SA Copyright Amendment Bill 2017 -

Deadline for Submissions - now 7 JULY 2017

Public hearings in Parliament - 1, 3, 4 AUGUST 2017


See email below from A. Hermans,  Committee Secretary, PC on Trade and Industry:

Dear Stakeholder

Please note the following:

In light of a recent Committee decision to first process the Copyright Amendment Bill before starting the Performers' Protection Amendment Bill, please note the following:

 1. Public hearings in August 2017 will only be on the Copyright Amendment Bill.

 2. An extension for submissions has been granted. All submissions should reach us by Friday, 7 July 2017. Please indicate whether you would wish to be considered to make an oral submission.

 3. Public hearings have been scheduled for 1, 3 and 4 August 2017. Although we will try to accommodate your preferred date as far as possible, this cannot be guaranteed due to demand and time constraints. The final decision for granting oral submissions lies with the Committee. All written submissions are considered by the Committee in its deliberations.

 4. Communication regarding the final programme for public hearings will be communicated in the week of 24 July 2017.

Please do not hesitate to contact me via email if you require further clarity.

 NB: It would be appreciated if you can forward this email to other stakeholders.


 André R Hermans
Committee Secretary: PC Trade and Industry

Tel: (021) 403 3776; Fax: 0866527753;

Cell: 0837098482