
Social marketing is fast becoming the easiest way to promote your business online, and for freelancers who run micro businesses from home it is an affordable way to market themselves and create brand awareness, says Georgina Guedes, chairperson of the Southern African Freelancers Association (Safrea).
Freelancers belonging to the Eastern Cape and Free State branch of the Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) have expressed deep concern over and condemned the attack on the media and to burn down The Herald's offices by Nelson Mandela Bay ANC regional chairperson Nceba Faku.
The Southern African Freelancers Association (Safrea) is shocked and deeply saddened by the senseless killing of South African freelance photographer Anton Hammerl and requests a formal investigation into the matter.