Human Resources (HR)

Chief Director
Lindelani Linda Kaseke

HR aims to provide strategic leadership in the implementation of the human resource management strategy of the department.

The Chief Director's responsibilities and functions include:

  • Provide strategic leadership in HRM and promote effective HR practice.
  • Provide strategic leadership and management in Human Resource Development.
  • Provide leadership in Employee Health and Wellness Programme, Gender Programme and Disability Programme.
  • Strategic leadership as well as financial, human resources and administrative management of the Chief Directorate.
  • Provide Leadership  in the management of audit process in the Chief Directorate

The Chief Directorate comprises of the following Directorates; Human Resource Management (HRM) and Human Resource Development (HRD) 

Directorate: Human Resource Management (HRM)

Mr Paul Kwerane (Acting)
Tel: 012 473 0407

The aim of HRM is to facilitate the achievement of the organisational goals by providing direction for the management of Human Resource Management and Labour Relations.

The Director's responsibilities and functions includes:

  • Manage Human Resource administrative services
  • Manage recruitment and selection processes
  • Render employee relations services. 
  • Promote ethics and integrity in the Department. 
  • Develop Organisational Structure and Post establishment
  • Manage Performance Management & Development System
  • Facilities the achievement of the organisational goals by providing effective human resources strategies. 

The Public Service Regulations [PDF] 665 kb allow for a great deal of decentralisation and flexibility, and place the onus on departments to develop and implement their own departmental policies derived from the national framework. This directorate develops and manages these policies.

HRM comprises the following sub-programmes:

Subdirectorate: Human Resource Administration/EPMDS

Deputy Director: Human Resource Administration and EPMDS

Mr Paul Kwerane
Tel: 012 473 0407

The functions of the unit are:

  • providing support to the GCIS in terms of human resource administration services
  • effecting the appointment of staff
  • handling human resource maintenance practices, i.e. promotions, transfers, secondments and other rewards
  • handling conditions of service for employees in the organisation, e.g. leave, housing allowances, medical aid, injury on duty and overtime
  • developing and maintaining human resource management policies and strategies
  • monitoring and facilitating employee performance management
  • developing, implementing and maintaining the organisation's Human Resource and Employment Equity Plans
  • Oversee the implementation of the Employee Performance Management and Development Systems.

Assistant Director: Employee Performance Management and Development System
Ms Puleng Mokone
Tel: 012 473 0487

Assistant Director: Human Resource Administration

Ms Samuel Matsapola
Tel: 012 473 0231

Subdirectorate: Labour Relations

Deputy Director: Labour Relations and Human Resource Planning and Recruitment & Selection

Mr Boitumelo Tauetsile
Tel: 012 473 0232

The functions of the unit are:

  • Coordinating the Departmental Bargaining Chamber to ensure labour peace and prevent labour disputes
  • Investigating and handling misconduct cases
  • Handling grievances and acting as a facilitator in the event of grievances that could not be resolved at directorate level
  • Promoting sound labour relations within the organisation
  • Representing the organisation in dispute resolution processes
  • Educating and creating awareness on key labour relations issues.
  • Development and review of HR related policies/procedures and guidelines
  • Provision of effective management of Ethics within the department.

Contact persons:
Assistant Director: Organisational Development and Recruitment & Selection


Directorate: Human Resource Development (HRD)

Director: Ms Thabile Zuma
Tel: 012 473 0177

The Directorate: HRD is responsible for:

  • Development of human capital in the department.
  • Overseeing the implementation of the Youth Development Programmes.
  • Overseeing the implementation of the Employee Health & Wellness Strategic Framework for the Public Service within the department.
  • Development and maintenance of Human Resource Development Policies and strategies.
  • Overseeing the implementation of  Gender Equity and Disability Management.
  • Promote and implement the gender mainstream and special projects.

HRD comprises the following Sub Programmes:

Sub Directorate: HRD and Youth Development Programmes

Deputy Director: Human Resource Development 

The key functions of the Sub Directorate are to:

  • Coordinate and implement learning programmes in the department, e.g. Bursaries, Short Courses, Induction and Management Development Programmes.
  • Compile and implement the Workplace Place Skills Plan (WSP).
  • Compile training Quarterly Monitoring Reports (QMR).
  • Compile and implement the HRD plan.
  • Coordinate the implementation of Youth Development Programme, e.g Internship, WIL.
  • Implement Recognition of Improved Qualifications.

Assistant Director: HRD
Tel: 012 473 0121

Gender mainstreaming, disability management and Health & Wellness

Deputy Director: Gender Focal Point

Mr Xikombiso Khosa
Tel: 012 473 0332

The key functions of the Sub Directorate are to: 

  • Oversee the implementation of reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities in GCIS.
  • Compile and implement GCIS Gender Equality plan and reports.
  • Compile and implement GCIS Job Access plan and reports.
  • Compile and implement Employee Health & Wellness plan and reports.
  • Monitor and advise on the implementation of Gender Mainstreaming in the Department.
  • Monitor and advise on the implementation of the Job Access Strategic Framework in the department.
  • Compile and implement Employee Health & Wellness implementation plans.
  • Monitor, report and advice on the implementation of the Employee Health & Wellness Programme.

Kolani Neba (Disability Management)
Tel: 012 473 0138

Middah Spaumer (Wellness Coordinator)
Tel: 012 473 0184

Subdirectorate: Internal Communication

Deputy Director: Phillimon Tebogo Kgomo
Tel: 012 473 2255

Much emphasis is placed on ensuring dynamic communication within the GCIS. The Internal Communication unit is responsible for the establishment, coordination and maintenance of communication platforms and mediums aimed at improving the flow of information within the GCIS. The section is responsible for establishing a communication-orientated culture within the department.

Activities include:

  • disseminating messages through electronic and digital platforms such as the GCIS intranet, Blog page, short-messaging service, mass-mailing system, etc.
  • disseminating messages through print mediums such as the in-house newsletter, weekly news bulletins and noticeboards.
  • manage the process of instilling a culture of open communication and information sharing through direct communication and interaction

Electronics and digital mediums
Ms Nokuthula Zulu
Tel: 012 473 0208

Print mediums
Ms Brenda Nkuna
Tel: 012 473 0038