“I am excited about this assignment. Together with the members of the region, I am shaping a workplan with SMART goals to grow the region. I hope we can get representation from every Southern African country by the end of my term. Our main goal is to increase membership and enhance benefits specifically for this region”, said Nathi Gule, recently elected Regional Chairperson of Safrea’s newly established Emerging Region.
“The passion and drive of Safrea’s Executive Committee is a great support. Together, we are tapping into media and social media platforms to create awareness of Safrea’s value to freelancers. Various media covered the Safrea story recently – the Times of Eswatini and the online Eswatini Positive News ran headlines such as ‘Safrea invites Eswatini freelancers to register.’ I also plan to build a database of freelancers in Eswatini, inviting them to become part of this professional organisation to improve their networking opportunities and enhance their work ethic.”
Two Regional Committee members support Nathi in his endeavours – Keaobaka Morwe (North West Province) and Géran Raath (Mpumalanga).
Safrea’s value to me
A media expert with 20 years of experience in the media industry, Nathi has been a member of Safrea for four years. Based in Mbabane, the capital city of Eswatini, he believes Safrea adds value and credibility to his brand. He regards its Rates Survey as an important guide to both freelancers and their clients alike. “My membership exposes me to a diverse network of experts and rich resources, which help me grow.”
My message to members
“Let’s fly the Safrea flag high and spread the word about its benefits for freelancers in the growing gig economy.”
Nathi Gule, Regional Chairperson (Emerging Region)