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Who am I? 3601 or 3616: a SARS directive on the actor’s status.

Following sustained representations from SAGA, our Legal Chair’s efforts have, at last, elicited a clear directive from SARS regarding the source-code to be reflected on actors’ IRP5 certificates. This effectively puts cash back into performers’ pockets each year! To understand … Continue reading

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Performers Protection Amendment Bill 2016: Summary

  A Portfolio Committee of the Department of Trade and Industry has been established to oversee the updating of the Performers Protection Act No 11 of 1967. One of the major issues at stake is the payment of royalties to … Continue reading

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The Performers Protection Amendment Bill 2016: What’s at Stake?

Through various channels, SAGA has been lobbying government and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to effect changes to the existing Performers Protection Act, which dates back to 1967 and which fails to protect the rights of actors in … Continue reading

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SAGA hosts international delegation: Plug in to global developments

The South African Guild of Actors in excited to be hosting a series of conferences in both Johannesburg and Cape Town next week, aimed at strengthening actors’ rights to decent working conditions and fair compensation. SAGA is of course fortunate … Continue reading

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A Huge Talent Gone Too Soon: Jannes Eiselen

The South African Guild of Actors mourns the passing of one of our stalwart members, Jannes Eiselen, who left us on 23rd September just two days after his 36th birthday. A gifted actor and sought-after voice artist, Jannes had been … Continue reading

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SAGA Social Media Statement: SABC

SAGA has received a number of requests from our members seeking clarity on our Guild’s position on recent SABC policy changes and our relationship with CCIFSA, which has publicly stated its support for SABC COO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng. The following statement … Continue reading

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The passing of a gentle giant: GREG MELVILL-SMITH

The South African Guild of Actors mourns the untimely loss of one of our own: Greg Melvill-Smith, a SAGA stalwart and true gentleman of the profession, left us in the late hours of 31 May 2016, succumbing to an illness … Continue reading

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