Fix the Patent Laws campaign

Fix the Patent Laws Coalition supports South Africa and India’s proposal to facilitate access to COVID-19 vaccines

15 October 2020, Johannesburg – The Fix the Patent Laws Coalition (FTPL), a group of over 40 organisations working to…

New laws needed now to save lives

Intellectual property policy welcomed after nine years of development JOHANNESBURG, 31 MAY 2018 – Yesterday, after nine years of development, the…

Patient groups march for access to medicines in South Africa

Draft policy must urgently be finalised and laws must be amended to save lives  24 October 2017 – Pretoria –…

Coalition welcomes release of Draft Intellectual Property Policy

JOHANNESBURG, 14th AUGUST 2017 – On 8 August 2017, the Department of Trade and Industry published the Draft Intellectual Property Policy of the Republic…

Coalition welcomes landmark Competition Commission probe into prices of cancer medicines

JOHANNESBURG, 13 JUNE 2017: The Fix the Patent Laws coalition welcomes the Competition Commission’s announcement earlier today that they will investigate the…

Tobeka Daki Campaign issue statement to Human Rights Council

This letter was issued by the Tobeka Daki Campaign for Access to Trastuzumab to the Human Rights Council today –…

Will the 2017 budget address the health system crisis?

JOHANNESBURG, WEDNESDAY 1st MARCH: South Africa is facing an ongoing crisis in the public healthcare system. The 2015 General Household…

GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST ROCHE’S INHUMANITY #RocheGreedKills

ACTIVISTS AROUND THE WORLD MARCH #ForTobeka – Demonstrations held at Roche & pharma associations in South Africa, Malaysia, UK, France,…

In loving memory of comrade Tobeka

It is with great sadness that the Fix the Patent Laws (FTPL) coalition shares news of Tobeka Daki’s death. Tobeka,…

No more delays Minister Davies – we need medicines

– 1000 activists march to DTI to demand urgent reform of outdated patent laws – Fix the Patent Laws campaign…

UN report strengthens case for patent law reform in SA and other developing countries

–        We urge all governments to urgently adopt and act on UN recommendations to safeguard right to health. –        South…

New IP consultative framework for SA: three years’ delay is three too many

JOHANNESBURG, 2nd AUGUST 2016: Cabinet recently approved a new Intellectual Property (IP) Consultative Framework for South Africa. This follows a…

Roche: Stop Booby Trapping Access to Medicines!

WEDNESDAY 19th JULY 2016, DURBAN: Women from across the world today stormed the corporate stall of multinational pharmaceutical company Roche…

AIDS RESPONSE AT CODE RED

GLOBAL CALL TO ACTION In 2000, thousands of people from around the world marched together at the International AIDS Conference…

SA Government takes Promising Stand on Patents

But public remains in the dark regarding stalled policy process The Fix the Patent Laws (FTPL) coalition welcomes recent public…