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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)

The 2015/2016 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:

  • Clive Lotter: Chair, strategic development and industry relations
  • Lyse Comins: Vice chair, PR and marketing
  • Bruce Cooper: Executive administrator and webmaster
  • Yvette Wilsenach: Treasurer
  • Hagen Engler: PR and marketing
  • Leon Laubscher: IT and Design
  • Sharon Salmon: Advocacy and lobbying
  • Tracey Saunders: Membership secretary
  • Amanda Mathe: Professional development
  • Nalene de Klerk: Student portfolio

email: exco@safrea.co.za

Oversight Committee:  2015/2016

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:

  • Georgina Guedes: Convenor
  • Lynne Smit: Deputy convenor
  • Gareth Griffiths: Deputy convenor
  • Madi Hanekom
  • Patricia McCracken  
  • Christopher Szabo   
  • Tim Salmon
  • Gwen Watkins

email: oversight@safrea.co.za

Regional Committees (Regcos)

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


  • Sharon Salmon: Chair
  • Simon Pamphilon: Vice chair
  • Tim Salmon: Treasurer
  • Bazil Raubach: Business planning

email: ecfs@safrea.co.za

GAUTENG SOUTH             

  • Melissa Davidson: Chair
  • Hagen Engler
  • Helen Grange
  • Michelle Solomon
  • Kerry-Anne Killen

email: gauteng@safrea.co.za


  • Sheetal Schneider-Cross: Chair
  • Rory Baker: Vice chair
  • Lois Kuhle
  • Freda Findlay

email: kzn@safrea.co.za


  • Rebecca Weber: Chair
  • Tracey Saunders: Vice chair
  • Caryn Gootkin: Treasurer
  • Gareth Griffiths
  • Mike van Ryneveld
  • Christopher Clark
  • Tarryn Saunders
  • Jennifer Geib
  • Ray Joseph
  • Kim Harrisberg

email: wc@safrea.co.za


  • Leon Laubscher: Chair
  • Leandi Cameron: Vice chair
  • Jaco Steyn: Treasurer
  • Nalene de Klerk: Student liaison   
  • Magda Naude
  • Collette Vosloo

email: gautengn@safrea.co.za






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