Law of South Africa

Unique and authoritative encyclopaedia of law

The Law of South Africa (Lawsa) is the only complete narrative statement of South African law from all its sources, including statutory law, case law and common law. It has been published for over 40 years and is widely considered a prestigious authority and first point of reference for research. It is arranged alphabetically by subject into 162 titles, each title written by a subject expert from the judiciary, legal profession or academia and is vetted by an eminent editorial panel. It includes several indexes and an updating service. Available in online and in print as 63 hard cover title volumes + 2 volume Lawsa supplement.

Foremost
research tool

The only encyclopaedia of law in SA. Research is enhanced by extensive cross-referencing between titles and to legislation, case law and other commentaries, as well as a detailed bibliography per title. Tables of cases and statutes and a subject index per paragraph facilitate further research.

Online research
area grouping

View a complete list of Lawsa subject titles relevant to your practice area on Lexis® Library. The new Research Areas Table of Contents on Lexis Library does your research for you by selecting applicable Lawsa titles and grouping them together in individual research
areas for easy access

Updating
services

The Cumulative Supplement is a complementary annual service that updates the Lawsa titles. It is hyperlinked to the paragraph headings online and issued as a two volume hardcopy in print. An additional subscription service Current Law offers monthly updates on legislative, jurisprudential, administrative and academic developments and is cross-referenced to Lawsa.

Enhanced online functionality

Lexis Library also provides hypertext links from Lawsa to relevant legislation, case law and commentaries. The toolbar gives quick access to icons to e-mail, print or download Lawsa paragraphs. Highlight text and create notes and folders to view later. An advanced search feature facilitates navigation. A Mobi site enables access on your mobile device

The Lawsa set includes 162 subject areas, making it an indispensable reference tool

SUBJECT AREAS INCLUDE:
Access to Information
Accountants and Auditors
Administrative Justice
Agency and Representation
Agriculture
Animals
Arbitration
Associations
Aviation and Air Transport
Banking and Currency
Built Environment Professions
Carriage
Census, Statistics and Population
Cession
Children
Citizenship and Nationality
Civil Procedure – Lower Courts
Civil Procedure – Superior Courts
Close Corporations
Commissions
Companies
Competition
Computers
Conflict of Laws
Constitutional Law: Bill of Rights
Constitutional Law: Structures of Government
Construction Contracts
Consumer Credit
Consumer Protection
Contract
Co-operatives
Copyright
Costs
Courts and Tribunals
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Culture and Cultural Rights
Custom and Usage Damages
Deeds
Defamation
Defence
Delict
Deposit
Designs
Disaster Management
Donations
Drugs and Drug Trafficking
Education
Elections
Electronic Transactions
Emotional Shock       
Energy
Enrichment Entertainment Environmental Conservation
Estate Agents Estoppel Evidence Executive Authority Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry
Expropriation
Extradition Fisheries, Fishing and Sealing Food, Medicines and Hazardous Substances
Forestry
Fundamental Rights
Gambling, Gaming and Lotteries Gender Heraldry
Heritage
Housing
Immigration and Emigration
Immunities
Indigenous Law
Insolvency
Insurance
Interdict
International Law
Judicial Officers
Jurisdiction
Labour Law
Land
Land Administration
Land Use and Spatial Planning
Lease Legal Aid
Legal Practitioners
Libraries and Archives
Licensing
Lien
Liquor
Loan
Local Government
Malicious Proceedings
Mandate and Negotiorum Gestio
Markets and Marketing
Marriage
Media
Medical Professions and Practice     
Medical Schemes
Meetings
Mental Health
Minerals and Petroleum
Misrepresentation
Mortgage and Pledge
Negotiable Instruments
Nuisance
Obligations
Parliament
Partnership Patents Pensions
Personality Infringement
Persons
Police
Postal Services
Post-mortems, Burials, Anatomy
Prescription
Prisons
Provincial Government
Public Health
Public Service Railways and Ports Religion
Rental Housing
Research
Revenue
Roads and Road Transport
Sale
Sea and Sea-shore
Sectional Titles
Securities Services and Collective Investment Schemes
Seduction
Sentencing
Servitudes
Sheriffs
Shipping
Social Security: Core Elements
Social Security: Framework
Sport and Recreation
Standards
State Liability
Statute Law and Interpretation
Sundays and Public Holidays
Suretyship
Tax Administration
Things
Time
Time-sharing and Shareblocks
Tourism
Townships and Town Planning
Trade and Industry
Trade Marks
Traffic
Valuations, Valuers and Appraisers
Veterinary Practice
Vicarious and Strict Liability
War and Emergency
Water
Welfare
Wills and Succession, Administration of Deceased Estates and Trusts

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