UCT receives donation of treasured legal publications

15 June 2021 9:06pm

UCT receives donation of treasured legal publications

07 April 2021 10:00

Legal technology company LexisNexis South Africa has come to the aid of the University of Cape Town (UCT) with the replacement of legal texts that were among the print collections destroyed in in the devastating fires that affected the institution in April 2021.

LexisNexis has arranged a special print run to donate the Laws of Mauritius Volumes 1 to 13, a consolidated edition of Mauritian primary legislation (incorporating the Code Civil Mauricien) which is authorised by the Government of Mauritius and is updated annually. The company will also produce and replace Statutes RSA, which provides a unique single-source reference guide to fully cross-referenced South African legislation.

LexisNexis CEO and Chairperson of the Board, Videsha Proothveerajh, said, “We, along with all of South Africa and the international community, were deeply saddened to witness the tragic loss of several UCT buildings including the Jagger Library and its internationally significant collection of historic archival documents and books, as well as the Fuller Hall residence.

“LexisNexis is privileged to have enjoyed a long relationship with UCT and after ongoing discussions with university representatives, is most honoured to provide support and a helping hand in a manner they deemed important at this time.”