WHAT IS MUSIC PIRACY? - SOUTH AFRICA
Artists and the record companies who support them loose an estimated R500 million each year to piracy. Shwi, Lucky Dube, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Steve Hofmeyr, Chicco, Arno Carstens, Rebecca Malope, Mandoza, Joyous Celebration and the late Brenda Fassie are some of the most pirated artists in South Africa. Music piracy is one of the main reasons why young and upcoming local artists don't make it as artists in South Africa.
The RiSA Anti-Piracy Unit is tasked with tackling the issue in South Africa.