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Safrea is a voluntary, non-profit and public benefit association for professional freelancers in southern Africa. All applicants are vetted before being awarded membership of the association.

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  • Who can join Safrea?
  • When was it founded?
  • What area does it cover?

How do I join Safrea?

If you want to join Safrea, the best way to apply for membership is to fill in our online application form.

Before you fill out the application, be sure to read the membership criteria in order to understand the membership category for which you're eligible. We suggest you select 'Applicant' and we'll advise you which category is the most appropriate, based on your freelance working career.

Why join Safrea?

Safrea is a valuable resource – be it needing help with information, a source or contact when on deadline, or a competent someone to take on some work, advice on work related issues or simply someone to commiserate with you.

- Shaz Davis

Strategic Development Plan 2015/16

The Safrea National Exco and Oversight Committees 2013/14 have put together a strategic development plan (SDP) to be implemented over the next two years. The aim is to develop Safrea into a streamlined and effective organisation that can serve its members to their best advantage.

Why Safrea was formed

Advances in technology have made it easier to work from home and the communications field is particularly suited to this. At the same time, more and more skilled professionals have found themselves out of work as companies have tightened their belts. Rather than carry the costs of staff positions, employers are turning to freelancers or contractors to fill their requirements.

Safrea Constitution

The Safrea constitution underwent an intensive review during the first quarter of 2012, resulting in a revised constitution being issued during May 2012.

Testimonials from members

Find out what membership means to our members. 

Meet the Committees

Safrea is run by volunteer committee members and one part-time administrator. The committee structure is as follows:

  • Executive Committee
  • Oversight Committee
  • Regional Committees


Safrea banking details

The Safrea administrator emails reminders and invoices to members when their fees are due. If you have not received a reminder and think one is due, email admin@safrea.co.za to request information.

If you know your fees are due and you know the amount, you can use the details here to make your payment.

Safrea is a Registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 114-297).
PBO 930049795