I have been receiving numerous requests over the past month to put together an article on Government Jobs in South Africa. It seems that there are a large number of job seekers out there who feel that taking on a role in government in 2021 would be fantastic.
Personally, I would not like to work for the South African government, however, I can see the appeal others might find. I mean generally speaking the salaries are not bad and they do give decent annual increases. Plus I imagine that there is a certain level of job security that comes with a Government job.
Anyway. My personal feelings on the subject are irrelevant, plus I know that the readers of my blogs are amazing people and having a few of you in government cant be a bad thing. So here is my guide to finding a job in a Government department in 2021. I have compiled a complete list of where jobs would be advertised, plus I break down the application process for you.
If you are based in Gauteng you can quickly also check out my article on the GPG Professional Job Center.
Where can you find Government Jobs in 2021?
If you are looking for a new job in government then I have some good news for you. Finding the job adverts is not very difficult at all. In fact, the jobs are posted on a number of websites as well as in a printed publication. The printed media is a magazine called Vuk’uzenzele and is produced by GCIS (Government Communications.) It is available in all nine provinces at GCIS provincial offices, GCIS district offices, and Thusong centers in your area.
However given the fact that you are reading this blog online, I feel that it is safe to say that you probably have internet access. That being the case it probably makes sense to simply view the digital publication online. The link to their job page is here vukuzenzele.gov.za/employment
Department of Public Service and Administration / DPSA
If you really want to find the latest government jobs being advertised in South Africa then the DPSA website is probably going to be your best bet. Advertised posts in all government departments and provincial governments are listed on the website in a weekly circular.
Although the Circular is issued by the DPSA / Department of Public Service and Administration, the Department maintains that it is not responsible for the content of the advertisements. It stresses that Enquiries about an advertisement must be addressed to the relevant department.
Submitting your application for a vacancy is quite simple. Below is the process to follow plus some vital point to remember when submitting your application.
You will first need to download the Z83 form, you can download it from the links below.
- Applications on form Z83 with full particulars of the applicants’ training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge and experience (on a separate sheet if necessary or a CV) must be forwarded to the department in which the vacancy/vacancies exist(s).
- Applicants must indicate the reference number of the vacancy in their applications.
- Applicants requiring additional information regarding an advertised post must direct their enquiries to the department where the vacancy exists. The Department of Public Service and Administration must not be approached for such information.
- It must be ensured that applications reach the relevant advertising departments on or before the applicable closing dates.
Points to remember when completing your Z83 form
- You need to fill in all sections of this form completely, accurately and legibly. This will help to process your application fairly.
- This form requires basic information. Candidates who are selected for interviews will be requested to furnish additional certified information that may be required to make a final selection.
- Each application for employment form must be duly signed and initialed by the applicant. Failure to sign this form may lead to disqualification of the application during the selection process.
Jobs in Government Departments
If you have an idea about which department you would like to find a job in then you can simply visit that particular department’s website and check if they have any vacancies on their website. Below is a list of departments plus a link to their vacancies page.
- Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
- Arts and Culture
- Basic Education
- Civilian Secretariat for Police
- Commission on Gender Equality
- Communications and Digital Technologies
- Cooperative Governance
- Correctional Services
- Employment and Labour
- Environment, Forestry and Fisheries
- Government Communication and Information System
- Higher Education and Training
- Home Affairs
- Human Settlements
- Independent Police Investigative Directorate
- International Relations and Cooperation
- Justice and Constitutional Development
- Military Veterans
- Mineral Resources
- National School of Government
- National Treasury
- Office of the Chief Justice
- Parliament of South Africa
- Performance Monitoring and Evaluation
- Public Enterprises
- Public Service and Administration
- Public Service Commission
- Public Works and Infrastructure
- Statistics SA
- Sport and Recreation
- Social Development
- Small Business Development
- SA Revenue Service
- SA Police Service
- Telecommunications and Postal Services
- The Presidency
- Trade, Industry and Competition
- Traditional Affairs
- Water Affairs
Many departments also have learnerships and internships which are advertised on the same pages as the vacancies.
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