- provides professional services
- sets and influences adherence to standards for an effective government communication system
- drives coherent government messaging
- proactively communicates with the public about government policies, plans programmes and achievements.
To be the pulse of communication excellence in government.
To provide professional services, to set and influence adherence to standards for an effective government communication system, drive coherent government messaging and to proactively communicate with the public about government policies, plans programmes and achievements.
The new DoC came into being after a proclamation transferred powers and functions to new Ministers as announced on 25 May 2014 by President Jacob Zuma. The DoC replaces the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) that was officially launched in May 1998. It was established in terms of Section 7 (subsection 2 and 3) of the Public Service Act, 1994 [PDF] 211 kb as amended.
Read more about:
- Structure of the DoC. An organogram of the DoC is provided, linking to more information about DoC units, with information about managers, functions and responsibilities of units.
- Information on how to access information in DoC, including the Access to Information Manual.
- History of GCIS. Information about the Comtask processes which culminated in the launch of GCIS.
- Human resource management. Representivity statistics are provided and jobs are advertised here. Some of the DoC human resource policies are also provided.
- Strategic documents related to the DoC's mission and vision, such as the corporate strategy, annual reports and briefings to the Portfolio Committee on Communications.
- Procurement. Find latest tenders advertised and tenders awarded, tender procedures and information on the process to register as service provider for the Department of Communications.
- Ministry to which the DoC reports, namely the Minister of Communications. Information is provided on the relevant Minister and Deputy Minister, including contact information, a short profile and speeches and statements.
- Entities under the Ministry of Communications. Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, SA Broadcasting Corporation, Brand SA, Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) and Film and Publication Board