Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill

He would ransom the pills for something more precious than profit: His wife’s life

Joan van Dyk

When a few months of treatment costs as much as a house, some patients are taking their lives and the law into their own hands to survive.


Patients before patents, demand health activists

Amy Green

The intellectual property policy, which will allow access to cheaper drugs, has yet to be finalised while patients are dying, say health activists.


Government ignores its own advice

Lisa Steyn

Government has once again commissioned an opinion on a regulatory impact assessment and discarded it when it turned out to be unfavourable.


Intellectual property Bill slammed as an 'abomination'

Qudsiya Karrim

Cold Rooibos has been poured over draft legislation seeking to protect staples of local culture such as African dances -- and the herbal tea itself.