A botched digitisation project has probably condemned irreplaceable documents to extinction following the fire in Parliament. News24 reports that over the course of two years, an outside company was paid millions of rands to scan Parliament’s collection of about 7 000 volumes of material or seven million individual pages. Quality checks revealed deficient scans, with the error rate rising to just under 50%. Of the 2 014 scanned volumes that had been checked, 1 001 had to be rejected and redone.