Human Resources (HR)

Chief Director: Keitu Semakane
Tel: 012 473 0128

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:

  • being a member of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) Management Committee (Manco), a strategising body chaired by the Director-General
  • overseeing the implementation of the human resource strategy
  • managing human resource, performance management and labour relations issues for the department
  • managing the overall budget and personnel in the Chief Directorate
  • acting as a programme manager for the Programme: Human Resources
  • develop internal capacity as well as employee wellness, gender mainstreaming, disability management and Management Development programmes.

The Directorate: Human Resource Management (HRM) and Human Resource Development (HRD) as well as the Subdirectorate: Internal Communication falls under the Chief Directorate.

Directorate: Human Resource Management (HRM)

Director: Ms Zanele Ngwenya
Tel: 012 473 0472

The aim of HRM is to facilitate the achievement of the organisational goals by providing effective human resource strategies and administration and labour relations.

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/Strategy

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

Subdirectorate: Labour Relations

Deputy Director: Labour Relations and Human Resource Planning
Ms Lerato Makobe
Tel: 012 473 0232

The functions of the unit are:

  • Supporting the recruitment and selection of staff in the organisation
  • Monitor the Job Evaluation process
  • 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.

Contact persons:
Assistant Director: Organisational Development and Recruitment & Selection
Ms Dipuo Kupa
Tel: 012 473 0307

Directorate: Human Resource Development (HRD)

Director: Ms Thabile Zuma
Tel: 012 473 0177

The Directorate: HRD is responsible for:

  • The development of human capital. 
  • Oversee the implementation of Youth Development Programmes.
  • Oversee the implementation of Employee Health & Wellness Strategic Framework for the Public Service within the department. 
  • Development and maintenance of Human Resource Development Policies and strategies.
  • Provide strategic support to managers on Training and Skills development programmes.
  • Provide strategic support to managers on Youth Development Programmes
  • Provide strategic support to managers on Gender Equity and Disability Management.

HRD comprises the following Sub Programmes:

Sub Directorate: HRD and Youth Development Programmes

Deputy Director: Human Resource Development 
Dikeledi Nthite
Tel: 012 473 0060

The key functions of the Sub Directorate are to:

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

Assistant Director: HRD
Tel: 012 473 0121

Sub-directorate: Gender mainstreaming, disability management and youth programmes
Deputy Director: Gender Mainstreaming

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.
  • Compiling and implementing of GCIS Gender Equality plan and reports.
  • Compiling and implementing of GCIS Job Access plan and reports.
  • Compiling and implementing of Employee Health & Wellness plan and reports.
  • Monitor and advice on the implementation of Gender Mainstreaming in the Department.
  • Monitor an advice on the implementation of Job Access Strategic Framework in the department.
  • Monitor and advice on the implementation of 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 Department of Communications (DoC). 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 (DoC). 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 internal television broadcast, short-messaging service, mass-mailing system, etc.
  • disseminating messages through print mediums such as the in-house newsletter, weekly news bulletins and noticeboards.
  • maintaning and updating the DoC's intranet
  • facilitating interactive communication platforms aimed at instilling a culture of open communication and information sharing through direct communication 
  • ensuring the DoC's compliance with the Promotion of Access to Information Act of 2000
  • facilitating processes and mediums seeking at providing report back to staff

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

Print mediums
Ms Brenda Nkuna
Tel: 012 473 0038