The following information services are available to the public:
- Directory (database of contact information and profiles)
- Thusong Service Centres (Thusongs) previously Multi-purpose Community Centres
The GCIS maintains an online database of contact information for government structures and bodies, media organisations, journalists and a selection of other institutions such as political parties, foreign representatives in South Africa, and tertiary and other institutions, etc.
The database also contains a collection of brief profiles of the President, Deputy President, cabinet ministers, deputy ministers, parliamentary office bearers, provincial premiers and some former government leaders.
This online directory can be accessed on:
The information contained in the database can also be printed as five separate directories, namely:
- South African Government Directory [PDF] 996 kb
- Local Government Directory [PDF] 828 kb
- Directory of Contacts [PDF] 1064 kb
- Media Directory [PDF] 573 kb
- Profile [PDF] 757 kb
Tel: 012 314 2134
Fax: 012 325 6898
SAnews.gov.za is a South African government news service, providing reliable government news and information to community and mainstream media. You may subscribe to receive SAnews e-mail newsletters three times daily. Visit SAnews.gov.za online.
Tel: 012 314 2224
Fax: 012 321 2804
Cell: 084 500 3289
The GCIS is a leading player in the Thusong Service Centres initiative. Thusong Service Centres (Thusongs) are one-stop centres where local, provincial and national government, as well as other service-providers offer much needed services and information about government programmes to local communities. Communities living near the Thusongs and surrounding areas identify services based on their needs.
The goal is to provide every South African Citizen with easy access to information and services near their place of residence.
Tel: 012 314 2171
Fax: 012 323 4979