Since the inception of the South African film and TV industry, performer contracts were never ope
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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