n Without Prejudice - Protecting South Africa's traditional knowledge : intellectual property

Volume 13, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Over the past few years, the issue of traditional knowledge (TK) has featured prominently in South African news, though this discussion has been ongoing for much longer. The introduction of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill (8B of 2010) by the Department of Trade and Industry (the DTI) in 2010, intensified the debate with some academics and civil society providing strong views as to why this Bill should not proceed.

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