Open Gazettes is the largest freely available online collection of gazettes in South Africa.

OpenUp, the Southern African Legal Information Institute, Indigo Trust and the African Networks of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR), with support from Code for Africa, are building the biggest collection of freely available gazettes in South Africa.

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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Contact us

If you would like to get in touch or contribute gazettes, you can contact us on [email protected] or go to and complete the #GazetteLiberation form.

API access to the gazettes

There are a few ways of getting the gazettes programatically. If you need help please email [email protected].

Recently added gazettes atom feed

This is an atom feed of the 100 most recently added gazettes. This is useful to put into your feed reader to find out when we add new gazettes.

All gazettes atom feed

This is an atom feed of ALL gazettes. Take care, this is currently over 10MB big.

JSON index

This is an index of the metadata of all gazettes in our collection is available in the JSON lines format, one gazette per line.


Photo of the Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape by Diriye Amey on Wikipedia

Photo of the Bloemfontein, Free State by Janek Szymanowski on Wikimedia

Photo of the Johannesburg, Gauteng by Chris7cn on Wikipedia

Photo of Mapungubwe, Limpopo by JJ van Zyl on Wikimedia

Photo of Sun City, North West by South African Tourism on Flickr

Photo of Durban, Kwa-zulu Natal by Steve Roetz on Wikimedia

Photo of Upington, Northen Cape by Rick Walker on Wikimedia

Photo of Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga Kore on Wikimedia

Photo of Cape Town, Western Cape by HPBotha on Pixabay