Writers guild of South Africa

A place for writers by writers.

Protect, Empower and Develop South African Performance Writers

A performance writer is someone who creates projects meant to be acted, sung or spoken out loud, in other words, performed. This includes not only screenwriters who work for film and television, but also playwrights, radio writers, lyricists, computer games creators, animation writers, audio description writers, radio and TV news writers and speechwriters.

The Writers Guild of South Africa (WGSA) aims to be a support system for the South African performance writer in the local film, television, radio, stage, animation, and new media (internet – mobile and digital distribution, and gaming).

We are the only professional association in South Africa with a mandate to protect, empower and develop performance writers.

Learn more about what we do, our council, and affiliations.

Find the latest performance writers’ rate card and other resources.

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