It’s straightforward, until it isn’t!
The devastating loss of thousands of African gazettes to fire is an urgent call to preserve the documents that underpin African legal systems and governance structures.
Laws.Africa partnered with the Uganda Judiciary's ULII to digitise and update the Laws of Uganda. The result is a selection of 98 Acts and 8 Statutory Instruments that are now up-to-date and available, for free, at www.ulii.org.
Announcing AKN4Africa, our recommendations for applying Akoma Ntoso to African legal materials.
Laws.Africa invites nominations for appointment to the non-executive advisory board of Laws.Africa.
The Laws.Africa platform enforces quality of legislation consolidation by incorporating provenance, verification and strict reliance on the government gazette as the source of public record.
How readers determine if laws they find online are trustworthy and up to date.
The by-laws for Kannaland municipality are now available on openbylaws.org.za.
The by-laws for Bergrivier and Cederberg municipalities are now available on openbylaws.org.za.
Press Release | 6 March 2020 | Nairobi, Kenya and Cape Town, South Africa
African LIIs and Laws.Africa are building the largest free and open access repository of African gazettes14 Jan 2020 by Mariya Badeva-Bright
We collect, digitize and publish African government gazettes because legal certainty demands that public information is accessible, authoritative and available for verification.
A sample of tools and projects in the field of machine-friendly legislation
How we used legislation-as-data to create an automated glossary to explore over 3000 defined terms in Namibian law.
How Cape Agulhas youth found solutions to illegal liquor sales and poor refuse removal in their local by-laws.
How openbylaws.org.za uses Laws.Africa and “legislation as data” to automate the work of making municipal by-laws freely available.
Laws.Africa, AfricanLII and Kenya Law are collaborating to transform how Kenyan legislation is managed, consolidated and made available online for free with Akoma Ntoso.
The enormous impact of cloud computing on the pace of business innovation over the last ten years bears an important lesson for the law and the government: the significant value of shared, re-usable resources.