Department of GCIS Now

By | December 8, 2021

Department of GCIS Now, 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.

To be the pulse of communication excellence in government.
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.
Read more about:

  • Structure of the GCIS. An organogram of the GCIS is provided, linking to more information about GCIS units, with information about managers, functions and responsibilities of units.
  • Information on how to access information in GCIS , including the Access to Information Manual.
  • History of GCIS. Information about the Comtask processes which culminated in the launch of GCIS.
  • Human resource management. Representivity statistics are provided and jobs are advertised here. Some of the GCIS human resource policies are also provided.
  • Strategic documents related to the GCIS ‘s mission and vision, such as the corporate strategy, annual reports and briefings to the Portfolio Committee on Communications.
  • Procurement. Find latest tenders advertised and tenders awarded, tender procedures and information on the process to register as service provider for the South African Government.
  • Ministry to which the GCIS reports, namely the Minister of Communications. Information is provided on the relevant Minister and Deputy Minister, including contact information, a short profile and speeches and statements.

Contact us

Head office

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