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STIAS Annual Report 2017 published

STIAS Annual Report 2017 published

The STIAS Annual Report for 2017 has been published and is available electronically on the STIAS website or in print upon request. Click on the image below to page through, or download the PDF version here: For the print version, please contact Ms Maria Mouton by *protected email* or telephone (+27 21 808 2963) with … [Read more]

Disappearing and reappearing – what effect does copyright and copyright reversion have on the availability of books? Fellows' seminar by Paul Heald

Disappearing and reappearing – what effect does copyright and copyright reversion have on the availability of books? Fellows’ seminar by Paul Heald

Does copyright actually protect books or does it eventually encourage their disappearance from the market? What effect does the length of the copyright have? What happens to the availability of books when authors take back their rights? And what is the effect on all of this of e-books, print on demand and open access? These … [Read more]

Need for more data and more co-operation to protect water quality in Africa - Fellows' seminar by Lydia Olaka

Need for more data and more co-operation to protect water quality in Africa – Fellows’ seminar by Lydia Olaka

“Over 45% of people in Africa do not have access to clean drinking water. This number is rising due to unequal distribution of water sources, climate change impacts, rapid population growth and increasing pollution. In order to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on health (3) clean water (6) and sustainable cities (11), there … [Read more]

University and Society research theme invitation

University and Society research theme invitation

STIAS is calling for expressions of interest in its youngest research theme “University and Society: Disruption, Discourse and New Directions”. Projects under this theme should attempt to understand and unpack the deep complexities of the South African university against the background of global discussions on the changing role of the university. Although many of the … [Read more]

One size does not fit all and local practices must be understood - reconsidering social security from an African viewpoint: Fellows' seminar by Augustin Emane

One size does not fit all and local practices must be understood – reconsidering social security from an African viewpoint: Fellows’ seminar by Augustin Emane

“By and large, present-day social-security systems in Africa are failing despite calls from international organisations to extend social-protection cover. We have to ask what can be done and how we can avoid repeating the errors of the past.” “We need different solutions for different parts of the world. We have to observe and understand local … [Read more]