· MAY –  More than 80 leading academics, researchers and teachers in South Africa sent a letter to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. They urge the President to urgently reform South Africa’s patent laws and take further steps to ensure access to COVID-19 related health products.

· MAY – The Fix the Patent Law campaign wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa with recommendations for increasing access to COVID-19 diagnostics, treatments and vaccines which include placing a moratorium on the issuance of patents on COVID-19-related medical products or processes among other measures.

· OCTOBER – The Fix the Patent Laws campaign wrote to the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition requesting an update on the status of the draft legislation implementing the Intellectual Property Policy.