· SEPTEMBER – DTI releases draft IP policy, inviting public comment. The draft policy outlines principles and proposals that promise to increase competition in the pharmaceutical sector and lower the prices of medicines in South Africa.

· OCTOBER – Public comment period closes on draft IP Policy. Over 100 submissions are submitted to the DTI. The Fix the Patent Laws campaign hands in our submission with a march to the DTI of attended by 1000 comrades to bring awareness to the issue the DTI.