A group of more than 40 South African academics, researchers, and teachers have joined the international support for the South African and Indian governments’ proposal that global intellectual property rights should not apply to Covid-19 medicines. The Daily Maverick reports that South Africa first argued in August 2020 that Covid-19 medicines should fall under a World Trade Organisation agreement to make it easier for countries to make or import Covid-19 medicines, with the country’s ambassador to the organisation referencing how the agreement eased access to Aids drugs for developing nations and arguing that this has set a precedent for Covid-19. This call has been supported by India, which co-authored an open letter to the organisation arguing why this should be done.