About: Green Gazette SA, origin, values and mission
In 2006, Doclog SA launched a campaign to raise awareness on benefits of scanning paper. Original, printed Government Gazettes, licensed under Government Printer's Copyright Authority No. 11325, were digitized and published on the Internet.
Organic growth drove website traffic from 2,670 to 11,668 visits per week in 12 months. GGSA is ranked #1 by Google for search "gazette", "government gazette", and lists in Wikipedia's Government Gazette of South Africa. The website serves up to 5,962 visits, and 20,237 page impressions per day — Mon, 15, Aug, 2011.
- Awareness. An expanding knowingness that comes from among other activities: perceiving, understanding, appreciating and recognising.
- Truth. Is precisely what it is.
- Value. Desirability, and cost against the quality of provision (specifically monetary value in the form of trade).
- Respect. To hold in esteem, honour, show regard or consideration for colleagues, clients, The State, the environment, and oneself.
To serve The State. To profit. To add to the environment — by serving and saving you time and money. By assisting you in getting tasks completed quicker, with less effort.
- Save time. Instead of ploughing through piles of paper, pinpoint information in seconds. Find listings, advertisements, notices and articles with a mini "Google-like" search. Download, print, fax and email PDF e-Gazettes without getting drowned in boxes, files and piles of paper. Tasks that could take hours can now be done in minutes.
- Save money.Tender Bulletins are available for free.
- Think green. Online Gazettes of South Africa are published under Government Printer's Copyright Authority No. 11325 as e-PDFs — searchable, portable, easy to share, and easy to store. Less paper. More trees.
It's unlikely paper would go out of fashion. The global movement is to reduce wastage where a similar and more efficient result can be achieved. Every time you download a Gazette instead of obtaining a hardcopy, you directly save or directly contribute to the life of 1+ tree (1 ream of paper ~6% tree). *
We look forward to providing you with ongoing value. Kaizen — Japanese for "improvement", or "change for the better" refers to practices for incremental and continuous improvements. How can we improve?