Open Knowledge

Legislation 45% open

South Africa

What data is expected?

This data category requires all national laws and statutes available to be available online, although it is not a requirement that information on legislative behaviour e.g. voting records is available. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Content of the law / status
  • If applicable, all relevant amendments to the law
  • Date of last amendments
  • Data should be updated at least on quarterly

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (PDF)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Acts - Promulgated Acts and amendments, but not consolidated legislation.
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The government makes available all promulgated acts, including amendments. Consolidated legislation is not available. Users must consolidate the legislation themselves.

There are aggregators of legislation making this data available in HTML and PDF formats. See,,

Reviewer comments

The submission seems to be correct.



  • Kamil Gregor


  • Greg Kempe