Access to Knowledge in Africa

Access to Knowledge in Africa

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Based on the work of the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) research network, this book describes the legal and practical issues posed by copyright for access to learning materials in eight countries in Africaa€”Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda. It identifies the policies and practices that would broaden this access.The country has 11 different official languages.7 Sections 30 and 31 of the South African Constitution protect the peoplea#39;s right to a#39;use the language and to participate in the cultural life of their choicea#39; and the right to practice their religion. ... In spite of all these efforts, the performance of South African learners in comparative tests with other countries remains poor.11 South Africa has a single national ... The GET stage begins with Reception Year (Grade R) and is capped at Grade 9.

Title:Access to Knowledge in Africa
Author:Chris Armstrong
Publisher:IDRC - 2010


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