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Closing date Post
3 July Deputy Director: Content Development
17 July Student and Graduate Internship Programme

To apply

  • Applications must be submitted on the Application for Employment form (Z.83) [PDF] 31 kb. Please print and complete the form or obtain it from any Public Service department.
  • The completed and signed form Z83 should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as certified copies of all qualification(s) and ID-document (certification stamp should not be older than three months).
  • Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification verification and employment verification).
  • Forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number and the name of the publication in which you saw this advertisement, to: GCIS, Private Bag X745, Pretoria, 0001, or hand delivered to Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Frances Baard Street (corner Festival Street), Hatfield, Pretoria, for attention Mr S Matshageng.

The GCIS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants with disabilities are welcome to apply. Applications must be submitted on Form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service department and be accompanied by a comprehensive curriculum vitae and certified copies of qualifications and identity document. (Failure to comply with these requirements will result in the application being disqualified). Certification stamp must not be older than three months. Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personal suitability check (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, and qualification and employment verification).

Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. If you have not been contacted within one month after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your
application was unsuccessful.

For vacancies at other government departments, see Vacancies on the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) website.

Deputy Director: Content Development

Salary: All inclusive salary package: R532 278 per annum
Centre: Pretoria
Closing date: 3 July 2015


Qualifications: A recognised three-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in Communication Science, Journalism, Media Studies or English; A postgraduate qualification in the relevant fields will be an added advantage.

Job Knowledge: Proven experience as a writer, editor and proofreader; excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; a minimum four years’ experience in a publishing/communication environment; good planning and project management skills; outstanding editing and proofreading skills; good interpersonal and intercultural skills; must be able to work well in a team; ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines; computer literacy is a requisite, especially on an Apple Mac; a good knowledge and understanding of government programmes and projects; willingness to work overtime, including weekends and public holidays, when required to meet tight deadlines.

Oversee the overall production of the annual South Africa Yearbook and Pocket Guide to South Africa; develop, rewrite, edit and proofread content for a variety of information and strategic products such as annual reports, publications,
newsletters, leaflets, posters, advertisements, exhibitions, etc; prepare publications for final sign-off; manage, coach and mentor a small team of editors/writers; update and maintain the GCIS Style Guide; liaise with external service-providers and stakeholders.

Note: Interviewees will be expected to perform a practical writing, editing and proofreading test.

Mr Elias Tibane
Tel: 012 473 0069


Internship (12 Months contract)

Government Communication and Information System hereby offers internship opportunities to South African unemployed graduates/ post graduates and student. Applications are invited from candidates in the following disciplines/fields of study:

  • Journalism/Communication Science - 9 (Nine) Provincial Offices and the Parliamentary Office.
    Gauteng: Ref No: GP2915/15, Enquiries: Mr Peter Gumede, Johannesburg. 6108 Cnr Loveday & Kerk Street, 1066 ABSA Building, Private Bag X16, JOHANNESBURG, 2001 Fax (011) 834 3621 and Tel (011) 834 3560.
    North West: Ref No: NW2915/15, Enquiries: Mr Mareka Mofokeng, Mmabatho. 6127 Nicol Centre, Cnr Carrington & Martin, Private Bag X 2120, MAFIKENG 2745 Fax (018) 381 7066, Tel (018) 381 7071.
    Western Cape: Ref No: WC 2915/15, Enquiries: Mr Loius Botha, Cape Town. 6110 Shop 1, Kismet Building. PO Box 503, Old Klipfontein Road, ATHLONE 7600.Tel (021) 697 0145 Fax (021) 696 8424
    Northern Cape: Ref No: NC 2915/15, Enquiries: Mr Marius Nagel, Kimberley. 6132, 7 - 9 Curry Street, Private Bag X 5038, KIMBERLEY Fax (053) 832 1377, Tel (053) 832 1378/9
    Limpopo: Ref No: Lim 2915/15, Enquiries: Mr Thanyani Ravhura, Polokwane. 6115 Old Mutual Building. 66 Hans v Rensburg Street, POLOKWANE, Tel (015) 291 4689
    Mpumalanga: Ref No: MP 2915/15, Enquiries: Mr Tiisetso Ramotse, Nelspruit. 6117 Medsen Building (Ground Floor), 14 Henshall Street. PO Box 2856, NELSPRUIT 1201 Tel (013) 753 2397
    Eastern Cape: Ref No: EC 2915/15, Enquiries: Mr Ndlelantle Pinyana, East London. 6103 Union Street, Union Arcade Building, Private Bag X608, EAST LONDON 5201,Tel (043) 722 4903 / (043) 722 4914
    KwaZulu-Natal: Ref No: KZN 2915/15, Enquiries: Ms Ndala Mngadi, Durban. 6104, Sage Life House, 21 Field Street, Private Bag X54332. DURBAN 4001, Fax (031) 305 9431, Tel (031) 301 6787/8
    Free State: Ref No: FS 2915/15, Enquiries: Mr Tshenolo Mokeyane, Bloemfontein, Sanlam Plaza, East Burger Street, PO Box 995, Bloemfontein, 9301. Tel (051) 448 4504/5/6 Parliamentary Office: Ref No: Parliament 2915/15, Enquiries: Ms Liezil Cerf, Cape Town Parliamentary Office 6102, Ground Floor 120 Plein Street, P/Bag X9075 Cape Town 8000. Tel: (021) 461 8145 and Fax (021) 461 1446.

The following positions, applications can be directed to:

Ms Rina van der Berg: Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Frances Baard Street (corner Festival Street), Hatfield, Pretoria or P/Bag X745 Pretoria 0001.


  • Finance/Supply Chain Management/Logistics Management/ Purchasing Management
    Finance Ref No: Fin 2915/15: Mr F Nieman: 012 473 0088
    Supply Chain Management: SCM 2915/15: Mr G Storey: 012 473 0093
  • Internal Audit/Financial Accounting
    Internal Audit Ref No: IA 2915/15: Mr Dalson Modiba: 012 473 0054
  • Public Relations/Media Studies/Communication/Political Science
    Media Engagement Ref No: ME 2915/15: Ms T Modubu: 012 473 0320
    Cluster Supervision Ref No: CSS 2915/15: Mr M Mpuzana: 012 473 0178
    Cluster Supervision Ref No: CSG&A 2915/15: Mr L Leso: 012 473 0147
    Rapid Response Ref No: RR 2915/15: Mr M Jikazana: 012 473 0197
    Research Ref No: Rea 2915/15: Dr N Nala: 012 473 0218
    Internal Communication Ref No: IC 2915/15: Mr T Kgomo: 012 473 0233
  • Graphic Designer 2 (Two) positions
    Vuk’uzenzele: Ref No: VK 2915/15, Enquiries: Ms D Simpson 012 473 0065
    Media Production: Ref No: VP 2915/15, Enquiries: Mr A Mohamed 012 473 0015
  • Translation/Language Practice (specifically in SiSwati)
    Content Development: Ref No: CD 2915/15, Enquiries: Mr E Tibane 012 473 0069
  • Marketing / Advertising and Media Buying 2 (Two) positions
    Marketing /Advertising and Media Buying: Ref No: MAD 2912/13, Enquiries: Mr S Mlisa 012 473 0287
  • Information Management
    System Development: Ref No: ITSD 2912/13, Enquiries: Ms C Chen: 012 473 0043
    Information Technology (Hardware Focus): Ref No: IT 2912/13, Enquiries: Ms V Ramosangoana: 012 473 0129

Who is eligible to apply?
Graduate interns: Unemployed South African graduates with a tertiary qualification in any of the abovementioned fields of study who have not been previously employed or participated in an internship programme.

Student interns: Unemployed South African students who are currently studying towards a higher-education qualification and need to be exposed to the work environment in order for them to obtain the qualification they are studying for. Only students who have not been previously employed or participated in an internship programme should apply.

Applications must be submitted on Z83 form, obtainable from any public departments or, stating the field for which the intern is applying (from the above list). A CV, certified copies of certificates, academic transcripts, and Identity document must be attached. The certification stamp must not be older than three months and failure to submit the required documents will result in the application been disqualified.

General Enquiries:
Kabelo Dimpe: 012 473 0121 or Piet Lebelo: 012 473 0242

Note: Short–listed candidates will be required to attend interviews to determine their suitability. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within 3 months of the closing date please accept that your application was unsuccessful.