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Why You Need Access to a South African Law Collection

Nov 12, 2019 | Blog, Company news

As a lecturer, it is essential to provide students with relevant case studies. Such case studies are equally important should you be an academic researcher. Credible sources are needed for literature studies, whilst case law is essential should you be an attorney preparing for a court case. Access to Sabinet Law collection journals – most comprehensive online collection of South African law publications makes it easier to conduct research, prepare for court proceedings, and obtain material for lecturing.

Our online platform includes over 430 journal titles and as many as 350 000 plus full-text articles from peer-reviewed, accredited, and trusted publications. It is available 24/7. It is exceptionally well-indexed by information specialists. This makes the database highly searchable, even when using the standard search facility.

The easy-to-navigate layout, furthermore, helps to quickly get to titles within a specific subject field, such as South African law. To this end, you will appreciate the comprehensiveness of the collection. Titles such as the ones briefly introduced below form part of the ever-growing collection.

Article 19

This bi-annual publication covers issues related to corporal punishment as a form of disciplining children. It investigates alternative methods of disciplining in favour of the abolition of corporal punishment. The focus is on positive forms of discipline. The journal is published by the Children’s Rights Project at the Community Law Centre and is relevant to the South African context. Note that the journal is no longer active, but we provide access to the full-text articles published in it from Vol 1 Issue 1 June 2005 to Vol 5 Issue 2 Dec 2009.

Business Tax and Company Law Quarterly

If you are a tax practitioner or attorney, you will most probably be familiar with this journal title. Our collection includes titles from Volume 1 issue 1 to the present. The focus is on practical guidance and expert opinions directly related to South African tax as relevant to the corporations in the country. The journal is highly credible, being that it is edited by three of the top corporate and tax consultants in the country.

The Constitutional Court Review (CCR)

The annual double-blind peer-reviewed international journal, published by NISC (Pty) Ltd, follows the proceedings and work of the South African Constitutional Court. It has Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) accreditation. Our collection includes everything from 2008 until the present.

African Human Rights Law Journal

The bi-annual, peer-edited journal covers human rights-related topics as relevant to South Africa and the rest of the continent. The articles range from titles covering the death penalty to topics such as child rights and corruption. The journal, published by the Pretoria University Law Press, has accreditation from SciElo SA, The International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS), and DHET. Our collection includes everything from Vol 3 issue 1, 2003 to the present.

De Jure

The general scope of the journal falls on South African law topics. It is a bi-annual publication published by the University of Pretoria with accreditation from SciElo SA and DHET. Our collection includes everything from Volume 44, issue 1, 2011 to the present.

Journal of Estate Planning Law

Published by the University of the Free State, this annual journal covers all aspects related to estate planning, including wills. Even though it is no longer active, our collection includes everything from Volume 1, 2004-2005 to Issue 1 2006.

Law, Democracy, & Development

The journal, published by the University of the Western Cape, is a bi-annual publication with SciElo SA and DHET accreditation. The content is relevant to legal practitioners, students, social scientists, and academics. Our collection includes every issue from Volume 4 Issue 1, 2000 to the present.


The Faculty of Law at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University is a DHET accredited journal that contains discussions on topical issues. Our collection includes everything from Volume 26 Issue 1 2005 to the current issues. It is well-worth accessing online if you are conducting legal research relevant to the South African context.

South African Journal of Bioethics and Law

This bi-annual journal is relevant to medical practitioners, scientists, and attorneys specialising in the field of bioethics. The Health and Medical Publishing Group is the publisher. Our collection includes all the issues from Volume 1 issue 1 to the present.

We provide you with a range of access options, including open-access, subscription, and free-user access with pay-per-view options. Use the search facility to locate more titles relevant to South African law.