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
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Ashley Dowds

Media & Communications (JHB)
Ashley Dowds

Ashley Dowds started out in Durban, with The Playhouse theatre (NAPAC) as an ad hoc Loft Company member.  He moved to Johannesburg in the late nineties and into TV as a continuity presenter on SABC, as well as shows such as LifeStyle Matters, Going Nowhere Slowly and the Home Channel design show. He currently works as an actor on stage, in TV and Film, and as a commercial voice artist.

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