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Research Support Guide for Law Postgraduate Students and Academic Staff

Research support assistance and useful library resources for Postgraduate students and Academic Staff

This database allows you to search for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law.

A wide selection of major foreign language law publications is also included. Publications from over 295 jurisdictions are featured in the Index.

The database mainly covers law reports and law periodicals but some other legal publications are also included. The Index is under continuous development with new abbreviations and titles being added on a regular basis.

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It is sometimes difficult to know what you are looking for if the abbreviation isn't known. For help finding abbreviations, use the Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations or consult this document.

Renaming Of The High Courts. Abbreviations

Ciskei High Court - Eastern Cape High Court, Bhisho - ECB

Eastern Cape Provincial Division - Eastern Cape High Court, Grahamstown - ECG

Transkei High Court - Eastern Cape High Court, Mthatha - ECM

South Eastern Cape Local Division - Eastern Cape High Court, Port Elizabeth - ECP

Orange Free State Provincial Division - Free State High Court, Bloemfontein - FB

Durban and Coast Local Division - KwaZulu-Natal High Court, Durban - KZD

Natal Provincial Division - KwaZulu-Natal High Court, Pietermaritzburg - KZP

Witwatersrand Local Division - South Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg - GSJ

Transvaal Provincial Division - North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria - GNP

Northern Cape Provincial Division - Northern Cape High Court, Kimberley - NCK

Bophuthatswana High Court - North West High Court, Mafikeng - NWM

Venda High Court - Limpopo High Court, Thohoyandou - LT

Cape Provincial Division - Western Cape High Court, Cape Town - WCC


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