Job creation is a government priority.
The Community Work Programme (CWP) is a community-driven government initiative designed to provide an employment safety net to eligible participants by offering them a minimum number of regular days of work each month. There is a guaranteed minimum wage, subject to revision every year, as determined by the Minister of Labour.
The Government Employees’ Pension Fund (GEPF) is a defined benefit fund with over 1,2 million active members and more than 400 000 pensioners and beneficiaries.
All government employees whose conditions of service fall under the Public Service Act are members of GEPF. This includes employees of all national and provincial government departments, as well as employees in the offices of the provincial premiers, the Public Service Commission, Provincial Service Commissions and the office of the Auditor-General.
Advertised posts in all national and provincial government departments are listed in the vacancy circular on the Department of Public and Administration website. The circular is updated weekly.