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This best practices paper by Andrew Rens – commissioned by the APC – is meant to serve as a resource to support civil society’s access to knowledge (A2K) advocacy with respect to the upcoming South African copyright law reform process. With the South African National Council for the Blind at the helm, South African A2K advocates in civil society had some important gains in engagement with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The idea of the paper on model A2K legislation is to build on the current civil society engagement with the DTI, and to bring examples of legislation that can support arguments to strengthen the A2K provisions in a revised copyright law.