Read Vatiswa Ndara’s Open Letter To SA Nathi Mthethwa

The internet erupted following Vatiswa Ndara‘s open letter to the South African Minister of Sports, Arts & Culture, Nathi Mthethwa. In a six-page letter, Vatiswa cried out for regulation of the acting industry to ensure that actors are renumerated for their work.

Part of the open letter shared by Vatiswa reads β€œFerguson Films is officially starting iGazi 3 and we would like to offer Vatiswa a global contract for iGazi 3 at R110,000 (before tax) for the duration of the shoot (five weeks). No limit to calls, first call exclusive to us.”

Breaking down what the contract meant. She said in part:

β€œLet me draw the harsh realities o what is actually being said in the aforementioned offer: 1) this amount is yet to be taxed; 2) there is no guarantee of residuals; 30 I am unable to seek further employment until this contract is concluded;4) I will not be compensated for time taken out for work-related activities such as wardrobe fittings, kame-up, and public relations/media interviews and; 5) limitless calls, in case you do not know Minister, means, I could be on set Monday to Saturday for the full 12 hours a day, over the duration of five weeks.”

Vatiswa Ndara receives immense support following her open letter. Below is the open letter.open letter 2 open letter 3 open letter

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