Lesotho Scanning Projects
The purpose of the visit was to digitize Court records.
The visit to Lesotho was a 5 days visit, from the 31st March - 4th April 2008.
On this visit the following was accomplished:
Johny, Ogolotse and Dirk visited the High Court and had meetings with the honourable Chief Justice Lehohla, the newly appointed Chief Registrar of the High Court and Court of Appeal, Mr Kolisang.
In the above meeting there was an update on the work SAFLII is doing, discuss resources needed to accomplish the scanning process and how the courts will benefit from this.
2. Meeting with the IT manager
A meeting at the palace of justice was held between Mr Rasehloho who is the responsible for all the courts IT work, Johny Maphuruma and Ogolotse Motsaathebe. Mr Rasehloho gave a clear explanation of what Lesotho's IT infrastructure is like.
He also explained their technological constraints why SAFLII could'nt receive judgments from Lesotho. The SAFLII- IT team made recommendations on resolving the problems.
There were 215 lever arch files of judgments from the High Court and Court of Appeal in the archive room.
The Chief Justice and Mr Kolisang allocated Court Room 1 for the scanning space.
The first scanning day was a little slow due to lack of staff and visits we kept on having.
On the second day, Mr Kolisang organised in total, 9 people who work at the courts to assist us with preparing the judgments for scanning and reassembling them after being scanned. We scanned 80 202 pages in total over 4 days. Thanks to Mr Kolisang's perseverance and willingness to help.
The Scanning Team