Please note that until further notice, all workshops will be virtual.

Please note that until further notice, all workshops will be virtual.

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.

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The SA Guild of Actors has joined up with the Theatre Benevolent Fund and the PMA to collect donations and supply food vouchers to artists in dire need. The situation is already urgent, as most artists will not be able to earn an income while events are cancelled and physical distancing is in effect. Only funds specifically marked COVID19 will be used to buy vouchers. Donations are tax-deductible.

Artists must complete a request form. If approved, a food voucher will be sent directly to their phone, to be redeemed on food purchases.

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.

The Theatre Benevolent Fund in association with SA Guild of Actors and the PMA has started a collection drive to supply food vouchers to artists in desperate need. The situation is already urgent, and most artists may not be able to earn an income for up to 3 months after we have defeated the virus. The TBF board feels the current situation justifies special action.

The TBF will collect the funds with the help of the PMA and SAGA, and only funds collected for COVID 19 will be used to buy vouchers – artists will have to complete a request form and if approved a voucher that can be redeemed to buy food will be sent straight to their phone.

SAGA is presenting a case to government, aimed at securing financial relief for freelance actors who have been negatively affected by the Covid-19 National Disaster.

Actors, please fill in the linked form to help us in compiling data for presentation.

The measures proposed in the minister’s statement are based on the announcement by the president on 15 March 2020 which declared a National State of Disaster. The announcement of 15 March restricted public and private gatherings to less than 100 people and Min. Mthethwa describes this necessary measure as being a ‘fatal blow’ to the sector.

The entertainment industry is a tough gig. 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!

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