Department of GCIS South Africa

Department of GCIS South Africa

Department of GCIS South Africa, The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) is a South African government department primarily charged with managing government’s public communication of their actions and policy. It falls under the authority of the Ministry in The Presidency, which appoints the CEO of the GCIS.
The CEO of the GCIS is the official spokesperson of the South African government. The corporation was established on 18 May 1998, according to terms of Section 7 (Subsection 2 and 3) of the Public Service Act, 1994.
 

About us

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS):

  • provides professional services
  • sets and influences adherence to standards for an effective government communication system
  • drives coherent government messaging
  • proactively communicates with the public about government policies, plans programmes and achievements.

Vision
To be the pulse of communication excellence in government.
Mission
To deliver effective strategic government communication; set and influence adherence to standards and coherence of message and proactively communicate with the public about government policies, plans, programmes and achievements.
The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) was officially launched in May 1998. It was established in terms of Section 7 (subsection 2 and 3) of the Public Service Act, 1994 [PDF] 211 kb as amended.
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Head office

Tshedimosetso House
1035 cnr Frances Baard and Festival streets
HATFIELD, Pretoria, 0083
Tel: 012 473 0000