The Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Treasurer are elected annually from the Council in terms of the SASFED Constitution, which guides that individuals may not join SASFED directly, but only via bona fide industry bodies.
The member organisations make decisions via their representative SASFED Council member. The Council meets regularly to discuss industry issues between various industry organisations.
Election of Office Bearers
Council members are appointed to serve a single term at a time, but may be successively appointed for an unlimited number of terms, except for the Chairperson who may not serve more than three years in succession.
Mandated representatives of member affiliates of SASFED may be changed at any time at the prerogative of the affiliated member and so actual council members may change at any time during the year. The Chairperson(s), or Vice Chairperson and Treasurer, who shall not be connected in relation to each other, will accept the fiduciary responsibility for the organisation.
The Council elect from among their number at least the following office-bearers on an annual basis at the AGM:
2. Vice Chairperson
Pearl Munonde has a solid foundation in production having built her career by rising through the ranks and gaining extensive knowledge at each level. She is an accomplished Producer and Line Producer who has produced hundreds of hours of award winning content for different broadcasters including SABC, Mnet, Mzansi Magic and Etv. She started her TV career as a Script Co-ordinator and Translator for Soul City Series 3-5, and later moved on to become a Script Development & Production Co-ordinator.
Pearl is passionate about training and mentoring young female filmmakers. She has been training young girls in production for over 10 years and has produced many great production personnel in the industry. She owns her company called NwaChasiya Media which opened in 2016, where she employs more females than males.
In the 21 years that she has been in the industry, she has noticed the discrepancies between male and female practitioners in the film industry. At the time, there weren’t a lot of opportunities for black females as there are now. With great mentors, Pearl vowed to give back to the industry by training just about any young girl who wanted to break into the industry and has been doing that for over 10 years.
Tarryn matriculated at Hudson Park High School in East London and graduated with a degree in education from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth. After teaching in various high schools and training teachers through a non-government Organisation called READ, she joined Contractors Artists Agency in Johannesburg in 2003 and is a shareholder in the company.
Tarryn is a member of the Personal Members Association (PMA) Executive Committee, a member and on the National Steering Committee of the Theatre and Dance Alliance (TADA) a member of SWIFT.