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Keynote Address by the Acting Director-General of GCIS, Donald Liphoko on the occasion of the launch of the 2014 Media Landscape Handbook
Our partners from the media industry,
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Ladies and Gentlemen
ACTING DIRECTOR-GENERAL DONALA LIPHOKO OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS AT THE DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TELEVISION STAKEHOLDER MEETING
6 November 2014
Honourable Minister, Faith Muthambi
Ladies and gentlemen,
A very good morning to you, the critical stakeholders of Digital Terrestrial Television.
Thank you programme director for this opportunity to address fellow government communicators. Tonight, we are honoured to be joined by our Minister in the Presidency who is also responsible for GCIS, Minister Chabane. I would like to welcome you Minister to the 8th Annual government communicators’ awards. May I also take this opportunity to welcome all communicators and their partners, our sponsors and the panel of judges that decided today’s winners.
Chairperson of the National Communication Partnership, Mr Nkenke Kekana
Co-chairperson Mr Nkwenkwe Nkomo
Members and delegates
Our partners from other parts of the continent
August is Women’s month in South Africa and I want take this opportunity to pay a special tribute to all the ladies who are with us here today. You are all special.
It is a privilege and an honour for me to address this 3rd annual conference of the 2010 National Communication Partnership.
Being a Government Spokesperson in a national democratic society
When I received an invitation to deliver this guest lecture at this University’s School of Journalism, I wondered without asking. What meaningful words does a government communicator say to a group of students who are pursuing a career that ultimately scrutinizes and interrogates the work of government?
None of us can doubt the enormity of the challenge to answer this question.
The relations between government communicators and the media are necessitated by the communication responsibilities that both parties have to society. In fulfilling our roles and responsibilities we are compelled to work together. Each needs the other – the media need the story to tell the people and the government communicators need to get the story out to the people.