The Southern African Legal Information Institute (SAFLII) is a crucial resource for the legal community. Not only does it help all lawyers to do their job but it opens the doors of the legal profession, by helping young lawyers to gain access to the law for free.
Professionals such as journalists, accountants, labour and HR practitioners and mediators also all use SAFLII regularly as do trade unions, NGO workers, employers and employees of large and small businesses. And, importantly, ordinary citizens also use SAFLII.
As a free-access service SAFLII has previously been funded through the generosity of donors since its inception in 2002. It has never been funded through subscriptions or usage charges and it will always remain a free public service. However, as an organisation SAFLII is running out of money and will cease to exist as of January 2017 without support.
SAFLII is asking for donations from the public.
"Your contribution will help us ensure that we continue to serve the large numbers of people that visit SAFLII every month and that we continue to expand our collections of legal information. You can view our usage statistics here to get a better sense of how our services are utilised."
For more information and to donate click here.