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Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Act, No. 6 of 2019

Long title


To provide for the protection, promotion, development and management of indigenous knowledge; to provide for the establishment and functions of the National Indigenous Knowledge Systems Office; to provide for the management of rights of indigenous knowledge communities; to provide for the establishment and functions of the Advisory Panel on indigenous knowledge; to provide for access and conditions of access to knowledge of indigenous communities; to provide for the recognition of prior learning; to provide for the facilitation and coordination of indigenous knowledge-based innovation; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

 
Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
PREAMBLE

TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1. DEFINITIONS
1. Definitions
CHAPTER 2. APPLICATION AND OBJECTS OF ACT
2. Application of Act
3.Objects of Act

CHAPTER 3. NATIONAL INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS OFFICE
4. Establishment of NIKSO
5. Functions and powers of NIKSO
6. Administration of NIKSO
7. Establishment of Advisory Panel
8. Role of Advisory Panel
CHAPTER 4. PROTECTION OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE
9. Subject matter of protection
10. Term of protection
11. Eligibility criteria for protection
12. Vesting of rights in indigenous knowledge
13. Rights conferred
CHAPTER 5. RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE PRACTITIONERS
14. Accreditation of assessors
15. Certification of indigenous knowledge practitioners
16. Register of Designations
CHAPTER 6. REGISTRATION OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE
17. Registration Office for Indigenous Knowledge
18. Curator of indigenous knowledge
19. Register of indigenous knowledge
20. Registration of indigenous knowledge
21. Inspection of Register
22. Certificates of Curator to be prima facie evidence
23. Register to be constructive notice
24. Amendment of Register
CHAPTER 7. COMMERCIAL UTILISATION OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE
25. Product development, commercialisation, services and processes
26. Access to and use of indigenous knowledge
CHAPTER 8. ENFORCEMENT OF RIGHTS
27. Dispute Resolution Committee
28. Offences and penalties
CHAPTER 9. GENERAL PROVISIONS
29. Transitional arrangements
30. Multiple claims to indigenous knowledge
31. Regulations
32. Effect on other laws
33. Transitional arrangements
34. Short title and commencement
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