Government Digest is an independent A4 monthly publication, whose primary focus is the continual dissemination of information to national, provincial and local government and the disciplines they represent.
Government Digest has been targeting decision-makers in government since 1981 and is now in its 31st year of existence.
The magazine anchors its editorial focus at local government level, at the face of service delivery to the community. Government Digest covers legislation, policy programmes, projects and initiatives from national and provincial governments aimed at supporting and improving local government’s ability to carry out its developmental mandate. It covers news of a range of NGOs, agencies, associations and institutions that have a role to play in supporting local government’s service delivery endeavours.
Members of the president’s office, cabinet ministers, deputy ministers, directors general, deputy directors general and heads of department in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Arts & Culture, Basic Education, Communications, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Correctional Services, Defence, Tourism, Economic Development, Energy, Finance, Health, Higher Education & Training, Home Affairs, Human Settlements, International Relations and Cooperation, Justice, Labour, Mining, Police, Public Enterprise, Public Service, Public Works, Rural Development and Land Reform, Science and Technology, Social development, Sport and Recreation, State Security, Trade and Industry, Transport, Water and Environmental Affairs, Women, Youth, Children and People with Disabilities.
Premiers in all nine provinces, MEC’s, Heads of communications and HOD’s in departments
of local government, agriculture, human settlement, health, finance and economic development, education, roads and transport, public works, land affairs, environmental affairs, sports and culture, social development, public safety and security among others.
All municipalities: mayors, speakers, municipal managers and municipal engineers, financial officers and heads of department of all disciplines.
Consulting, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) compliant companies, financial institutions and stakeholders in government projects.
Government Digest is also distributed to further educational and training institutions (FETS), universities, government development programme officials and SADC governments.
The distribution figure is 5 000 and readership is 25 000, based on a five to-one pass-on readership estimate.
Government Digest is divided into six main sections:
Municipal Manager’s Office:
Performance management, legislature, Integrated Development Planning (IDP), strategic leadership.
Planning & Development:
Trade & investment, tourism, local economic development (LED), fleet management, transport and traffic management, land planning and development (including human settlement & agriculture).
Water and wastewater, roads, construction, waste management, sanitation, infrastructure, special projects, energy, environment.
Community Services: Health, disaster management & emergency services, parks & cemeteries, occupational health, utilities, social services, public safety and security, libraries, arts & culture.
Grants, collection of levies, banking, financial records, debtors and creditors management, expenditure control, payroll, insurance, loans & investments, cash flow management, supply chain management, compilation of financial reports, development of risk and internal control systems, compliance, revenue management, treasury & financial support.
Human resources, legal, facilities management, event management,
ICT, communication, translation & interpretation and risk management.
Other regular sections include News Focus, SADC focus and Umsebenzi which covers skills development.
Government Digest offers your organisation the ideal medium to communicate and market your services to decision-makers in government and to government stakeholders alike.