Membership Types & Rates

Membership Types & Rates

SAFREA currently has six types of membership available. If you are unsure of which membership type to choose or consider yourself a suitable candidate for Corporate membership, please contact Executive Administrator Thea Aboud on admin@safrea.co.za to assist you in this process.

Full payment of membership fees upon acceptance of your application is preferred. However, we do offer payment options up to a maximum of 10 payments of R50. Membership will be put on hold during this period if a payment is missed.

Click here for membership benefits comparison table or for more information on the benefits of joining SAFREA.

Full Membership

  • Annual Fee: R500

Those who earn more than 60% of their annual billable income from freelancing in media and communications crafts. Such members have full election and referendum voting rights and qualify for SAFREA Full Member media cards. Full Members feature in SAFREA’s freelancer database on the website.

 

Associate Membership

  • Annual Fee: R500

These are full- or part-time employees earning less than 60% of their billable income from freelancing who must meet the same standards of professional ability required of a Full Member. These members enjoy the same benefits as Full Members, but are not eligible to vote in regional or national elections. They do qualify for SAFREA Associate Member media cards and may apply at an appropriate point to the national Executive Committee (Exco), or a body authorised by it, for recognition as a Full Member. Associate Members are listed in the freelancer database on SAFREA’s website.

 

Student Membership

  • Annual Fee: R150

If you are new to the media industry and are actively studying your chosen profession as a full-time registered student, either through a formal study course or through self-study, you can apply for Student membership.

Student membership is valid for the duration of the study course. On leaving the tertiary institution, Student members may upgrade to Full or Associate status provided they meet the requirements.

Student Members are subject to vetting and committee approval. They must submit proof of full-time registration with a recognised training institution, showing the period of enrolment and the subjects they are taking. Student Members are listed in the freelancer database on SAFREA’s website.

 

Provisional Membership

Provisional Members are those who intend on migrating into freelance media and need access to technical resources, mentoring or training. Following the anniversary year of each Provisional Member’s joining, SAFREA shall evaluate each individual’s performance in terms of training completed and freelance media output.

Exco shall decide on whether that person’s Provisional membership may be extended, upgraded to Full or Associate status, or terminated. Such members are not eligible to vote, nor do they qualify for SAFREA media cards.

 

Affiliate Membership

These are ex-Safreans who have substantially contributed to the Association, or people assessed by Exco as being able to positively contribute to SAFREA’s objectives. Such members are not eligible to vote, nor do they qualify for a SAFREA media card or a listing in the freelancer database.

 

Corporate Membership

Corporations and other organisations that endorse SAFREA’s objectives will be entitled to advertise jobs, courses or training and have a link to SAFREA’s website. Although a membership fee is stated in the membership benefits comparison table, the actual fee will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Membership fees can be paid over 10 months. For more information, please contact us at admin@safrea.co.za.

Membership Benefits Comparison Tables

 

Full Membership

Annual fee R500.00
Application Must state in online application that he/she makes at least 60% of all billable income from freelancing.
Payment in full after approval is preferred although, in these difficult times, payment plans will be considered on application.
Qualification requirements and vetting Applicant's declaration that they receive at least 60% of their billable income from freelancing in media and communications. Subject to approval by vetting committee, Applicants must complete a 100- to 250-word biography in the appropriate online application field.
Access to members-only Google group Yes
Access to members-only resources on website Yes
Access to meetings Yes
Access to discounted training negotiated by SAFREA Yes
Personal profile on website Yes
Renewable after first year? Yes
Membership/media card Yes (R140)
Voting rights Yes

Associate Membership

Annual fee R500.00
Application Must apply online. Applicants must state in their biography whether or not they earn money from freelancing.
Qualification requirements and vetting Associate Members are subject to vetting committee approval and must meet similar standards of professional ability to those required of a Full Member. They must complete a 100- to 250-word biography in the appropriate online application field.
Access to members-only Google group Yes
Access to members-only resources on website Yes
Access to meetings Yes
Access to discounted training negotiated by SAFREA Yes
Personal profile on website Yes
Renewable after first year? Yes
Membership/media card Yes (R140)
Voting rights No

Student Membership

Annual fee R150.00
Application Must apply online and provide a biography of at least 150 words.
Qualification requirements and vetting Must submit documentation proving full-time registered student status with a recognised tertiary institution and studying towards a degree or diploma.
Access to members-only Google group Yes
Access to members-only resources on website Yes
Access to meetings Yes
Access to discounted training negotiated by SAFREA Yes
Personal profile on website Yes
Renewable after first year? Yes
Membership/media card Yes (R140)
Voting rights No

Corporate Membership

Annual fee R1,500.00
Application Email admin@safrea.co.za
Qualification requirements and vetting Supporters of SAFREA to be granted advertising rights.
Access to members-only Google group Yes
Access to members-only resources on website Yes
Access to meetings No
Access to discounted training negotiated by SAFREA No
Personal profile on website Yes
Renewable after first year? Yes
Membership/media card
Voting rights No