If you’re looking for a job in the public service, it’s that time of the week when you can view the latest vacancies the government has published in DPSA Circular 40 of 2022.
The Department of Public Service and Administration published the circular on Friday, 21 October 2022 and invited interested individuals to apply for their preferred positions.
DPSA Circular 40 of 2022
Job applicants can find the latest government vacancies as advertised in DPSA Circular 40 of 2022 on DPSA’s website here. Hiring activity seems to have picked up because the downloadable PDF document is 217 pages long – the longest it has been for weeks.
In case you wish to narrow your search to a particular national department or provincial administration, visit the DPSA’s newsroom webpage. Here you will find links to each entity, making it more convenient compared to browsing the entire circular.
Public service professionalisation
Meanwhile, the Cabinet has approved a National Implementation Framework towards the Professionalisation of the Public Service. This follows publication of the Framework in 2021 for public comment.
In a statement on Thursday (20 October), the Cabinet said the Framework outlines five pillars on interventions in professionalising the public service.
“The pillars include pre-entry recruitment and selection within the Public Service, induction and onboarding, planning and performance management, continuous learning and professional development, and career progression and career incidents,” it added.
Directors-General’s conditions of employment
Additionally, the Cabinet approved a report that makes several proposals on strengthening the capability and capacity of Directors-General in South Africa’s public service.
One proposal would see the Director-General in the Presidency also assuming the role of Head of Public Administration. In provincial governments, the Director-General in the Premier’s office would also be the Head of Administration in the province.
“The revised Performance Management System for DGs is being revised to align it with the approved changes,” the Cabinet added.
The Acting Minister of Public Service and Administration, Thulas Nxesi, will outline the Framework at a media briefing scheduled for next week.
He is also expected to unpack the approved changes in the conditions of employment for DGs.