The Department of Home Affairs provides a wide range of services to South African citizens as well as foreign visitors, workers, and residents. The following are the department’s primary responsibilities:
Services to the Public
- Keeping the National Population Register up to date (NPR)
- Keeping track of births, marriages, and deaths
- Citizenship is determined and granted.
- Issuing passports and travel documents
- Identity documents are issued (ID)
- Admissions to the country are administered.
- determining foreigners’ residency status and issuing residency permits
- Refugee affairs are entrusted to the custodianship of the United Nations.
- Policy guidelines from the Inspectorate
DIRECTIONS TO APPLICANTS
On or before the closing date, applications must be forwarded to the correct address listed at the bottom of each position. Applications that are delivered to the incorrect address, received after the closing date, or do not meet the requirements will not be considered.
- Applications must be submitted on the Application for Employment Form (Z.83), which can be obtained from any Public Service department or online at www.gov.za, and must be accompanied by a detailed CV that includes the start and end dates (dd/mm/yr) of each employment period to be considered, as well as the contact information for at least two contactable referees (who should be people who have recently worked with the applicant) and a certified copy of the highest qualification. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide all supporting papers to the interview on the day of the interview. Applicants with international qualifications are responsible for submitting evaluated results to the South African Qualifications Authority.
- Shortlisted candidates for Salary Level 9 and higher positions will be subjected to a technical assessment that will test important technical aspects of the work. SMS positions are required as part of the Nyukela Programme. Pre-entry Certificate in Senior Management Services, which is an online course endorsed by the National School of Government and endorsed by DPSA (NSG). The course is called Certificate for admission into the SMS at the NSG, and further information can be found at this link: http://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry-programme/.
Candidates on Salary Level 11 and above will also be subjected to a competency evaluation, which will be applied across the Public Service. Employment Suitability Checks will be conducted on all recommended candidates, regardless of salary level (Credit, Criminal, Citizenship, Employment Reference, and Qualification Verification Checks).
Please note that if you do not receive an acknowledgment of receipt/confirmation advice for e-mailed applications, it is possible that your application did not reach us because the files were larger than 2.5MB. If this happens, we recommend breaking your application into two or three pieces and separating the attachments accordingly.
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