The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) will be holding media briefings for Ministers from 7 to 11 February 2000 at the Tuynhuis Goodhope Auditorium, Cape Town. While GCIS, as it did in June 1999, takes responsibility only for briefings by the executive arm of government, other organs of government and political parties represented in Parliament are welcome to use the opportunity, where there are vacant slots, to brief the media.
In response to media inquiries, GCIS wishes to state that it has no intention of preventing any other organ of government and political parties represented in Parliament from holding briefings, where time allows. We wish to restate that the primary responsibility of the GCIS is to manage and facilitate the briefings on behalf of government.
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Issued by: Government Communications (GCIS)