The links below do not constitute an exhaustive list of available resources on the Internet. Kindly note that DALRO can not be held responsible for the accuracy of information contained on these sites.


Intellectual Property Streetwise - what people in the creative industries should know about Intellectual Property (HSRC Press, Cape Town, 2004) Available as a free download from HSRC Press

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti)

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) gives general information and provides the text of the Copyright Act 98 of 1978 and its Regulations online.

The South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) website provides some basic Intellectual Property information and provides contact details for the IP attorneys it represents countrywide.

The SABS Design Institute has a section devoted to intellectual property in its various forms.

The South African Cultural Observatory for the promotion of arts and culture.

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has an electronic library of copyright treaties and acts, as well as free educational resources.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) offers some general information and resources on copyright internationally.

The text of the TRIPS (Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) Agreement can be found on the website of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).




RSG/SANLAM radiodramakompetisie: RSG bied jaarliks 'n radiodramakompetisie aan. 'n Vennootskap met Sanlam maak die volgende prysgelde beskikbaar: R20 000,00 vir eerste prys, R10 000,00 vir tweede prys en R 7 000,00 vir derde prys.

The Department for Culture and Heritage for the Province of Cagliari has established the "D.H. Lawrence prize for travel writing", inspired by the literary work Sea and Sardinia written in 1921 by the great English writer D.H. Lawrence during his stay on the island.

The biennial International Radio Playwriting Competition is run by the BBC World Service and the British Council and is now in its eleventh year. It is a competition for anyone resident outside Britain, to write a 60 minute radio drama for up to six characters.



The ACT Scholarship Programme is offered by the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) in association with the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO).

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) offers annual Fellowships funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for their African Humanties Program

International Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA)

International Society for Education through Art (INSEA)

International Society for Music Education (ISME)


The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is a statutory body whose mission is to develop and promote the film industry, both locally and abroad.



Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS), United Kingdom


VEGAP, Spain

Picasso Administration, France

Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town, South Africa

BUS - Sweden

VAGA, United States of America

Pictoright, the Netherlands

VANSA, South Africa

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