The politics of national intellectual property policy design and the provision of health services in South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.author Ncube, Caroline B
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-11T12:13:17Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-11T12:13:17Z
dc.date.issued 2015-09
dc.identifier.citation Ncube, C. 2015-09. The politics of national intellectual property policy design and the provision of health services in South Africa. South African Intellectual Property Law Journal. 3; 15 - 39. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/30324
dc.description.abstract The position that states take in the international sphere on health and intellectual property (IP) policy matters is influenced by their national experiences and positions. Similarly, the national arena is influenced by global health diplomacy. This paper seeks to examine how this iterative relationship has played out in South Africa in relation to patents, pharmaceuticals and access to medicines. It has been shown how the main African health diplomacy perspectives may be classified around the narratives of ‘unity and ubuntu’, ‘liberation ethic and demands of nationhood’ and ‘development aid or development policy’. This paper focuses on how these narratives have found expression in national discourse. In particular, it considers a recent interchange between the Minister of Health and a pharmaceutical company association in relation to their views on the draft National Intellectual Property (IP) Policy’s chapter on IP and public health, which commonly became known as "PharmaGate". The paper utilises discourse analysis methodology to consider this public discourse which was disseminated via radio stations and television, as well as print and digital media. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.source South African Intellectual Property Law Journal en_US
dc.source.uri https://juta.co.za/catalogue/south-african-intellectual-property-law-journal-print_22442/
dc.subject Intellectual Property, patents, access to medicines, South Africa en_US
dc.subject pharmagate en_US
dc.title The politics of national intellectual property policy design and the provision of health services in South Africa en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Law en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Commercial Law en_US
dc.source.journalvolume 3 en_US
dc.source.pagination 15 - 39 en_US


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