• In recognition of SAGA’s success in building solidarity with actor unions around the world and in maintaining its affiliate membership of the International Federation of Actors (FIA), IMDbPro has, once again, agreed to provide access to our members at an exclusive 25% discount.

  • SAGA is drawing attention to an industry in crisis, with 78% of women working in film and TV saying they are discriminated against because of their gender.

  • Amongst us, our organisations represent over half a million South Africans. In South Africa the law has not protected our interests. We work in industries where many of us are systematically disempowered. We are working under apartheid-era legislation which favours historical and international monopolies which have control of money and power. This power imbalance must end now.

  • The Copyright Amendment Bill and the Performers Protection Amendment Bill ensure that actors will never again be forced to sign away all their rights.  But international and local media organizatio

Our History

On the 23rd February 2009 an open meeting was held at the Johannesburg Civic Actor’s Centre to discuss the formation of such a body. The meeting was organised by Carlyn De waal, an agent, Stacy Koma, an actress and lawyer, and Zane Meas an actor, who chaired the meeting. Over 150 actors and technicians attended this meeting. A subsequent meeting was held in Cape Town and the birth of the South African Guild of Artists was realised.
A follow-up meeting was held to elect interim officials who would register SAGA as a trade union. It was debated at this meeting if SAGA should represent all artists or just look to the needs of actor’s. The decision to only represent actors was adopted at the first sitting of the Interim Board.
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