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Copyright & A2K Issues - 17 April 2015 (2)


South Africa :

Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Systems Bill, 2014  (South Africa)

Written comments need to be submitted within 60  days from 20 March 2015 to:

Notice to the Director-General: Department of Science and Technology, for the attention of Ms S Pango, at one of the

following addresses:

Copyright & A2K Issues - 16 April 2015


South Africa:  Draft Language Policy of the Department of Basic Education (for comments)

The Department of Basic Education, acting under section 4(1) of the Use of Official Languages Act, No 12 of 2012, has published its Draft Language Policy, and is asking you to comment.

Comments can be emailed to Dr M Pillay at by no later than Friday, 1 May 2015.

Enquiries can be directed to Dr M Pillay on tel (012) 357 3361

Copyright & A2K Issues - 2 April 2015



Film and Publications Board Draft Online Regulation Policy (South Africa


This Policy is draconian and has serious implications for access to information and freedom of expression.

It clamps down on online games, films and some publications through a prior classification and approval process by the F & P Board.