Sidwell Medupe, spokesperson of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) has died.
Deputy Director-General of Corporate Management Services at the dtic, Sarah Choane, confirmed his passing.
"It is sad news for us; we are busy with a media statement," she said.
Medupe was a journalist at the SABC before he became head of communications in the North West Department of Public Works.
More to follow.