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.

As actors, we all have our stories of injustice, dishonesty, discrimination and unreasonable working conditions. The only way to create a fair working environment in our industry is to stand together and act with a common purpose. By joining SAGA, you become part of a powerful, unified voice that aims to right current wrongs and influence future legislation to create fair and equitable working conditions. We are apolitical, non-racial and democratic and represents your interests. SAGA gives you a legal voice – join and use your voice!

When COVID-19 resulted in events and learning institutions being shut all across the world, the launch of our SAGA SkillsPortal was expedited. The portal allows actors to learn anytime, anywhere and offers online workshops and convenient micro-learning experiences. The SAGA Portal is part of the Association's mentorship and outreach program supported by the Department of Sport, Arts & Culture.

Submissions by the South African Guild of Actors to Government Notice Number R1591 dated 11 December, 2019 entitled: "Intention to Deem Persons in the Film and Television Industry as Employees for provisions of some parts of the BCEA and LRA".

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it the requirement for a new work protocol to mitigate the impact of the virus on the country and its people.

The attached protocol guidelines to the film and television production sector in respect of providing a safe workplace and to minimize the risk of COVID-19 while working in the screen sector. These guidelines are subject to revision and amendment from time to time.

  1. Actors checklist for productions still shooting:
  2. Recommendations for studios still in production
  3. Procedures at work
  4. Example protection plan

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