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Legal Deposit in South Africa: SA LD Repositories

This Guide provides information about legislation, application and enforcement of the Legal Deposit Act and useful resources for publishers, librarians and others involved in compliance with this legislation.

Legal Deposit Coordinator - Contact details

Mr Harry Nkadimeng

Legal Deposit Coordinator

National Library of South Africa

PO Box 397

Pretoria 0001

Tel. (012) 401 9716

Fax (012) 325 5984

E-mail: harry.nkadimeng@nlsa.ac.za

 

For any queries, information or training on Legal Deposit issues, please contact Mr. Nkadimeng at the above contact numbers or via email. 

Responsibilities of LD Repositories

Duties of places of legal deposit in terms of Section 7 of the Legal Deposit Act

7. (1) A place of legal deposit shall, subject to such limitations as may be
prescribed-

(a) receive, accession, retain and preserve;

(b) catalogue or inventorise; and

(c) ensure freedom of access to,

the documents supplied in terms of section 2 (1).

(2) The State Library shall, with the assistance of other places of legal
deposit and other appropriate libraries or institutions, compile-

(a) a national bibliography; and

(b) statistics of the South African production of published
documents on the basis of the documents supplied in terms of section 2 (1) and
the information furnished in terms of section 2 (2).

(3) The South African Library and the National Film, Video and Sound
Archives shall, with the assistance of other places of legal deposit, preserve at
least one copy of each document supplied in terms of section 2 (1) for current
and future use.