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  published:27 Jul 2020

Rooibos: A Testing Ground for Access and Benefit Sharing in South Africa and Beyond
Rachel Wynberg
- Organization: University of Cape Town (Bio-Economy Research Chair) (UCT)
University of Cape Town (Bio-Economy Research Chair) (UCT)
Academic or research institute
Environmental and Geographical Science Building South Lane Upper Campus University of Cape Town Rondebosch,
South Africa
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  • Voices for BioJustice Rooibos Policy Brief_cover.jpg
  • FAQ/fact sheet/notes/brief
Text document (e.g. adobe acrobat reader or Word)
  • Reference material/literature
  • Raising awareness
  • Civil society organizations
  • Government
  • National/Federal
  • Sub-national
  • Indigenous people and local communities
  • Private Sector
  • Research / Academia
Making sense of access and benefit sharing in the rooibos industry: Towards a holistic, just and sustainable framing. Available at
  • Africa - All countries
  • Africa - Southern Africa
  • Africa - Southern African Development Community
  • CBD Regional Groups - Africa
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
  • 4. Use of natural resources
  • 5. Loss of habitats
  • 10. Vulnerable ecosystems
  • 16. Nagoya Protocol on ABS
  • 18. Traditional knowledge
  • Access to genetic resources (Article 15 of the CBD)
  • Nagoya Protocol
  • Access to traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources, including prior informed consent or approval or involvement
  • For commercial use
  • Benefit-Sharing
  • Monetary benefits
  • Traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources
  • Commercial purpose
  • Food and beverage
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Key area 4: Capacity needs and priorities of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders, including the business sector and the research community
  • 4.5 Enhancing the capacity of ILCs, in particular women within those communities, in relation to access to genetic resources and/or TK
  • 4.7 Increasing understanding of the obligations of Parties
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