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About GPW
The Government Printing Works (GPW) is a South African security printing specialist that deals with the printing of passports, visas, birth certificates, smart card identification documents and examination materials, as well as government stationery and publications, such as tender bulletins and government gazettes.
Based in Pretoria, Gauteng, the GPW boasts a rich history spanning 124 years, during which it has adhered to the overall goal of security printing, which is to prevent forgery, counterfeiting and tampering that could lead to fraud and identity theft.
It has done this by continuously updating its security printing technology and today boasts a new state-of-the-art facility that has been benchmarked internationally and is widely divergent from its humble beginnings.
The GPW operates as a self-funded business within regulated parameters of South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs.