Apart from those who specialise in the field of law, there aren’t that many people who know how South Africa’s legal system works. Legislation has an impact on every citizen’s life and livelihood, so it helps to have a working knowledge of how laws are made. (more…)
In this article, we will take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of using Google as a source for legal information online, and compare it to an online legal information portal.
The concept might seem slightly strange at first. After all, why would you use a broad-based search engine when you have access to a specialist online legal information service? The answer to this question is familiarity.
We all know of the Government Gazette as the published source of information pertinent to the running of the country. We know that Government Gazette publications come out any day of the week, as often as is required. But, is there any type of official information that doesn’t feature in the Gazette? More importantly, what must appear in Government Gazette publications? (more…)
South African Legislation is not always easy to navigate. Not only is South Africa working with a hybrid legal system originating from a mix of Dutch and British legal systems, but it also takes into account indigenous customary laws. In addition, we have a Constitution that sets the rules of how the current government works. To make matters even more complicated, there are different spheres of government that make laws, the National, Provincial and Local Government. (more…)