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Licensing Conditions

In order to promote widespread sharing and dissemination of the educational content on the SARUA Website, SARUA has decided to use the Creative Commons licence (Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0) to distribute content freely on the site.

Please note that some content on the SARUA website may be subject to different licensing conditions, which will then be embedded in the content and supersede the Creative Commons licensing conditions.

The icons below indicate that you are free to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work under the following conditions:


The licensor (SARUA) permits others to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work. In return, licensees, that means you, if you want to use the work, must give credit to SARUA and the original author(s) of the material that you use. Licensees must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor. See example below

E.g. by John Smith on SARUA:

Note: Please be careful to ensure that the reference does not in any way suggest that the author or licensor endorse you or your use of the work.

Share Alike

If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work under the same, similar or a compatible license. Look out for it because it means that you have to use the same terms to license a derivative work!

For example, you make significant changes to a document that is licensed under a Creative Commons South Africa Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 licence and then republish it under the same licence.

  • For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the licence terms of this work by stating the specific licence that is being used, with a link back to the legal code of the licence on
  • Any of these conditions can be waived if you get specific permission in writing from the copyright holder.

SARUA licenses its copyrighted work to you on the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 licence found here: It should be noted that nothing in this licence impairs or restricts the author's moral rights.

This page is not the actual licence. The licence terms are highlighted here in summary to provide a quick reference to the terms in the full licence agreement/s found at

Infringement notification

The material on this site is made available in the good faith belief that it does not violate the copyright or similar rights of third parties. SARUA will promptly remove any material that is determined to be infringing on the copyright or similar rights of others. If you believe that a portion of the SARUA material infringes another’s copyright, please send notification to ; with the following details:

  • Identification of the allegedly infringed work;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing on this work, including the URL or other specific identification for us to be able to locate the material;
  • Your contact details, or if you aren’t the claimant, your own and the claimant’s contact details.