The SAFREAN: November 2017

Bringing you the latest news in South African freelancing


Dear Safreans,

The year may be drawing to a close, but there's still a lot happening at SAFREA. First and foremost, allow us to introduce our newly-elected Executive and Oversight Committees, who were inaugurated in mid-October.

We are confident that Ravin, Stephen and the rest of the team will steer SAFREA into exciting new waters and thank them for making time to take on these new roles. 

Special thanks also to the talented Natalie Field for our beautiful newsletter photos this month. Some of you may have spotted Natalie at the Photo & Film Expo in Joburg a couple of weeks ago, where she gave an informative talk.

If you are a photographer and want to add your work to our growing SAFREA image library, please get in touch with our social media manager, Laura Dubber

Wishing you all a super-charged November.


"On October 17, the announcement of the seventh Minister of Communications since 2009 could not cloud the mood of media practitioners as they celebrated court rulings pivotal to the independent functioning of the SABC." 

It is with great excitement that SAFREA shares the news of two major wins for a more independent public broadcaster and greater media freedom in South Africa.
Look out for more news and updates on the SAFREA website and social media outlets. 


  • 15 November: SAFREA Gauteng South Coffee Club meets at Better Joburg at 10:30am. Look out for their Xmas party in December!

  • 16 November: SAFREA member Tiffany Markman's "Take the Free out of Freelancing"Lecture in Cape Town (Half-price entry for SAFREA members)

Keep an eye on the SAFREA Events page for more!


This month we’re featuring Ravin Maharaj, a seasoned media professional who also happens to be the new Chair of SAFREA's Executive Committee, as well as the man representing Gauteng South. 

Ravin brings extensive experience in journalism, PR and strategic communication to the role, and we are excited to have him at the helm. He's a bit camera shy, but you can read more about Ravin here

If you'd like to be next month's featured member, or know someone who should, give us a shout!



At SAFREA, we're always on the lookout for time-saving tricks and business insights to help our members take their careers to the next level. 

This month, we're featuring a handy resource to help freelancers future-proof their careers. It's based on a talk by our very own Judy Backhouse, so give it a read!



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