Genetic cloning, since its discovery back in 1984 with Dolly the sheep being cloned in Scotland, has gone a long and interesting way with many turns in a positive direction. Human genetic and cloning rights like any other thing that makes up countries is very important. Human and genetic cloning rights are just that, rights that are important to any human being. The issue hasn’t really been much of a problem for the middle-income country known as South Africa and the UN adding new laws. The Human Tissue Act was the first type of legalization concerning stem cells which was first amended in 1985. This act made provision use relating to tissues and gametes which were removed from often living donors. The National Health act was added in 2003 which included several detailed sections including details on how. This act sets the law of what they approve and didn’t approve of, which really set the line for South Africa’s research. This act also helped improve South Africa’s past health care. The UN has worked with this topic before adopting declarations such as the one relating to human cloning. A few years back the sixth committee, concluding from its for its fifty-ninth session recommended a declaration on human cloning in which member states would prohibit any form of human cloning and the general assembly accepted it. South Africa seemed to be in favor of this new declaration, for the most part, the declaration having 71 in favor against 35 and with 43 abstentions. The declaration was approved which included several sections. As stated before the National Health act was added detailing in sections of what is approved and as of 2017, it has 120 cosponsors. The National Health act has had much support and slight changes throughout such as many other acts. Some elements of the National Health act are establishing a program to assist individual whose jobs were eliminated and requiring the creation of a confidential electronic patient record system.South Africa a few years ago put a ban on reproductive cloning but that did not therapeutic cloning and as such as other places with diverse cultures, South Africa has been open to many different technological advances. South Africa supports cloning used for research and beneficial purposes. An example of this is how stem cell research is really outstanding in South Africa with 12 main laboratories. As stated before, when the National act was added it showed regulations which regulated stem cell research and utilization. An example of this is that “a person may not remove tissue, blood, a blood product, or gametes from the body of another living person.” Offenders of this new law can face fines and a jail term of up to 5 years. In conclusion, South Africa has had great development concerning genetic cloning rights and fully supports research concerning cloning for beneficial purposes that could help their people.