Crafting intellectual property law for Africa

05 April 2018 | Video Saadiq Behardien. Photo Je’nine May.

Society seeks access to knowledge, medicines and culture. How can intellectual property (IP) laws secure such access while protecting private property rights in the creative or inventive outputs of individuals, communities and industry?

In her inaugural lecture, “The public interest in intellectual property law: African solutions to global challenges”, Professor Caroline Ncube discussed options for crafting laws that comply with international norms while responding to Africa’s developmental context and supporting economic growth in both the formal and informal sectors.

Ncube is a National Research Foundation-rated researcher who has authored more than 70 articles, conference papers and book chapters.

Ncube’s lecture traversed her work and addressed recent research projects that seek to understand these IP policy and law options in the African context through various case studies.

This public lecture took place on Wednesday, 28 March, in  the Kramer Law Building on middle campus.

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