Recent news from SAFREA

SAFREA denounces jailing of journalists

For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work has reached a record high, marking a new low for press freedom.

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Southern African Freelancers' Association applauds victory for media independence


It is with great excitement that SAFREA shares the news of two major wins for a more independent public broadcaster and greater media freedom in South Africa.

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SAFREA Eastern Cape co-hosts "Freelancing for Success" with Nelson Mandela University

On Friday 1st September 2017 SAFREA (Eastern Cape chapter) and Nelson Mandela University hosted a joint-venture, half-day conference entitled “Freelancing for Success.”

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Interview with SAFREA Chair: #BehindtheSelfie with... Laura Rawden

SAFREA is proud to share a recent article about our chair, Laura Rawden. BizCommunity's Leigh Andrews sat down with Laura to discuss the freelancing world in SA. Be sure to take a look!

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MEDIA RELEASE SAFREA 4 September 2017 Obituary: Geof Kirby – Champion of the professional photographer The Southern Africa Freelancers’ Association (SAFREA) mourns the passing of one of its founding members, well-known international photographer, Geof Kirby. See below for more ....

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Safrea Gauteng South July Coffee Meetup

Twenty people gathered at Better Joburg yesterday for the region's second coffee meetup. The event (a regular networking, collaboration and Safrea engagement platform) proved, yet again, to be an energising one.

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SAFREA supports ANFASA and SAGA on issues in the new Copyright Amendment Bill

The Southern African Freelancers’ Association (SAFREA) has extended its support to lobbying efforts from the Academic and Non-Fiction Authors in South Africa (ANFASA) and the South African Guild of Actors (SAGA) regarding concerns about the new Copyright Amendment Bill, submitted to parliament today.

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SAFREA + Better = Best

On Wednesday 14 June, Gauteng South met for their first SAFREA coffee club get-together at the new collaborative workspace  And what a treat it was! Here’s why...

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BizCommunity article features SAFREA's Laura Rawden

Leigh Andrews, Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at, sat down with SAFREA Chair Laura Rawden to discuss SAFREA's recent rates report and the future of freelancing in South Africa. Read on for the full article.

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SAFREA Western Cape event unpacks contract law

SAFREA welcomed Eitan Stern to 6 Spin Street last Thursday evening for the Western Cape region’s May event on contract law. Stern is the founder and director of Legalese, a creative legal agency designed to give small businesses and creative industry freelancers access to legal solutions.

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