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The South African Civil Society Information Service (SACSIS) is a nonprofit news agency distributing free and original copy to the media and other information mediators. All of SACSIS' originally produced articles, videos and podcasts are licensed under a Creative Commons license. You are free to share, copy, and remix the work as long as the work is attributed to SACSIS.

Please note that we can only authorise the republication of our originally produced articles and not third party content, which we also publish on this website.

How to Attribute SACSIS Articles 

Should you wish to republish any original SACSIS article, please attribute the author and cite The South African Civil Society Information Service ( as its source.

It is important to acknowledge SACSIS as the source of original articles distributed via this service when you reprint them in your publication. Failure to comply with this requirement constitutes copyright infringement.

Identifying Original SACSIS Articles on this Website

Original SACSIS articles can be identified by the Creative Commons logo, which accompanies the article. There should also be a note below the article, identifying the article as available under the Creative Commons License. All articles distributed via the SACSIS news alert service are original works that are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 South Africa License. Before copying or downloading any original SACSIS article, please review the Creative Commons License. By downloading and sharing our articles, you agree to adhere to the terms presented in this license.

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Third Party Content

You will find some third party content on this website. SACSIS cannot authorise the republication of these articles. Please contact the copyright holders of these articles directly for reprinting rights. Where possible, we do our best to supply the contact details of copyright holders with respect to third party content.

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