– Trade Secrets Act No. 52 of 2000, commenced February 8, 2011.

Membership in International Conventions

– WTO's TRIPS Agreement, since August 24, 2012.


Definition: a trade secret is any information that is: (1) not generally known among, or readily accessible to, persons who normally deal with information of that kind; or (2) about a person's business or professional affairs and disclosure would, or could reasonably be expected to, unreasonably affect that person adversely in respect of his or her lawful business or professional affairs; and that has commercial value because of this.

Criteria for enforcement: the owner of the trade secret has taken reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorized acquisition, use or disclosure of the trade secret.

Assignment - licensing: n.a.

Remedies for misappropriation: the Court may grant an injunction and damages.