Thursday, May 20, 2010

Business as usual for GFC following merger announcement

Following the recent announcement by the Gauteng Provincial Government that the agencies of the Department of Economic Development will be restructured, the Gauteng Film Commission wishes to assure the film and TV industry that it will be business as usual for the GFC for the remainder of the current financial year.

The Department of Economic Development has confirmed that the process of reducing the existing agencies to the three proposed agencies, namely the Growth and Employment Agency, the Tourism Promotion Agency and the Industry Regulation Agency, will be completed by the end of this financial year (March 2011). The restructuring will entail the merger of existing agencies and the rationalisation of mandates and functions into the three new proposed agencies. During this period the industry and other stakeholders of the GFC will be consulted.

The review of the Gauteng Provincial Government and its agencies were undertaken with the objective of rationalising and improving service delivery in the Province. The Gauteng Provincial Government has given assurances that the implementation of the new structures will take place in a carefully managed environment ensuring that government leverages existing capacities and competencies and target a simplified operational model to address problems and weaknesses identified during the review process.


For more information, please contact:
Jacques Stoltz, Senior Marketing Manager: Gauteng Film Commission on +27 (0) 11 833 0409 or +27 (0) 83 455 9688 or