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The Thusong Service Centre (formerly Multi-Purpose Community Centre /MPCC) programme of government, was initiated in 1999 as a primary vehicle for the implementation of development communication and information, to integrate government services into primarily-rural communities. This was done to address historical, social and economic factors which limited access to information, services and participation by citizens, as they had to travel long distances to access these services. Read more...


Bulamahlo Thusong Service Centre Manager is no more

August 2014
It is with deep sadness that the Thusong Programme announces the passing away of Bulamahlo Thusong Service Centre Manager, Mr Paul Komane, on the 30th July 2014.

Colesberg Thusong educate citizens about their rights

April 2014
GCIS and the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) recently mobilised stakeholders to participate in human rights events in Khayelitsha, Mpolweni, Lowryville Operation Vula, Ouboks and Zwelitsha.

New service providers bring life to the Atok Thusong Service Centre

March 2014
In responding to the plea of local communities to bring services closer to them, the Atok has taken a step further to make the lives of the people easier.

Making everyday a Mandela Day at the Mpuluzi Thusong Service Centre

March 2014
Keeping in mind the Batho Pele principles, the GCIS official based at the Mpuluzi Thusong centre organised a cleaning campaign to ensure that the community is served in a clean, conducive, warm and welcoming environment.

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