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Law: South Africa

The library guide for Cambridge University's Squire Law Library.

South African print collection

Our South African print collection is located on the second floor of the library starting in bookstack 12 and all have a classmark starting with M. 

We stock plenty of introductory texts including Du Plessis' An introduction to law, Hahlo and Kahn's The South African Legal System and its Background, and Hosten's Introduction to South African Law and Legal Theory.

There are some South African journals within our Commonwealth journal collection starting in stack 1 on the second floor and filed by alphabetical order of title. We hold the South African Law Journal, Stellenbosch Law Review, Acta Juridica, Tydskrift vir Hedendagse Romeins-Hollandse Reg, and Tydskrif vir Suid Afrikaanse Reg.

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals is a multilingual index of foreign, comparative and international law journals. Access is via HeinOnline (University sign-in required). 

Comparative law

We have an extensive comparative and multi-jurisdictional law print collection held on the third floor which may be useful to your research. Books and journal classmarks begin with the letter H.

Recommended resources

Legal Source

Other useful resources

Some ejournals

Click on the covers to view the content

SA Mercantile Law Journal cover South African Journal on Human Rights cover South African Journal of Bioethics & Law cover
Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du Droit / The Legal History Review cover De Jure cover  


The Law of South Africa

Photo of the red and black volumes with gold lettering of the Law of South Africa on shelves in the Squire Law Library.

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