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Policy Commons – The what and the why

Policy Commons – The what and the why CENTURION Pretoria, South Africa, 12 August 2021. The original meaning of the term ‘commons’ comes from the way communities managed land that was held ‘in common’ in medieval Europe. Along with this shared...

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President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on 10 February 2022 highlighted some key issues requiring attention. Most notable were his commitment to cut red tape constraining business, to boost infrastructure investment and to continue with...

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Due to the wide-ranging and far-reaching implications of scientific findings and discoveries, it’s important that some kind of quality control exists to ensure, prior to publication, that the science they contain is sound. That’s where ‘peer...

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How the Cannabis laws impact your business

Whenever laws change, it’s important for business to know what the implications are for them and their industry. Recent changes to the Cannabis and drug policy laws of South Africa could prove confusing to employers across all sectors and industries.In September...

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UPDATE: Cannabis Legislation

The Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill was brought before parliament at the beginning of September. With the deadline of 30 September a week away, it looks like there might be an extension — though one has not yet been confirmed. Once these comments have been...

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SOUTH AFRICA’S NEW NORMAL

When Finance Minister Tito Mboweni presented the Treasury's first budget in February of this year, South Africa’s economy was already troubled – well before the coronavirus pandemic had reached us.  Back in Parliament on Wednesday (via video conference) Mboweni...

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WITS WEBINAR EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF COVID-19

The Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine and Wits University Press hosted a webinar to investigate the important question: ARE WE COPING WITH COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA AND AFRICA?A panel of medical experts discussed current management protocols and the impact of Covid-19...

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How Libraries Can Streamline Student Access

Settling into new ways of working has created challenges for many of us and, whilst we have for the large part been able to adapt ourselves, it has required some creative thinking in places. Sabinet understands the difficulties our libraries and library managers have...

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