SAFREA is close to our hearts and Exco strives to ensure this is an organisation where professional freelancers are comfortable to ask questions on any aspect of work, learn from each other, brag a bit about their great work, and vent if they need to.
We strive to be inclusive and transparent, steadfast in the belief that it is the privilege of each Safrean to help build the organisation you want to be a part of.
After a tumultuous year, we are fast approaching the annual general meeting and election of office-bearers. This year, in the interests of transparency and fairness, Exco implemented an online nominations, elections and AGM process, with the assistance of veteran Safrean Lynne Smit. The aim is to get more members to participate in the decision-making processes of the organisation. Judging from our first round of elections to the Oversight Committee, it has been a success. The next round of meetings and elections happen at regional level and then we have our AGM. Please use this opportunity to be heard and to vote for the members who you feel could make a difference.
By this time next month, once all processes are completed, we hope SAFREA will continue to grow as a champion for freelancers. It may just be that the best is yet to come.