Does the State not have a responsibility to make its Provincial Gazettes and Legislation available to its citizens in updated form at no cost?
The State produces the information (Provincial Gazettes and Legislation).
Why, then, should companies in the private sector be given free reign to distribute this information back to the State and its citizens at substantial cost to the State and its citizens?
The Chief Directorate: State Law Advisory Services (CD: SLAS)in the Office of the Premierhas, in the interest of improving service delivery to the citizens of KwaZulu-Natal, formed a strategic partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Law Societyto make the Provincial Gazettes and Legislation of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Governmentavailable to the public online and free of charge in the three official languages of the Province (isiZulu, English and Afrikaans).
The CD: SLAS hereby demonstrates its commitment to -
the mainstreaming and institutionalising of Batho Pele (improved service delivery in a people-centric public service culture) and the KZN Citizens' Charter;
the concept of multilingualism espoused in section 6 of the Constitution, 1996; and
the concept of e-Government.
This will also effect savings for the Provincial Government -
We as Public Sector Lawyers in KZN must show that :
"We Belong, We Care, We Serve" (the Batho Pele "belief set")