Template:PD-SA-speech-1996

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This work is created and first published before 1 January 1996 in South Africa and is in the public domain there because it is a speech of a political nature or a speech delivered in the course of legal proceedings.

According to the Copyright Act, 1978, § 12 (8) (a), "No copyright shall subsist [...] in speeches of a political nature or in speeches delivered in the course of legal proceedings."

It is also in the public domain in the United States because it was in the public domain in its home country as of 1 January 1996, and was never published in the US prior to that date.


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South African speech published since 1996 is not necessarily in the public domain in the United States; further information is required to determine its status in US copyright law.
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This template categorises Author namespace pages into Category:Author-PD South Africa speech and all other pages into Category:PD South Africa speech.

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