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South African Law

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General books on South African law, such as Wille's Principles of South African Law (Juta, 9th ed, 2007)

See also the Books page in this Guide for more information on relevant books and finding South African general legal books and specific books on your topic.


For information on specific legal topics, look for journal articles in academic journals. See the Journals and Journal Articles page in this Guide for more information.

Legal Research Books & Guides

PULP Guide: Finding Legal Information in South Africa by Shirley Ann Gilmore (ed) (PULP, 4th ed, 2017) (open access)

Researching South African Law (on GlobaLex) by Amanda Barratt and Pamela Snyman, 2018 update by Salona Lutchman.

Legal Dictionaries

VG Hiemstra and HL Gonin, Drietalige Regswoordeboek = Trilingual Legal Dictionary (JUTA, 2nd ed, 1986) (available in print)

English-Afrikaans; Latin-Afrikaans-English; Afrikaans-English