Yesterday one of Mzansi’s darlings in the acting industry Florence Masebe presented Performers Protection Amendment Bill in parly, Cape Town.
With her was Basetsana Khumalo lending a supporting hand.
The bill was drafted after South African Guild of Actors (SAGA) lobbied government and Department of Trade & Industry to effect changes to the existing Performers Protection Act.
The current Act that aims at protecting the rights of actors was enacted in 1967, and the current performers believe that the Act does not protect their rights sufficiently.
The purpose of the bill is to address issues of payment of royalties, safeguard the rights of contracting parties, promote performers’ moral and economic rights for performances in audiovisual fixations.
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It would be most unfair to celebrate the fact that the Performers Protection Amendment Bill is currently before @ParliamentofRSA without acknowledging the fact that it was the tireless work of the Presidential Task Team of Deputy Ministers on Creative Industries led by @dmhighereducation that led to the big milestone that is unfolding now. #IamAnActor #PerformersProtectionAmendmentBill