Copyright Amendment Bill

Dear Cyril, sign the Copyright Amendment Bill

Reasonable time has now passed for you to act, say the signatories of this open letter to the president and Cabinet ministers

Sosela’s one-stop-legal-shop for the arts

Three lawyers, two of them from corporates, have set up a firm offering legal and business advice

USAf’s Copyright Bill rebuttal raises questions and answers none

Bawa’s response misses the point completely. Furthermore, it seem USAf does not represent the position of all South African universities on this issue

USAf’s position on Bill in line with its mission

Universities South Africa takes exception to André Myburgh’s characterisation of its submission on the Copyright Amendment Bill

Does the Copyright Bill promote access?

The proposed new legislation is expected to have a detrimental effect on South Africa’s creative economy

Send copyright Bill back to Parliament, Mr President

It may have good intentions but it fails to achieve what it sets out to do

Copyright Amendment Bill sent back for the right reasons

Parliament passed the Bill but the president has, for very good reason, did not sign it off

‘Lobbyists stall arts’ new dawn’

Activists believe the president is under pressure from corporates not to sign two Bills that would benefit artists

New copyright law will benefit South Africans with disabilities

South Africa's new Copyright Amendment Bill could help the country take an important step in tackling its own “book famine

​The Copyright Amendment Bill is a recipe for recolonising education

One of the unintended consequences of the Bill will be the dominance of foreign content in our schools, as it will disincentivise local creatives

The new draft copyright Bill could help unlock the doors of learning and culture

Creating new knowledge requires access to previous knowledge. The proposed legislation allows for the reproduction of works for educational activities

Copyright law may change

Critics say the new law will favour tech giants like Google and negatively affect the creative industry

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Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

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Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

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Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it