For the first time in South Africa, there is the possibility of a statutory mechanism that secures the economic content of the rights that performers are routinely required to transfer to the producer. Through the Copyright Amendment Bill we have a realistic hope of negotiating equitable contracts.
Food Assistance fund for SA Artists
The Theatre Benevolent Fund in association with SA Guild of Actors and the PMA has started a collection drive to supply food vouchers to artists in desperate need. The situation is already urgent, and most artists may not be able to earn an income for up to 3 months after we have defeated the virus. The TBF board feels the current situation justifies special action.
The TBF will collect the funds with the help of the PMA and SAGA, and only funds collected for COVID 19 will be used to buy vouchers – artists will have to complete a request form and if approved a voucher that can be redeemed to buy food will be sent straight to their phone.
...we can only buy vouchers with your help. there is no amount too small – use the account details below and ensure that you mark your donation with the reference ”covid 19” so we know it is intended for artists in need.
THEATRE BENEVOLENT FUND
ABSA / SAVINGS ACCOUNT
BRANCH CODE 632 005
ACCOUNT NO 9305 193 377
PLEASE REMEMBER TO MARK WITH “COVID 19”
ALL DONATIONS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A 18A CERTIFICATE.
THANK YOU ON BEHALF OF THE ARTISTS OF SOUTH AFRICA.
PLEASE NOTE: The TBF, SAGA and the PMA are registered non-profit organisations that are not aligned to any political party and strive to serve the performing arts sector regardless of race, colour, culture or gender.