Topic Name Description
COVID-19 on set: Panel Discussion URL Panel Discussion: 8 July 2020

Advice on the safety precautions, processes and actions to be taken to contain the virus. Protocols around testing, tracking and tracing, risk assessment and safety measures. Protocols for a COVID positive case on set.

File Zoom Meeting Sidebar Chat 8 July 2020
File Candice Tennant
File Tsholofelo Matshaba
File Zolani Phakade
File Iain Fourie
SAFREA - The Status of Freelancers URL Panel Discussion: 11 June

COVID-19 Safety - Returning to work File Webinar Notes: 7 May
URL Workshop: 7 May 2020
Income Relief for Freelancers URL Panel Discussion: 24 April 2020
  • Jack Devnaran
  • Shadrack Motluang
  • Kevan Jones
  • Hendrick Madelile
  • Wandile Ngolo
  • Ramadan
  • Carlynn De Waal-Smit

The lockdown restrictions have had a devastating impact on the live events, film, TV and theatre production sectors. Many productions and events have been cancelled or postponed indefinitely. This means thousands of freelancers face months of financial hardship the longer the lockdown persists.

Naturally, these freelancers are using every available forum to alert Govt. and the sector that they are in a precarious financial position and that without urgent assistance, they will face dire consequences. However, among these distress calls are messages that clearly do not grasp the very nature of the world of freelance engagements. While these calls may appeal to a populist agenda, they are misguided and are discordant with the appeals for assistance from recognised industry organisations.

Our purpose is to clarify the position of ‘freelance workers’ who work from contract to contract, as distinct from ‘employees’ who are protected under Labour Laws. We need to unpack who qualifies for UIF, and why. We need to address the popular myth that freelancers enjoy the right to unionize, and we need to encourage more participation of workers in organisational structures.

Downloads File Distance, Dose, Dispersion - An experts’ guide on Covid-19
File Multichoice - COVID-19 SOP for local productions 20 May 2020
File Netflix Safety Guidance (Ext.) V1 5.11
File SOP Film Production Safety - City of Cape Town
File SAASP COVID-19 Protocols
File Casting Protocols L4.2. May 2020
File SASFED - Screen Sector Data Privacy
File SASFED - Screen Sector Indemnity May 2020
File SASFED - Screen Sector Registration Form
File SASFED - Screen Sector Protocols May 2020
File Government Gazette Lockdown 4 regulations1
South Africa in Lockdown! URL Coronavirus Pandemic - SA actors produce 'Soapie' in lockdown

URL The making of Cabin Fever

See our Skills Development section for an On Camera Scene Study with the cast of Cabin Fever.