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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Carlynn de Waal-Smit

National Secretary
Carlynn de Waal-Smit - National Secretary

Carlynn studied Dance and Musical Theatre at Pretoria Technikon, she is a shareholder of Contractors Artists, an actors agency, established in 1996. She has held the Vice Chair role for the PMA and is the SAGA representative on the SASFED council. The lack of professional standards and exploitation of the rights of performers in the industry inspired her to collaborate with a number of performers and initiate SAGA. As a Founder member, she is committed to upliftment, education and working for the rights of professional actors in the industry.

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