Guide: How to cite a Government publication in CPUT Harvard style

Guide: How to cite a Government publication in CPUT Harvard style

Cite A Government publication in CPUT Harvard style

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Use the following template to cite a government publication using the CPUT Harvard citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the CPUT Harvard style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname, Author Initial. Year Published. Title. City: Publisher.


Citizen's Constitutional Forum,. 2013. Human Rights Defenders Arrested over Peaceful Protest. 29 April 2015.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Author Surname, Year Published)


14 Human Rights Defenders were arrested for staging a peaceful protest outside the Presidents House at around 11:15am on September 6th, 2013. The peaceful gathering was in support of a petition to be delivered to the President showing opposition to the Fiji Constitution. The NGO Coalition on Human Rights has released a statement on the Constitution. NGO Coalition Press Release. (Citizen's Constitutional Forum, 2013)

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