Welcome to Creative Commons South Africa!

Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world — unlocking the full potential of the internet to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity.

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About us

Local is lekker!

The Creative Commons Affiliate Network includes over 500 volunteers from all walks of life who serve as CC representatives in over 85 countries. Working alongside non-governmental institutions, universities, and public agencies, CC affiliates employ region-specific approaches to copyright and intellectual property that help solve local and global challenges.

Creative Commons South Africa was founded by Heather Ford (public lead), and Andrew Rens (legal lead) . CCSA is now hosted at the Intellectual Property Law Research, at the University of Cape Town Law School. Continue reading “About us”



By: Kelsey Weins #OpenAfrica is an open advocacy training course that provides both a physical and online course.  It’s a Open BootCamp where the cohort is taken through a range of Open Access Movement projects to help immerse the participants in all the possibilities of Openness

CCSA & Code4SA Open Data Now UnConference

By: Kelsey Weins As a response to the restrictive policies of the Apartheid government, the right to access to information was enshrined in the South African Bill of Rights. The Promotion of Access to Information Act of 2000 outlines the process through which citizens can request information held by public and private bodies. While important, the act …

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