The Department of Education gives subsidies to institutions for their South African Post Secondary Education (SAPSE) accredited publications. At WSU, the attracted subsidy per publication is disbursed as follows:
15%: Research Office
10%: Vice-Chancellor’s Office
No cash payment to researchers/authors.
Funds can only be utilised for research and research related activities (conferences, equipment) and on retirement, resignation or death, fund reverts to department/faculty.
The Higher Education Act 101 of 1997 provide helpful definitions of journals, books and proceedings:
Journals, refer to peer reviewed periodical publications devoted to disseminating original research and new developments within specific disciplines, sub-disciplines or field of study. These include original articles, research letters, research papers, and review articles. However. only approved journals are subsidised.
Books refer to peer reviewed, non-periodical scholarly or research publications disseminating original research on developments within specific disciplines, sub-disciplines or field of study. Only books that meet specified criteria are subsidised.
Proceedings refer to a published record of a conference, congress, symposium or other meeting whose purpose is to disseminate original research and new developments within specific disciplines, sub-disciplines or field of study.
Only proceedings that meet specified criteria are subsidised. Contact us