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School of Accountancy: Law sources

Introduction to Legal Skills

Welcome to the Tax Legal Skills and Research tab.  This tab is designed to assist you in understanding some of the skills required to understand legal tax resources.  These include understanding legal resources, legal research skills, citation and reference management and using databases effectively.  See the tab above or the index to the left to get to the various sections.

In law there are various peculiar types of information you will be required to read. Below is a very basic summary of this information with links through to our Law and Government Publications guide for a more detailed explanation on other legal resources. 


Structure of a Case  Structure of an Act  Structure of a Journal 


South African primary sources: court cases, legislation

Case layout

Index and Noter Up to court cases

LAWSA: The Law of South Africa