Government Gazette of South Africa

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  • Government Gazette
  • Staatskoerant
Government Gazette 17737 from 1997, which states President Nelson Mandela promulgating when the Constitution of South Africa came into effect.
PublisherGovernment Printing Works
FoundedAugust 16, 1800; 223 years ago (1800-08-16)
As the Kaapsche Stads courant en Afrikaansche berigter or
The Cape Town Gazette and African Advertiser[1][2]
Headquarters149 Bosman Street, Pretoria
CountrySouth Africa

The Government Gazette (Afrikaans: Staatskoerant) is the gazette of record of South Africa. It is the "official organ of Government".[3] The Government Gazette is used by the government as an official way of communicating to the general public.

Published material[edit]

The Gazette includes proclamations by the President as well as both general and government notices made by its various departments. It publishes regulations and notices in terms of acts, changes of names, company registrations and deregistrations, financial statements, land restitution notices, liquor licence applications and transport permits. Board and legal notices are also published in the Gazette; these cover insolvencies, liquidation and estate notices. Note that certain publishers such as Juta and Butterworths publish legislation in South Africa.


The current location of the government printing works is 149 Bosman Street, Pretoria, South Africa.[4]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Cape of Good Hope (South Africa), ed. (1980). The Cape Town gazette and African advertiser =: Kaapsche Stads courant en Afrikaansche berigter. South African Library reprint series / Suid-Afrikaanse Biblioteek Herdrukreeks. Cape Town: South African Library. OCLC 11162240.
  2. ^ Botma, Gawie (20 October 2021). "The practical manifestation of language relations in the masthead of the first colonial newspaper in South Africa (1800−1829)". LitNet. Retrieved 21 July 2022.
  3. ^ "UCT libraries government publications webpage". University of Cape Town. Archived from the original on 18 August 2002. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  4. ^ "FAQ". Parliament of South Africa. Archived from the original on 12 June 2007. Retrieved 21 August 2019.

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