The biggest collection of freely available gazettes in South Africa

Open Gazettes

Gazettes are a critical source of information and record of South African history. They should be easy to find and use, and freely available to everyone.

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Open Gazettes: We'd really appreciate some help.

Code for South Africa and SAFLII need your help to build the largest digital collection of freely available gazettes.

Open Data Opinion
How we built

By building a series of programs used to source, scrape and index government gazettes, we now have a growing collection of over 20,000 free and searchable publications.

Civic Technology How we did it
Read all about it, use Open Gazettes

Open Gazettes changes the way journalists use government gazettes to do stories, by allowing users to search and track important public information.

Active Citizenry Learn How-to
Get access to your government gazette online - for free

We've made official government gazettes available online and searchable, so you no longer have to sift through them to source important, public information.

Co-governance Open Data Launch
Top 10 Name Changes in April, 2014

People legally change their names all the time. Sometimes what they choose for themselves is very amusing.

Open Data

The people behind Open Gazettes

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