Media release

Government concludes third Annual Thusong Service Centre Week

23 September 2016

Government held a successful third Annual Thusong Service Centre Week which started on Monday, 19 September 2016 until Friday, 23 September 2016. The week was commemorated under Public Service Month theme “Moving the Public Service Forward: “We Belong, We Care, We Serve”.

The commemoration of the 20 year anniversary of the Constitution by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development formed a major part of the Thusong Service Centre Annual Week.

On Monday, 19 September 2016, Deputy Minister of Communications, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams in collaboration with the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development Mr John Jeffery led the opening showcase event at Mossel Bay Thusong Service Center in the Western Cape. The event was attended by 700 community members from Mossel Bay. Departments such as the Military Veterans, Small Business, the DTI, Home Affairs, Labour, SASSA, SARS, Film and Publication Board, MDDA, various NGO’s, and Samsung also formed part of the event by providing information and services.

The main focus of the week was to highlight access to government information, services and opportunities that are available in the 197 Thusong Service Centres across the 126 local municipalities in the country.

“Thusong Service Centres promote access to government information and services and advance the government’s vision of a better life for all as entailed in the National Development Plan through the integration of citizen services. Government encourages all members of society from different parts of the country to utilise the information and services provided at their nearest Thusong Service Centre”, said Acting Director-General of Government Communications (GCIS), Mr Donald Liphoko.

Liphoko added “We wish to express our sincere appreciation to the thousands of South Africans who participated in this Annual Week as well as the many colleagues from government departments who participated to ensure that the week was a great success.”

The week, concluded today 23 September 2016 in Breyten, Mpumalanga, saw more than 60 events happening in different formats such as Open Days, Exhibitions, Outreach events, integrated mobiles, radio talk shows and activations at different communities across the country.

All South Africans are invited to visit to locate the centre closest to them.

Donald Liphoko
Cell: 082 901 0766

Issued by Government Communication and Information Systems

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