legal deposit

Copyright & A2K Issues - 15 June 2017


Intellectual Property:

Why fair use and quotation provisions in SA Copyright Amendment Bill 2017 need to be Open

You still have time to comment on this to the PC on Trade and Industry  – email before 30 JUNE 2017



Legal Deposit in South Africa - 1 June 2017


Good day and welcome to new subscribers.


We thank publishers who regularly deposit their works in terms of the Legal Deposit Act and encourage them to continue doing so.  


We also remind publishers who are not being compliant to please deposit all current and outstanding works at your earliest convenience. You will find useful information on how to do this at



Legal Deposit in South Africa - 16 January 2017


Happy New Year.  May 2017 be filled with happiness, good health and prosperity.

We wish to thank all publishers for their unwavering support and compliance with the Legal Deposit Act throughout 2016.  In 2017, please continue to contribute to the collection and preservation of our national documentary heritage.  

Some of the benefits of legal deposit for authors and publishers: -


Legal Deposit in South Africa - 3 November 2016



Please ensure that all deposits for 2016 are made timeously in the designated legal deposit libraries  - see:



Legal Deposit in South Africa - 17 October 2016




Please remember that if you have not yet deposited your 2016 publications to date, in the relevant Legal Deposit Libraries, you should do so without delay.



Legal Deposit in South Africa - 24 September 2016



Today we celebrate Heritage Day, when all South Africans across the spectrum are encouraged to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people.


Legal Deposit in South Africa - 23 May 2016



Apologies for the incorrect information given about the SANB information sheet in our newsletter of 17 May 2016 and for any inconvenience caused.  

The correct procedure for publishers to deposit material in legal deposit libraries is as follows:-


A.  National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Pretoria:


Legal Deposit in South Africa - 17 May 2016


Good day,

Just some reminders to assist you when depositing publications for legal deposit purposes:


Copyright & A2K Issues - 16 May 2016


Libraries (South Africa):

LIASA Professional Body Status (South Africa)

National Council for Libraries and Information Services (NCLIS)

Legal Deposit in South Africa