Cluster Supervision

Chief Director: Social Protection, Community and Human Development; Governance, State Capacity and Institutional Development Clusters

Mr Sifiso Ike Moshoetsi
Tel: 012 473 0147
Email: ike@gcis.gov.za

Secretary: Vacant

Government departments are clustered according to key priorities to encourage integrated planning, effective decision-making, information-sharing and sound intergovernmental relations. There are seven government clusters, each led by directors-general (DGs) of related departments.

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) coordinates the communication clusters that comprises of the Heads of Communication of relevant national departments that form part of the specific cluster, joined by a supporting team from the GCIS. The communication cluster accounts to the respective Directors-General cluster.

Communication clusters mirror the Cabinet clusters and thereby enable the developing of communication plans that emanate from Cabinet.

Clusters provide a platform for joint planning and collective implementation of government programmes by communicators.

The role of cluster is to:

  • ensure that government communication is aligned, integrated and responsive to the immediate communication and information needs of the cluster
  • ensure that communication clusters coordinate and plan communication, identify new platforms and communication opportunities, and design communication programmes and campaigns
  • assess and plan for issues arising from Cabinet and DGs' clusters
  • ensure a functioning Internal Communicators’ Forum
  • ensure that information and experiences are shared amongst government communicators
  • identify training and development needs of government communicators based on the national communication strategy, government policies and overall government communication objectives.

Clusters under the Chief Directorate


Social Protection, Community and Human Development (SPCHD) Governance, State Capacity and Institutional Development (GSCID)

Co-Chairs: Basic Education and Health

Members:

  • Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development 
  • Basic Education
  • Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs  
  • Environment, Forestry and Fisheries 
  • Employment and Labour 
  • Health
  • Higher Education, Science and Technology
  • Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation
  • Justice and Correctional Service
  • The Presidency
  • The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities 
  • Public Works and Infrastructure 
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Development
  • Sports, Arts and Culture 
  • Transport 

Co-Chair: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Public Service & Administration

Members: 

  • Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs
  • Finance
  • Home Affairs
  • Justice and Correctional Service
  • The Presidency
  • The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities
  • Public Service & Administration
  • Public Enterprises

Director: Social Protection, Community and Human Development; Governance, State Capacity and Institutional Development Clusters 
Ms Phumeza Bangani
Tel: 012 473 0235
E-mail: phumeza@gcis.gov.za

Secretary: Ms Thobile Maloba
Tel: 012 473 0270
Email: thobile@gcis.gov.za

The role of the Director is to:

  • manage the coordination of communication clusters
  • provide strategic communication support and advice to clusters and departments on their campaigns, programmes and projects
  • ensure that cluster communication programmes are implemented implemented through the cluster coordinators
  • facilitate the development of communication strategies for clusters, departments and campaigns through the cluster coordinators
  • review communication strategies to ensure alignment to the National Communication Strategy
  • coordinate the biannual Internal Communicators’ Forum and ensure regular information sharing with Internal Communicators
  • provide support to cluster media engagements
  • oversee the maintenance of the government communication system,encompassing cascading of the national communication strategy to clusters and departments, government communicators’ contact database and calendar of events.

Cluster coordinators:

Social Protection, Community and Human Development
Ms Tebatso Bogopa
Tel: 012 473 0299
Email: tebatso@gcis.gov.za

Governance, State Capacity and Institutional Development Clusters 
Ms Itumeleng Bokaba
Tel: 012 473 0107
Email: itumelengb@gcis.gov.za

The role of the cluster coordinators is to:

  • convene cluster meetings
  • compile DGs' cluster reports
  • develop communication strategies and programmes, departmental strategies for cluster, departmental programmes and campaigns
  • ensure clusters, departments and campaigns have communication strategies and assist those without them
  • produce cluster-related key messages, fact sheets and other content documents.

 

Director: Training
Vacant

The directorate:

  • manages the coordination of communication clusters
  • provides strategic communication support and advice to clusters and departments on their campaigns, programmes and projects
  • ensures that cluster communication programmes are implemented through the cluster coordinators
  • facilitates the development of communication strategies for clusters, departments and campaigns through the clsuter corrdinators
  • reviews communication strategies to ensure alignment to the National Communication Strategy
  • coordinates the biannual Internatal Communicators' Forum and ensures regular information sharing with Internal Communicators
  • provides support to cluster media engagements
  • oversees the maintenance of the government communication system, encompassing cascading of the national communication strategy to clusters and departments, government communicators' contact database and calendar of events.