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Social Development: Government Information: Library Guide: Home

A guide to finding government information for Social Development students.


South Africa. Commission for Gender Equality. Report on consultative hearings on the state of shelters in South Africa, 2020. Pretoria:  Commission for Gender Equality, 2020. 

South Africa. National strategic plan on gender-based violence & femicide, 2020-2030. Pretoria: Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, 2020.

South Africa. Emergency response action plan on gender-based violence and femicide, 30 April 2020

Lobser, Gys M. Women in agriculture: an exploratory study on women and gender equality in South Africa agriculture. Cape Town:  Western Cape Department of Agriculture, April 2020. A project by The Sustainability Initiative of South Africa and the Western Cape Department of Agriculture.

South Africa. Department of Higher Education and Training. Policy framework to address gender-based violence in the post-school education and training system. Pretoria: Department of Higher Education and Training, March 2020.

About this Department

The Government Publications Department houses a central collection of government publications, including policy, legislation, statistics, public finance, parliamentary debates, government gazettes and planning publications. We collect publications from many African countries as well as regional inter-governmental organisations and some international governmental organisations.

We provide a specialised information service and can help you find publications and information in a wide range of electronic and print sources on a variety of topics.

Our facilities consist of seating for 12 to 16 people at shared large tables, 6 computers, a scanner/photocopier/printer and 8 power points for laptops.

We collect publications from the shelves for you. You may borrow loan copies of publications. Because government publications are primary sources one copy of each publication must stay in the library at all times. 

You may use government publications in the main part of the Library when we are closed, except for old material.

About this guide

This is a guide to government information for Social Development students. It includes pages on specific topics with catalogue records of publications in the Government Publications Department of UCT Libraries, on-line links to publications and links to websites. 

Please come in, phone or e-mail us for further assistance.

Laureen Rushby   Tel. 021 650 4686


The main Government of South Africa site ( and the City of Cape Town site have been recently modified, resulting in broken links. These titles can be retrieved through a Google search.

Please e-mail me for help in specific instances.