Department of Library Services
+27 12 420 2235/6


Any staff member who provides students with course reading material, library reserved material, electronic course material (clickUP), class handouts or any other copyrighted material should obtain reproduction permission from copyright owners or DALRO (Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation) before duplicating and made available.

Copyright is governed by the Copyright Act No. 98 of 1978 (as amended) and its Regulations (Section 13).

South Africa is a signatory to various international intellectual property agreements, e.g. the Berne Convention (which obliges South Africa to give recognition and protection to copyright works from signatory countries) and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).

South Africa has signed the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)'s two Internet Treaties, (i.e. WIPO Copyright Treaty and WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty), but has not yet acceded to them.

UP Personnel can submit applications to obtain copyright clearance at Click on registration to obtain a login.


Anna Molefe (

Department of Library Services
Merensky 2 Library, Level 2
Hatfield Campus
University of Pretoria

Tel.: +27 12 420 4191