South Africa

LexisNexis Butterworths South Africa
Contains constitutional legislation, rules and regulations, and law reports. The coverage is different for every library. Fee-based. The library doesn't have a subscription. See the library's collection policy.

Laws of South Africa: Consolidated Legislation
Contains current "in force" and consolidated (as amended) Acts of Parliament, point-in-time and historic texts of Acts, plus regulations. Acts and regulations are PDF. Regulations not in full text may be requested. The project is the work of the Oliver R. Tambo Law Library, University of Pretoria, in partnership with SAFLII (the South African Legal Information Institute) and the Constitutional Court. The database is a work in progress and does not contain all Acts yet.

Constitutional Court
Full text database of all Constitutional Court cases handed down since the first hearing in 1995. Documents available for viewing, printing or downloading include full judgments, summaries of judgments highlighting the main questions of law decided in each case as well as heads of argument, pleadings and documents. It includes information about the Court's history, its role and work, landmark judgments and the constitution-making process.

Fee-based database. The library's subscription allows access to the following publications: The Constitutional Library; Juta’s Daily Law Reports ; S A Law Reports 1947 to date; Index & Ann. to the SA Law Reports ; Digest of S A Law; S A Statutes & Regulations ; S A Appellate Division; S A Environmental Legislation ; S A Criminal Law Reports ; S A Tax Library; Case Law of Zimbabwe ; Statutes of Zimbabwe; Tanzania Law Reports; Zambia Law Reports ; Namibian Law Reports; Laws of Jamaica. For password information please, contact the Reference Librarian. Login Instructions Click Login. Submit user name and password. Click Subscriber Access. Wait for browsable menu to load in left frame, or choose a search screen [it should say search FORM] from the dropdown menu.

Foreign Publications:
Laws of Jamaica
Jamaica law Reports
English Reports
Laws of Malaysia
Statutes of the Isle of Man

Human Sciences Research Council Press
South Africa's open access publisher committed to the dissemination of high quality social science research based publications, in print and electronic form. Many recently published books are available at this site for free download--one can download a table of contents, an index, a chapter or an entire book. One can browse all titles (alphabetically); browse by category (such as: "Religious Studies"; "Securities Studies"); or use the search feature. Because there is no "Law" category to browse, you might wish to use the search feature. Newly published titles are also highlighted on the main page of this website.

Faculty of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Links to the Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of Appeal, Labour Court, and Land Claims Court.

Index to South African Periodicals
The Index to South African periodicals, commonly known as ISAP, is a subject index of articles in periodicals published in South Africa. On-line entries date back to 1942. The database contains indexed articles from more than 680 South African periodicals.

The South African Cyber Treaty Series
By Arnold Pronto. It aims to provide a comprehensive, and up to date, list of treaties South Africa has entered into, with, where possible, links to full text versions placed on the internet, as well as to ratification information. It makes no attempt at covering bilateral agreements, focusing, instead, on multilateral conventions. The treaty series is based primarily on the United Nations Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General, and is arranged according to the categories found in the United Nations Treaty Series. Several additional topics, e.g. intellectual property and civil aviation, for which the United Nations does not act as depositary, have also been included.

University of Pretoria
Academic Information service

The German-South African Lawyers Association
Provides a wide variety of legal links on South Africa, i.e. government, court, academic and NGO websites relating to South African law.

Researching South African Law by Amanda Barratt and Pamela Snyman