Free Maps to Improve Map Use Skills

Mapaware mapPacks
In support of the MapAware initiative, the Chief Directorate: National Geo-Spatial Information supplies five free maps to schools (GET and FET levels). To qualify for this donation schools must teach Geography as part of the GET - Human and Social Sciences and/or offer Geography as one of the optional subjects for FET. The aim is to put maps on the walls of every South African classroom where map use in geography must be taught. The MapPack contains the following maps and other useful mapping information: The maps are despatched free of charge to each qualifying school that responds to the offer and completes the details below.
Only 1 MapPack may be supplied per school

We need to find the right maps for your school and we want to establish a mailing list to inform you of what else we are doing to support education and promote map literacy. Please give both addresses. If your school does not have a street address please describe where your school is. Fill in the application form below, which must be stamped and signed by the school principal or senior geography teacher, and post it:

1: 2 000 000

Wall Map of South Africa

1:250 000 Topo-cadastral map

A local map of your area depicting boundaries, farms, magisterial districts, provincial and international boundaries

Provincial Map

The relevant Provincial map corresponding to the position of your school. Displaying magisterial districts.

1:50 000 Topographical map

A local map of the area around your school, accurately depicting constructed and natural features using symbols, colour and elevation.

1:10 000 Orthophoto map

A local map with a photographic background – unfortunately the entire country is not covered by orthophoto (if available)

To: mapaware mapPacks
Rural Development & Land Reform: National Geo–spatial Information
Private Bag X10
Mowbray 7705

or fax it to the Division Manager at (021) 6891351
If you have any queries, please call us on (021) 658 4339/(021) 6584340/(021) 6584338
or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please click here to complete the MapPack Application form.