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Gauteng Provincial Government
The Premier
The mandate of the Premier is defined by the Constitution which states that the Premier performs executive, policy, legislative, intergovernmental and ceremonial functions and responsibilities as defined in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.
Section 127 Powers and functions of Premiers
The Premier of a province has the powers and functions entrusted to that office by the Constitution and any legislation.
The Premier of a province is responsible for:
  • Assenting to and signing Bills
  • Referring a Bill back to the Constitutional Court for a decision on the Bill’s constitutionality
  • Summoning the legislature to an extraordinary sitting to conduct special business;
  • Appointing commissions of inquiry; and
  • Calling a referendum in the province in accordance with national legislation.
The Office of the Premier
The Office of the Premier derives its mandate primarily from the Constitution, the Public Service Act, the PFMA, policy directives and the overall mandate of government.
The 5th administration of the Gauteng Province takes office with a good sense of what has been achieved over the past 20 years of democracy. However, it is appreciated that there are things that government must implement to rapidly and radically transform Gauteng. 
In this regard, the political imperatives and policy priorities of the Gauteng Provincial Government for 2014 – 2019 were adopted at the Extended Exco Lekgotla in June 2014 and were publicly communicated by the Premier during the State of the Province Address delivered on 27 June 2014.
The State of the Province Address outlined the programme of radical socio-economic transformation for the next five to fifteen years (over the NDP horizon unto 2030) under 3 key themes and 10 pillars, as follows:
 
No.
Component
No.
Pillar
1.
Transformation
1.
Radical economic transformation
2.
Decisive spatial transformation
3.
Accelerated social transformation
4.
Transformation of state and governance
2.
Modernisation
5.
Modernisation of the public service
6.
Modernisation of the economy
7.
Modernisation of human settlements and urban development
8.
Modernisation of public transport infrastructure
3.
Re-Industrialisation
9.
Reindustrialisation of Gauteng province
10.
Taking the lead in Africa’s new industrial revolution
Mainstreamed across above 10 pillars are issues of Gender, Youth, Elderly, Military Veterans and People with Disabilities.

In support of the GPG priorities outlined above, the Office of the Premier must be positioned and capacitated to ensure:
  1. The provision of leadership to the entire government and society;
  2. Overseeing the effective functioning of the entire provincial administration and fast-tracking delivery of policy priorities of this term of office and implement the NDP, Vision 2030;
  3. Long term planning, policy coordination, monitoring and evaluation of government performance on priorities;
  4. Communication and interface with communities and key sectors of society;
  5. Provision of strategic and administrative support to the Premier and Cabinet in fulfilling the mandate, constitutional and legal obligations and realising the policy priorities and political imperatives of the fifth administration;
  6. Mainstreaming; Gender; Youth, Disability and the elderly in our programmes.
The Provincial Departments
Agriculture and Rural Development
The Agriculture and Rural Development department is responsible for natural resource management and sustainable development in the province. Its main strategic priorities include agriculture, veterinary services, natural resource management, conservation, environmental planning and impact assessment, and integrated waste management and pollution abatement.
Contact details
MEC’s office
MEC: Mr Lebogang Maile
Mail: PO Box 8769, Johannesburg, 2000
Street: Diamond Corner Building, 11th Floor, Eloff and Market Streets, Marshalltown, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 355 1432 / 1900
Fax: (011) 333 0620 / 333 0667
Head of Department
Head of Department: Ms Thandeka Mbasa- Sigabi
Tel: (011) 240 2575
Fax: (011) 240 216
Email: Thandeka.Mbasa@gauteng.gov.za
Community Safety
The Department of Community Safety works to ensure that Gauteng is a safe and secure province. Its responsibilities include monitoring policing agencies, implementing crime-prevention initiatives, managing traffic, educating citizens about public safety and improving the relationship between communities and law enforcement agencies.
Contact details
MEC’s office
MEC: Ms Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane
Mail: PO Box 62440, Marshalltown, 2107
Street: Standard Bank Building, 27th Floor, 78 Fox Street, Marshalltown, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 689 3618
Fax: (011) 689 3660
Head of Department
Head of Department: Adv Mongezi Tshongweni
Mail: PO Box 62440, Marshalltown, 2107
Street: Standard Bank Building, 26th Floor, 78 Fox Street, Marshalltown, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 689 3614
Fax: (011) 689 3602
E-mail: Thabo.Ntuli@gauteng.gov.za
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs works to effectively support, monitor, and promote developmental municipalities and viable institutions of Traditional leadership. It further promotes integrated service delivery that seeks to enable Gauteng to become a globally competitive city region.
Contact details
MEC’s office
MEC: Mr Paul Mashatile
Mail: Private Bag X86, Marshalltown, 2107
Street: Corner House, 17th Floor, cnr Commissioner and Sauer Streets, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 355 4013/6
Fax:  (011) 838 2116
Head of Department
Head of Department: Ms Ntlakanipho Nkontwana
Mail: Private Bag X79, Marshalltown, 2107
Street: Bank of Lisbon Building, 9th Floor, 37 Sauer Street, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 355 4014
E-mail: Ntlakanipho.Nkontwana@gauteng.gov.za
Economic Development
The Department of Economic Development is tasked with developing the right environmental framework for economic growth and job creation, and instituting sound financial management policies and structures. The department's vision is to become a centre of excellence, providing economic policy direction, development facilitation, financial management leadership, and contributing to an environment conducive to labour-absorbing economic growth and poverty reduction.
Contact details
MEC’s office        
MEC: Mr Lebogang Maile
Mail: Private Bag X091, Marshalltown, 2107
Street: 7th Floor, 94 cnr Main and Harrison Streets, Marshalltown, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 355 8462
Fax: (086) 586 6084
E-mail: Thokozile.Makgato@gauteng.gov.za
Head of Department
Acting Head of Department: Ms Phindile Mbanjwa
Tel: (011) 355 8111
Fax: (011) 355 8289
Email: Phindile.Mbanjwa@gauteng.gov.za
Education
The Department of Education's vision includes smart service delivery of quality public education, to promote a dynamic citizenship for socioeconomic growth and development. It aims to be at the cutting edge of curriculum delivery, providing access to quality lifelong learning opportunities. The department is committed to eliminating inequality in education.
Contact details
MEC’s office
MEC: Mr Panyaza Lesufi
Mail: PO Box 7710, Johannesburg, 2000
Street: Arcadia Building, 10th Floor, 111 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 355 0145
Fax: (011) 355 0542
E-mail: Agnes.Vumazonke@gauteng.gov.za
Head of Department
Head of Department: Mr Edward Mosuwe
Mail: PO Box 7710, Johannesburg, 2000
Street: Arcadia Building, 10th floor, 111 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 355 1510
Fax: (011) 333 5546
Email Edward.Mosuwe@gauteng.gov.za
e-Government
The Department of e-Government is responsible for the rollout of a core network infrastructure that will connect all government buildings, Thusong Centres, urban renewal zones and targeted economic zones. An essential prerequisite to this infrastructure establishment is the digitization of back-office support that will be carried out through the reengineering of business processes. Furthermore, this will see the creation of a digitized document management system. The establishment of an E-government Political Coordinating Committee, chaired by the Honourable Premier, will assist in guiding the use of technologies through GPG Enterprise Architecture, as well as introducing globally recognized norms and standards to reduce ICT costs. This will also assist in optimizing the Data Centre infrastructure to cater for disaster recovery and business continuity needs of the GPG as a whole.
Contact details
MEC’s office
MEC: Ms Barbara Creecy
Mail: Private Bag X12, Marshalltown, 2107
Street: Imbumba house, 75 Fox Street, Marshalltown, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 227 9231
E-mail: Mamokwe.Makoloka@gauteng.gov.za
Head of Department
Head of Department: Mr Boy Ngobeni
Tel: (011) 689 8984
Email: Agnes.vumazonke@gauteng.gov.za
Health 
The Department of Health aims to provide quality health services and ensure a caring climate for service users, implement best-practice healthcare strategies, create a positive work environment for staff, and provide appropriate and top-quality training for health workers.
Contact details
MEC’s office
MEC: Ms Qedani Mahlangu
Mail: Private Bag X085, Marshalltown, 2107
Street: Bank of Lisbon Building, 22nd Floor, 37 Sauer Street, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 355 3235
Fax: (011) 355 3259
E-mail: Khanyisa.Nkuna@gauteng.gov.za
Head of Department
Head of Department:  Dr Hugh Gosnell
Mail: Private Bag X085, Marshalltown, 2107
Street: Bank of Lisbon Building, 22nd floor, 37 Sauer street, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 355 3258
Fax: (011) 355 3512
Email phumeza.langa@gauteng.gov.za
Human Settlements
The Department provides human settlements in Gauteng, and seeks to build sustainable communities and give communities access to affordable housing within targeted precincts. One of its programme is the Mixed Housing Developments - an innovative approach to housing delivery that  provides a mixture of housing products to suit low income earners, middle income earners as well as high income earners.Mixed income developments are aimed at integrating communities in well located areas that provide economic opportunities or have greater potential for economic growth.
Contact details
MEC’s office
MEC: Mr Paul Mashatile
Mail: Private Bag X86, Marshalltown, 2107
Street: Corner House, 17th Floor, cnr Commissioner and Sauer Streets, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 355 4015/6
Fax: (011) 838 2116
E-mail: Tebogo.Photo@gauteng.gov.za
Head of Department
Head of Department: Ms Daphney Ngoasheng
Mail: Private Bag X79, Marshalltown, 2107
Street: Bank of Lisbon Building, 9th Floor, 37 Sauer Street, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 355 4836
Fax: (011) 838 8973
E-mail: Daphney.Ngoasheng@gauteng.gov.za
Infrastructure Development
The department implements the GPG's capital expenditure budget allocation and other infrastructure projects that utilises sole or joint GPG financial investments, and to maximise the social and economic benefits of GPG's property portfolio.
It also implements the policies of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment and preferential procurement in line with the approved targets, and is the implementing agent for all GPG department infrastructure developments.
Contact details
MEC’s office
MEC: Ms Jacob Mamabolo
Mail: Private Bag X83, Marshalltown, 2107
Street: The Corner House Building, 17th Floor, Cnr Sauer and Commissioner Street, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 355 5010
Fax: (011) 832 1314
E-mail: Jane.Hlongwane@gauteng.gov.za
Head of Department
Head of Department: Mr Bethuel Netshiswinzhe
Mail: Private Bag X83, Marshalltown, 2107
Street: Local Government Building, 17th Floor, Cnr Sauer and Commissioner Street, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 355 5080
E-mail: tumelo.maimane@gauteng.gov.za
Roads and Transport
The responsibility of the Department of Roads and Transport is to improve mobility and accessibility in Gauteng and to develop transport and socio-economic infrastructure that helps residents to participate meaningfully in economic and social activities. The department's vision is to develop an integrated, sustainable infrastructure that promotes people-centred, innovative, developmental public works and an accessible, safe and affordable movement of people, goods and services.
Contact details
MEC’s office
MEC: Mr Ismail Vadi
Mail: Private Bag X88, Marshalltown, 2107
Street: Sage Life Building, North Tower, 13th Floor, 41 Simmonds Street, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 355 7501
Fax: (011) 355 7509
Email: Sofia.Yusuf@gauteng.gov.za
Head of Department
Head of Department: Mr Ronald Swartz
Mail: Private Bag X88, Marshalltown, 2107
Street: Sage Life Building, North Tower, 13th floor, 41 Simmonds Street, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 355 7301/ 7342
 Email: Ronald.Swartz@gauteng.gov.za
Social Development
Social Development works to ensure that the needs of the vulnerable members of our society are catered for. These include child-feeding schemes at schools, provision of learnerships, assisting the needy with healthcare, food, clothing and shelter.  
Contact details
MEC’s office
MEC: Nandi Mayathula-Khoza
Mail: PO Box 8769, Johannesburg, 2000
Street: Diamond Corner Building, 11th Floor, Eloff and Market Streets, Marshalltown, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 355 1432 / 1900
Fax: (011) 333 0620 / 333 0667
Head of Department
Head of Department: Ms Shoki Tshabalala
Mail: PO Box 8769, Johannesburg, 2000
Street: Diamond Corner Building, 11th Floor, Eloff and Market Streets, Marshalltown, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 355 7879
Fax: (011) 355 7753
Email: Shoki.tshabalala@gauteng.gov.za

Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation
The mandate of the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation (SACR) is to ensure access, increased participation and transformation of the sport, arts, culture and recreation sectors in a manner that yields optimum socio-economic benefits for all in the province.  
The department’s vision is to develop Gauteng as a vibrant home of champions where sport, arts, culture and recreation promote nation building, social cohesion, economic growth and sustainable livelihoods through ensuring skilled, active and healthy communities.
Contact details
MEC’s office
MEC
Nonhlanhla Faith Mazibuko


Mail: Private Bag X33, Johannesburg, 2000


Street: 35 Rissik Cnr. Fox Street, Surrey House, Johannesburg


Tel: (011) 355 2798

Fax: (011) 355 2513


E-mail: joy.thanjekwayo@gauteng.gov.za

 

Head of Department


Acting Head of Department: Mr Boy Ngobeni

Mail: Private Bag X33, Johannesburg, 2000


Street: 35 Rissik Cnr. Fox Street, Surrey House, Johannesburg


Tel: (011) 355 2531


Fax: (011) 355 2513


Email: motshabi.pitso@gauteng.gov.za  


Link: www.sacr.gpg.gov.za

 

Provincial Treasury
The mandate of Gauteng Provincial Treasury is to promote good governance by providing stewardship on all financial matters in the province. In essence the role of GPT is to ensure that strategies are funded through projects and other initiatives that are aligned to the provincial priorities and the principles of Batho Pele.
Contact details
MEC’s office
MEC: Ms Barbara Creecy
Mail: Private Bag X12, Marshalltown, 2107
Tel: (011) 227 9231 
Fax: (011) 355 2481
E-mail: Mamokwe.makoloka@gauteng.gov.za
Head of Department
Head of Department: Ms Nomfundo Tshabalala
Tel: (011) 227 9189
Email: Goodwill.nkosi@gauteng.gov.za
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