If you’re in South Africa and looking for new government job vacancies, you can find them in DPSA Circular 17 of 2023, which the government issued on Friday, 19 May 2023.
Various national departments and provincial administrations advertise vacant positions in the weekly circular. This means that job seekers have a chance at landing public service jobs throughout the year.
DPSA Circular 17 of 2023
You can find the latest government job vacancies as of 19 May 2023 in DPSA Circular 17 of 2023 here. The relatively large document has 289 pages of available positions in the public service. It is also in PDF, making it easy to download to your device for ongoing reference.
The Circular 17 webpage on the DPSA website also contains links to shorter PDF documents for each department or province that has made job advertisements in the circular. This makes it easier to zoom in on your preferred entity.
If you applied or are planning to apply for a position advertised in a recent circular, it may be worthwhile to check the amendments section in the latest circular on page 1 and 2. This is because departments sometimes make errors in their advertisements.
They therefore use this section to notify applicants about the corrections or if they have withdrawn the position altogether. Corrections may include amended job requirements, a new location (centre) or a new closing date.
In its directions, the DPSA asks departments to bring the contents of the circular to existing employees so that they also have a chance at applying for a higher-ranking job.
“Candidates must be assessed and selected in accordance with the relevant measures that apply to employment in the public service,” it adds.