Cabinet approved the Intellectual Property (IP) Consultative Framework at the beginning of July 2016. This followed  the publication of South Africa’s Draft National Policy on Intellectual Property in 2013. See the UCT IP Unit’s 2013 comments here. The DTI has said, “The IP Consultative Framework aims to facilitate what will be continuous engagement with governmental partners and society at large towards the formulation of South Africa’s IP policy.”

Comments should be sent to by no later than 30 September 2016. ASK Justice, along with the IP Unit and a team of global experts, intend to submit their comments before the deadline.

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