Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Open Access Debates – get talking

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 17:53 No Comments

A series of interesting and thought-provoking debates is scheduled to launch on 27 November. Funded by DFID and hosted on UNESCO’s WSIS Open Access Community Forum, the discussion will provide a valuable space to discuss different perspectives on what open access means for the developing world and what it can offer. Register for the online […]

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Participate in the Digital Natives workshop

Monday, October 4, 2010 20:11 No Comments

As the Internet and digital technologies become more widespread, the world is shrinking: we are constantly connected to our contexts, our people, our cultures and our networks. And you, yes YOU are a part of this change. In fact, as a digital native – someone to whom digital technologies are central to life – you […]

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All about the Copyright Act of 1978 and why we need a change…

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 13:50 No Comments

The African Commons Project, with the National Consumers Forum, has just launched our 1978… What were you doing? campaign, which is all about mobilising South Africans to lobby for a review of the current Copyright Act of 1978. Yes, 1978! That’s 32 years ago! But quite a bit has changes since then! From a new […]

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TACP supports Freedom to Innovate South Africa

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 14:44 No Comments

Local non-profit organisation, Freedom to Innovate South Africa (FTISA) would like to invite you to join in their support of the movement towards opening up local innovation.  The organisation, which was established in 2006 by open-patent trailblazers such as Bob Jolliffe ex Meraka Institute, aims to provide a formal platform through which local and international […]

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October, the event coverage month of 2009!

Monday, November 2, 2009 17:56 1 Comment

The month of October was a busy one for The African Commons Project team thanks to two event coverage and documentation jobs in three cities. We’ve certainly had social media on the brain, live blogging on our fingertips and podcasting on our lips as we’ve been harnessing various online media tools to provide creative documentation […]

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We did it!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 11:55 No Comments

The African Commons Project team and our lovely canine companions successfully completed the Discovery 702 Walk the Talk on Sunday, 26 July! All the training that the dogs had undertaken in the run-up to the event definitely paid off – they all performed exceptionally well! There were a few panicky moments at the starting line […]

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Sponsor a TACP pooch today!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 14:58 2 Comments

Today we’ve launched a new and exciting fundraising campaign to help raise money for the core running costs of The African Commons Project. We’re asking our friends to sponsor one or more of our adorable TACP doggies, who will be tackling a 5km race at the Discovery 702 Walk the Talk event on 26 July […]

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The time to sign is now…

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 16:28 1 Comment

The Stop! the Regulations petition is up and running – and ready for your signature. The African Commons Project and members of the open access community in South Africa have been working together to draft a letter of protest to the Department of Science and Technology using the collaborative writing tools at MixedInk. The community […]

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Join us to Stop! the Regulations

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 10:13 3 Comments

The Minister of Science and Technology proposes to include a set of Regulations in the Publicly Financed Research and Development Act, section 17, that will result in dire consequences for the research sector in South Africa in particular and all South Africans in general, by stifling local innovation and access to knowledge. These Regulations must […]

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Interactive participation at the SA National Broadband Forum

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 14:18 2 Comments

The African Commons project team was invited to take part in the SA National Broadband Policy Forum hosted by the APC with partners the Shuttleworth Foundation, The Edge Institute and Sangonet. The forum marks the launch of the broadband policy framework which was discussed and debated at the one-day workshop. Participants were required to provide […]

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