SwaziLII through the assistance of AfricanLII has received sponsorship from South African Legal Inforrmation (SaFLII) to do the scanning of all our past judgments in the high court so that they can be available on site. As we all know in the past judgments were written on type writers and the old versions of computer, there has been no proper storage of the judgments especially in their soft copies. It then became imperative that as a Legal Information with an objective to provide our users with reliable legal material, that we scan all those old judgments. The scanning is an exercise that took about three to four days and has been approved by the Honourable Chief Justice. We have received from SaFLII a report that the scanning and editing of the Content has been completed and they are now working on the uploading of the Content on the website. this is an exercise that may take about two months. our users are urged to continue making use of the website and we can assure them that by the end of the 2011 legal year, the judgments will be available on the website. We have close to 9000 judgments that have been scanned and are expected to appear on the website. They date from as back as 1972 to 2011. The SwaziLII board is happy to announce that all the achievements it has made in this project has been through the cooperation of our users. We extend our appreciation as well to the Honouable Chief Justice, Supreme Court Judges, Judges of the High court and the Industrial court for the value they add in using the site. We applaude them for insisting that their Judgments are made available on site. The office of the Attorney General has also played a vital part in ensuring the success of this exercise, they have provided human resource to help in the arrangement of over 85000 pages of the judgments from the different courts in the country.
Lawyers are applauded and urged to ensure that all judgments of National Interest are available on cite by contacting the coordinator of SwaziLII and alert her on the missing cases so that means to make them available could be made.
Pictures showing the scanning activity are attached.