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South African Law

Finding judicial consideration of legislation

We do not currently subscribe to any tools that allow sophisticated searching for cases on specific legislative provisions.

To find cases that have considered a particular Act, use the SAFLII Numbered Acts database to navigate to the Act. Please note that  SAFLII only includes Acts from 1993 to current. 


Click on Noteup. This will link to cases that have considered your Act. It will also list journal articles considering your Act in the few South African journals that are included in full text in SAFLII.The default order is by relevance, but you can also sort by eg: date, casename, and database.

Clicking on By Database will sort the citing cases by court.