13 March, Centurion: – In November 2011 Sabinet Online announced that it would, in conjunction with the profession’s Law Library (formerly KwaZulu-Natal Law Society Library: www.lawlibrary.co.za), offer free access to its online South African Legislation product, to small law firms until 31 October 2012. Due to the resounding success of this initiative, Sabinet then extended this free offer to the 31st of March 2013.
Having recognised the overwhelming need for this service by small law firms in South Africa, Sabinet has now decided to continue to make the South African Legislation product available free of charge to qualifying law firms for an undetermined period.
This means that qualifying small law firms, comprising of three or fewer practising attorneys, will have free access to an alphabetical list of all the South African Acts on www.salegislation.co.za that is accessible with the use of a username and password, which will be provided by Sabinet Online. Access will be given to the Act and its Regulations but will not offer search functionality.
Existing users will continue to have access to this free option should they wish to do so however a reduced subscription option allowing searching functionality across all Acts and regulations is also available. Any existing users who wish to subscribe to the product will be required to sign an additional subscription form.
New users will be granted access either to the free option or the paid option depending on which option they wish to select.
Sabinet reserves the right to terminate the free offer at any time and restrict access to any user who may be misusing the service, without prior notice.