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A guide to finding government information for Social Development students.


"The National Minimum Wage (NMW) Commission is inviting all interested parties to submit written representations concerning possible adjustments to the NMW in 2024."

Statistics South Africa. Marginalised groups, Series IV. The social profile of older persons, 2017-2021. Pretoria: Statistics South Africa, 2023. (Report no. 03-19-08)

International Labour Organization. World social protection report, 2020-2022: regional companion report for Africa. Geneva: International Labour Organization, 2022.

Report of the National Minimum Wage Commission on the review and adjustment of the national minimum wage for year 2022. In: South Africa. Government gazette no. 47752 (15 Dec. 2022), Govt. notice no. R.2871

South Africa. Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities. Final research report: impact of COVID 19 on persons with disabilities: COVID-19 and rights of persons with disabilities: the impact of COVID-19 on the rights of persons with disabilities in South Africa. Pretoria: Government Printing Works, November 2022. In: South Africa. Government gazette no. 47526 (18 November 2022), Govt. notice no. 2752. Approved by Cabinet, May 2022. 

South Africa. Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities. Annual Progress Report of the Implementation of the White paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2017-2020. Pretoria: Government Printing Works, November 2022. In: South Africa. Government gazette no. 47526 (18 November 2022). Approved by Cabinet, May 2022.

South Africa. National Planning Commission. The social protection floor in South Africa, NDP vision 2030: measuring progress of the proposed elements: final report, January 2022. Pretoria: The National Planning Commission (NPC) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), 2022.

Statistics South Africa. Gender Series Volume IX: Women Empowerment, 2017–2022. Pretoria: Statistics South Africa, 2022. (Report No. 03-10-16)

South Africa. Department of Social Development. Social security review, 2021: evolution of social security in South Africa: an agenda for action. Pretoria: Department of Social Development, 2021. (Released July 2022.)

South Africa. Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. Invitation for public comments on the draft Regulations, Directives and Tariff under the Domestic Violence Act, 1998 (Act No. 116 of 1998), 22 June 2022.

World Bank. Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa Region. Boosting resilience: the future of social protection in Africa. Africa's Pulse, Vol. 25 (April 2022). Washington DC: World Bank, 2022.


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

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.


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Laureen Rushby
Tel. 021 650 4686