- 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.
GCIS 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.
You may be interested to read more about:
- Structure of GCIS. An organogram of GCIS is provided, linking to more information about GCIS units, with information about managers, functions and responsibilities of units.
- Information on how to access information in GCIS, accompanied with the GCIS 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 GCIS jobs are advertised here. Some of the GCIS human resource policies are also provided.
- Strategic documents related to GCIS’ 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 GCIS.
- Ministry to which GCIS reports, namely the Minister of Communications. Information is provided on the relevant minister, including contact information, a short profile and speeches and statements.
- Sister institutions. Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, SA Broadcasting Corporation, Brand SA and Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA).