• In recognition of SAGA’s success in building solidarity with actor unions around the world and in maintaining its affiliate membership of the International Federation of Actors (FIA), IMDbPro has, once again, agreed to provide access to our members at an exclusive 25% discount. But this deal expires 31 December 2019!

    Never miss a production, cast or crew update with IMDBPro Track!

  • For the first time in South Africa, there is the possibility of a statutory mechanism that secures the economic content of the rights that performers are routinely required to transfer to the producer. Through the Copyright Amendment Bill we have a realistic hope of negotiating equitable contracts.

  • SAGA is drawing attention to an industry in crisis, with 78% of women working in film and TV saying they are discriminated against because of their gender. It's video series pull back the veil of magic around the world of cinema to reveal that women both on camera and behind the camera face often insurmountable obstacles to succeeding.

  • The Copyright Amendment Bill and the Performers Protection Amendment Bill ensure that actors will never again be forced to sign away all their rights.  But international and local media organizatio

Now in its 10th year, the South African Guild of Actors (SAGA) is a powerful, unified voice for actors in the film, television, stage, commercial and corporate sectors in South Africa.


Becoming a SAGA member is effortless. Simply follow three easy steps and you’ll be enjoying benefits in no time!

SAGA is accessible to all actors in South Africa. SAGA is committed to building a broad base of membership among aspiring actors, professional actors and committed semi-professional actors. Each membership tier has its own defined set of criteria through which candidates are assessed for eligibility.

  • View the eligibility, benefits and restrictions of the three SAGA Membership tiers.
  • Download the document explaining SAGA Membership tiers.

Step 1: Complete the application form

Step 2: Submit to SAGA for approval

Once your SAGA membership application is received, you will be notified that your membership application is being processed

Step 3: Receive your membership card

UASA will notify SAGA Full Members by SMS as soon as they have confirmed your details.  You will also receive your membership number in this SMS.  Your SAGA/UASA membership card will be sent to you once your first monthly payment has been received by UASA.

SAGA collects membership cards from UASA at the end of each month and we will send you an email to inform you when your card is ready for collection.  Collection points in Johannesburg and Cape Town will be shared with you in this email.

SAGA Associate and SAGA Student Members will  receive an email notifying them of their SAGA membership card collection points.

Your personal details will be kept confidential.  Your email address will be shared only with SAGA and UASA administration for communication purposes.

Take note that SAGA membership payments needs to be up to date to make use of SAGA and UASA benefits and services.

Join now! We are looking forward to welcoming you as part of the SAGA family.

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