Access to historical South African gazetted information made easy for researchers and the legal fraternity – fast, easy online access saves valuable man hours and boosts output and productivity.
Sabinet, a leader in the online information industry for the past 28 years, has been providing online South African Gazettes since 1994.
Sabinet launched its Retrospective Transvaal Provincial Gazettes Archive on the 12th of March 2012. This archive will give the legal and research sectors fast and easy online access to the full text of Transvaal Provincial Gazettes from 1910 to 1994.
Subscribers to Sabinet’s Retrospective Transvaal Provincial Gazettes Archive will be able to find the information they need using an efficient Google-like search interface.
The text of the gazettes is fully searchable and an automatic relevance ranking process ensures that the document searched for is likely to be displayed on top or in the first few results of the search. Faceted browsing is also available to assist with the finding of documents.
By using an online archive, institutions no longer need to store their own onsite paper archives. This can significantly reduce costs in terms of physical storage space as well as time spent searching through paper archives.
Complementary online services offered by Sabinet include a Provincial Gazettes service which provides subscribers access to gazetted information from 1995 to date; a Government Gazette service which gives access to gazettes from 1994 to date as well as the Retrospective Government Gazettes Archive containing gazettes from 1910 – 1993.
Annual scalable subscription options are available to accommodate various users, while ad hoc documents can be purchased on request.