Newsletter: February 2014


Herewith the latest issue of a newsletter that we send to all institutional heads regularly. Our intention is to keep you informed about new developments in the company and updates to our products and services.
We hope you find the information useful. Please forward this to all users of our products and services within your organisation.

In this Issue:


Sabinet launches CCMA and Bargaining Council Awards

We are excited to announce that as from 6 February 2014, CCMA Awards and Bargaining Council Awards that were referred to the CCMA, are offered as part of our Sabinet Labour Judgments service.

More than 300 000 Awards from 1996 to current are now available on the system and will continue to grow on a monthly basis as we receive them from the CCMA. The Awards are easily searchable either through a search screen or via an index list.

New CCMA and Bargaining Council Awards will be added on a monthly basis within five days of receiving the information, making this the most up–to–date and complete service on the market.

Clients subscribed to Sabinet Labour will receive these Awards as an added value.

Should you wish to receive more information please contact Client Services at or on 012 643 9500.


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Appointment of National Librarian

The Board of the National Library of South Africa announced that Prof. Rocky Ralebipi-Simela has been appointed as the National Librarian with effect from 1 May 2014.

She has been the Regional Director of the Limpopo region of the University of South Africa (Unisa) for the past two years. Prof. Ralebipi-Simela holds a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh (USA) and a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Minnesota (USA). She has more than ten years of experience in senior management positions in related fields.

Prof Ralebipi-Simela was a member of the first Board of the National Library of South Africa (2000-2003) and was appointed as Chairperson of the second Board of the NLSA (2003-2006). She was the Chairperson of the National Council of Library and Information services (NCLIS) from 2007-2011. She has served in the business (production and publications of online databases in the USA) and higher education sectors (as a Library and Information professional and academic leader) for 35 years.

Prof Ralebipi-Simela has also served on the Board of Sabinet since 2005. We want to wish her all the very best in her new role and we are looking forward to her contribution to the LIS sector.

Where can you find Sabinet in the next few weeks?

Events: Exhibitions:

Sabinet Welcome Reception at Hildebrands Cape Town. A welcome reception for all attendees of the EMEARC Regional Meeting. 23 February

OCLC EMEARC Regional Meeting, Cape Town South Africa. 24 – 25 February

Legal Product Session at Sabinet Head Office, Centurion. An overview of our legal products, and a stimulating discussion with Nicholas Hall of Michalsons Attorneys. 13 March