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UCT Libraries Closed on 9 August
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 08:30

UCT Libraries will be closed for Women's Day on the 9th of August 2017. The Hlanganani 24/7 study space will be available for use during this time.

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Disability Rights Awareness Month, 3 November-3 December
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 16:15

"South Africa commemorates National Disability Rights Awareness Month annually between 3 November and 3 December. 3 December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and is also commemorated as National Disability Rights Awareness Day.

This year's theme is: Persons with disabilities : Equal participants in shaping a sustainable future."

Primo takes off!
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 14:45

Primo and #PrimoOnTheGo was launched at the Main Library foyer on Wednesday as curious passers-by got to enter lucky draws, eat cupcakes and have their pressing Primo questions answered.

UPDATE: Problems with Google Scholar via EZProxy
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 14:00

Kindly note that a workaround to the Google Scholar issue has been implemented and off-campus users are encouraged to go to The Libraries websites and EZProxy has been updated.

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Zimbabwe Human Development Report 2017
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 16:30

The Zimbabwe Human Development Report 2017: Climate Change and Human Development: Towards Building a Climate Resilient Nation "has a special focus on issues pertaining to climate change. "The Government of Zimbabwe regards climate change as one of the threats to the country and its people and is of the view that climate change has the potential to undermine many of the positive achievements made in meeting the country’s development goals. The challenge for the country is to develop adaptation and mitigation strategies that will reduce the diverse, cross-cutting and adverse impacts of climate change and build a resilient nation (Government of Zimbabwe, 2015)."

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Electricity, gas and water supply industry, 2016
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 12:45

Electricity, gas and water supply industry, 2016 "presents estimates in respect of the 2016 electricity, gas and water supply industry large sample survey (LSS). The data for the number of employees were provided for working proprietors and employees who received salaries and wages for the last pay period ended on or before 30 June 2016."

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Draft DBE national policy on the prevention and management of learner pregnancy
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 16:00

The Department of Basic Education has published for comment the Draft DBE national policy on the prevention and management of learner pregnancy. "The rate of learner pregnancy in South Africa, highlighted by improved reporting in the Department of Basic Education (DBE), has become a major social, systemic and fiscal challenge not only for the basic education sector, but crucially, for national development in general and for the basic education system in particular. it impacts the lives of thousands of young people, often limiting their personal growth, the pursuit of rewarding careers and their ambitions, with incalculable impact on South Africa's socioeconomic systems. The DBE acknowledges its central role in the social sector's collective response to this challenge and sets out in this Policy its goals, guiding principles and policy themes to stabilize and reduce the incidence of learner pregnancy and its adverse effect on the education system."

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1st Draft National Inland Fisheries Policy Framework for South Africa
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 15:15

"The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) hereby invite interested and affected stakeholders to participate in the public consultations on the Draft National Inland (Freshwater) Fisheries Policy. The Policy seeks to create an efficient regulatory regime for the inland fisheries sector in order to create an enabling environment to promote sustainable growth and transformation of the sector."

Fourth Industrial Revolution in Agriculture
Fourth Industrial Revolution in Agriculture
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 14:45

"New research into the Fourth Industrial Revolution has revealed how the Western Cape's agricultural sector can harness water saving technology, drones, genetic development and robotics to develop the industry, contribute to food security and create new jobs in emerging fields. The report, Management Improvement Plan:  the future of the Western Cape Agricultural sector in the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution, studied the potential impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on farming in the Western Cape. This revolution refers to more than just the development and use of digital technologies, but how these interact across the digital and physical realms."


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Crime Statistics Series Volume V. Crime against Women in South Africa: an in-depth analysis of the Victims of Crime Survey data 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 16:45

The Crime Statistics Series Volume V. Crime against Women in South Africa: an in-depth analysis of the Victims of Crime Survey data 2018 "report is based on the Victims of Crime Survey (VOCS) data and some administrative data, to a lesser extent, from the World Health Organisation (WHO). The purpose of the report is to highlight the gender impact of crime in South Africa, with particular emphasis on the impact of crime on women. This includes the impact of crime on households headed by women. Statistical evidence provided in this report may assist policy makers, law enforcement agencies and civil society to gauge progress and plan interventions for protecting women as a vulnerable group."

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Draft broad-based socio-economic empowerment charter for the mining and mineral industry, 2018.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 16:30

The Department of Mineral Resources has published the Draft broad-based socio-economic empowerment charter for the mining and mineral industry, 2018, for comment. This is a proposed revision of the 2002 Charter. "In reviewing the Mining Charter, it is recognised that competitiveness, growth and transformation are mutually re-enforcing. To this end, the reviewed Mining Charter introduces new definitions, terms and targets to harmonise with the BBBEE Act and the Dti Codes. The alignment of these policies is intended to ensure meaningful participation of Black Persons in accordance with the objects of the MPRDA and to provide for policy and regulatory certainty thereby facilitating transformation and growth of the mining industry."

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World Day to Combat Desertification, 17 June
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 14:30

"The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) will be celebrated worldwide on 17 June with the focus on sustainable land management as a way to regenerate economies, create jobs and revitalize communities. Under the slogan “Land has true value – Invest in it,” WDCD2018 will call all involved – producers, consumers and policy makers – to make a difference by investing in the future of land."