Safrea’s Gauteng South region held its first committee meeting (since its election in the new term of office) on 30 September to brainstorm projects and plans for the year ahead and identify ways to get to know our members better. For most of us, it was the first time we’d met IRL (In Real Life – for those of you without teenage kids).

Brainstorming from the left are Leonie Selvan, Kaamini Reddy, Kay Johnstone, Bertrand van der Berg and Whitemore Ngwira.

The energy and drive of the group was palpable, and we look forward to raising the game in the year ahead. We plan to invite speakers who will provide members with practical and soft skills for their businesses.

One of the critical take-outs was our need to reposition and reinvent ourselves as an organisation, but we need insights from our members. So, regardless of your region, please let us know how Safrea can benefit your freelance journey and support your professional development.