The Objectives of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are to:
-achieve development and economic growth, alleviate poverty, enhance the standard and quality of life of the peoples of Southern Africa and support the socially disadvantaged through regional integration;
-evolve common political values, systems and institutions;
-promote and defend peace and security;
-promote self-sustaining development on the basis of collective self-reliance, and the inter-dependence of Member States;
-achieve complementarity between national and regional strategies and programmes;
-promote and maximise productive employment and utilisation of resources of the region;
-achieve sustainable utilisation of natural resources and effective protection of the environment;
-strengthten and consolidate the long-standing historical, social and cultural affinities and links among the peoples of the region. ... [according to site editor's information]
SAIIA has a long and proud record as South Africa’s premier research institute on international issues. It is an independent, non-government think-tank whose purpose is to encourage wider and more informed awareness of the importance of international affairs. It is both a centre for research excellence and a home for stimulating public debate.
The Institute’s activities include:
- making input into policy development locally and internationally;
- undertaking research on current issues of importance to Africa generally and South Africa specifically with a focus on governance and accountability; trade, investment (i.e. economic diplomacy) and development ; South African foreign policy; existing and emerging powers and their role in Africa; and lastly, global challenges such as climate change and energy security;
- developing linkages and joint programmes with international organisations and agencies throughout the world;
- maintaining a resource centre and reference library (that is a United Nations depository as well as a World Bank Development Information Centre) for students and scholars of international relations;
- organising conferences, seminars and speakers’ meetings on a wide range of topics addressed by prominent South Africans and distinguished international guests; and
- encouraging an interest in international relations among the youth through its leadership programme for postgraduate interns and its various outreach programmes for university students and high school learners. ... [according to site editor's information]
OSSREA is a regional research and capacity-building organization which has national chapters and liaison offices in 21 countries in the region. One of OSSREA's objectives is to facilitate dialogue, cooperation and collaboration between researchers, other scholars and policy-makers in Africa with a view to enhancing the impact of research on policy-making and development planning.
Some publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
Diese Diplomarbeit von Nina Rincker beschränkt sich auf eine Beschreibung der Bibliotheken der tertiären Ausbildung, also Universitäten und Technikons, und deren Verbünde. Das Bibliothekswesen in Südafrika ist interessant, da es verglichenmit anderen afrikanischen Ländern eine lange Entwicklungsgeschichte hat, die hauptsächlich von England und später den USA beeinflusst wurde. Des Weiteren wurden durch die Apartheid parallele Systeme für die verschiedenen Rassen entwickelt. Seit dem Ende der Apartheid und den ersten freien Wahlen im Jahr 1994 wurde das gesamte Bibliothekssystem in Frage gestellt, es mussten neue Ideen entwickelt werden und ein afrikanisches System, das allen Bürgern gleichermaßen zugute kommt, gefunden werden. Dieser Prozess dauert immer noch an, jedoch hat sich in den Bibliotheken schon viel geändert. Die meisten Bibliotheken haben Mission Statements formuliert, in denen besonders auf Chancengleichheit und Gleichberechtigung sowohl der Mitarbeiter als auch der Kunden Wert gelegt wird, und setzen diese Pläne um. Jedoch ist es sehr schwierig, gerade unter der schwarzen Bevölkerung geeignet ausgebildete Bibliothekare zu finden, da sie lange von den entsprechenden Ausbildungsmöglichkeiten ausgeschlossen waren und noch lange nicht alle Defizite aufgeholt wurden. So sind die meisten schwarzen Mitarbeiter in den Bibliotheken entweder Assistenten oder technische Mitarbeiter. Die Zusammenarbeit klappt der Erfahrung nach jedoch gut. Falls es Probleme rassistischer Natur geben sollte, hat jede Universität bzw. jedes Technikon Beauftragte für Diskriminierung, sei es rassistische, religiöse oder sexuelle, die in den Personalräten und anderen Gremien großen Einfluss haben. ... [Text: Redaktion b2i]
With a sound track record of 27 years, Sabinet Online has pioneered and become an established leader in the facilitation of high level access to trusted electronic information.Our clients include public and private organisations, as well as academic institutions in South Africa, the USA and Africa.
* Information Access by obtaining the full-text of the best or most frequently requested local content. Access to online references, abstracts, and full-text documents, supported by electronic document procurement, and an alerting service.
* Library Support through library acquisitions and cataloguing, interlending, and retrospective conversion.
* Information Management with specialist consultation, support, electronic publishing, and software. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Competition Commission is a statutory body constituted in terms of the Competition Act empowered to investigate, control and evaluate restrictive business practices, abuse of dominant positions and mergers in order to achieve equity and efficiency in the South African economy. [according to site editors` information]
The LPYL project focused on human resource development rather than on the provision of material resources such as computers, books and shelving. Furthermore, the project was designed to explore some of the untested innovations in the South African Policy Framework among a sample of school librarians in all of South Africa's nine provinces. The project was also designed as a North-South collaboration to provide exchanges of knowledge and expertise between Swedish and South African library personnel. ... [according to site editor's information]
The newly formed Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) was established through the amalgamation of the Office of Companies and Intellectual Property Enforcement (OCIPE) and the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office (CIPRO).The Commission is a juristic person, and as mandated by the Companies Act, 2008 (Act 71 of 2008), has jurisdiction throughout the Republic, is independent, and subject only to the Constitution and the law and any policy statement, directive or request issued to it by the Minister of Trade and Industry in terms of this Act. Main functions of the Commission:
*Registration of Companies, Co-operatives and Intellectual Property Rights (trade marks, patents, designs and copyright) and maintenance thereof
*Disclosure of Information on its business registers
*Promotion of education and awareness of Company and Intellectual Property Law
*Promotion of compliance with relevant legislation
*Monitoring compliance with and contraventions of financial reporting standards, and making recommendations thereto to Financial Reporting Standards Council (FRSC)
*Licensing of Business rescue practitioners
*Report, research and advise Minister on matters of national policy relating to company and intellectual property law ... [according to site editor's information]
The South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law represents over 140 patent attorneys, patent agents, trade mark practitioners and academics in South Africa who specialise in the field of Intellectual Property Law. [according to site editor's information]
The Southern African Legal Information Institute (SAFLII) provides access to the law of 16 Southern and Eastern African countries. It is provided by the Constitutional Court of South Africa Trust and is based on earlier systems operated by the Wits Law School . The system has been built with assistance from the Australasian Legal Information Institute. SAFLII publishes public legal information -- that is, primary legal materials (legislation, treaties and decisions of courts and tribunals); and secondary legal materials created by public bodies for purposes of public access (law reform and royal commission reports for example) and a growing collection of law journals. ... [according to site editor's information]