National Laws 60% open

South Africa

What data is expected?

This data category requires all national laws and statutes to be available online, although it is not a requirement that information on draft legislation e.g. data on parliamentary lawmaking is available.

  • Content of the law
  • Status
  • Date of last amendment
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes
Downloadable Yes PDF downloads
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced No No explicit license cited - however this disclaimer is mentioned: "Users may view, copy, download to a local drive, print and distribute the content of this website, or any part thereof for informational or reference purposes only and for non-commercial purposes. All moral rights and any other rights of the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa or other legal entity in respect of which content is contained on this site not expressly granted are reserved."
Up-to-date Yes Amendments are published, but legislation is not consolidated
In an open and machine-readable format PDF
location[date]=- - Parliament's listing of legislation
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps Google search lead me to parliament where I further refined my searches
characteristics Content of the law, Status, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable) While the Acts and Bills are available and published, legislation is not consolidated - often making it difficult to follow amendments. Government does not publish in a machine readable format (all PDF files) but there are other agencies (civil society) working to make this accessible
Controlled access Yes
Collector name Parliament of South Africa

Meta data

Data location[date]=- - Parliament's listing of legislation
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Jennifer Walker
Submitters   Jennifer Walker
Last modified   Sat Jun 02 2018 08:51:25 GMT+0000 (UTC)