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African Legislation : Library Guide: Home

Guide to legislation in print and online

Jagger Library Fire of 18 April 2021

Our southern African collections were destroyed in the fire of 18 April 2021. We will endeavour to replace what we can in print or in databases. Please use online sources or ask us to obtain copies from other libraries.

About this guide

This is a guide to the print and electronic holdings of the Government Publications collection of the University of Cape Town Libraries, with links to online resources. 

Library guides

University of Oxford, Bodleian Libraries. Oxford LibGuides. Law. Africa. Online resources by country and some subjects.

Oliver R. Tambo Law Library, University of Pretoria. Law of Africa Collection.

African-wide online resources

African Legal Information Institute (AfricanLII). 

"The African Legal Information Institute (AfricanLII) is a project of the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit (DGRU) at the Department of Public Law,  Faculty of LawUniversity of Cape Town. It was incubated at the Southern Africa Litigation Center (SALC).

AfricanLII's main goal is to promote Free Access to Law and Open Justice in Africa."

Gazettes. Africa Freely available African Government gazettes

Laws.Africa Freely available African legislation.

African Law Library by the African Innovation Foundation

OSALL. African Legislation 

Juri Africa: African Law Portal. Requires payment.

Williams, Jane. Sources of Online Legal Information for African Countries, April/May 2015.


International on-line resources

CommonLII. Commonwealth Legal Information Institute. Some African national legislation.

Globalex is an electronic legal publication dedicated to international and foreign law research. Published by the Hauser Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law.

The World Law Guide Links to specific acts and sites per country.