n Without Prejudice - Enforcement of rights places capital in the hands of the nation : intellectual property

Volume 10, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



The renowned economist, Hernando de Soto, once said the function of formal property is to place capital in the hands of a nation. In a world where intellectual property rights play a crucial and ever increasing role in the economy of any nation, the question begs: what is South Africa doing to ensure that we as South Africans reap the economic benefits in an era where economies are driven by the trade of ideas?

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