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Current Awareness Archive: Feb2017

What is Current Awareness?

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.

Website of the Month

Website of the month

February's websites of the month are:‚Äč



To lead and partner in statistical systems for evidence-based decisions.

Looking for love in all the wrong places?

Don’t despair. There is hope. We promise. Finding that special someone to spend Valentine’s Day with has just become a little bit easier. From left field in the realm of dating advice enter the statisticians, who combine data and geography to show you where you can look for love



To improve health status through the prevention of illnesses and the promotion of healthy lifestyles and to consistently improve the healthcare delivery system by focusing on access, equity, efficiency, quality and sustainability.

About the Monthly Current Awareness Page

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.

In the Media

An unwanted guest: El Niño and Africa in 2016 - IRIN

Government to provide a further R32 million for drought relief     - Sabc News

Double standards and racism deepen in South Africa  - Mail & Guardian

We will blacklist non-paying students - NSFAS     - News24

NSFAS criteria remains the same in 2016   - News 24  

Govt to fund R4.5bn NSFAS shortfall    - News 24

Sierra Leone implements Ebola vaccination programme      -  Business Day Live

Denmark passes controversial bill to seize assets and valuables from refugees  - The Washington Post

Bifocal economy at the root of SA’s structural inequality   -  Business Day Live

SA worst-hit in Africa with dramatic decline in foreign direct investment   - Business Day Live

Cheap oil: boon for some, bust for others  - Times Live

Kenya to lead African growth story in 2016   -  Moneyweb

The Islamic State’s strategy to cause death and destruction in Europe  -  The Washington Post

January turning into 'Janu-worry'?  - Fin24

10 things you should know about new tax laws in South Africa - BusinessTech

South Africa Raises Key Rate to 6.75% -


Netflix arrives in South Africa!

Google Self-Driving Car Project!

Find your investment style!

In the media

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Should you wish to read Current Awareness guides of previous years, visit the Archive

Looking for Upcoming 2017 Conferences?

If you are looking for 2017's forthcoming conferences, the following websites are helpful:


Golden Oldies

This month's peer-reviewed articles of choice are:

 Love hurts : computer, network and e-mail security Author Reinhardt Buys

Source: De Rebus 2000, pp 33 (2000)
The love triangle : family law Author Lerothodi Mohale
Source: Without Prejudice 11, pp 39 - 40 (2011)
 Children are often caught in the middle of a love triangle between the mother and two possible fathers. In what circumstances can the high court exercise its power to order DNA tests to determine who the father of the child is? This question was answered in YM v LB Read More


He loves me not - and what was it worth Author A. Costa

Source: De Rebus 2005, pp 17 - 19 (2005)

 Alick Costa argues that sexist and demeaning attitudes still prevail against women when redistributing assets of a failed marriage.

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