So you’ve seen an advertised job post on newspapers and other job boards and wish to apply for the government position.

    You’ll need to complete the Z83 form.

    A Z83 form is an application for employment form used to apply for advertised government jobs.

    Whenever you wish to apply for government employment, your first step is to download and fill out the Z83 application form.

    By completing the form, your job application will be reviewed and considered for an interview.

    It’s the only way citizens can apply for work in government in South Africa.

    How to Fill in the Form?

    Like any other application form, you will need to complete the Z83 government employment form with correct and accurate information.

    Download the Z83 form using the following links for a Microsoft Word editable document and a PDF.

    With the Word document, you will complete it using a computer or mobile device. Then print it for submissions to relevant and provided addresses.

    Most importantly, fill in a clear reference number of the advertised government department job you’re applying for. This will help your job application to be allocated correctly to the respective department.

    Where to Find Government Jobs?

    During this Vovi19 times, the best way to apply for government jobs is online.

    Visit for open government vacancies.

    In there, you’ll get a complete list of department’s websites to apply for work in government.

    Download the job opening document and start filling in your Z83 employment application form.

    Job Aggregation Boards

    So in South Africa, recruiters and hiring managers use job boards to hunt for talent.

    And there are job aggregate boards, which collect jobs across all the government departments and store them in one central place.

    These boards often have job search filters to help find a specific job opportunity in your area.

    Try these popular job aggregate boards:

    Avoid this Mistake

    Before completing and submitting your application, carefully read the job description and requirements.

    It’s important to note that the hiring department may be using application tracking systems to screen your CVs. If the content of your resume/Z83 form doesn’t match the requirement, unfortunately, your application will be ignored.

    Remember, unemployment in South Africa is so, due to the pandemic and other economic issues the government is facing.

    So only apply for government jobs you qualify for and closely match the requirements.



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