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About Gazette In Cyber Space

Purpose of the website

The purpose of the GICS website is to be the official Information point to South Africa Government and Provincial Government Gazette.

To fulfill this purpose, the objectives of the website are to:

  • Provide access to online government Gazette
  • Provide information about government and Provincial laws.

The main target audience of the website is:

  • the broad public
  • intermediaries - government officials and other - for providing information to the broader public
  • the media
  • national, provincial and local government officials
  • private-sector organizations and business
  • the international community.

Scope of information on the website

The website covers the following content:

  • Information on South Africa public holidays.
  • Government documents. This section includes documents and publications such as the Constitution, Acts, Bills, Regulations, Notices, policy documents, the Government Tender Bulletin, Government Gazette, Provincial gazettes, etc. Documents open for public comment are also published on the website
  • Information on key issues.
  • In Links to non-government websites with content matter relevant to government's national priorities

Other website features

  • Use the Client Comment page to comment or enquire about the GICS website. You can also request additional government information that is not available on this website.
  • Subscribe to mailing lists. Revelant information that is published will be email in a newsleter to subscribers.
  • What's New page provides a listing of the latest information available on the website. Information is organised according to the main information categories available on the website, while new website features are also announced when relevant.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). This page contains questions and answers that are frequently requested by users of the website. FAQs on information as well as on website issues are provided.

Frequency of updating

The website is updated on a daily basis. Our policy is to provide information as and when it becomes available. However, the developers of the GICS website cannot guarantee the currency of information that is published on other websites that we link to. See Terms of Conditions, par 4.3.

Help for accessing information on this website

Additional functionality

To enhance access to the website, it provides the functionality to access information in different ways, including:

  • A search link is available on the website. This search functionality only searches information that is available on this website. It is not possible to search on other websites from this website.
  • The website provides menus to information available on deeper levels of the website.

Recommended browsers and screen resolution

Recommended browser for viewing the website are Internet Explorer 10.0.

A screen resolution of 1024 X 768 pixels is recommended.

Document formats

The main format for information on this website is PDF. PDF versions of documents are provided to preserve the original layout thereof and to assist users in the downloading thereof.

To open PDF documents, you need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 or higher installed on your computer. It will open documents directly in your browser.

All Documents are 2MB or smaller, sometimes it takes long to open PDF documents. In this case, we recommend that you download it to your computer and open it from there.

Tips to download documents to your computer

When using Internet Explorer as your browser:
  • With your mouse, right click on the link to the document you want to download.
  • In the drop-down menu, choose 'Save Target as'.
  • In the 'Save As' window choose the location on your hard drive where you want to save the document and click on the 'Save' button. The file will be downloaded to the location you have specified.
  • Open your Acrobat Reader application and open the documents that you have downloaded.
When using Netscape as your browser:
  • With your mouse, shift and click (left mouse click) on the link to the document you want to save.
  • In the 'Save As' window choose the location on your hard drive where you want to save the document and click on the 'Save' button. The file will be downloaded to the location you have specified.
  • Open your Acrobat Reader application and open the documents that you have downloaded.

Need More Help?

Please contact us (info@gics.co.za) if you encounter problems with the website.

Prices

The full Government and Provincial Gazettes on this website is not a free service and require a subscription that start at R 500.00 per year. Single Gazettes can be aquired for a small fee.

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Search Engine

Finding spesific information in the Procincial and Government Gazettes is very easy and fast with the index information displayed as part of the search result.

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Index Website

Knowing exactly what a Government or Provincial Gazette is about with the free index website, before requesting or downloading big gazettes is quick and easy.

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