UCT’s AfricanLII and Gender in the Judiciary Project Opening New frontiers in Using Legal Databases for Research

Imagine a continent where citizens can easily and conveniently access any case, legislation or legal amendment that the desire without having to pay or worse yet bribe anybody. In addition, imagine diverse courts where both women and men are fairly represented exemplifying how we have moved past the patriarchal and unequal nature of most of our societies.

This is the type of vision that AfricanLII and the Gender in the judiciary project at DGRU envision.


Legal Deposit in South Africa - 23 May 2016



Apologies for the incorrect information given about the SANB information sheet in our newsletter of 17 May 2016 and for any inconvenience caused.  

The correct procedure for publishers to deposit material in legal deposit libraries is as follows:-


A.  National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Pretoria:


Copyright & A2K Issues - 20 May 2016


Intellectual Property:

What happened at WIPO’s copyright committee 2016?

4 approaches for teachers on how to work with copyright in the classroom


Copyright & A2K Issues - 18 May 2016


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

The open access advantage considering citation, article usage and social media attention

SSRN has been captured by the enemy of open knowledge.


Legal Deposit in South Africa - 17 May 2016


Good day,

Just some reminders to assist you when depositing publications for legal deposit purposes:


Copyright & A2K Issues - 17 May 2016


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Universities seek united front in open access debate (South Africa)

Dakar Declaration on Open Access Publishing in Africa and the Global South


Copyright & A2K Issues - 16 May 2016


Libraries (South Africa):

LIASA Professional Body Status (South Africa)

National Council for Libraries and Information Services (NCLIS)

Legal Deposit in South Africa


Copyright & A2K Issues - 10 May 2016


Intellectual Property:

Intellectual property: Protecting ideas is costly

Media 24, Moneyweb case casts spotlight on online copyright law