Using the GCIS website


This page provides information about using the GCIS website, namely:

Opening PDF files

The main format for documents on this website is HTML. In some cases, PDF versions of documents are provided to preserve the original layout and to assist users in the downloading or printing thereof.

To open PDF documents, you need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.

To download PDF documents to your computer, please follow the following steps:

When using Internet Explorer as your browser:

  • With your mouse, RIGHT click on the link to the document you want to download
  • In the drop-down menu, choose "Save Target as.."
  • In the "Save As" window choose the location on your hard drive where you want to save the document and click on the SAVE button. The file will be downloaded to the location you have specified.
  • Open your Acrobat Reader application and open the documents that you have downloaded.

When using Mozilla Firefox as your browser

  • With your mouse, RIGHT click on the link to the document you want to download
  • In the drop-down menu, choose "Save Link As.."
  • In the "Save As" window choose the location on your hard drive where you want to save the document and click on the SAVE button. The file will be downloaded to the location you have specified.
  • Open your Acrobat Reader application and open the documents that you have downloaded.

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Copyright notice

Material featured on this website is subject to copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. Material may be reproduced free of charge in any format or media without requiring permission. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not in a derogatory manner or misleading context. The material may also not be used for any financial gain. Where the material is being published or issued to others, the source (including URL) and copyright status must be acknowledged.

Third party material: The permission to reproduce copyrighted material does not include material that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright-holders concerned.

Photographs: Photographs included in this website may not be used for any purpose without the permission of GCIS. Enquiries in this regard can be lodged with Elmond Jiyane, Tel: 012 473 0073, E-mail: elmond@gcis.gov.za.

Coat of Arms: The National Coat of Arms is protected by the Heraldry Act, 1962, and may not be used for any other than official government business without obtaining written permission. Permission must be obtained from the State Herald, Mr Themba Mabaso, Tel: 012 441 3223, Fax: 012 325 4555; e-mail: temba.mabaso@dac.gov.za.

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Disclaimer notice

While every reasonable effort is made to maintain current and accurate information on this site, GCIS accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions on these pages or any site to which the site pages link, or for direct or indirect damage as a result of the usage or quoting the content on the site or the information delivered or not delivered.

Where appropriate, external links have been provided for the user's convenience. GCIS is not responsible for the content or reliability of linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the view expressed within them. Listing shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind. GCIS cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and has no control over the availability of the linked sites or pages.