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When the long-running soap-opera ‘Generations’ went off air, the 16 actors at the centre of the storm filed papers with the CCMA, challenging their dismissal. The first question the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration had to answer is whether or not it has jurisdiction at all in... more

Are you going hungry on the fruits of your labour?

The South African Guild of Actors is in the process of negotiating with various stakeholders on contractual matters, particularly those governing the further commercial exploitation of the work of performers in the broadcast media. And do you know what? We are being heard. When performing in live-... more
  • Working together to enhance actors' working conditions, compensation & benefits
  • Representing actors in the film, television, stage, commercial and corporate sectors of South Africa. We're a powerful, unified voice for actors' rights
  • SAGA is a member of Actors' Guilds and Unions from 68 countries including SAG-AFTRA (USA), ACTRA (Canada) and British Equity.
  • SAGA is a member of the International Actors Federation (FIA)
  • We're the tellers of stories, the makers of dreams and inventors of fantasies. Now it's time for you to step into the central role of your own acting dream with SAGA!

Thank you for your support!

SAGA would like to thank you, our members, for your support and for your role in making our progress possible.  We wish you all the best for the holidays and a happy New Year.  

Our offices will be closed from 16 December 2016 until 8 January 2017.  During this period we will have limited access to emails.  For urgent assistance please contact

The South African Guild of Actors (SAGA) is a powerful, unified for actors in the film, television, stage, commercial and corporate sectors in South Africa. The Guild exists to promote professionalis in the performance industry, and to protect and enhance actors' working conditions, compensation and benefits.


  SAGA upholds the excellence and harness the passion of the performance industry. We're offer the opportunity to take part in professional acting workshops throughout the year.
  SAGA organises breakfasts and social events throughout the year so that our members are able to meet up, exchange ideas, grow their networks and explore job opportunities
  Parliamentary lobbying and global support when it comes to protecting your legislated rights (through SAGA's membership of FIA, the International Federation of Actors)
  Representation/assistance with contractual disputes; if formally employed, assistance in grievance, disciplinary, CCMA and Labour Court cases and retrenchment consultations
  Access to medical aid brokers. Preferential rates on loans, proptery and vehicle finance, financial planning, as well as life and short-term insurance.
  The UASA Discount Mall offers discounts and savings from over 300 brands: electronics, appliances, luxury goods, care-hire, travel and much more.
  Funeral benefits for yourself, your spouse and dependent children under 21
  Get discounts off your ticket price at most theatres in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
  Emergency evacuation, roadside assistance and a legal helpline available 24/7/365
  Access to a study grant scheme
  A Maternity benefit



SAGA has been elected as a member of the International Actors Federation (FIA), alongside Actors' Guilds and Unions from 68 countries, including SAG-AFTRA in the US, Canada's ACTRA and British Equity. Some of the benefits listed here are provided through FINCENTS, an authorized financial services provider. That is 100% owned by UASA, the Guild's coalition partner. For more information, visit

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