Copyright high court trial 21 September 2021 – 2 September 2021

We are proud of being a world-renowned democratic African country, but we see no wrong in trampling on rights of the minority on a daily basis. We further cannot claim to be custodians of “batho-pele” and “ubuntu” if we continue to willingly fail to acknowledge and uphold the Constitution and to promote, protect and fulfil the rights contained in the Bill of Rights.

Blind and partially sighted people’s basic human rights in accessing reading materials in accessible formats – braille, daisy (Digital Accessible Information System) and audio is still being violated despite Democracy since 1994.

1978 Copyright Act is unconstitutional – It does not have exceptions and limitations to transcribe print into accessible formats for blind and partially sighted people

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