Recent news from SAFREA

Arthur Goldstuck: Freelance Adventures In Instagram

Here is the video of Aurthur Goldstuck's fascinating talk on his Freelance Adventures On Instagram, urban street art and how he joined a global subculture thanks to social media. 

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Safrea issues Press Release on Unpaid Internships

Safrea's chair, Clive Lotter, expresses concern about unpaid internships in a press release published today.


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Emily Gambade's presentation to Safrea

Editor of a popluar women's magazine, Elle, Emilie Gambade presented to Safrea Western Cape at the end of October.

Educated in France and the US, Emilie first interned for Elle South Africa in 1997. She went on to have a successful freelance writing and editing career, which included being the managing editor of Marie Claire, fashion editor of the Daily Maverick, and regular contributor to the Mail & Guardian.

Her presentation is available here for download or to be viewed on this site. it is under 80 megabytes.

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Social Media Strategy Presentation

Safrea in the Western Cape recently hosted an evening dedicated to social media strategy and enjoyed a presentation by social media expert, Lynne Smit, of Hippo Communications.

For Members, this reportback can also be found in the Resources tab item on our website, under item Meetings. After 3 weeks, this News item will revert to and be archived under  the Resources folder also.

Click here to visit the Meeting Reportback.

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Safreas response to the Copyright Act Amendment

Safrea sent in a detailed response well in time for the Department of Trade and Industry's proposed amendment to the Copyright Act.

Read a synopsis of these comments here.


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Safrea raises the alarm on gazetted changes to South Africa’s Copyright Act

The Southern African Freelancers’ Association (Safrea) is greatly concerned about the potential impacts of the Copyright Amendment Bill, as gazetted by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) on 27 July 2015.

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Safrea Western Cape meeting 29 July 201

Despite a raging north westerly wind and threatening rain, approximately 20 members and their guests turned out at the Hotel Verde  on the night of 29th July to hear guest speaker, Sonja Kruse ( and also the presentation by the hotel about sustainability and green building.

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News for Photographers on the Amendment Gazetted on the Copyright Act 98 of 1978

Safrea is studying the proposed Amendments to the Copyright Act 98 of 1978. If you want to view the Amendments, please go inside the Photography thread on our Forum, open to members only, for the latest downloads updates. Feel free to comment on the Google Group.

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CCIFSA and National Organisations follow-up meeting (Johannesburg)

Following an SA government decision that all South Africa’s creative and cultural sectors should be brought together under one umbrella body, the Department of Arts and Culture funded the launch of the Creative & Cultural Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA)

The founding conference on 23/24 March 2015 in Bloemfontein was effectively hijacked by a fringe grouping, leading to the last minute withdrawal of many well established organisations, including Safrea and our associates in LAMP (The Alliance of Language and Media Practitioners). 

A fortunate outcome of the CCIFSA fiasco is that recognised associations from around the country were energised to establish our own national alliance. This initiative gained momentum at a May meeting attended by Clive Lotter and office bearers from numerous associations, including the Actors’ Guild, SASJA and the Writers’ Guild. A task team is now hard at work bringing all our related organisations into one fold. For more information on this topic, read Clive Lotter’s report to Safrea' leadership and LAMP. 

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Data Journalism Presentation - WaziMap

Safrea Western Cape recently held a workshop on data journalism, presented by Greg of Code For South Africa (Code4SA).

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