11 December 2019 - NW1483
Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications
(1)Whether she has found that (a) it would be just to allocate 15% of the profit to principal performers in accordance with clause 7.2.1 of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Freelance Contract and (b) principal performers are often a group of five or more individuals who have to share 2% of the profit; if not, what is the position in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) Whether actors have requested the specified 15% in terms of clause 7.2.1 of the SABC Freelance Contract through the SA Guild of Actors, which is the only representative organisation for actors in the Republic; if so, what are the relevant details? NW2751E
I have been advised to by the SA Broadcasting Corporation as follows:
1a) It would not be justifiable to pay 15% if there was just one sale.
b) The 2% is paid when there is no prior agreement in place, this percentage has now been increased to 5% for productions on the Encore channel.
2) The SABC has no knowledge of actors requesting 15%.
MS. STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS