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Perspectives: Political Analyses & Commentary - December 2013


Condoms as Evidence - Resources

The 6-country Criminalizing Condoms report

“Condoms as Evidence” Video

Audio from the New York report launch

Video from the “Condoms as Contraband” panel at the 2012 International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC


South African Law

South African Legislation
Policy, Law, Economics and Politics - Deepening Democracy through Access to Information.

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

South Africa Government On-line


Links to Government Websites and Government Documents

 South Africa: Governments on the WWW

South Africa - Guide to Law Online
From the Law Library of Congress. "The Guide to Law Online is an annotated compendium of sources accessible through the Internet. Links provide access to primary documents, legal commentary,” and much more.

South African Government Information
By GCIS. Includes links to government services, programs, documents, and departments.

South African Law Reform Commission
From Wits School of Law

South Africa Legal Resources
Includes links to acts, tribunals, courts, government and more.

Umwembi's list of South Africa Government Internet Sites
Government departments, commissions, statutory bodies, and more.

The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC)

Department of Women Children and People with Disabilities

Department of Health

Department of Labour

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

Department of Safety and Security



Constitution of the Republic of South Africa
From the South African Government Information site.



Constitutional Court of South Africa's Website - Text only site. "This court, the highest in South Africa on constitutional matters, was born of the country's first democratic Constitution in 1994. In an acclaimed new building at Constitution Hill, the 11 judges stand guard over the Constitution and protect everyone's human rights."


Dispute Resolution Law

Centre for Conflict Resolution - The Centre seeks to contribute towards a just peace in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa by promoting constructive, creative and co-operative approaches to the resolution of conflict and the reduction of violence.


Intellectual Property Law

South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) - "Established in 1954 and represents some 140 patent attorneys, patent agents and trade mark practitioners in South Africa who specialise in the field of Intellectual Property Law."


Law Firms

Attorneys in South Africa - From Attorneys.co.za.

Law Firms - HierosGamos. Select by City or Practice Area.


Legislative Bodies

Juta Law - Subscription service gives you access to online legal library.

Parliament of South Africa - Parliament site.

De Rebus SA Attorneys' Journal

Researching South African Law - In English. By Amanda Barratt and Pamela Snyman. LLRX.com. Published October 1, 2002.



Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) - "The LSSA is the umbrella body of the attorneys' profession in South Africa. The LSSA aims to promote the common interests of its members, having regard at all times to the broader interests of the public whom the profession serves."

Maritime Law Association of South Africa - "The professional association of maritime lawyers in SA. Its membership is open to practising maritime lawyers, academics and those in the shipping industry having an interest in maritime law. The work of the MLA is done through Committees and through the Durban and Cape Town Chapters of the association."

Open Society Foundation for South Africa - "Criminal Justice Initiative: The CJI is both a grant-making and operationalised programme. The CJI seeks to promote the rule of law and human rights both in the context of the criminal justice system, and from the perspective of social crime prevention. The CJI targets its support at projects that seek to benefit women, children and young people."

Polygraph Association of South Africa

South African Law Reform Commission



South African Cyber Treaty Series - In English. Comprehensive listing of multilateral treaties signed and/or ratified by South Africa with full-text links (where available). By Arnold N. Pronto.




The Law Society of South Africa
The Attorneys Fidelity Fund



Cape Law Society
Natal Law Society
Law Society of the Northern Provinces
Gauteng Law Council
Mpumalanga Law Council
North West Law Council
Northern Province Law Council
Johannesburg Attorneys Association


Department of Justice

Department of Justice


Registry Offices

Deeds Registration: DeedsWeb


Universities/Law Schools

UCT Law School
University of the Western Cape
Wits Law School

International Associations/Foreign Law Societies

International Bar Association
International Law Institute
Commonwealth Lawyers Association
The American Bar Association
Law Society of England & Wales
Law Society of Ireland
New Zealand Law Society
Law Council of Australia


South African Law Links

ActsOnline - Provides up to date legislation, including amendments and regulations, in an intuitive, on line format relating to a number of categories of law. Created and maintained by Guarantee Trust.

Wits Law School - Recent Decisions and Information - Decisions and information on the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal, the Land Claims Court and the Labour Courts of South Africa.

South African Cyber Treaties Series - A comprehensive list of treaties South Africa has entered into. Links to the full text of treaties. Main focus is multilateral treaties.

LegalNET - Subscription service providing access to All South African Law Reports, Butterworths Legal Directory, procedural timetables and prescription periods, judgments on-line and, amongst other materials, full text government publications.

Juta Law - For the practitioner seriously interested in researching the South African law. Maintained by a subsidiary of Juta & Company, South Africa's foremost law publishers. Orientation is exclusively electronic, i.e., CD-ROM and the internet.

South African Law Commission - The objects of the Commission are to research all branches of the law of the Republic and to make recommendations for development, improvement, modernization or reform.

Doing Business in South Africa - Assistance for the uninitiated in educating oneself in government organization, forms of business organization, how to form a business, taxation, government regulation, intellectual property and much more. Typical Lex Africa quality.

The Development Bank of South Africa
- The function of the Bank is: to invest in infrastructure and facilitate the provision of infrastructure development finance; finance sustainable development in partnership with the public and private sectors; respond to development demands and to act as a catalyst for investment.

The Independent Development Trust - The somewhat altruistic mission of the IDT, is to act with strategic partners to enable poor communities to access resources, and to recognize and unlock their own potential to improve the quality of their lives.

Trade and Investment - South Africa - South Africa's national trade and promotion agency.

Competition Commission of South Africa - The Commission is responsible for investigation, control and evaluation of prohibited practices, exemption applications and mergers & acquisitions.

Lex Africa - A law firm network for Africa. Includes numerous "doing business" guides and related business information.

Governments on the WWW - South Africa - Compiled by Gunnar Anzinger. Government links, A to Zed. .

Labour Net - Provides helpful and informative industrial relations resources for anyone contemplating establishment of a business in South Africa.

Marine and Shipping Law - Source of materials used in the practice and research of marine and shipping law.

The Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa - Specialist panels of arbitrators and mediators, drawn from a broad range of fields who undertake to adhere to the AFSA Code of Conduct. AFSA standard arbitration clauses, for inclusion in contracts, are available free of charge.

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) - The CCMA, a dispute resolution body established under the Labour Relations Act, is an independent body, does not belong to and is not controlled by any political party, trade union or business and is not controlled by the state, although the public funds it. It is assisted by grants, donations and bequests.

Centre for Conflict Resolution - Founded in 1968, the Centre is an independent institute which seeks to contribute toward a just peace in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa by promoting constructive, creative and co-operative approaches to the resolution of conflict and the reduction of violence.

The Pretoria Bar Association - An up to date source of information about the Pretoria Bar, including a listing of its members.

Law Library of Congress - GUIDE TO LAW ONLINE: South Africa - The constitution, and links to executive, legislative and judical branches of government. Many other related and useful links.

South African Legal Expertise Online
- Listing of South African legal practitioners and law related sites. We suggest you make your own investigation as to whether their qualifications satisfy your needs. We are not in a position to endorse any.

LegalCity - Articles by legal experts, attorney chat room, provides assisted legal research in all areas of the law and assistance in finding a specialist attorney or advocate.

Workinfo.com - Excellent data base of South African law. Includes case law, legislation, employment law and considerably more. Try an introductory free month and make your own judgment

SABINET Online - Subscription service. Provides comprehensive coverage of worldwide journals, books and reports related to criminology and related disciplines. Emphasis upon South Africa.

Anzani directory/search engine's law specific directory - Provides considerable information by access to the law related categories. Scroll down one-half page.


University Law Resources & Faculties

University of Cape Town Law School

University of the Orange Free State, Faculty of Law

University of Pretoria, Faculty of Law

University of Port Elizabeth, Faculty of Law

Rhodes University, Faculty of Law

University of Stellenbosch, School of Law


South African journal of human rights



Other Relevant Sites

Agenda (feminist journal)
We have been at the forefront of feminist publishing in South Africa for the past 25 years