Government vacancies


Vacancies are advertised on the websites of national government departments, as well as in the Public Service Vacancy Circular, which contains advertised posts in all national and provincial government. In addition, you can find job adverts from across government as advertised in the Vuk’uzenzele newspaper.

View the latest advertised positions in government:

Public Service Vacancy Circular No 25 of 30 October 2020 [PDF]

Government Recruitment Centre
You can register to apply for a job at the following government institutions:

Department of Labour
Department of Higher Education and Training
Office of the Public Service Commission
Department of Public Service Administration
National School of Government
Centre for Public Service Innovation
Tips for finding a job
For every job available, you will always have to compete with other job-seekers. Government has information that will help you to find a job, write a CV, prepare you for the interview and starting the job. You can also find information on how to start a business.

Advertised posts in all government departments and provincial governments are listed on the Department of Public and Administration website.

Vacancies advertised on the websites of national government departments
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Arts and Culture
Basic Education
Civilian Secretariat for Police
Commission on Gender Equality(link is external)
Cooperative Governance
Correctional Services
Defence(link is external)
Economic Development
Employment and Labour
Environmental Affairs
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(link is external)
Parliament of South Africa
Performance Monitoring and Evaluation
Public Enterprises
Public Service and Administration
Public Service Commission
Public Works
Rural Development and Land Reform
Statistics SA
Sport and Recreation
Social Development
Small Business Development
SA Revenue Service
SA Police Service
Telecommunications and Postal Services
The Presidency
Trade and Industry(link is external)
Traditional Affairs
Water Affairs
Many departments also have learnerships and internships which are advertised on the same pages as the vacancies.

Career Development Services
The Department of Higher Education and Training currently runs a Career Development Services Centre to assist learners with career advice.

Walk-in Centre: 123 Francis Baard Street, Pretoria

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