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Government Communication launches podcast to complement its Vuk’uzenzele flagship publication, 29 Jun

28 June 2023

Government Communication and Information System innovates to make its flagship publication ‘Vuk’uzenzele’ more accessible 

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) will on Thursday, 29 June 2023, launch a podcast to complement its Vuk’uzenzele flagship publication.   

The innovation called “Vuk Talks Podcasts” responds to the fast paced and mobile news consumption trend emerging amongst young people who are largely digitally connected.   In addition, the podcast will make it easy for audiences who prefer audio to access the Vuk’uzenzele publication’s content.  

Through the Vuk Talks Podcasts, the GCIS will realise its mission of empowering South Africans through communication excellence and ensure access to government information by as many citizens as possible.  

In line with the government strategy to create jobs and grow the economy which specifically prioritises the empowerment of young people, the Vuk Talks Podcasts will be hosted and produced by young people who are on an internship programme at the GCIS.  It will not only carry stories previously published in the Vuk’uzenzele newspaper, but also the broader content focussing on the GCIS campaigns such as Gender-based Violence and Femicide, Economic Reconstruction and Recovery as well as Safety and Security.  

The Podcasts will be published bi-monthly and available for downloading from   More information on the Podcasts is provided through the Vuk’uzenzele video on available on: 

“The GCIS is committed to improving and enhancing access to essential government policy decisions and programmes aimed at empowering the South African citizen. This, especially in the era where technology and communication platforms are advancing and changing rapidly.  We have to keep up with the pace!  The launch of Vuk Talks Podcasts is yet another milestone in our quest, as government, to leave no one behind as we march courageously into the digital future,” concluded Michael Currin, GCIS Acting Director General.

Enquiries:  Michael Currin, Acting Government Spokesperson 082 462 7896

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