ReCreate is an organization of creators and organizations in support of the ReCreate Principles. 

Executive Committee

Rehad Desai, Independent Producers Organisation & SA Screen Federation, Co-Chair

Ben Cashdan, Television Producer, Co-Chair

Tusi Fokane, Free Expression Consultant, Coordinator

Steering Committee

William Bird, Media Monitoring Project

Shaun Earl Harris, Photojournalist

Lulamile Mohapi, Video Game Developer

Douglas Scott, Wikimedia ZA

Founding Members

Marc Schwinges, Filmmaker

Oscar Gutierrez, Photojournalist

Ashraf Patel, Educator

Loyd Rois, Music Publisher and Filmmaker

Aifheli Makhwanya, Arts and Culture Lawyer

Christo De Klerk, Accessible Materials

Fanias Malele, Creator

David Krut, Art publisher

Taryn Hinton, Creator

Mandisa Vundla, Creator

Raimi Ghadamosi, Creator

Anlia Pretorius, Creator

Jaco Nothnagel, Creator

Joelle Chesselet, Creator

Patrick Bond, Educator

Adam Behr, Film and Audio Producer

Scharl van der Merwe, TV and Film Producer

Gary Perkin, Photographer

Rebecca Masilo, Documentary filmmaker

Judy Ann Seidman, Visual Artist

Richard Wicksteed, Filmmaker

Peter Lor, Academic

Yolanda Lindeque-Strauss, Screenwriter

Anthony Irving, Filmmaker

Thabiso Bhengu, Filmmaker

Unathi Ndiki, Activist

Wandile Dlhamini, Student and Activist


Below is a list of organisations that have support fair use in South Africa:

  • International Federation of Libraries & Institutions (IFLA) – represents libraries in 150 countries

  • International Council of Archives (ICA)

  • Global Expert Network on Copyright User Rights

  • Library Copyright Alliance (USA)

  • Australian Digital Alliance and Australian Libraries Copyright Commission,

  • German Coalition for Action “Copyright for Education and Research”,

  • EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) – (in developing and in transition countries)

  • African Union for the Blind (relating to persons with disabilities)

  • BlindSA and allied organisations working with blind and visually impaired people

  • SA National Library for the Blind

  • SA National Council for the Blind

  • Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL)

  • Ministry of Arts and Culture’s Legal Deposit Committee

  • Ministry of Arts and Culture’s National Council for Library and Information Services (NCLIS)

  • Department of Arts and Culture (strongly supported in Parliament by Ms. Newton, DDG: Arts and Culture Promotion and Development, on 16 May 2017)

  •  National Department of Education

  • Library and Information Association of SA (LIASA)

  • Universities South Africa (26 public institutions)

  • Southern African Research Universities Association (SARUA)

  • Freedom of Expression Institute,

  • Media Monitoring Group,

  • Wikimedia ZA


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