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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: BusinessTech.]

A group of prominent South African individuals, trade unions and non-profit organisations have urged president Cyril Ramaphosa to sign the draft Copyright Amendment Bill and Performers’ Protection Bill into law.

The open letter – published by the Mail & Guardian – includes signatories such as the former justice of the Constitutional Court Zak Yacoob and Umunyana Rugege, executive director of Section27.

They argue that the legislation is vital for the promotion of inclusive economic growth, broadening access to education and creating jobs in South Africa.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.0% y/y in December 2019 (CPI) & +3.4 y/y in December 2019 (PPI)
-0.6% q/q (3rd quarter of 2019)
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