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Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright
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The emergence of the Internet and the digital world has changed the way people access produce and share information and knowledge Yet people in Africa face challenges in accessing scholarly publications journals and learning materials in general At the heart of these challenges and solutions to them is copyright the branch of intellectual property rights that covers written and related works This book gives the reader an understanding of the legal and practical issues posed by copyright for access to learning materials in Africa and identifies the relevant lesson best policies and best practices that would broaden and deepen this access This book is based on the work of the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge ACA2K research network launched in late 2007 as a network of researchers committed to probing the relationship between copyright and learning materials access in eight African countries Egypt Ghana Kenya Morocco Mozambique Senegal South Africa and Uganda

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Law
General Law
Material Type:
Textbook
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Armstrong
de Beer
Kawooya
Prabhala
Schonwetter
Date Added:
09/21/2010
Advanced Microsoft Word 2007 for Thesis Writing
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Word 2007 is a word processor designed by Microsoft This manual will show you some more advanced features of the program and is aimed at students preparing to write their thesis. The manual covers: Outlining; Using styles; Creating a table of contents; Defining document sections; Effective use of graphics.

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Textbook
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Desiree McKie
Jane Nash
Date Added:
01/28/2010
Being Different Together: Case Studies on Diversity Interventions in Some South African Organisations
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There are few contexts where people are not confronted by difference in the workplace, in organisations and public spaces, and as an aspect of the general body politic. The challenge, therefore, is how to value what different groups may bring to the collective while, at the same time, maintaining cohesive societies. Contemporary South Africa is no exception in facing realities such as these although the specific contours that the challenges take are obviously shaped by South Africa's history, its socioeconomic capacities, and the particular demographics that form its population. Widespread legislative reform has attempted to redress stratification along a number of axes of difference. Employment equity measures such as affirmative action which were conceptualised in countries like the USA were designed to introduce a representative number from minority groups into relatively homogenous organisations. The changes envisioned for South African organisations are of a different order in this country where the majority demographic has to be brought into the centre politically, economically, and organisationally - a fundamental transformation in processes, structures, identities and relationships. The case studies that are presented here are a reminder of this sometimes volatile transformation of South African life where new opportunities and challenges often come into conflict with old mindsets and practices.

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Business and Communication
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Case Study
Textbook
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Melissa Steyn (Ed.)
Date Added:
06/18/2011
Beyond the VO2 Max: The Role of Self-belief in Elite Athletic Performance
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In the past Prof Tim Noakes was convinced that physiology could explain performance. After 38 years of studying the human body, he now believes that the mind and the role of self belief are crucial factors in human athletic feats. In January 2008, Noakes presented this lecture, entitled "Beyond the VO2 Max: The Role of Self Belief in Elite Athletic Performance" at Croke Park Stadium, Dublin.

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Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Lecture
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Professor Timothy Noakes
Date Added:
03/22/2011
Black Adam: End of the White Guy?
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This website features video material that can be used by educators and facilitators to generate discussion of whiteness in Post-Apartheid South Africa and the postcolonial world, in general.

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Arts and Humanities
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Dominic Wilhelm
Haley McEwen
Melissa Steyn
Date Added:
12/08/2010
Chemical Industries Resource Pack
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The Chemical Industries resource pack is a set of curriculum-aligned resources for physical science teachers. It covers the petrochemical, fertiliser, chloralkali, and battery industries, and their links to electrochemistry, chemical equilibrium, and other sections in the science syllabus. The pack contains animations, practical videos, quizzes, worksheets and answers, posters, and a detailed periodic table.

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Chemistry
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Data Set
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University of Cape Town
Author:
UCT Chemical Engineering Schools Project
Date Added:
01/23/2012
Classical & Quantum Mechanics (Mainstream Physics)
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This is the second-year second semester mainstream physics course and is also suitable for mathematicians, astronomers, chemists and computer scientists. CLASSICAL MECHANICS: Review of NewtonŐs laws, constraints, dŐAelmbert principle, Lagrangian formulation of mechanics, conservation laws, applications, central forces, planetary motion, small oscillations, normal co-ordinates. QUANTUM MECHANICS: The basic assumptions of quantum mechanics, solutions of Schrodinger's equation, properties of wave functions and operators, one-dimensional applications, angular momentum in quantum mechanics, three-dimensional applications, the hydrogen atom, approximate methods. UCT PHY2015S

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Lecture Notes
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Indresan Govender
Roger Fearick
Date Added:
12/03/2010
Cleaner Energy Cooler Climate: Developing Sustainable Energy Solutions for South Africa
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For South Africa, finding a policy approach that balances the increasing demand for energy with the need for sustainability, equity, and climate change mitigation is a particular challenge. Through energy modelling indicators of sustainable development and policy analysis, Harald Winkler builds a rich and detailed case study illustrating how a development-focused approach to energy and climate policy might work in South Africa. Moreover, with recent recordsetting global crude oil prices, he points out that making energy supply and use more sustainable is a central challenge in South Africa's future development path. An energy researcher, IPCC author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a member of the South African delegation to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Winkler offers a nuanced examination of where the synergies and tradeoffs lie, and makes clear the imperative of considering long-term implications when meeting short-term needs.

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Case Study
Reading
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Professor Harald Winkler
Date Added:
05/12/2011
Climate change and health in the SADC Region
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The draft review examines the link between climate change and health with special reference to the Southern African region SADC countries It attempts to set the scene for determining pertinent research priorities in the region to contribute to knowledge on the one hand and for identification implementation and evaluation of adaptation interventions that are likely to be appropriate and effective in the region This review has been conducted by Strategic Evaluation Advisory and Development Consulting SEAD a health consultancy together with the COEHR and is part of the Regional Climate Change Programme RCPP led by One World Sustainable Investments

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Reading
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University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
A
Chapman
Galloway
J
M
Manyike
Myers
P
T
Tucker
Young
Date Added:
09/21/2010
Consolidated Report of DEISA Case Studies
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Diversity and Equity Interventions in South Africa (DEISA) was a research programme that studied the transformation industry in South Africa, exploring issues such as the kinds of interventions being undertaken under the rubric of diversity and equity, how these are experienced by people working in organisations, the theoretical frameworks used by practitioner,s and especially how they may or may not articulate with the quest for social justice in a democratising South Africa. The project examined 1) a questionnaire submitted to diversity practitioners across South Africa and 2) diversity interventions conducted at 12 South African organisations. These organisations included government institutions and private sector companies and ranged from multinationals to small family-owned concerns. They were situated mostly in the two major hubs of the South African economy, Gauteng and Cape Town. Two studies were in other regions of the country, Mpumalanga and North West Province.

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Business and Communication
Material Type:
Case Study
Reading
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Claire Kelly
Melissa Steyn
Date Added:
11/17/2010
Copyright Guide for Educators in SA
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This program contains resources for educators on copyright laws in South Africa particularly educators in higher education This program is intended to assist educators in their awareness of copyright laws Included in the program is a copyright timeline as well as an infographic There is also a guide which discusses the implications for both copyright holder and user and the use of copyrighted materials in an educational setting Lastly it advises on where to obtain copyright permissions and provides some tips for good practice This is a work in progress and I will updating this resource regularly Please note that to view this resource you will need to have the latest version of Shockwave player installed

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Shihaam Donnelly
Date Added:
09/29/2010
The Country We Want to Live In: Hate Crimes and Homophobia in the Lives of Black Lesbian South Africans
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This reading offers a refreshing perspective on violence perpetrated against black lesbians. It also profiles the voices of women who are central to the activism around hate crimes and homophobia. In capturing key aspects of the lively discussion of 2006, an update of subsequent events that have bearing on the original seminar is provided, concluding with recommendations that have relevance for research, policy and practice. It makes an impassioned plea about citizenship, belonging and social justice, confirming that silence about these issues is not an option. PART I: Context and History, Context and Sociopolitical Background, Language and Vocabulary, The Delimitations of this Report. PART II: Perspective and Profile, Roundtable Seminar on Gender-Based Violence, Black Lesbians, Hate Speech, and Homophobia. PART III: Current and Future Prospects, Legally Focused Campaigning, Conclusions and Recommendations, A Way Forward.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Jane Bennett
Nonhlanhla Mkhize
Relebohile Moletsane
Vasu Reddy
Date Added:
05/12/2011
The Details and Construction Processes of the Fallingwater House
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The information presented here is taken from teaching architectural technology in the 2nd Year of the UCT Bachelor of Architectural Studies programme in 2010. The underpinning idea is that architectural technology is part of this hierarchical framework: conceptualising (architectural concept)-structuring (structural system)-placement and layering (components)-detailing (connections). The details, processes and descriptions of Die Es presented here demonstrate that in this framework, architectural technology is seen to be inextricably interlinked to the entire building and its spatial-aesthetics.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Tom Sanya
Date Added:
05/25/2011
A Developmental State: The Challenge Ahead
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Lecture series coordinated by Alec Erwin, Honorary Professor of Economics University of the Western Cape. Considerable economic and other challenges face contemporary states around the world. This is even more the case for Africa, where the developmental issues are massive. This course will examine the implications of a commitment to a 'developmental state' for South Africa and Africa, and assess key contemporary challenges. ' Development' is a complex concept and the role that states have played, or can play, in achieving development is also a contested area. The first lecture will consider these issues with specific reference to Africa and South Africa. Attention will then turn to the critical policy balance between development and environmental sustainability - an issue made more pressing as the reality of climate change is increasingly felt. The third lecture will examine how the size and complexity of the large energy systems relied upon by the world economies pose major new structural challenges. South Africa's future depends as much on the development of Africa, as on its own development. Do African states have the capacity to lead the developmental process? This issue will be the subject of the fourth lecture. The final lecture will consider whether the claims that South Africa is a 'developmental state' are justified or even possible. Alec Erwin, a past Minister of Trade and Industry and of Public Enterprises, will give two of the lectures, and significant South African and regional economists and policy thinkers will contribute to the course.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Author:
Various speakers
Date Added:
01/23/2012
Discovering Information Systems An Exploratory Approach
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Note: This book was written in 1999 and last updated in 2003. Since then technologies have changed so the non-conceptual and more technical parts of the book may be out of date.Why Yet Another Textbook (WYAT)?There are many excellent introductory information systems (IS) texts on the market. Why then produce our own text? Interestingly enough, when we sat down to critically review the first year Information Systems curriculum, the very last thing that we wanted was to get involved in writing yet another text. But after we had set the broad educational goals, the curriculum content and educational approach, we found that no textbook fitted our objectives or approach. Briefly, the following considerations forced us to fire up our word processor and compile the text you find in front of you.Technology Bias. A frequent criticism of the introductory information systems curricula is that many have a very strong technological bias: many courses are an in-depth treatment of hardware and software concepts with an avalanche of buzzwords, often reflecting some computer science origins. Although a sound understanding of the technology that underlies information systems is critical, this technology is subject to significant change and seems to receive a disproportionately large amount of attention. This is particularly prevalent in many of the American textbooks that we considered for this course: they all seem to be an "Introduction to Computers" rather than an "Introduction to Information Systems". We wondered where the broader scientific contexts are in these, admittedly very well illustrated but quickly out-dated, documentaries of computer technologies. This is in sharp contrast to a number of European and Australasian texts, some of which relegate all the technology concepts to a single chapter or even a mere appendix at the end of the book! We needed something of a balance between these two extremes. We hope that the three roughly equal sections (scientific, technological and organisational contexts) in this will provide a sufficiently balanced approach to the study of information systems. We wish to provide students with a sound technical understanding but also let them take into account the more philosophical, scientific and organisational aspects of information systems.Depth of Treatment. We needed a text where the conceptual or theoretical component would be equivalent to roughly half of a one-semester course. Most textbooks on the market are intended for full or half-year courses. A frequent comment, even of the newer "trimmed-down editions", is that there is just too much material. Students with little or no previous exposure to computer jargon especially despair when confronted with the many new terms and acronyms. In addition, many of these technologies may be outdated by the time the students have completed their studies. By limiting ourselves to twelve chapters and setting strict limits to the length of each chapter, we hope to stem the "information overload" without compromising the academic standard. We carefully considered "need to know" versus "nice to know". A good example of the latter are the typical detailed historical notes on historical devices such as the abacus, Babbage or ENIAC.Educational Approach. Contrary to our expectations, past student evaluations showed that the textbook previously use, a well-written American one with excellent colour photographs and illustrations, was not well received and lectures based on the textbook were judged to be "boring". It is clear that a different educational approach was needed, perhaps due to our unique South African circumstances. Based on our experiences, we hope that a participatory learning approach will make the "theoretical" section come more alive and replace the rote learning with genuine understanding. The integral part of this text is therefore in the supporting materials: readings, case studies, class assignments and group exercises.Cost. Although not a decisive factor, we also considered the fact that many students face financial constraints. By producing a local textbook, we hope to beat the exchange rate fluctuations.This text consist of twelve chapters, which can be grouped roughly into the following three sections.The scientific context: a review of the fundamental scientific concepts on which IS builds: what is information, what is a system and what are information systems.The technological context: an overview of relevant technology: hardware, software and communications technology.The organisational context: the development and deployment of information systems as well as some wider societal concerns.It is important that this text not be seen separate from the practical worksheets, case studies, videos and group work, which will be provided in the lectures. The intention of these additional materials is to enhance the educational process through participatory learning units: you learn best when doing.It is also our conviction that university students need to be introduced from the first year to academic pluralism: too often undergraduate students get the impression that there is a single correct approach or, even worse, that most problems have only one correct solution or answer. This text is therefor supplemented with additional readings, culled from the world-wide web, in which we hope to expose students to different views of the material presented in the concepts part.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Textbook
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Jean-Paul Van Belle Jane Nash & Mike Eccles
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Diversity Intervention for Health Educators
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The diversity workshops were held with academic staff who supervise fourth-year medical students' research and health promotion projects in the Public and Primary Health Care Department at the University of Cape Town. These include staff who are site facilitators, lecturers, and registrars in the Health Science Faculty. Many of them, except for the site facilitators who mainly supervise the health promotion projects, have had no training in teaching methodology or educational theory. Therefore, the emphasis of the training was on the supervision of the research Epidemiology projects. The supervisors were facing complex challenges in establishing new ways of teaching to support the changing learning environment, small group learning in institutional and community settings, and the increasing diversity of the student body. To enable staff to respond to these challenges, an Adult Educator from the Centre of Higher Education and Development was asked to run workshops with staff in which diversity is made an explicit presence in the learning process. This report documents the process of the workshop implementation.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Author:
Ismail, Salma
Date Added:
01/23/2012
Diversity Literacy
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This resource provides the entirety of the Diversity Literacy course content. A 2nd-year level course, offered at UCT as part of the Vice Chancellors strategic planning, Diversity Literacy aims to facilitate a process of conscientisation amongst students from all disciplinary backgrounds. Users will find all materials required to run the course syllabus, powerpoint presentations, assignments, assessment guides, useful links, and discussion guides. Also included is a comprehensive overview which provides users with the rational behind the course, along with a discussion of how to use the included resources.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Higher Education
Sociology
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Author:
Steyn, Melissa
Date Added:
01/23/2012
Doctors in a Divided Society: The Profession and Education of Medical Practitioners in South Africa
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Many of the goals of South Africa's new democracy depend on the production of professionals who have not only the knowledge and skills to make our country globally competitive but also a commitment to working and living here. Despite numerous reforms, the South African health system, ten years into democracy, remains divided with first world private care that ranks with middle income countries internationally at the one end and at the other extreme in the rural public sector in particular conditions that are superior only to the poorest of African countries. Much work has been done to change medical school curricula in line with the primary healthcare focus of government policy and international trends towards problem-based learning. This study on the medical profession and its related education programmes considers the multiple worlds of medical practice in South Africa ten years into democracy from a number of perspectives. First it presents the major problem facing government - the skewed distribution of medical doctors across public, private, rural, and urban divides - and considers its recent attempts to rectify the imbalance. sSecondly, it presents the universities' responses to the equity and redress demands of government policy, changing profiles of medical students and graduates, and new curricula to meet the profile of the basic doctor who is willing and able to serve the needs of a transformed South Africa. Finally, it focuses on two medical schools to explore these issues in greater depth.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Angelique Wildschut
Mignonne Breier
Date Added:
05/12/2011
Evidence Based Management Library Guide
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An online library guide created for BUS1036FS Evidence Based Management (EBM). Contains presentations which will help students find a book in UCT Libraries, find a specific journal article in UCT Libraries, find a journal article in UCT Libraries, access library resources off campus, find newspaper articles in UCT Libraries, access databases at UCT Libraries. Image by stevelyon shared under a CC BYNCSA 2.0 license.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Lara Skelly
Date Added:
02/16/2011