New Legal Dispensation for Freelancers on The Cards

The South African Guild of Actors (SAGA) has been very active in debates around changes to the labour law. As we know, freelancers do not have the protection afforded to employees. In December, the Minister of Labour announced amendments to the legislation for the further protection of freelancers by the law. The details are still to be refined.

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Webinar: How to Sell Your Services

Expert small business coach, Pete Carruthers, addressed Safreans in a landmark webinar, hosted from his office in Norway. Here we provide a downloadable audio file of the webinar, as well as a full transcript. Audio file: Click here to download...

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Twitter for Newbies

Twitter doesn't have rules. It has conventions, most of which are user-generated. What not to do: Twitter is about sharing and engagement, not lurking. Some common mistakes: to follow lots of people but not post anything yourself (this makes you...

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Sample Photographer Contract

DEFINITIONS: “Photographer” refers to the person or organisation requested to take and supply the photographs. “Photographs” refers to all photographic material, in film, print or electronic formats supplied by the photographer. “Client” refers to...

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Managing Video Client Costing Expectations

Safrean Jaco Wolmarans offers sound advice to every freelancer having trouble managing client expectations when it comes to quality production costs.  This may sound very familiar to the video producers out there: the client sends you a link to a...

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Be Contract Terminology Savvy

The terms below are those that you should be familiar with when dealing with freelance contracts and acceptance of commission documents. Here's an overview of what you should know in a format that can be copy/pasted into your own official...

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Feature Proposal Template

There are a few golden rules to writing proposals: The shorter the better. Be complete. Do your homework … know your target publication. Be realistic. Always follow up if you haven’t heard within four weeks. Rejection is a natural part of the...

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