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South African law: South African law

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South African law: quick start

The Law Bod has subscriptions to various legal databases which include South African materials: for licensing reasons access is limited to current OU students & faculty members. 

South African law is also well-represented on the free web, examples of reliable sources include these:

The LawBod's print collection of South African materials have shelf marks beginning S. Africa. Level 1 has the current South African monographs, South African law journals (issues from & included 2000 to date), and South Africa law report series. 

South African law journals (issues up to & including 1999) are on the Ground Floor.

You may sometimes see (sec coll) at the end of a Law Bod shelf mark: this usually indicates an older, superseded edition. Of course, you are welcome to consult (sec coll) material, but it will on the Ground Floor..

Printed works which deal with more than one jurisdiction (eg comparative studies) are in the section with shelf marks starting General on Level 2.

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