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.
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Becoming a SAGA member is effortless. Simply follow three easy steps and you’ll be enjoying benefits in no time!

SAGA is accessible to all actors in South Africa. SAGA is committed to building a broad base of membership among aspiring actors, professional actors and committed semi-professional actors. Each membership tier has its own defined set of criteria through which candidates are assessed for eligibility.

  • View the eligibility, benefits and restrictions of the three SAGA Membership tiers.
  • Download the document explaining SAGA Membership tiers.

Step 1: Complete the application form

Step 2: Submit to SAGA for approval

Once your SAGA membership application is received, you will be notified that your membership application is being processed

Step 3: Receive your membership card

UASA will notify SAGA Full Members by SMS as soon as they have confirmed your details.  You will also receive your membership number in this SMS.  Your SAGA/UASA membership card will be sent to you once your first monthly payment has been received by UASA.

SAGA collects membership cards from UASA at the end of each month and we will send you an email to inform you when your card is ready for collection.  Collection points in Johannesburg and Cape Town will be shared with you in this email.

SAGA Associate and SAGA Student Members will  receive an email notifying them of their SAGA membership card collection points.

Your personal details will be kept confidential.  Your email address will be shared only with SAGA and UASA administration for communication purposes.

Take note that SAGA membership payments needs to be up to date to make use of SAGA and UASA benefits and services.

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