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South African Legal Research

This is a brief guide to researching South African law.

Citations to South African Law

For guidance in formatting U.S. citations to South African legal materials, consult The Bluebook, KF245 .U5 2015

  • Rule 20 provides general guidelines for citing foreign law.
  • Table 2.36 provides specific examples for citing different types of South African legal materials, including the federal constitution, statutes, legislative materials, and court decisions, as well as provincial legal materials.


Note that Table 2 of The Bluebook (covering foreign jurisdictions) is now free to access online.  A subscription is required to access other Bluebook content online.