About Safrea

The Southern African Freelancers’ Association champions freelance workers in the media and communications fields. For more information on joining Safrea, visit our pages on member benefits, membership types and rates, and the application process to become part of our 500-strong community. To work with our members, visit our Freelancer Database.

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What is Safrea?

Safrea has supported freelancers throughout Southern Africa since 1999, with over 500 members in South Africa and beyond. We offer members rich resources and training materials, as well as providing a likeminded community of creatives and much more.

SA Freelance Media Industry & Rates Report

Safrea is well known for its annual South African Freelance Media Industry & Rates Report, which has become an industry benchmark for media freelancers and recruiters to negotiate fair rates. Covering subjects from client types to marketing techniques, it gives a snapshot of freelance life in Southern Africa.

Read the latest report

Safrea’s Mission Statement

Safrea was launched in response to changes within the creative industry and the growth of the freelance media market. To help ensure the best working practices, Safrea set out to accomplish specific goals.

Member Testimonials

As a community organisation, Safrea puts its members first. ‘Safreans’ enjoy many benefits and much reassurance from being part of the Safrea family, including the “inspirational glow of sharing fellow Safreans' achievements” and “knowing that Safrea has been behind me all the way”.

Meet the Committees

Safrea is run by committees of dedicated volunteer members and a part-time administrator. Volunteering is a great way for experienced media and communications professionals to help shape the organisation and their industries. Learn more about the structure and leadership roles of Safrea and find out who currently holds these positions.

Safrea Constitution

Safrea operates under the principles and guidelines laid out in our constitution, which covers our executive structure, goals and objectives. This version of the Safrea Constitution was adopted in May 2012.

View and download the constitution in full.

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Safrea Member Disclaimer

Safrea is a voluntary, non-profit association for professional freelancers in Southern Africa. The organisation supports freelancers and employers working together, but does not accept responsibility or liability for its members.

How do I Join Safrea

Join Safrea’s freelance family of over 500 media and communications professionals working throughout Southern Africa in sectors ranging from graphic design to broadcasting.