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 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.

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