Phumla Williams has been appointed government spokesperson and head of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). Briefly.co.za gathered a few quick facts about the public servant.
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Phumla holds a degree in public administration and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA), both from the University of South Africa (UNISA). She also has a certificate in public sector finance from the University of Stellenbosch.
2. Career accomplishments
Ms Phumla Williams was the Deputy Director-General of the GCIS. Before that, Williams served as Director: Finance. Between 1998 and 2009, she served as chief financial officer of GCIS.
3. Political history
After the unbanning of political parties in 1990, she worked for the Matla Trust and the Association of Ex Political Prisoners. She worked in the ANC head office as an administrator.
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Briefly.co.za recently asked readers how they feel about the way South African government has handled the Covid-19 pandemic. Most readers feel that government has done its best, under the circumstances
One of our readers, Cynthia Sehunoe said:
"The government is doing it's best to prevent the spread of the virus though, concerning school reopening, they need to reconsider especially winter season. We all need to stay at home. What's hard with this. I mean, some of us have been on lockdown for the past ten years without donations or food parcels.
"Quarantined and isolated at the same time - and I'm not joking here so these things are possible. Those who use this pandemic as an opportunity to unlawfully gain must be punished by law. Like taking food parcels not deserving or pandemic funds."
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