Most countries provide free access to at least current statutes via their official government websites so a Google search will provide results.
Many online law report series are only available via commercial publishers but many are increasingly freely available. A Google search will indicate free access.
The two key commercial publishers of law reports in South Africa are Juta and LexisNexis. UKZN subscribes to both their print and online formats. Each makes available the following sets of law reports:
Juta: SA Law Reports; SA Criminal Reports; SA Appellate Division; Juta's Unreported judgments
Lexis Nexis: Constitutional Law Reports; Labour Law Reports; Arbitration Law Reports; Competition Law Reports; Pensions Law Reports; All South African Law Reports (1828 to current); South African Tax Cases Reports; Judgments Online.L
For a List of South African law report series acronyms and abbreviations, click on the document at the top of this column.
SOUTHERN AFRICA / AFRICA
Law reports for some African countries are easily accessible via Saflii, the Southern African Legal Information Institute. Juta also provides access to case law for Zimbabwe (1980-2000); Tanzania (1983-1997) and Zambia (1963-1997).
The African Legal Information Institute Africanlii provides access to primary information for a range of African countries.
Worldlii: The World Legal Information Institute, which has more than 123 countries affiliated to it, provides access to statutes and law reports for a range of African countries.
FOREIGN LAW REPORTS
HeinOnline provides access to the English Reports, Canadian Supreme Court Reports, US Supreme Court Reports.
Lloyds Law Reports - these are maritime law reports - at the login screen put in your UKZN email. The entire resources available from Lloyds are displayed but we do not have access to them, only the LLR CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
Westlaw provides access to case law for the United States, Canada, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom (1865+) and Australia
Worldlii: the World Legal Information Institute, is an excellent source for accessing free law reports for a wide range of countries across the world. An alphabetical listing of countries is provided.
if the links below are problematic, use Firefox rather than Internet Explorer to get to Juta.
Many government publications are available post 1994 on the SA government's website. There is an option called 'Documents' that provides access to bills, acts, white papers, statistical and parliamentary documents and annual reports. Each government department has its own site providing copies of relevant legislation, policy and other documents such as docuemtns for comment.
The library obtains copies of most white papers in print; the government gazette and annual reports as well as Hansard debates.