Current awareness is the term used to describe staying informed by keeping up to date with the latest publications, research and news in your field.
The perspective of current awareness is the present and the forthcoming, as opposed to the retrospective.
Current awareness ranges from looking for information on specific topics on a regular basis (and this usually involves the assistance of your Personal Librarian to help you set up a search profile matched to your research interests) to embracing a wider, more general, and cross-disciplinary view that brings an element of serendipity into your search for the latest information.
Informally, researchers remain alert in all contexts for useful information and insights that will inform their daily practice, their research, and spark off innovative and creative ideas for new avenues of research.
About the IMF
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
Created in 1945, the IMF is governed by and accountable to the 189 countries that make up its near-global membership.
Millennium Africa Recovery Plan (MAP) and Omega Plan for Africa combined to give birth to a third initiative the New African Initiative (NAI) which then led to the establishment of NEPAD in 2001. Founding Member States of NEPAD included South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt and Senegal.
The year is marked with many special days, weeks, and months dedicated and devoted to raising awareness about important issues.
This monthly post, compiled by the Information Search Librarians Team, will note special dates and themes, and draw your attention to possibly interesting cross-disciplinary topical references intended to inform and to inspire ideas for research.
Freedom Month 2017 (1 to 30 April)
2 April World Autism Awareness Day 2017
7 April World Health Day 2017
17 April World Haemophilia Day 2017
22 April International Mother Earth Day 2017
23 April World Book and Copyright Day 2017
25 April World Malaria Day 2017
26 April World Intellectual Property Day 2017
27 April Freedom Day 2017
29 April World Veterinary Day 2017
Thousands march on Union Buildings - News24
Fitch downgrades SA to junk status - Fin24
Heat is on as opposition plans march to Union Buildings - Business Day
Beware ‘radical economic transformation’ – Nyati - Moneyweb
Trump officials tell Russia to drop its support for Syria’s Assad - The Washington Post
Trump’s First 100 Days: Airstrikes raise questions about Trump’s foreign policy - The Washington Post
Gordhan: ANC risks losing 2019 election - News24
Remembering Chris Hani, 24 years on - SABC News
Three-month state of emergency to be declared in Egypt - SABC News
5 important things happening in South Africa today - Business Tech
The world’s 10 biggest economies in 2017 - Business Tech
How Africa’s and South Africa’s super-rich make their money - Business tech
If you are looking for 2017's forthcoming conferences, the following websites are helpful:
This month's articles of choice:
Steven Ombati and Kalu Ojah
African Finance Journal, Volume 18, Issue 2, Jan 2016, p. 1 - 44
Chimwemwe Chipetaa and Chera Deressa
Investment Analysts Journal, Volume 45, Issue 2, Jan 2016, p. 81 - 94