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Meet the Committees


Roles of each committee

Regional Committees (Regcos)

There are elected committees in Eastern Cape/Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape. Each region meets regularly. Each Regco nominates two representatives (one voting, one non-voting) to sit on the Executive Council each year.

Executive Committee (exco)

The 2013/2014 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:

  • Chairperson: Helen Ueckermann
  • Vice Chair/Treasurer: Alan Hawkins
  • Industry Relations: Caryn Gootkin
  • Membership Secretary: Runa Prinsloo
  • Growth and Development: Madi Hanekom
  • Public Relations:  Grant Cyster
  • Traning and Mentoring:  Marina Pearson
  • Student Mentoring:  Lyse Comins

Oversight Committee:  2013/2014

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:

  • Clive Lotter
  • Gareth Griffiths
  • Georgina Guedes
  • Raymond Joseph
  • Gavin Chait
  • Bruce Cooper


The webmaster's position is normally held by an experienced member with a technical background and a working knowledge of systems.

The current webmaster is:


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