The government has just published DPSA Circular 16 of 2023, which is the latest public service vacancies circular in South Africa as of Friday, 12 May 2023.
Work seekers looking to launch careers in the public service therefore have another chance to search for openings they qualify for, whether nationally or on the provinces.
Latest DPSA Circular 16 of 2023 PDF
You can find and download the PDF of DPSA Circular 16 of 2023 here. The document has 294 pages of the latest vacant positions in South Africa’s national and provincial governments.
The advertised jobs range from senior management service (SMS) positions to mid- and lower-level positions. There is therefore something for all potential applicants, depending on their academic qualifications, skills and work experience.
Potential applicants can also visit the DPSA’s newsroom Circular 16 page to download separate PDF documents for each department or province that has advertised vacant positions. This is useful if you’re looking for a job in a particular department or province.
The circular directs applicants to use form Z83, where they need to indicate their full details such as training, skills, competencies, knowledge and experience. It is necessary to attach your detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) to maximise your chances.
For more information on how to fill form Z83 properly, read this DPSA practice note. It outlines the parts that applicants must fill in full and those that applicants are free to indicate, “Refer to Curriculum Vitae (CV) or see attached.” Don’t forget to attach your CV and make sure it has the details you are referring to, otherwise your application may be disqualified.
If you’re applying for a senior management service (SMS) position, make sure you register for the SMS pre-entry certificate course (if you have not yet obtained the certificate). This is because proof of registration may be required during the application process.
If you have enquiries about the vacancy you’re applying for, direct it to the contact details specified in the job advertisement, not to the DPSA. Good luck!