Articles

The Safrean: August 2018

Dear SAFREA members, There’s much to be said about the amplification of ‘the man on the street’ on social media. Good or bad, these platforms give rise to voices that would, ordinarily, be unheard. Societal ills such as gender inequality, patriarchy and mental illness...

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The Safrean: July 2017

Dear Safreans, Now more than ever we need to stand united as an organisation to support and advocate for the rights and freedoms of media freelancers in Southern Africa. SAFREA condemns the recent harassment of Business Day editor Tim Cohen and editor-at-large, Peter...

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The Safrean: January 2018

*** Check people links below Dear Safreans, We hope that January has been treating you and your freelance career splendidly so far! At SAFREA this year, we'll be working hard to get freelancing in Southern Africa the recognition – and reward – it deserves. On that...

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New Legal Dispensation for Freelancers on The Cards

The South African Guild of Actors (SAGA) has been very active in debates around changes to the labour law. As we know, freelancers do not have the protection afforded to employees. In December, the Minister of Labour announced amendments to the legislation for the further protection of freelancers by the law. The details are still to be refined.

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Webinar: How to Sell Your Services

Webinar: How to Sell Your Services

***** Need to sort out links Expert small business coach, Pete Carruthers, addressed Safreans in a landmark webinar, hosted from his office in Norway. Here we provide a downloadable audio file of the webinar, as well as a full transcript. Audio...

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Special Offers on Training Courses

Special Offers on Training Courses

SAFREA offers all paid-up members discounted access to media and other training courses (writing, editing, photography, etc.) run by Safreans across South Africa. Below are links to various courses currently on offer. Please note: SAFREA does its best to update and...

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Twitter for Newbies

Twitter for Newbies

Twitter doesn't have rules. It has conventions, most of which are user-generated. What not to do: Twitter is about sharing and engagement, not lurking. Some common mistakes: to follow lots of people but not post anything yourself (this makes you look like a bot), not...

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