Ministerial Spokesperson & Media Liaison: Mayihlome Tshwete
Government Printing Works (GPW)
The Government Printing Works (GPW) is a South African security printing specialist that deals with the printing of passports, visas, birth certificates, smart card identification documents and examination materials, as well as government stationery and publications, such as tender bulletins andgovernment gazettes.
Based in Pretoria, Gauteng, the GPW boasts a rich history spanning 124 years, during which it has adhered to the overall goal of security printing, which is to prevent forgery, counterfeiting and tampering that could lead to fraud and identity theft.
The Electoral Commission
The Electoral Commission was established in terms of Section 3 of the Electoral Commission Act, 1996 (Act 51 of 1996). The core function of the Commission is to oversee national, local and municipal elections and to ensure that elections are free and fair. The Commission also performs other duties as stipulated by the Act.