Legal Sites and Resources in Africa

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Africa overall

Southern African Legal Information Institute (SAFLII) is the latest addition to the AUSTLII family, this time to provide free access to legal information in Southern Africa. It is produced from data developed and published by the University of the Witswaterand Law School with assistance from the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII). There are links to legal resources from many of the countries in Southern Africa.

Law Africa covers publishing (and the lack of legal publishing) in Africa. Kenya Law Society.


Lex Algeria is a site on Algerian law and covering topics such as code of the family, civil code, constitutions, labor law and jurisprudence. (It's in French).


The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is the umbrella body of all lawyers admitted to practice law in Nigeria. There are directories of law firms and individual lawyers in Nigeria as well as general information about the legal system.

Nigerian Law Resources is a professional legal research infrastructure providing a gateway to Nigerian legal information.

South Africa

University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, the Wits Law School, continues to be a good starting point for legal resources in South Africa in its own right, as well as being part of SAFFLI as above.

The following links have kindly been provided to me by Ria Greaves, Law Librarian of the Faculty of Law, at Rhodes University (listed alphabetically).

  • ANC

  • Botswana Government

  • The Banking Council of South Africa

  • Competition Tribunal of South Africa

  • Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)

  • Gauteng Law Council

  • Mail and Guardian

  • Natal Law Society

  • Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand

  • Parliamentary Monitoring Group - Monitoring South African Parliamentary Committees

  • - Law, Economics and Policy, based in South Africa but covering wider African issues as well

  • Unisa Library Catalogue - - The Unisa Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Africa and also one of the best endowed with information resources, information technology and expert staff.

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