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Laws.Africa digitises African legal information for public use.

Our Legislation Commons contains African legislation under a Creative Commons license.

We build open source software that makes managing a legislation database simple.

Legislation Commons

High-quality, up-to-date African legislation in HTML, PDF and Akoma Ntoso XML. Creative commons licensed.
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Amendments & Commencements
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Municipalities
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OpenByLaws.org.za
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The largest digital collection of free African Gazettes.

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Open By-laws South Africa

Making South Africa's municipal by-laws easy to find, read and share.

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An open source legislation database and consolidation platform.

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Kannaland municipal by-laws are now available on openbylaws.org.za
6 Apr 2020 by Greg Kempe

The by-laws for Kannaland municipality are now available on openbylaws.org.za.

Bergrivier and Cederberg municipal by-laws are now available on openbylaws.org.za
24 Mar 2020 by Greg Kempe

The by-laws for Bergrivier and Cederberg municipalities are now available on openbylaws.org.za.

African legal technology organizations partner to develop a new caselaw management system for Kenya
6 Mar 2020 by Mariya Badeva-Bright

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 gazettes
14 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.

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Indigo simplifies online and print publishing, record keeping and research by treating legislation as data.

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