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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 N Mahlangu 012 394 5603 or Ms Virginia Khoza 012 394 1233

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
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS (National Social Economy Policy Reference Group)
The Economic Development Department calls for nominations and/or applications for candidates to serve on the National Social Economy Policy Reference Group.
The New Growth Path recognises the Social Economy as one of the key Job Drivers for economic growth. The Economic Development Department, in partnership with the Government of Flanders and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), is currently developing a Social Economy Policy. The aim of the work is to ensure that this sector is given the necessary policy support to enable its sustained growth. Tangible deliverables are a Discussion Document on the Social Economy, a Green Paper and a White Paper within the next 18 months. Part of this process is the formation of a Reference Group. The Social Economy Policy Unit at the Economic Development Department will coordinate the work of the Reference Panel.
Tasks of the Reference Panel: • Work with the Inter-Governmental Advisory Committee, guide and advise the policy-making process • Provide expert input and insight on various aspects of the policy development process, on both content and process matters • Participate in the process of compiling a national database of key stakeholders in the sector.
Membership Conditions: • Membership of the Reference Panel will be for six (6) months, renewable once • The Reference Panel is envisaged to initially meet once a month. Such meetings can be virtual • The Reference Panel will comprise no more than fifteen (15) members • When viewed collectively, the membership of the panel is envisaged to have a balanced set of experience and skills, considering the policy process and where it is at • All operational costs will be borne by the Department, and a stipend in line with DPSA and National Treasury Guidelines and Prescripts, will be paid to members of the Reference Panel.
Experience and Qualifications: • Practical experience in and knowledge of the Social Economy in South Africa. Exposure to the sector in Africa and internationally would be added advantage • Experience writing or critically analysing a policy • Previous participation in a national policy writing process, as either the manager of the process, writer in the process or researcher within the process • Ability to engage with stakeholders at different levels and in different contexts • No formal educational qualifications are necessary, although demonstration of relevant qualifications will be considered. Nomination and Applications Procedure
Nominations or applications must be accompanied by: • A detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) of the applicant or nominee • In the case of a nomination, a written motivation setting out the nominee’s suitability for the panel and a signed letter of acceptance from the nominee • A motivation letter by the applicant or nominee stating why they believe they (the applicant or nominee) would be suitable for the Reference Panel, what skills and experience they bring to the process and in what direction the applicant or nominee believes the process should be taken and why.
Applications and nominations should be submitted for the attention of Ms Nthabiseng Mahlangu at e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or post: Economic Development Department, Private Bag X149, Pretoria 0001 or hand delivery: the dti Campus, Ground Floor, Block G, 77 Meintjies Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria. Enquiries: Ms Nthabiseng Mahlangu.
Closing date: 28 November 2018. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates.


CLOSING DATE: 06 October 2018

CENTRE: Pretoria

RENUMERATION: Compensation will be in accordance with rates as determined by National Treasury. Schedules in this regard are issued annually with specific hourly or daily rates. All other refundable expenses are based on the Department’s related policies in line with the National Treasury guidelines.


REQUIREMENTS:  A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and a Post-Graduate Degree in Auditing, Risk Management or Business Administration will be an added advantage. The ideal candidate should have 5 to 10 years management experience gained from Strategic Management, Risk Management and/or an Auditing / Financial, Anti-Fraud and Corruption environments, preferably in the public service. Previous experience of serving in the Risk Management Committee and/or Audit Committee will be advantageous. The ideal candidate must have excellent knowledge of the Risk Management, Corporate Governance, Public Finance Management Act and Treasury Regulations, Enterprise Wide Risk Management (EWRM), ISO 31000 Standard, COSO model and Public Sector Risk Management Framework.

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CLOSING DATE: 06 October 2018

REFERENCE: EDD/2018/09/1

CENTRE: Pretoria

SALARY: Salary Band A (Level 13) – R 1 005 063.00 to R 1 183 932  per annum; all-inclusive flexible remuneration package.


REQUIREMENTS:  A post-graduate degree in economics, development or social studies. A minimum of 5 years relevant work experience at a middle/senior management level, within the social economy environment (cooperatives, NGOs, NPOs, government, researchetc) preferably in a project management and research role. A demonstration of a sound to high level of technical knowledge, understanding and grasp of the social enterprise, social economy as well as social business context is a key requirement. Exceptional communication and written skills and ability to work effectively independently and within a team.In-depth knowledge of the broad South African social economy context, including social enterprise development interventions,the institutional landscape of business support, as well government and international donor efforts in this sector in South Africa would be an advantage.

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VACANCY: Director

CLOSING DATE: 25 November 2017

REFERENCE: EDD/2017/10/1

CENTRE: Pretoria

SALARY: Salary band A (level 13): R948 174.00 to R 1 116 918.00, all-inclusive flexible remuneration package per annum


REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration (NQF level 7) as recognized by SAQA. Five (5) years of experience at a middle/senior managerial level.


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VACANCY: Assistant Director | Administration (Office of The Director-General)

CLOSING DATE: 25 November 2017

REFERENCE: EDD/2017/10/2

CENTRE: Pretoria

SALARY: Salary (Level 9): R 334 545.00 to R 404 121.00 per annum.


REQUIREMENTS: Appropriate Bachelor’s Degree or a B-Tech as recognized by SAQA in Public Administration/ Management. 3 to 5 Years appropriate working experience.


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The Economic Development Department wishes to advise members of the public, particularly those in business, to be alert to a scam utilizing the logo of the Economic Development Department. The fraudsters involved send unsuspecting business operators a Request for Quotations for the provision of Solar Panels.

As the Economic Development Department, we wish to state that we do not have such a project, and therefore beware that the Request for Quotation is not from the Economic Development Department.

Please confirm any request you receive with our Supply Chain Management division on these details 012 394 3579. Report these fraudulent activities to the SAPS or call the Anti Corruption hotline 0800 701 701 or SMS to 39772 or send an email to fraud@economic.gov.za.

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