South Africa
EIFL in South Africa

EIFL is currently engaged in South Africa, working in the area of public library development. In 2011 we supported Masiphumelele Public Library, located in an impoverished informal settlement near Cape Town, to address community unemployment issues by introducing innovative new library services for youth.

Read more about the innovative service here.

In 2001, EIFL helped to create the South African National Library and Information Consortium (SANLiC), which licenses e-resources to libraries at higher education institutions and to national research institution libraries in South Africa.

EIFL supported the first open access conference in South Africa in 2004, which was co-hosted by EIFL, OSI (Open Society Institute) and SANLiC. We also supported the first institutional repository workshop in 2005.

EIFL IN ACTION

NEWS

The Copyright Amendment Bill [B13B - 2017] had been sitting on the (...)
“The library is closed to the public until further notice.” Messages (...)
On 31 January 2020, EIFL will testify at the Office of the US Trade (...)

BLOG

South Africa’s Copyright Amendment Bill had been sitting on the desk (...)
June was a busy month for the LIBSENSE Initiative - a collaborative (...)
In August, 15 young African public librarians travelled to Southeast (...)

EVENTS

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, will (...)
Surveys show that there are very few African national repositories (...)
International Open Access Week 2020 (OA Week 2020) takes place from (...)