Summary: Performers Protection Amendment Bill 2016

Through various channels, SAGA has been lobbying government and the DTI to effect changes to the existing Performers Protection Act which dates back to 1967 and which fails to protect the rights of actors in today’s environment. On 5th July 2016, Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies published... more

So, what’s your real job?

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
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  • 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)

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Part of SAGA's mission is to uphold the excellence and harness the passion of the performance industry. So, we've come up with a few novel ways to hone your craft, network and tantalise those acting taste buds. We're excited to offer all our members the opportunity to be part of various workshops presented throughout the year. Whether you're interested in accent classes, voice over tips, casting guidelines and etiquette, advice on how to manage your finances or a guiding hand while reading your contract, we have something for everyone.

The most respected people in the industry are called upon to chat to members and impart knowledge and skill. Past guests have included the likes of Hans Strydom, Fiona Ramsay, Jurgie Wagener and Bonnie Lee Bouman. As a member you get access to the best of the best.

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