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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Jack Devnarain

National Chair
Jack Devnarain

Jack started his acting career in Durban performing on the community theatre circuit while studying Law at the University of Natal.  After graduating in 1993, he served in the Police Service for nine years, performing duties in the Rapid Response and Crime Prevention units, earning commendations for his arrests and convictions.  Jack continued performing in film, TV and stage productions in the course of his career in law enforcement. 

He moved to Johannesburg in 2002 to pursue a career as a professional actor and has since performed in numerous TV and film productions, including the heist action movie 31 million Reasons for which he received a SAFTA nomination as ‘Best Lead Actor in a Feature Film’.  He has received numerous awards for his performances on TV and continues to build on the body of work that has earned him recognition on the African continent and beyond.

A memorable career highlight was being part of the Trek4Mandela group that summited Kilimanjaro on Mandela Day 2015, in an effort to raise funds to support Caring4Girls.  Jack remains committed to building solidarity within the performance industry and has served as a member of the Executive Committee of SAGA since 2010.

Jack regularly assists with charity fund-raising and he remains committed to law enforcement initiatives as an ambassador for Crime Line. Jack currently serves as the SAGA Actors Representative for Isidingo.


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