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. The Guild exists to promote professionalism in the performance industry, and to protect and enhance actors' working conditions, compensation and benefits.

Carlynn de Waal-Smit

National Secretary & Treasurer
Carlynn de Waal-Smit - National Secretary/Treasurer

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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