DA wants Ramaphosa to send Copyright Bill back to parliament

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- businesslive.co.za | 3 months ago

Dean Macpherson said the latest fallout with IILPA vindicates the party’s objection to the bill.

“In the fifth parliament, the DA even petitioned the president to send it back to parliament,” said Macpherson.  He said should IILPA’s application be considered and granted by the US, it would have devastating consequences for SA’s battered economy with 16% of total exports at risk of being wiped out.

“At a time when unemployment is on the rise, with a staggering 10-million South Africans already unemployed, and an economy that is struggling to get out of a ‘flat growth trap’, the country cannot afford to lose access to an important market such as the US.

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