Parliament, Wednesday, 26 January 2022 – The Portfolio Committee Trade and Industry wishes to inform interested parties and stakeholders that further submissions on the Copyright Amendment Bill and Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill can be accessed on Parliament’s website.

On 4 June 2021, the committee placed adverts in national and local newspapers as well as on all Parliament’s social media platforms inviting stakeholders and interested parties to submit written submissions with reference only to clause 13 (sections 12A, 12B, 12C and 12D), clause 19 (section 19B) and clause 20 (section 19C) in relation to the Copyright Amendment Bill [B13B-2017].

This call for further submission was in response to the President’s reservations in that various sections of the Bill, including section 12A, which deals with the fair use of a work, was not put out for public comment before the final version of the Copyright Amendment Bill was published and that certain copyright exceptions may be unconstitutional.

Furthermore, the committee invited stakeholders and interested parties to submit written submissions with reference to the alignment of the Copyright Amendment Bill [B13B-2017] and the Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill [B24B-2016] with the obligations set out in international treaties, including the World Intellectual Property Organisation (Wipo) Copyright Treaty, the Wipo Performance and Phonograms Treaty, and the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled.

ANFASA Submission 
Anton Mostert Chair 
APC SA 3 1 
ASSAf updated Submission 
Authors Alliance 
Aysha Patel email 
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Beiter Submission 2021 
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CCIA Submission 
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Code for Africa Redacted 
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Copyright Coalition of South Africa 
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DEAFSA Submission 2 
DHET Submission Redacted 
EIFL Submission Redacted 
electronic frontier foundation 
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Forere Academic opinion 
Global Expert Network Redacted 
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Google Submission Redacted 
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IBFC Submission Redacted 
ICJ and EELC Redacted 
IFLA submission 
IFRRO Submission Redacted 
Ilse Assmann Submission Redacted 
Innovus Submission Redacted 
IPA Submission Redacted 
IPO ASA Redacted 
Jennifer Croll email 
Jugdav email 
Kawooya Submission Redacted 
Kirstin Krauss 
LCA Submission 
LIASA Submission Redacted 
MPASA Submision 
MultiChoice submission 
Musicians and Actors for Fair Royalties and Fair Copyright 
NAB Submission 
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NETFLIX Submission 
Nhlapo Submission 
Orpen St Andrews School for Girls 
OSALL Copyright submission 
Owen Dean 
PASA Submission Redacted 
PEN Afrikaans Redacted 
PMA Submission 
Prof Ncube Submission 2 
R2K Submission 
ReCreate Submission 
Reda Redacted 
RIA Submission Redacted 
S27 Submissions 
SA AfLIA Letter Redacted 
SADTU Bohlabela 
SADTU JB Marks region 
SADTU Letter Redacted 
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SADTU Pixley ka Seme region Redacted 
SADTU Willy Mathaila Region Redacted 
SAFREA Redacted 
SAIIPL Submission Redacted 
SAMIC Submission Redacted 
SAMPRA 2017 Bill 
SANCB Copyright Alliance 
Shakila Maharaj Redacted 
Simphiwe Mlotshwa 
Unathi Ndiki 
VANSA Redacted 
Wikimedia ZA 
Writers Guild of South Africa

Public hearings on these bills were held on 11 and 12 August 2021 with the submissions being tabled in the committee. In order to provide public access to these submissions, Parliament had to ensure that it complies with the Promotion of Access to Information (POPI) Act. The process has now been completed.

The submissions received on these bills are published on the parliamentary website for perusal. The link is as follows: Audio recordings for hearings held on 11 and 12 August 2021 will be available on the parliamentary YouTube channel. Stakeholders can committee secretaries, Mr A Hermans on or Mr T Madima at

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