Finding the news in the noise

Through its Customised Monitoring Service, Sabinet ensures that subscribers only receive parliamentary news and information that's accurate, reliable and applicable to them.

Centurion, Pretoria, South Africa, 14 Feb 2020
Read time 1min 30sec

The dynamic nature of a democracy means that government must constantly adapt to a changing political, economic and societal climate.

We live in a world where information is easy to find, a connected era. Various sources reveal the answers to our questions, but how can we be sure that we are using the most accurate and reliable resources? How do we know that the regulatory act we are reading is applicable today? Or, how do we know when to comment on draft bills that affect our businesses directly?

Sabinet’s Customised Monitoring Service analyses 1 000 newspaper articles related to Parliament and 179 government media statements per month; 200 Gazette notices per week; 36 parliamentary committees and 26 government departments per day, to select only the information that will help you advance your business.

Complementing this service is the Bill Tracker and Parliamentary Documents service, which tracks all bills every step of the way, from their initial discussion in Parliament to their development into draft bills and bills, to their ratification and final consolidation as acts. This creates more context.

This early warning service becomes the eyes and ears that keep users up to date with the latest legislation, helping them to avoid the potential pitfalls that come from not being compliant with the law.

The Customised Monitoring Service from Sabinet silences the noise and ensures that subscribers only receive what’s accurate, reliable and applicable to them. Users of the service come from a range of industries, from financial and professional services to legal services and researchers.

For more information about this service and the complimentary service, Bill Tracker and Parliamentary Documents, contact


With a sound performance history of over 35 years, Sabinet has firmly established itself as a leader in facilitating access to a wide spectrum of high-quality and credible information sources. Over the course of the last three decades, Sabinet has built a strong local and international reputation for providing Africa's information to the world and the world's information to Africa.

Sabinet's mission to support libraries' technical processes, promote resource sharing and enable access to information sources is underpinned by its commitment, partnerships, understanding and support.

Sabinet's roots are in library support services, where it is recognised for providing central platforms for collaboration and resource sharing among libraries.

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