In 2010 Sabinet embarked on a project to create a Provincial Legislation product for our clients. After extensive research, sourcing and compilation of documentation, Sabinet launched its Provincial Legislation product (Provincial NetLaw) in December 2012.
At the time of its launch, Provincial NetLaw consisted of all Acts and Ordinances in force and in the last quarter of 2014 this product was completed by adding all Regulations in terms of Acts and Ordinances currently still in force, making it the most up-to-date, reliable and comprehensive collection of Provincial Legislation. For the enhancement of this product, Sabinet’s in-house digitisation team had to source, scan and OCR (optical character recognition) all of the Retrospective Provincial Gazettes. Additionally, the in-house systems development team developed an internal system known as Resource Manager where all the metadata of each document could be captured. With the use of Resource Manager the team was also able to create the original document together with all its amendments as it was reflected at a specific point in time.
“Our agility at Sabinet allows us to easily adapt to our clients’ ever changing information needs. As a result, we are continuously setting the standard of information in the legal sector, and with this product we are once again delivering products with the most comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate information.” Rosalind Hattingh Managing Director, Sabinet commented. “We are proud of all the work and effort that went into this product and I am very excited to show it to our clients“, she added further.
Sabinet’s Provincial NetLaw product is the only one of its kind available on the market. It allows you to see the Legislation as it is applicable today but also as it was at a particular point throughout history. Every version of a piece of Legislation across the current 9 provinces is available as well as Legislation for older provinces before 1994.
Provincial NetLaw has over time become one of Sabinet’s most successful products and today it is even better. It offers a variety of benefits to you and your organisation and keeps you abreast of new developments in South African Legislation. This complete Legislation product now also includes all Regulations in terms of Acts and Ordinances currently still in force and should you need to, you can access an historical view of older versions of all Acts, Ordinances and Regulations in force from 1910.
In the legal profession it is imperative that you are well informed and up to date with changes in Legislation. By subscribing to Sabinet’s Provincial NetLaw you will receive weekly newsletters as well as access to the What's New menu option for each province.
With a sound track record of 31 years, Sabinet has firmly established itself as a leader in facilitating access to a wide spectrum of high quality and credible information sources. Over the course of the last three decades, Sabinet has managed to build a strong local and international reputation for providing Africa's information to the world and the world's information to Africa. Sabinet's mission to support library technical process, promote resource sharing and enable access to information sources is underpinned by its dedication to the values of commitment, partnerships, understanding and support. Sabinet's roots are in library support services, where it is recognised for providing central platforms for collaboration and resource sharing among libraries. For more information, visit the Sabinet website.