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The Department of Public Works is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The intention is to promote representatively in the Public Service through the filling of these posts and with persons whose appointment will promote representatively, will receive preference. An indication by candidates in this regard will facilitate the processing of applications. If no suitable candidates from the unrepresented groups can be recruited, candidates from the represented groups will be considered. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

REF NO: 2023/176
SALARY: R147 036.per annum

Cape Town Regional Office


Must have a Grade 10/ Standard 8 qualification.

Relevant workshop experience between 2-5 years in Electrical/ Carpentry or Building.


Operation of equipment, workshop tools and machinery.

Must have good communication skills and must be able to report effectively.

Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993.

A valid driver’s license will be considered as an added advantage.


Assist Artisans with regards to repair and maintained work in Government Buildings including Other Islands (Marion, Gough & ANTARCTICA).

Taking care of hand tools, machines and electric tools, perform minor repair and maintenance work, identify maintenance and repair needs, carrying, loading and off-loading of tools as well as material, check faults for repairs and maintenance required and housekeeping of workshop and plant rooms to insure compliance with regards to Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993.

It will be expected of the incumbent to climb ladders for inspection, work in confined spaces and perform maintenance on Government Buildings.

Mr. T. Mudau, Tel: (021) 402 2333

Mr. M.G. Stephens, Tel: (021) 402 2334

Mr. M. P Nova, Tel: (021) 402 2348


Kindly take note that with effect from 01 January 2021, DPSA approved the new Z83 Application Form (obtainable from any Public Service department) OR https://www.dpsa.gov.za/newsroom/psvc/; applicants are requested to use the new application form and the Z83 form must be signed when submitted as failure to do so will result in their application being disqualified. With regard to completion of new Z83 form, part A and B must be fully filled, Part C on method of correspondence and contact details must be fully filled, two questions relating to condition that prevent reappointment under part F must be fully answered. Page 1 must be initialled, failure to comply with the above, applicants will be disqualified.

To streamline the recruitment process to be more responsive to the public, as well as to create more protective measures during the pandemic by avoiding over-crowding and curb the costs incurred by applicants such measures should include the following regarding certification: Advertisement and accompanying notes must clearly capture the requirements for the certification to reflect that applicants, Please not note that applicants are not required to submit copies of qualifications and other relevant documents on application but must submit the Z83 and a detailed Curriculum Vitae. The communication from HR of the department regarding requirements of certified documents will be limited to shortlisted candidates. Therefore only shortlisted candidates for a post will be required to submit certified documents on or before the day of the interview following communication from HR.

The application for employment Form (Z83) provides under the sectional “additional information” that candidates who are selected for interviews will be requested to furnish additional certified information that may be requested to make final decision. It must be borne in mind that when a document is certified as a true copy of an original, the certifier only confirms it being a true copy of the original presented. Therefore, the certification process does not provide validation of the authenticity of the original document.

The validation occurs when the documents is verified for authenticity. Regulation 67 (9) requires the executive authority to ensure that he or she is fully satisfied of the claims being made and these read with Regulations (57) (c) which requires the finalisation of Personnel Suitability Checks in order to verify claims and check the candidate for purpose of being fit and proper for employment. Applications not complying with the above will be disqualified. Should you not have heard from us within the next months, please regard your application as unsuccessful. Note: It is the responsibility of all applicants to ensure that foreign and other qualifications are evaluated by SAQA.

Recognition of prior learning will only be considered on submission of proof by candidates. Kindly note that appointment will be subject to verification of qualifications and a security clearance. Faxed or late applications will NOT be accepted. Shortlisted candidates must be willing to undergo normal vetting and verification processes. Should you not have heard from us within the next 3 months, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Cape Town Regional Office Applications:

The Regional Manager, Department of Public Works, Private Bag X9027, Cape Town, 8000.


Hand Deliver at Ground floor, Customs House, Lower Heerengracht Street, Cape Town. Register the application in the book.

Ms. C Rossouw


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