What is SAFREA?

SAFREA is a professional association of freelance workers in the media and communications industry. Members are writers, photographers, editors, social media managers, proofreaders, graphic designers, illustrators, researchers, translators and other experts in communication who offer a broad range of skills and specialities.

Founded in 1999, SAFREA promotes the interests of freelance media specialists, works to raise their professional standing and to make working as a freelancer more rewarding.

Besides a national executive committee, there are branches throughout South Africa including Gauteng, KZN, the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape. Regular regional meetings, events and networking opportunities are held throughout the year.

SAFREA offers members rich resources and training materials via members-only content on its website. It also hosts a vibrant members-only online forum, and a publicly available members directory that features our talented members’ profiles, portfolios and contact details.

To join our flourishing community of freelancers, please view our membership criteria and complete the online application form.

SAFREA is a Registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 114-297).
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