About us

The Department of Communications (DoC):

  • 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.

Vision
To be the pulse of communication excellence in government.

Mission
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.

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