Software developer Neil Harvey is confident that after a 14-year battle over what he describes as "rampant copyright theft", a judge could order Medscheme, owned by the JSE-listed AfroCentric, to pay a huge R370m, plus interest.

Were this to happen — and it should be noted that Medscheme’s lawyer, Roger Wakefield of Werksmans, says Harvey is "delusional, and should just withdraw his claim" — it would be one of the largest amounts paid in a local copyright-related case...

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