The copyright law of South Africa governs copyright, the right to control the use and distribution of artistic and creative works, in the Republic of South Africa.

It is embodied in the Copyright Act, 1978 and its various amendment acts and administered by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in the Department of Trade and Industry.

Have a listen to Mr Bonny Nyelele from Hanneman Victim Empowerment Center explain how does one protect their idea (s)… It could be a book, business idea or a product.

This story was first published by Citizen Justice Network, a Wits Journalism project.  Please click on the following link to read the full article: Copyright Acts : How to protect your ideas