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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.

CLOSING DATE: 28 July 2014

REFERENCE: EDD/2014/07/20

CENTRE: PRETORIA

SALARY: SMS Salary Band B: R 988 152 to R 1 181 469 all inclusive remuneration package per annum.

REQUIREMENTS: An Honours or Master’s degree in Economics, Social Sciences or an appropriate field.
Five to seven years’ experience working with the manufacturing sector or on trade and industrial policy measures.
Excellent generic competencies in problem solving and analysis, Planning, Execution, Communication, Results/ quality management, Creativity. Good knowledge of Data analysis & knowledge of databases; Trade & industrial policy measures and practices; Work with social partners (business & labour); Economical practices; Policy implementation; Change Management. Excellent investigation skills; analytical skills; report writing; motivational skills; influencing; computer literacy; project management and research skills. A driver’s licence is a requirement.

DUTIES: Analyse data, including but not limited to StatsSA releases, trade data, other government & international data. Report on the state of sectors or companies. Identify & implement trade or industrial policy measures. Coordinate sector programmes or new measures with government departments, agencies & social partners (business & labour)

OTHER: Since this post is at SMS level the candidates wil be subjected to the mandatory competency assessment applicable to the SMS in the Public Service.

APPLICATIONS: Economic Development Department, Hand deliver to Block G, Ground Floor, The DTI Campus, Corner Meintjies and Esselen Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria OR emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

FOR ATTENTION: Ms Dorah Mawela

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Key RSA Statistics

653 000

Job gains from Q4 of 2013 alone


Unemployment rate 25.2%


Absorption rate 42.8%


Participation rate 57.2%


Formal sector non-agriculture employment (q\q %) -0.1%


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



Source: statssa.gov.za