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
  • 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)

Our History

On the 23rd February 2009 an open meeting was held at the Johannesburg Civic Actor’s Centre to discuss the formation of such a body. The meeting was organised by Carlyn De waal, an agent, Stacy Koma, an actress and lawyer, and Zane Meas an actor, who chaired the meeting. Over 150 actors and technicians attended this meeting. A subsequent meeting was held in Cape Town and the birth of the South African Guild of Artists was realised.
A follow-up meeting was held to elect interim officials who would register SAGA as a trade union. It was debated at this meeting if SAGA should represent all artists or just look to the needs of actor’s. The decision to only represent actors was adopted at the first sitting of the Interim Board.
When were partnerships established. Growth...

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