Information Services


As a renowned provider of original African Journal and South African Legal content, we continuously source and make available new online content pertaining to, or originating from Africa.

With new content and information made available as it is published, and an archive of electronic journals dating back over a century, users are able to access cross-referenced material from the convenience of their desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device. Comprised of a massive database of bibliographic and citation references, news archives and a growing collection of more than 500 aggregated premier African journals and publications, it is one of the largest and most easily accessible collections of its kind today. In order to ensure more effective visibility of this unique African content collection, references and metadata are also incorporated into the indexes of the major search engines and distributed to aggregators worldwide.

Our extensive legal content collection is also widely used by libraries, individuals and public and private organisations. With almost immediate access to the latest Bills and legislation, as well as historical and archived information, our legal content collection empowers those who require it with the critical, up-to-date information they need to ensure compliance and make sound business decisions in South Africa’s fast-paced legislative landscape.

Our Offering:

  • Legal Information Services

    With the introduction of our legal services in 1995, in the form of electronic Government Gazettes, Sabinet was able to expand its product offering. Since then Sabinet has become one of the leading suppliers of online legal information in South Africa.

  • Online Journals

    Sabinet offers online journals originating from or pertaining to Africa. Sabinet African Journals have been available online to clients with great success since 2001.

  • Sabinet African Archives

    An index of more than 2 000 collections of consolidated African archived research dating back as far as the 1600s as well as special collections consisting of manuscripts, newspaper clippings, photographs, articles and more, to researchers with an interest in Africa.

  • Sabinet Online Publishing Platform

    Through online publishing, African and South African publishers now have a tool to increase their effectiveness in the publishing of their journals.

  • News Research Services

    Sabinet offers a customised online news research and press clipping service to meet the diverse needs of public and government libraries, universities, various private and government institutions as well as researchers.

  • Theses & Dissertations

    The collection comprises the African Digital Repository and Current and Completed Research.

  • African Studies Collection

    The African Studies Collection is a comprehensive collection of a wide range of specialist journal, media and legislative content emanating from the African continent.

  • Specialised Databases

    Sabinet's Specialised Reference Databases service is easily accessible directly via your intranet by means of IP authentication.

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