In order to promote widespread sharing and dissemination of the educational content on the Thutong Portal, we have decided to use the Creative Commons licence (Attribution-Share Alike 2.5) to distribute content freely on the site.
Please note that some content on Thutong may be subject to different licensing conditions, which will then be embedded in the content and supersede the Creative Commons licensing conditions.
The licensor (Thutong) 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 Thutong 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.
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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, a teacher makes significant changes to a document that is licensed under a Creative Commons South Africa Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 licence and republishes 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
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Thutong licenses its copyrighted work to you on the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/. 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 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode
The material on this site is made available in the good faith that it does not violate the copyright or similar rights of third parties. Thutong 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 Thutong material infringes another’s copyright, please send notification to Mothobi.N@dbe.gov.za the following details:
Identification of the allegedly infringed work;
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing 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 claimants contact details.