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

With your support & active membership, the South African Guild of Actors can enhance working conditions, compensation and benefits, and be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of actors rights

  • Working together to enhance actors' working conditions, compensation & benefits
  • Representing actors in the film, television, stage, commercial and corporate sectors of South Africa. We're a powerful, unified voice for actors' rights
  • SAGA is a member of Actors' Guilds and Unions from 68 countries including SAG-AFTRA (USA), ACTRA (Canada) and British Equity.
  • SAGA is a member of the International Actors Federation (FIA)

FIA conference in JHB - RSVP now!

Thursday, 27 October, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, 28 October, 2016 - 17:00

Event Category: 

  • Industry Events

Limited Seats available at FIA conference in JHB – RSVP now!

SAGA is pleased to announce that details have been finalised for this year’s FIA sponsored conference to take place next week, 24 – 28 October, in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Places are limited, so book your seat now by emailing

SAGA is a full member of the International Federation of Actors who, for the third year running, is sponsoring this event aimed at capacity building and knowledge-sharing. In the past we’ve covered topics ranging from international co-productions to copyright, residuals and royalties. FIA’s support has been vital in getting the Performers Protection Act and Copyright Act accepted into parliament for review!

Reserve your place now, and get in touch with what’s happening in your industry and gain insight into the global landscape. 

This year’s FIA conference includes special sessions with actors’ agents in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, providing an opportunity for open discussion around the standard practice of agents internationally.  

Contractual matters and concerns around outbound international touring theatre productions as well as inbound film projects will be discussed, as will the bread-and-butter business of television commercials and language dubbing. Other items on the agenda include a look at “Disability in the Entertainment Industry”; an examination of “Discrimination Policy and Practice”, including LGBT issues and questions of sexual harassment.

The conference sessions are:

  • In Cape Town on Monday the 24th and Tuesday 25th October, at the Pepper Club on the corner of Loop and Pepper streets.
  • In Johannesburg on Thursday the 27th and Friday 28th October, at the Little Tuscany Boutique Hotel in Queens Road, Bryanston.

Entrance, including refreshments, is limited and is absolutely FREE

For more information on the sessions available, and to secure one of the limited places at the conference, visit or email



Little Tuscany Boutique Hotel

48 Queens Road
Latitude: -26.046322
Longitude: 28.013506

Why I'm a SAGA Member

Video Testimonials

Our members tell us why they joined SAGA

Read More

Industry News

The Professional Actor

News relating to our profession

Read More