SAFREA Gauteng South event looks at the future of freelancing
Last Saturday, Johannesburg Safreans met at the Graft Yard, a freelancer co-working space in Randburg. Clive Lotter, a freelancer for 21 years, delivered a presentation on how he believes freelancing works at present and how this career and lifestyle choice is likely to unfold over the next years.
In Clive’s view, freelancing – or independent entrepreneurship as he suggests it to be called – is replacing the mass production model of the Industrial Revolution era and will become the dominant form of economic activity in the future. He also encouraged networking among fellow independent entrepreneurs and potential clients as a key tactic for the successful freelancer.
Clive recommended SAFREA as the top pick in Africa for meaningful networking among freelancers of similar earnings.
After the presentation, attending SAFREANS held a vigorous debate about freelancing issues and their experiences with online platforms such as LinkedIn, Content.ly and Freelancer.com.
The debate was educational and provided a natural transition into a session of effective networking and practical discussion, with the last attendees only leaving the venue about three hours after the meeting started.
The full presentation can be viewed here.
SAFREA members, Sungula Nkabinde and Iza Grek.