Message from the Chair – January 2022

by | Jan 24, 2022 | Message from the Exco

by | Jan 24, 2022 | Message from the Exco

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Dear Safreans,

The Safrea Google Group, fondly known as the Oracle, is the hub for connections within our organisation. It is a place where we can get to know each other, ask questions, provide help and advice and to let off steam.

Occasionally the volume of conversations can feel a bit overwhelming, but even then, they are a reminder that as freelancers we are not alone. We have support from others who are experiencing the same victories and challenges as us. I was happy to see a recent thread where a member had asked about the value of Safrea, and so many people replied with positive responses and experiences. Most referred to the value of the Google Group as a networking tool, and how using it effectively had led to new connections and even offers of work. So, for those of you who are still lurking in the shadows, please let your voices be heard. Get on the Google Group and let’s get to know you! If you are not part of the Google Group yet, please contact Thea Aboud to get you connected at

Our Photographer

To kick-start 2022, this month’s featured photographer is Safrea Exco member Peter Hassall, heading up SAPP/SA Professional Photographers and Advocacy. Thank you to Peter for the use of his photographs. To see more of Peter’s work, follow him on LinkedIn at

Yours in freelancing,

Lynne Smit, Chairman