SOUTH AFRICA: SIGNIFICANT DELAYS AHEAD
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In June 2020, South Africa’s President decided not to sign into law two Bills, the Copyright Amendment Bill (CAB) and Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill, citing reservations about the constitutionality of some sections of the Bills. Instead, President Ramaphosa returned the Bills to the National Assembly, requesting the Assembly to reconsider the issues.
The President’s actions were widely seen as the result of pressure by copyright industries, and the threat of trade sanctions and reduced future investment from the United States and the European Union.
Nobre, Theresa, "SOUTH AFRICA: SIGNIFICANT DELAYS AHEAD" (2021). Testimony and Submissions. 8.