Intellectual Property:

Draft National IP Policy (South Africa) –

Closing date for submissions has been extended to 17 October 2013. 

Submissions to be sent to:   Meshendri Padayachy at


WIPO Annual Assembly Breaks Down; Extraordinary Meeting Eyed For December


Traditional Knowledge:

WIPO Assemblies Agree on Many Items on Its Agenda, Disagree on Others


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Creative Commons:  Public Access to Publicly Funded Materials: What Could Be

Government mistaken in focusing on Gold as route to full open access, says Committee

Fake paper highlights predatory publishers – why Green Route is a better option!

Unesco guidelines provide a detailed review of open access

Data reuse and the open data citation advantage


Conference Alert:

Research Evaluation and Performance Measurement Conference

5-7 May 2014 - University of Cape Town