Membership

All performance writers in the local film, television, radio, stage, animation and new media (internet – mobile and digital distribution, and gaming) industries can become members of the Guild. The WGSA promotes diversity in the industry.

A FULL MEMBER

A performance writer who has had work produced in any of the scope disciplines. A Full Member shall have a vote in a General Meeting, will be eligible for a council seat and will share in all benefits. A Full Member may use his/her status as a WGSA Member in his/her credits.

FEES: R650 per annum / 60 years and older receives a discount of 40%

Payment plan available:
2 payments of R325
4 payments of R170
12 payments of R55

A CANDIDATE MEMBER

An aspirant performance writer who has not yet had work produced. Once a script has been accepted for production, a Candidate Member must apply for change of membership. A Candidate Member shall have a vote in a General Meeting and will be eligible for a council seat, but may not chair the council, and will share in all benefits. A Candidate Member may not use the WGSA membership status in their on-screen credit.

FEES: R450 per annum / 60 years and older receives a discount of 40%

Payment plan available:
2 payments of R225
4 payments of R120
12 payments of R40

A STUDENT MEMBER

An aspirant performance writer enrolled with a learning institution. Applications must be accompanied by Proof of Enrolment. Once a member’s status changes, application for changed membership must be submitted. A Student Member shall not have a vote in a General Meeting. Such a member will not share benefits, but will receive the benefit of professional development from the Guild.

FEES: R170 per annum.

FRIENDS OF THE WGSA

Interested persons may make a donation to WGSA. Such a person will not have any voting powers and will not be eligible for a council seat, but may attend workshops at membership cover charge. Writers from other genres like novelists, poets, producers and journalists will fall into this category.
FEES: Minimum of R300 per annum.

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

Companies and Production houses may apply for this type of membership. It will give them access to WGSA members and their scripts, allow them to post free advertisements to our membership and have their logo displayed in our newsletter. Such members will not be able to attend or have any voting powers at the General Meeting and cannot be a council member.

FEES: R1000 per annum.

PROCESS FOR JOINING

Please note that our site is still under construction. We are merely explaining the process here, but you still have to obtain the application form from admin@writersguildsa.org and submit the filled in form to the same email address, and make the payment of your fees to our bank account and submit your proof of payment to the same email address.
Membership choice
Decide what type of membership is right for you

Decide what type of membership is right for you

Identification Document
Have your Identity document or passport on hand

Have your Identity document or passport on hand

For Student membership
If you opt for Student Membership, you will be required to upload a valid student card (this card should have the expiry date displayed)

If you opt for Student Membership, you will be required to upload a valid student card (this card should have the expiry date displayed)

Payment
All payments must be done online via Paygate via Secure Debit Card With Pin, PaySum1, Ukash, FNB cell pay SID-instant EFT, or a WGSA voucher.

All payments must be done online via Paygate via Secure Debit Card With Pin, PaySum1, Ukash, FNB cell pay SID-instant EFT, or a WGSA voucher.

Membership choice
Decide what type of membership is right for you

Decide what type of membership is right for you

Identification Document
Have your Identity document or passport on hand

Have your Identity document or passport on hand

For Student membership
If you opt for Student Membership, you will be required to upload a valid student card (this card should have the expiry date displayed)

If you opt for Student Membership, you will be required to upload a valid student card (this card should have the expiry date displayed)

Payment
All payments must be done online via Paygate via Secure Debit Card With Pin, PaySum1, Ukash, FNB cell pay SID-instant EFT, or a WGSA voucher.

All payments must be done online via Paygate via Secure Debit Card With Pin, PaySum1, Ukash, FNB cell pay SID-instant EFT, or a WGSA voucher.