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APPLICATIONS : Economic Development Department, Private Bag X 149, Pretoria,0001 or Hand deliver to the dti Campus, Corner Meintjies and Esselen Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, SEDA Building, Block G, Ground Floor

FOR ATTENTION: Ms Nthabiseng Mahlangu

NOTES: Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at http://www.gov.za/faq/docs/employ.pdf. The completed and signed form Z83 should be accompanied by recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as certified copies of all qualification(s) and ID-document. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements, as well as applications received late, faxed and emailed will not be considered. Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification verification and employment verification).

ENQUIRIES: Ms Nthabiseng Mahlangu (012) 394 5603 OR s Maggy Mokhine (012) 394 3426

NOTE: The candidates will be subjected to a competency assessment battery as part of the selection process. The successful candidate will have to sign an annual performance agreement and will be required to undergo a security clearance.

The Economic Development Department (EDD) takes its mandate from government’s economic policies which are geared toward radical economic changes that are sustainable and inclusive. EDD looks forward to receiving applications from individuals who have:

  • strategic and practical management skills
  • passion for co-ordination, facilitation and integration of those processes that will ensure inclusive growth by focusing on poverty, unemployment and inequality
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Key RSA Statistics

43 000

More people were employed in the informal sector, in Q2 of 2014, compared to Q1 2014


Unemployment rate 25.4%


Absorption rate 42.6%


Participation rate 57.1%


Formal sector non-agriculture employment (q\q %) 1.5%


Formal sector non-agriculture gross earnings (q\q %) 4.6%


"Quarterly changes reflect an increase in employment (22 000) and a decrease in unemployment (3 000). This resulted in a slight decrease in the unemployment rate from 25,5% in quarter 2: 2014 to 25,4% (0,1 of a percentage point) in quarter 3: 2014.

Job gains were recorded in both the formal (88 000) and informal (28 000) sectors between quarter 2 and quarter 3. Large gains in the formal sector were observed in the Construction (66 000), Trade (48 000) and Mining (23 000) industries. In the informal sector, the largest gains in employment were observed in the Construction (33 000), Manufacturing (14 000) and Transport (10 000) industries over this period.

Employment declines were observed in the Transport (-25 000), Community and social services (-22 000) and Manufacturing (-18 000) industries."



Source: statssa.gov.za