June 16, 2021
Twenty years ago, a group of activists came together to demand access to treatment for all people living with HIV. 1 For a long time, getting HIV was seen as an “automatic death sentence.” 2 HIV/AIDS had devastated the African continent. South Africa, in particular, faced a spiralling epidemic: the number of people living with HIV had grown from […]
May 20, 2020
This letter was sent to President Ramaphosa by more than 80 leading academics, researchers and teachers in South Africa urging government to urgently reform South Africa’s patent laws.
August 14, 2019
A policy paper of SECTION27 looking into the the common myths peddled by the pharmaceutical industry in relation to intellectual property including its impact on economic development, foreign direct investment and local industry.
March 1, 2019
This paper by Catherine Tomlinson and Marcus Low looks at the TB R&D ecosystem in South Africa and ways to ensure that public financing for R&D delivers affordable and accessible health technologies.
August 1, 2018
The Intellectual Property Policy of The Republic of South Africa Phase I
2018 released by the Department of Trade and Industry.
October 23, 2017
A submission made by academics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal on the Draft National Intellectual Property Policy in 2017.
The joint submission of the Fix the Patent Laws campaign on the Draft National Intellectual Property Policy submitted in October 2017.
October 10, 2017
Submission made by the Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment (UACT) on the Draft National Policy on Intellectual Property.
October 1, 2017
This paper outlines how South Africa’s patent laws influence access to cancer medicines through analysing the patent status and length, affordability of, and access to 24 case study medicines.
August 27, 2017
The Draft Intellectual Property Policy of the Republic of South Africa Phase 1 released by the Department of Trade and Industry in 2017.