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Open Access Resources for Law Library Guide: South African Law resources

This guide will cover law resources that are freely available for use.

Laws of South Africa

The Laws of South Africa is a project by the University of Pretoria to make available the South African Consolidated Legislation, including historical versions of Acts.

Access them via the following link:


The Southern African Legal Information Institute is the greatest resource of South African cases and legislation. Their coverage ranges from tribunal decisions to Constitutional Court cases. They also have a large range of legislation and a few journals as well.

Open By-laws

This database contains by-laws for the different municipalities in South Africa. It is a community project so it is constantly updated.

Access it via the following link: