South African actors to be granted statutory rights for the first time ever!


The Department of Labour has published in the Government Gazette their intention to grant protection for freelancers in the film, television and theatre industries. SAGA Chair Jack Devnarain discusses the implications with Cathy Mohlahlana on Newzroom Afrika.

According to the draft notice, it states the intention of deeming persons in the Film and Television industries as employees for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage Act 9 of 2018, the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993 and some sections of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997:

• Section 20: Annual leave;
• Section 21: Pay for annual leave;
• Section 22: Sick leave;
• Section 23: Proof of incapacity;
• Section 24: Application to occupational accidents or diseases;
• Section 25: Maternity leave
• Section 41: Severance pay


Watch the full interview with SAGA Chair for more information:

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