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Dave Henderson: 'Freelancing on Steroids'

How do I communicate with clients? Do I have a website? How do I get more work? These and other important questions were answered at a fun talk by myebook.co.za founder Dave Henderson at the Sandton Brazen Head in Johannesburg.

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Give the Gift of SAFREA

A year-long SAFREA membership makes the perfect holiday gift this season for a media freelancer in your life!

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SAFREA WC event spotlights social entrepreneurship in Langa

“Langa is not a poverty city. It’s a city of creativity and entrepreneurs, and we need to tell that story.”

These were among the welcoming lines given by Tony Elvin, founder of iKhaya Le Langa during the SAFREA Western Cape event held in the township on 30 October 2016.

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SAFREA rejects calls for ‘volunteer’ and low-paid journalists

SAFREA rejects a recent call by Mail & Guardian Africa for ‘volunteers’ to submit news and opinion content. The body, which represents freelance media professionals in Southern Africa, sees the call as part of a worrying trend of de-valuing media talent in the local news industry.

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SAFREA's James Oatway Wins CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award

SAFREA is proud to announce that James Oatway, independent South African photographer and SAFREA member, has been awarded the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award 2016 in the Mohamed Amin Photographic Award category.

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SAFREA's Western Cape Regional Committee Announces upcoming Langa Event

SAFREA’s Western Cape regional committee is pleased to announce its upcoming #PitchThisStory event to be held in Langa at ikhaya Le Langa on Sunday, 30 October from 10:00-12:00.

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Gauteng South Offers Key Freelancing Lessons: Video Production 101

On Saturday 1 October, a bunch of Safreans gathered in the Library at the Brazen Head pub in Sandton, Johannesburg, to hear about how rank amateurs can produce reasonably watchable videos.

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EC Event on "The Panama Papers" Reveals How the Largest Insider Info Leak in History Impacted Africa

SAFREA EC was proud to host ANCIR managing editor Amanda Potgieter at its recent chapter meeting which took place at the Port Elizabeth Golf Club on 10 September.

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SAFREA Joins Calls Against Harassment of Kenyan Journalists

The Southern African Freelancers’ Association (SAFREA) stands in support of Kenyan institutions as they petition against unwarranted harassment of media professionals following the fifth case of a journalist dying in mysterious circumstances.

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#InstaFamous: WC Event Uncovers Social Media Tips and Tricks

What does it take to become #InstaFamous? Quite a lot. That was the take home message revealed at the August Western Cape SAFREA meet-up event, featuring a panel of well-known South African bloggers and social media stars who shared their experiences on the road to success.

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