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Error on LexisNexis (South African Law) & WestLaw International databases

There is a server error message when accessing LexisNexis (South African Law) and WestLaw International databases from off-campus. Browsers are giving error messages with the following titles:

Internet Explorer - "There is a problem with this website's security certificate",
Google Chrome - "Your connection is not private”,
Firefox - "This Connection is Untrusted".

To work around this temporary problem you have to do the following, depending on the browser you are using:

For Internet Explorer - click on "Continue to this website”.
For Google Chrome - click on "I understand the Risks (not recommended)", then "Proceed to 0-www.mylexisnexis.co.za.oasis.unisa.ac.za (unsafe).
For Firefox - click on "Advanced", "Add Exception...", then "Confirm Security Exception".

Although the messages do not recommend this action, there is no danger in continuing to the website.


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