The State of Open Access in South Africa

Interesting article: the state of Open Access in South Africa. “Academics at South Africa’s universities increased their research output by 250% between 2000 and 2013. Taxpayers funded a great deal of that research. For instance, R24 billion was spent on research and development in the 2012-13 financial year – more than half of it from the public purse. That’s a wealth of research and knowledge. The problem is that it may not be accessible to the broader public, even though it was they who footed the bill.”