• 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.

  • Amongst us, our organisations represent over half a million South Africans. In South Africa the law has not protected our interests. We work in industries where many of us are systematically disempowered. We are working under apartheid-era legislation which favours historical and international monopolies which have control of money and power. This power imbalance must end now.

  • 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.

Our Vision

Vision

The South African Guild of Actors (SAGA) aims to be the foremost organisation representing actors in the film, television, stage, commercial and corporate sectors in South Africa. The Guild exists to enhance actors' working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists' rights.

Mission Statement

The Guild in line with its constitution, seeks to:

  • Regulate relations between actors and film/television/theatre/radio producers, including any film/television/theatre/radio producers’ organisations;
  • Promote and protect the interests of its members;
  • Plan and organise its administration and lawful activities;
  • Co-operate with or join local or international organisations, where it is in the interests of SAGA to do so;
  • Promote, support or oppose any proposed legislative or other measures affecting the interests of its members;
  • Use every legitimate means to induce actors to become members;
  • Provide legal assistance to members in connection with their contracts with film/television/theatre/radio producers;
  • Encourage the settlement of disputes between members and film/television/theatre/radio producers or organizations of such through conciliation, mediation or arbitration;
  • Organise and represent members of SAGA for the purpose of collective bargaining;
  • Undertake such lawful actions as may appear to be in the interests of SAGA and its members and which are not inconsistent with the objects or any matter specifically provided for in this Constitution;
  • Borrow, invest, lend, subscribe or donate money for the furtherance of the objects of SAGA;
  • Establish educational, social and charitable enterprises for the general welfare and advancement of SAGA members;

We aim to operate at an international level through the of International Federation of Actors, the International Committee for Artistic Freedom and through agreements with sister organisations throughout the world.

Planned Events (provisional)

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