Take part in professional acting workshops and discussions throughout the year.
The right to fair royalties is nothing new in South Africa. Musicians and composers have exercised this right for nearly 60 years. Our mandated lawmakers have had ample opportunity to engage with performers' royalty rights with the Performers Protection Amendment Bill and the coupled Copyright Amendment Bill. Honourable Members have not just betrayed the memory of our industry’s legends, they have casually and cynically left all actors out in the cold. We therefore strongly urge our legislators to prioritise their work on performer protection and copyright reform at the next Parliamentary sitting in 2021.
When COVID-19 resulted in events and learning institutions being shut all across the world, the launch of our SAGA SkillsPortal was expedited. The portal allows actors to learn anytime, anywhere and offers online workshops and convenient micro-learning experiences. The SAGA Portal is part of the Association's mentorship and outreach program supported by the Department of Sport, Arts & Culture.
Submissions by the South African Guild of Actors to Government Notice Number R1591 dated 11 December, 2019 entitled: "Intention to Deem Persons in the Film and Television Industry as Employees for provisions of some parts of the BCEA and LRA". The best solution for actors is for there to be a sectoral determination for the Audio-visual and Live Performance industry that considers the peculiarities and intricacies of the sector. This sectoral determination would allow for a more robust and exact regulations for the sector so that the intended protections of labour legislation can be afforded to them.