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Strategic Realignment: SAGA and UASA

When SAGA was established more than thirteen years ago, it was with the intention of registering as a labour union. It soon became clear that we were precluded from doing so in terms of the current labour laws, as we represent predominantly freelance actors, or self-employed ‘independent contractors’. An opportunity to forge a relationship with an established labour partner presented itself and we entered an agreement with the United Associations of South Africa (UASA). Through UASA’s membership of the trade union federation, FEDUSA, SAGA was able to have our voice heard at NEDLAC – the statutory consultative forum that includes organised labour, organised business and government.

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Copyright and Performers Protection Amendment Bills Face Sustained Headwinds on their Passage into Law

The Copyright and Performers Protection Amendment Bills continue to provide some hope for the rights of actors to be entrenched in law. The Bills have, for the second time, been passed by the National Assembly and are now awaiting approval from the National Council of Provinces, which is expected by the end of September 2023.

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SA Protocols for Intimate Content in TV, Film & the Media

In film, television, digital media and the interactive world, nudity, intimacy and simulated sex often have an important role to play in the telling of a story. Although performances in these scenes convey strong feelings and powerful emotions to an audience, which can be integral to a storyline, we also recognise the unique vulnerabilities that

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