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South African Legal Research: Legal News

Focus: Sources to support U.S. law students working in a South African legal aid clinic

Law Society of South Africa

Law Society of South Africa provides legal news and a digital edition of the current issue of De Rebus - South African Attorneys' Journal. 

TIP: Read, and track the progress of, the Legal Practice Bill here.

De Rebus - SA Attorneys' Journal

De Rebus - SA Attorneys' Journal is a monthly publication.  It includes: feature articles: legal news; updates about recent cases and laws; and cites to recently published scholarly articles and law books.  Box: Choose search form includes an advanced search feature.

Law Library of Congress: Global Legal Monitor: South Africa

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Polity (Policy, Law, Economics & Politics)

Creamer Media's Polity includes South African news, speeches of South African government officials, descriptions of and links to recent South African case decisions (Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of Appeal, High Court and Magistrates Courts), and descriptions of and links to signficant legislation/regulations.  TIPS: Researchers can search this site, and the site includes video and audio files.   

Below are items from Polity's Constitutional Court feed:

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Sabinet Law

Sabinet Law tracks South African government and legislative developments. 

Option: Obtain updates from Sabinet Law through Twitter.

LegalBrief TODAY (some content: $)

Juta Law's LegalBrief TODAY ($) provides selected free South African legal news stories and Juta's Weekly Statutes Bulletin.  This website also links to free news stories about South African, African and worldwide legal developments.  At the bottom of the web screen, "In the Courts" highlights South African case developments.  Limitation of "In the Courts": the one-line descriptions often do not identify the court that is the subject of the post.  Below are items from LegalBrief TODAY's free feed highlighting legal news in South Africa, Africa and the world:

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