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.
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What will I get out of joining SAGA?

As actors, we are all aware of the dangers and limitations of acting as a profession. South African actors have never had meaningful representation to fight injustices that threaten their livelihood. History and sometimes bitter experience have taught us that a lone voice is not going to suddenly infuse the entertainment industry with justice, fairness and integrity.

In most cases, individual actors do not have the financial resources to take contractual disputes to court. The only way to create an improved working environment in the entertainment industry is to stand together and act with a common purpose.

SAGA’s coalition agreement with UASA guarantees every member exclusive access to a legal support system, which was specifically developed to address the unique challenges of the acting profession. By joining SAGA, you become part of a force that aims to right current wrongs and influence future legislation to create fair and equitable working conditions.

You also have access to a range of lifestyle benefits such as general legal advice, funeral and maternity benefits, discounted interest rates on financial products such as home and vehicle loans and better rates on short-term insurance.

As an actor, you are at the heart of the performance industry – an industry which has been marginalized for decades. SAGA is a vehicle to remedy this. It is an organization which is apolitical, non-racial and democratic and represents your interests. SAGA gives you a legal voice – join and use your voice!

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