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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
Junior Economist: Spatial And Economic Planning

CLOSING DATE: 5 January 2015

REFERENCE: EDD/2014/12/4

CENTRE: PRETORIA

SALARY: Salary band (level 11): R532 278.00 to R 627 000.00per annum, all-inclusive flexible remuneration package.

REQUIREMENTS:Appropriate Post-graduate Degree in Economics or related qualifications (with analytical components e.g. mathematics).

RESPONSIBILITIES:Provide analytical support to economic development work. Support the implementation of spatial, local and provincial initiatives in support of inclusive growth and job creation, national economic priorities and promote greater accountability. Promote close alignment between economic policies and plans by organs of the state. Analyse the impact of economic plans of the organs of the state.

NOTES: Emailed applications will not be considered for the position of Junior Economist: Spatial and Economic Planning. Applications should be forwarded to Economic Development Department, Private Bag X 149, Pretoria, 0001 or Hand delivered to the dti Campus at, corner of Meintjies and Robert Sobukwe Streets, Sunnyside, Pretoria, Block G, Ground Floor.

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Deputy Director General: Economic Policy Development Branch

CLOSING DATE: 5 January 2015

REFERENCE: EDD/2014/12/2

CENTRE: PRETORIA

SALARY: Salary band A (level 15): R1 201 713.00 to R1, 353 732.00 per annum, all-inclusive flexible remuneration package.

REQUIREMENTS: The ideal candidate is expected to possess an aappropriate Hons Degree in Economics, Development Studies or related field, or equivalent practical experience, and at least 7 years relevant experience in a senior management post, preferably in government or public entities. Applicants must have sound knowledge and understanding of: economic development policy, legislation and relevant programmes and projects implementing sustainable and development initiatives; government priorities, imperatives, processes and protocol; relevant legislation and regulations that govern the Public Service the National Development Plan (NDP) and its relevant strategies such as the New Growth Path, Industrial Policy Action Plan and National Infrastructure plant. If you are the ideal candidate, join EDD as the Strategic Manager responsible for the following key performance areas.

RESPONSIBILITIES:Provide strategic managerial leadership to the Branch that is responsible for: monitoring implementation of the New Growth Path (NGP) and its jobs drivers; ensuring the evaluation of the impact of the implementation and recommend interventions; refinement of policy and planning to enhance impact of the New Growth Path; and Facilitating integration and coordination in government in this regard. Enable the progressive achievement of the strategic objectives of job creation, industrialisation and social inclusion through: Coordinate jobs drivers, sector/spatial projects and the implementation of the New Growth Path. Facilitate social dialogue and implementation of social accords, (including the youth, green economy, local procurement and skills accords), and support productivity and innovation, and promote broader consensus on the other key strategic objectives of the Department. Enable the integrated implementation of EDD programmes and projects to deliver strategic goals and objectives through co-ordination and facilitation and co-operation of a range of stakeholders. Participate actively in and provide strategic leadership in inter-governmental forums enable interaction with governmental and social partner stakeholders in order to enhance the implementation of all aspects of the New Growth Path. The following key competencies are required: Strategic capability and leadership; Programme and project management; Financial management; Change management; Knowledge management; Service delivery innovation; Problem solving and analysis; People Management and empowerment; Understanding of development policies and economics; Client and customer focus; Written and verbal communication; Honesty and Integrity

KEY COMPETENCIES: The following key competencies are required: Strategic capability and leadership; Programme and project management; Financial management; Change management; Knowledge management; Service delivery innovation; Problem solving and analysis; People Management and empowerment; Understanding of development policies and economics; Client and customer focus; Written and verbal communication; Honesty and Integrity.

NOTE: The candidates will be subjected to competency assessment tests 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.

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Deputy Director- General: Economic Planning And Coordination

CLOSING DATE: 5 January 2015

REFERENCE: EDD/2014/12/1

CENTRE: PRETORIA

SALARY: Salary band A (level 15): R1 201 713.00 to R1, 353 732.00 per annum, all-inclusive flexible remuneration package.

REQUIREMENTS: The ideal candidate is expected to possess Appropriate Honours Degree in Economics, Development Studies, or related field or equivalent practical experience, and have at least 7 years relevant experience in a senior management position, preferably in government or public entities. Applicants must have sound knowledge and understanding of: economic development policy, legislation and relevant programmes and projects implementing sustainable and development initiatives; government priorities, imperatives, processes and protocol; relevant legislation and regulations that govern the Public Service the National Development Plan (NDP) and its relevant implementation strategies such as the New Growth Path, Industrial Policy Action Plan and National Infrastructure Plan. If you are the ideal candidate, join EDD as the Strategic Manager responsible for the following key performance areas.

RESPONSIBILITIES:Provide strategic managerial leadership to the Branch responsible for: policy direction, monitoring and evaluation of the impact of public entities reporting to EDD; improved efficiency and impact of economic regulators and development finance institutions across the state; and facilitating integration and coordination in government in this regard. Enable the progressive achievement of strategic objectives including job creation, industrialisation and social inclusion through: ccoordination of Infrastructure development and implementation of Cabinet and PICC strategic decisions on infrastructure. Promotion of investment, expansion of industrial funding and entrepreneurship, and improving performance of DFIs.
Promotion of competition, trade, and other economic regulation. Enable the integrated implementation of EDD programmes and projects to deliver strategic goals and objectives through co-ordination and facilitation and co-operation of a rangeof stakeholders and promotion of social dialogue. Participate actively in and provide strategic leadership in inter-governmental forums and enable interaction with governmental and social partner stakeholders in order to enhance the implementation of all aspects of the New Growth Path for job creation, inclusive growth, industrialisation and social inclusion.

KEY COMPETENCIES: The following key competencies are required: Strategic capability and leadership; Programme and project management; Financial management; Change management; Knowledge management; Service delivery innovation; Problem solving and analysis; People Management and empowerment; Understanding of development policies and economics; Client and customer focus; Written and verbal communication; Honesty and Integrity.

NOTE: The candidates will be subjected to competency assessment tests 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.

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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