Happy new year! Job hunting must go on, though, and the government has released DPSA Circular 1 of 2023, which advertises the latest public service job vacancies in South Africa as of 13 January.
This is the first vacancy circular issued by the Department of Public Service and Administration this year. According to a notice issued by DPSA Director-General Yoliswa Makhasi last year, DPSA will publish 44 circulars this year.
The Department issues the circulars every Friday of the week throughout the year except during the festive season and first weeks of January. The last one for this year is scheduled for 1 December 2023.
DPSA Circular 1 of 2023
To view the new government job vacancies as advertised in DPSA Circular 1 of 2023, visit the Public Service Department’s website here. The document is in PDF and can therefore be downloaded to your device for ongoing reference.
Five provinces have advertised vacant positions this week alongside 19 national departments and institutions. The latter include the South African Police Service (SAPS), Civil Secretariat for Police Service, and Government Communications and Information System (GCIS).
In case you wish to search jobs in a preferred province or department only, the DPSA has issued separate sections of the circular on its newsroom webpage. All you need to do is click on the link to the province/department/institution you prefer to view the available vacancies.
As is always the case, there are a few important things to keep in mind before submitting your application:
- Submit your application on the Z83 form. You’re allowed to attach your CV or additional sheet of information in case space on the form is not enough to capture all your details.
- If you have a query regarding a particular vacancy, send it to the department, province or institution making the advertisement – not to DPSA.
- Send your application to the department, province or institution advertising the job vacancy – not to DPSA.
- Submit your application within the specified deadline and use the specified reference number for that particular vacancy.
Good luck in your job-hunting endeavours this year!