Meet the Committees

Safrea is run by volunteer committee members and one part-time administrator. The committee structure is as follows:

  • Executive Committee
  • Oversight Committee
  • Regional Committees


Executive Committee (exco) 2017_2018

The 2017/2018 Exco is a group of volunteers who are chosen by nomination/election to take on portfolios to run Safrea on a daily basis. The current exco comprises:

Ravin Maharaj: Chair and representing Gauteng South
Stephen Langtry: Vice Chair and representing Western Cape
Yvette Wilsenach: Treasurer
Bruce Cooper: Executive Administrator
Bryan Howard: representing Eastern Cape
Meneesha Govender: Diversity portfolio and representing KwaZulu-Natal
Anneline du Preez: representing Gauteng North
Robyn Thekiso: Rates Survey and Report
Carey Finn: PR and Communications
Anthony Jongwe: Disciplinary portfolio
Daylin Paul: Membership Secretary
Adelheid Manefeldt: Website IT and Innovation
Laura Dubber: Online and Social Media portfolio
Ntozahke Mthukwane - Secretary


Oversight Committee:  2017_2018

The Oversight Committee comprises senior members and senior media professionals who are elected for a two-year term. Their role is to oversee Safrea's executive to ensure that protocols are followed and that the organisation continues to grow and strengthen.

The current OC comprises:

Laura Rawden: Convenor
Gareth Griffiths: Deputy Convenor
Judy Backhouse
Colleen Dawson
Gwen Watkins
Patricia Holburn
Gaye Crossley
Kerry Dimmer
Norman McFarlane
Lyse Comins


Regional Committees (Regcos)

There are elected committees in Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape and Gauteng North. Each region meets regularly. 


  • Bryan Howard: Chair
  • Bruce Cooper: Treasurer and Secretary
  • Sharon Salmon: Vice Chair
  • Tim Salmon
  • Samantha Venter (consultant)


GAUTENG SOUTH             

  • Ravin Maharaj: Chair
  • Daylin Paul: Vice Chair
  • Robyn Thekiso: Treasurer and Secretary
  • Candice Lee Reeves
  • Busani Moyo
  • Gugu Manana



  • Meneesha Govender: Chair
  • Lois Khule: Vice Chair



  • Stephen Langtry: Acting Chair
  • Cherry Gammelin: Vice chair
  • Renee Moodie: Secretary
  • Hanfred Rauch: Treasurer
  • Christopher Clarke
  • Laura Rawden (Consultant)
  • Adelheid Manefeldt
  • Morgan Trimble
  • Cathy Dippnall



  • Anneline du Preez: Chair
  • Antony Jongwe: Vice Chair
  • Nalene de Klerk: Secretary
  • Palesa Matlala 
  • Mandise Mbele
  • Rita Sephton
  • Philip Erasmus







Safrea is a Registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 114-297).
PBO 930049795