Journals are a vital resource for law students but with their limited time and enormous workloads, the act of trawling through stacks of journals is simply undesirable. This is why ejournals, or electronic journals, have become law students’ best friends.
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…)
Law students entering the legal services field face a difficult question when graduating, such as finding the right law firm to work for. You could be attracted by a firm’s high-profile cases; their numeration offers or simply the location.
The choice should be made while studying and specialising in a certain field. If the dream is representing a high profile case, then criminal law is the field you should dedicate your efforts to. However, if you enjoy working with real estate dealings, then consider becoming a solicitor.
Students are provided the opportunity to choose their field during their term, but choosing a specific law firm does become difficult once graduating. Here are some considerations: (more…)
Our Provincial NetLaw product now consists of all Acts, Ordinances and Regulations in force. During the last quarter of 2014 we completed and added all Regulations in terms of Acts and Ordinances currently in force, making it the most up-to-date, reliable and comprehensive collection of Provincial Legislation. (more…)
University becomes first African institution to implement OCLC’s cloud based library management services
LEIDEN, Netherlands, February 10, 2015 – The University of Kwazulu-Natal, a leading African university, is now using OCLC WorldShare Management Services (WMS) as its library management system.
WMS provide cloud-based library management and discovery applications in an integrated suite, offering librarians a comprehensive and cost-effective way to manage library workflows efficiently, and improve end users’ access to library collections and services. (more…)