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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  • Representing actors in the film, television, stage, commercial and corporate sectors of South Africa. We're a powerful, unified voice for actors' rights
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Saturday, 24 March, 2018 - 10:00

This workshop, presented by Jack Devnarain (Dingo Dawg (Pty) Ltd provides essential firearm handling skills to any actor who may be required to shoot or handle a firearm in performance. It is a two-hour long, highly interactive, practical workshop that guides actors through basic firearm knowledge and provides a wealth of knowledge in the functioning and use of firearms in tactical situations.

Date: 24 March 2018

Time: 9h30 for 10h00 - 12h00

Venue: To be Confirmed


Saturday, 26 August, 2017 - 11:00

Scene Study Workshop with Bonnie Lee Bouman

You have already trained to be a professional actor, now you need to enhance and harness those skills needed to book the job.

SAGA presents Bonnie Lee Bouman’s practical scene study workshop.

SAGA members will get the opportunity to have an interactive class with one of our leading casting directors in the country.  Non SAGA members and AFDA performing arts students will have the opportunity to observe and learn from the participants and Bonnie’s direction and feedback.


Saturday, 22 July, 2017 - 10:00 to 12:00

with Vicki Bawcombe

DATE  SATURDAY 22 July 2017
TIME  10:00-12:00
PLACE City Varsity, 18 Roeland Street, Gardens, Cape Town 
COST  Free for SAGA Members, R60 for non members
RSVP  Lesoko on or whatsapp on 0826957540


Saturday, 15 July, 2017 - 10:00 to 12:00

with Vicki Bawcombe

DATE    SATURDAY 15 July 2017
TIME     10:00-12:00
PLACE  City Varsity, 18 Roeland Street, Gardens, Cape Town 
COST    Free for SAGA Members.  R60 for non-members
RSVP    Lesoko on or whatsapp 0826957540


Saturday, 1 July, 2017 - 10:00

Lucy Draper-Clarke will be holding a workshop/talk around MINDFUL ACTIVISM.

DATE      Saturday 1 July 2017

TIME       09H30 for 10H00 until 12H30

VENUE    AFDA Film School, 41 Frost Avenue, Johannesburg

COST      Free

RSVP       Corine Broomberg at by Thursday 29 June 2017


Saturday, 24 June, 2017 - 10:00

How to do Just About Any Accent with Vicki Bawcombe

Date: TOMORROW ( 24 June 2017)

Time: 10:00-12:00

Place : City Varsity, 18 Roeland Street Gardens 

Cost:   Free for SAGA Members, R60 for non members

RSVP:  Lesoko on or Whatsapp 0826957540


Saturday, 18 March, 2017 - 10:00

DATE   Saturday, 18 March 2017
TIME    10H00 - 12H30

VENUE City Varsity, Roeland Street 
TIME    10H00 - 12H30
COST   No charge.  All actors welcome.
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. RSVP to Francis on by Friday 17 March 2017


Monday, 13 March, 2017 - 19:00

DATE    Monday, 13 March 2017
TIME    18H30 for 19H00 - 20H30
VENUE AFDA Film School, 41 Frost Avenue, Auckland Park, Johannesburg
COST   No charge.  All actors welcome.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.  RSVP to Corine at by Friday 10 March 2017.

The facilitator for the SAGA Talk in Johannesburg will be Hans Strydom and a tax expert from SARS.


Saturday, 18 February, 2017 - 10:00

DATE: 18 February 2017

PLACE: Makukhanye Art Room ( A convoy will be leaving town at 09:30 from City Varsit, Roeland Street )

TIME: 10:00-12:30

COST: Free for SAGA members,

            R30 For non members (sponsored places available to a limited number)

RSVP: Francis


Saturday, 18 February, 2017 - 13:00

Facilitator: Bonnie Lee Bouman

Venue: AFDA, 41 Frost Avenue, Auckland Park, Johannesburg

Time: 13:00 - 16:00



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