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Government Communications launches Advertiser Funded Programme: Citizens Connect: 18 Jan

12 January 2024

Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) will launch a 13 episode Advertiser Funded Programme (AFP) called Citizens Connect on SABC 2 on, Thursday, 18 January 2024 at 20h30. This collaboration with SABC 2 is a testament to government’s commitment to reaching a diverse audience and delivering impactful content.

Citizens Connect is a social reality program featuring government content, re-enactments and discussions on matters relating Gender Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF), Anti-Corruption and Economic Recovery and Reconstruction Plan (ERRP).

Citizens Connect is aimed at encouraging active citizenry, inspiring change whilst informing and profiling government programmes. The choice of SABC 2 as a channel was informed by government’s effort to engage and inform the public through a platform that has a wide audience and reaches many households across South Africa.

Government calls on all South Africans to follow all 13 episodes of AFP on SABC 2 from the day of its launch up until the end of all episodes every Thursday at 20h30, with repeats on Fridays from 12:00 – 12:30 and it will be available on the SABC Plus streaming platform.

“We call on all South Africans across all spheres of life to follow and tune into SABC 2 from Thursday, 18 January – 22 March 2024 at 20h30, to follow and engage on the 13 episodes of Citizens Connect which will significantly touch on various interventions and experiences of citizens with government on issues that are essential to their lives. Through storytelling and engaging content, we aspire to inspire a collective shift towards an informed and engaged society”, said Acting Director General of GCIS, Nomonde Mnukwa.

Nomonde Mnukwa: Acting GCIS Director-General
Cell: 083 653 7485

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