I imagine we're all in the same freelancing boat here, rushing around trying to chase down what's left of this year.
Even though there are just a few short weeks left of the year, I'm pleased to be able to say that SAFREA continues to grow:
Our membership numbers are up, our event attendance is improving and Safreans are getting noticed! By the way, if you haven't read SAFREA member James Oatway's interview with our new partner Media Update in their newsletter, be sure to check our SAFREA in the News
section below. James was recently awarded the Mohamed Amin Photographic Award at the 2016 CNN Multichoice African Journalist Awards.
We have some great end-of-year regional events that you should definitely mark in your calendar – remember, these events provide a fantastic opportunity for you to network and find possible new work for 2017. We also have a couple great reviews of recent regional events that you can catch up on if you missed out. See more info below.
Also, be sure to read SAFREA's latest press release that rejects calls made by media outlets for 'volunteer' writers.
And keep an eye out for SAFREA's first annual SA Freelance Industry & Rates Report, which will be released in the new year. The report looks deeper into the media freelance industry and just how much employers are paying for our services.
I'm sure everyone is feeling pretty tired and trampled on and ready for vacation, but we don't have long to go now. Here's to one last push, Safreans. Happy November!