• 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

Valued SAGA Members

In accordance with a decision taken by UASA at their National Executive Committee meeting, UASA’s Membership Subscriptions have been increased. For current debit order members, UASA will do the necessary in terms of the monthly debit order and relevant change in the subscription rate. We thank you for your continued support of SAGA.

Why join SAGA?

What will I get out of joining SAGA?

As actors, we are all aware of the dangers and limitations of acting as a profession. South African actors have never had meaningful representation to fight injustices that threaten their livelihood. History and sometimes bitter experience have taught us that a lone voice is not going to suddenly infuse the entertainment industry with justice, fairness and integrity.

In most cases, individual actors do not have the financial resources to take contractual disputes to court. The only way to create an improved working environment in the entertainment industry is to stand together and act with a common purpose.

SAGA’s coalition agreement with UASA guarantees every member exclusive access to a legal support system, which was specifically developed to address the unique challenges of the acting profession. By joining SAGA, you become part of a force that aims to right current wrongs and influence future legislation to create fair and equitable working conditions.

You also have access to a range of lifestyle benefits such as general legal advice, funeral and maternity benefits, discounted interest rates on financial products such as home and vehicle loans and better rates on short-term insurance.

As an actor, you are at the heart of the performance industry – an industry which has been marginalized for decades. SAGA is a vehicle to remedy this. It is an organization which is apolitical, non-racial and democratic and represents your interests. SAGA gives you a legal voice – join and use your voice!

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