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Mom in driving seat Taxi driver turns family crisis into a triumph } Boipelo Mere
WHO says the taxi industry is not for women? Pricilla Mpatane is proving preconceptions and stereotyping wrong – she is making it in this mess. Photo: Boipelo Mere
SHE quietly climbs into the driver’s seat, adjusts her seat carefully, adjusts the mirrors, checks to see if her seat is locked in position, turns the ignition and then slowly steers the vehicle out of the taxi rank. The passengers look at each other to see if they are in the right vehicle or not . . . Pricilla Mpatane (37), mother of three children, glances at them with assurance and a smile indicating that everything is okay. Mpatane is the only female and newest taxi driver and there for a good reason. According to her, she is there to save her family business because their taxi was nearly repossessed in December. “It all started when my husband suffered a stroke in June last year and could not even speak. The taxi was still new, but was standing in the garage with no one driving it. It was expected of us to pay R10 000 towards the financing of the vehicle,” said Mpatane shyly. She added that she had no other choice as she had already received her PDP and driving permit in 2004, and knew everything about how her husband was running the business, including the finances. “All my doubts disappeared when I entered the taxi rank as a driver on my first day, but I had to prioritise.”
In response to her experience as the only female driver in an environment that no one feels is conducive for women, Mpatane said: “It is not bad at all. Everyone treats me with respect and they are very helpful and supportive. I am naturally a quiet person, so everyone understands that. Even the other day when I needed a new tyre, someone quickly assisted in getting me one, expecting nothing in return.” She said that she does not have to wear pants or act like a man to gain respect. “I am currently a confident driver and I realised that I can just be myself and do not need to wear pants to stand my ground. “Although some of my passengers feel uncomfortable when at first they see me, they end up relaxing when they see how I drive,” she added proudly. She pointed out that her husband is recovering very well and he is relieved that their business is in good hands. As to the complications of being in the driver’s seat the whole day, Mpatane said that at first it was a bit difficult because she always felt tired. “But, luckily, my children are mature and can support me with the house chores. “I also have a driving schedule and do not have to drive every day,” she concluded.
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Project to tackle youth unemployment } Boipelo Mere
AS a means to address the challenge of unemployment among the youth, a total of 100 unemployed youths from the Northern Cape will get the opportunity to build 100 low-cost houses in the Phokwane Local Municipality, Jan Kempdorp. The initiative is part of the National Youth Development Agency’s Northern Cape YouthBuild project. The youths received training as part of the YouthBuild programme and the implementation of this project in the Northern Cape gives them an opportunity to put their acquired skills into practice. The YouthBuild Northern Cape Project, which kicked off in November 2013, will not only benefit poor families, it will also give participants an opportunity to obtain technical skills, a chance to serve their community which will also motivate them to become leaders and make positive changes in their lives while instilling the spirit of ubuntu in their community. Sylvia Lucas, the Northern Cape premier, said the programme would be done in phases, the first of which the participants had completed – the theory phase. They will now start with the practical. Upon completion of the practical phase certification will follow and the final phase is job placement. For 12 months 100 unemployed youths from Jan Kempdorp will apply the skills they have learnt through YouthBuild to build at least 100 low-cost houses for vulnerable individuals and
SYLVIA LUCAS (far right with bucket), premier of the Northern Cape, with Alvin Botes, MEC for the Department of Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (CoGHSTA), and Fana Molekwane of the Phokwane Local Municipality getting their hands dirty preparing one of the houses. Insert: Premier of the Northern Cape Sylvia Lucas handing over the keys of the third house to the overjoyed owner, Veronica Galeboe. families. In implementing the Northern Cape programme, NYDA is in partnership with the Department of Human Settlements, Frances Baard District Municipality at the
Phokwane Local Municipality, the Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (CoGHSTA) as well as the National Home Builders Registration Council
(NHBRC). Lucas welcomed the initiative and highlighted that it was a solution to job crises. She asked government, Business Labour and society at large to join forces.
“Statistics indicate that about 42% of young people under the age of 30 are unemployed compared to the less than 17% of adults over 30. Unemployed young people tend to be less skilled and inexperienced. Almost 86% do not have formal or tertiary education, while two-thirds have never worked,” said Lucas. She said the programme was intended to harmonise academic achievement, work experience, social action, leadership development and personal transformation. “At the heart of Youth Build is skills development and ensuring that youths are the agents of change in their respective communities,” continued Lucas. She promised that further assistance would be provided in the form of mentoring and equipping participants with the skills and resources to become entrepreneurs with the aim of making the participants employers and not just employees. “We are encouraged by the National Youth Development Agency to pledge R4 million to cater for stipends during formal training, protective clothing, the salary of a project coordinator and training of participants. “The NHBRC will conduct workshops during the recruitment drive and will also procure a technical service provider.” She added that the Phokwane Municipal Council had resolved to accommodate this programme within the project already running by providing accommodation to the participants during the course of the programme and by assisting in mobilising and recruiting the youths in the area.
House hunting easier if you’re informed THIS week GWK Properties gives Express Northern Cape readers tips on where and how they can house hunt. In the edition of 22 January, GWK’s Eri-
ka Venter reiterated on affordability, now that readers know what bond they can afford they can start to search for dream homes. Simply go to your browser and
type in a key phrase like: ‘Property in Kimberley.’ You can also go to www.gwkproperties.co.za and search for houses that meet your requirements.
According to Venter, searching online will make life easier for buyers as it will enable them to be an informed house hunter. “Make a list of the properties you are interested in. Remember that you can always negotiate a better price,” she stated. She further advise to search local newspapers for available properties in your area. Venter provided the following tips: ) A fun activity in the house hunting process is to drive around and make a list of all the properties that you are interested in ) Then arrange a meeting with one of our agents. ) Explain to the agent exactly what you require, tell them about the properties you selected from the website or newspaper. ) The agent will arrange viewings of the properties that meet your criteria. ) Take a family member or friend with for a second opinion. ) Do not lose your heart on the first property you view, make a well informed decision by viewing a range of properties. ) Ask questions about development in the area, property values and safety and security. “Buying a house is one of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime.”
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Inspiration in many forms } Mechanic Maki
LEARNERS of the Floors Number Two High School were vocal about corporal punishment. Pictured here are Sbongile Mjquba, Emmanuel Mkaudi, Dineo Ntidisang (red headband), Letlhogonolo Senyatso, Refilwe Maruping and Emmanuel Moroke. Photos: Boipelo Mere
Youths have their say } Boipelo Mere
THEY say there is a thin line between discipline/punishment and abuse. Local learners were very vocal when they were given the platform to tackle corporal punishment – whether they deserve it or not. The dialogue immediately heated up when Express Northern Cape asked Joe Public for views on the matter. “I do give my child a hiding,” snapped Olorato Dinkweng (35), a Kimberley mother, when she was asked whether she believed in corporal punishment. She admitted that it hurt deeply to see her son crying. According to Dinkweng, no child of hers will bring government into her house. “If my 11-year-old son tries the ‘no corporal punishment’ trick with me, I will show him the door.” She said, however, that she believed in giving a child a hiding, but does not want another parent touching her child. “I am concerned that another parent will hurt him too much and end up potraying the wrong meaning of discipline. You know, if you beat up a child too much, they end up becoming stubborn,” she said. Cecilia Victor (46) advises that a child should first be warned, then comes the hiding on the bum. She advises parents never to use their hands to give a child a hiding. “Never use your hand, rather use a slipper or a belt, and do not give them more that three strokes. Of course you can upgrade when they get older, like, 13 years because by that age they might not take you seriously anymore,” added Victor. She continued by explaining that a child should be disciplined so that they could respect their parents so that the children would not be screamed and sworn at. However, Simphiwe Ncaba (15) of the Northern Cape High School
says a child should not be given a hiding because “it is sort of abusive”. “Children should rather be grounded as a way of punishment. If they still cannot learn discipline then the parents should seek other intervention measures,”she said shyly.
Boikhutso Segami (17) of the St Boniface High School and Thato Molao (18) is of the opinion that hitting a child can result in the child developing anger issues, especially if they are also shouted at. “Parents should start teaching them the right way at a young
age. “If that fails, then there should be other interventions like calling the uncles,” said Molao. ) To hear outspoken youth talk about corporate punishment, and some tips on how to do it got to the Express website at www.express-news.co.za.
INSPIRATION comes in many forms and we can find inspiration anywhere, but most importantly we can find it in the people who surround us. It can be that special person who fills your heart with joy and happiness and who spiritually uplifts you, or it can be a soccer star, superstar, a businessperson, your parents or musicians who act as role models and inspire us to better ourselves. The ones who leave all of us believing that if they could do it, so can we. There are so many things to do in life and nearly all of them are exciting and challenging. It is for this reason that there will always be people who naturally like you and there will also be those who judge you. But I don’t care what people think and/or say of me. It is God’s approval that I strive for. I am of the view that it is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. A wise person once said that “courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined, hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible”. The year 2014 has already began, so let us not forget to create opportunities for others who also have aspirations, but are just not given the opportunities to excel. For many of us 2013 has been a challenging year. Lastly, success is a journey, not a destination. It is in this light that we all need to set ourselves goals on our road to success. Let us make 2014 a year of achievements because there are many reasons for us as a nation to be optimistic about the future.
Building a world-class diamond group Kimberley Underground Mines JV
Kimberley Underground Mines JV is situated in the city of Kimberley in the Northern Cape. The Mine consists of 3 conventional slushier drift block cave mines.
Recovery Assistant Tasks and responsibilities: • Maintain X-ray machines and grease table and belt (general supervision and cleaning) • Check bin levels • Pack grease on grease tables • Report defects on conveyors and motors • Undertake general housekeeping. Minimum requirements: A Grade 12. Knowledge of X-ray machines and grease belt recovery experience will be added advantages. Other skills/competencies: • Knowledge of plant maintenance operations • Communication skills. (Ref. RECOV/2014)
Underground Crusher Operator Tasks and responsibilities: • Crush ore • Use the overhead crane • Drill lumps • Perform housekeeping. Minimum requirements: • A Grade 10 • 2 years’ related experience • Experience as an operator of a jackhammer. Other skills/competencies: The ability to handle explosives. (Ref. UNCROP/2014) Kimberley Underground Mines JV is an equal opportunity employer. Preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups in line with the Company’s Employment Equity Policy and Plan. Pre-screening, profile testing, on-mine assessments, medical and security clearance form part of the recruitment and selection process. Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend a panel interview. Employment of the successful candidates is subject to the aforementioned criteria. Preference will be given to candidates who reside within our host labour sending area of Kimberley (proof of residence may be requested). Please complete an application form (available on http://www.petradiamonds.com/ careers/current-vacancies) and forward this, together with your résumé, qualifications and ID, to email@example.com or fax: 086 719 3238 before or on 14 February 2014. Please note that incomplete application forms and documentation will not be considered. If you have not heard from us within 30 days of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful. http://www.petradiamonds.com/careers/current-vacancies
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ROSIE SEREO (45) showed up with a list of grievances.
Photos: Boipelo Mere
PENSIONER Matlakala Saigo (right) was amongst those who were referred to Dineo Holele (left) of the Sol Plaatje Municipality to put her name on the housing grievances list when she requested her house back from the Sol Plaatje Municipality.
Society tired of housing problem } Boipelo Mere ALL individual housing queries were directed to the housing committee of the Sol Plaatje Municipality during the Exco meeting at the Social Centre. This was announced during the meeting after the organisers of the meeting realised that there were more housing grievances from about 100 residents in the Social Centre than was anticipated. The open public meeting was called by the executive mayor of Sol Plaatje, Kagiso Molusi, together with the new Mayoral Committee, to discuss challenges that the residents of Galeshewe face. Pensioner Matlakala Saigo also complained that she cannot get her house back from the Sol Plaatje Municipality due to the fact that she was issued a title deed but in the mean time the current tenants were issued a subsidy. Saigo was interrupted when she went on to explain how Simon Mothelesi from the housing offices was sending her from pillar to post instead of giving her back her house in Bloemanda. “They refuse to move out of my house and the municipality just keeps on making matters more complicated instead of attempting to solve it,” Saigo complained. The municipality was accused of making false promises. The mayoral committee members sitting in front of the residents either kept on exchanging glances or seemed to be hard at work taking notes. Lack of support was also raised, mainly by the youth members. Rosie Sereo (45) of Greater Number 2 complained about the illegal dumping site right on her doorstep that causes a health risk to her family. She was loudly applauded when she said,: “We are sick and tired of continuously killing snakes and rats in our houses.” With her, Sereo brought a list of complaints that she read from her diary. After requesting enough time from the attendants she went through it, mentioning each complaint until the end. She made a request to the Sol Plaatje officials to replace the pipes in her area. “We are aware that the drains in our
MPHO MOSHWEU wishes that the Sol Plaatje Municipality can play a role in youth development. area are overflowing because GFS installed small pipes. “It is about time that Sol Plaatje does there part by repairing the wrongs,” she emphasised. Another resident who stays close to the Galeshewe Stadium complained that they never see any light from their street lights except when there is a an event at the Galeshewe Stadium. An appeal was made to the Sol Plaatje Municipality to support the IDP and NGO’s and to revisit the EPWP projects to build sustainable solutions. The youth further asked the municipality to show some kind of assistance to matriculants to further their studies. “We have been struggling to be heard by mayors in the past and helplessly watched as money continuously disappears under one leader after the other. “We truly hope that our new mayor, David Molusi, will be our Moses who will lead us to the Promised Land,” pleaded a concerned youth member Mpho Moshweu. According to the Sol Plaatje Municipality, feedback sessions will again be held by the mayor, together with the mayoral committee by the end of March and April whilst issues raised that can be dealt with will be processed.
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THE happy children with their new school bags.
Donation brings hope
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KUMBA IRON ORE, a business unit of Anglo American, has demonstrated its commitment and support to uplifting education and making a real difference in the communities associated with its operations for the second consecutive year. Kumba’s Sishen, Thabazimbi and Kolomela Mines, as well as its Saldanha Bay port operation, donated school bags filled with stationery to learners of 52 schools in Limpopo, the Northern and Western Cape. The three operations collectively spent R1,2 million to buy the bags and to stock it with a pencil bag, 30 cm ruler, pencil crayons, ballpoint pens, an eraser, pencils, a glue stick and wax crayons. Kumba’s intention is to ensure that the company contributes towards encouraging and supporting learners particularly at foundation phase to enjoy their school life with focus, and most importantly to prepare newcomers to settle and adjust to formal primary school. “I am quite happy with the gesture from Kumba. Indeed, these are the fruits of our campaign to mobilise public-private partnerships in the provision of opportunities for our children. Kumba is once again demonstrating that it is a reliable, trusted and a committed partner in this relationship. We hope that others will follow suit moving forward,” said MEC of Education in the Northern Cape, Grizelda Cjiekella. Kumba has already invested R18 million in early childhood development for children up to gr. R and R35,8 million on primary, high school and tertiary education in communities around its operations in the past year. Kumba also made notable strides in adding value to education systems with teacher and learner interventions, while more funds were injected into science laboratory buildings, mobile laboratories and technology kits for local schools. Norman Mbazima, chief executive of Kumba, notes that this is part of the company’s commitment to strengthen education. “We believe that giving these children the opportunity to get excited about school will contribute to motivating them to continue their education and finish school.”
THE Kimberley police are investigating an inquest after the body of an unknown man was discovered at the Fieldsview electrical sub-station belonging to Transnet. The electrical sub-station is situated next to the railway line between Roodepan and Barkly West. The deceased was spotted by a train driver in a passing train on Sunday, 19 January, at approximately 19:00. The man was found attached to an electrical transformer where he allegedly shocked to death. The deceased is dark in complexion, approximately 1,7 m tall, medium build with short hair and has a cross tattooed on his left arm/shoulder. The man was dressed in a white and blue T-shirt, black tracksuit pants and brown slippers. He could be between 30 and 40 years old. An autopsy will be performed to detect the exact cause of death. Anyone with information regarding the incident can call Det.WO Kenneth Lamoen on 082-302-0407 or call 08600 10 111 or SMS to 32211.
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Flight service ‘will save time’ } Boipelo Mere
HOD of the Department of Transport, Safety and Liaison, Steven Jonkers, explaining during a recent press briefing that quality services came at a cost. Photo: Emile Hendricks
“QUALITY services come at a cost.” These were the words of the head of the Department of Transport, Safety and Liaison, Steven Jonkers, during a media conference about the newlylaunched intra-provincial flight service which has apparently created international excitement. The flight services were launched last month (January) displaying two light aircraft – an 8- and a 19-seater. During a press conference that the department called to clarify the influx of the media enquiries concerning the flight service, Jonkers clarified that the service was a 12-month pilot project in partnership with the Phakalane Aviation Company. Jonkers continued to point out how the flights would save valuable time as government officials would save on accommodation, safety and eliminate traffic when they use the flights instead of driving. “For example, a working mother will be able to take her children to school in the morning, board the plane to Upington, attend a meeting, then return home to Kimberley later in the day to prepare supper and assist her children with their homework,” said the HOD about the R8 500 price flight. Elaborating on the convenience of broadening the recent scarce skills in aviation, he said the
‘The aircraft will broaden the transport network seeing that the Northern Cape is the only province where one drives more than a 1 000 km radius within the prov ince.’ – Steven Jonkers stakeholders would inspire more students by holding presentations in the field. “The aircraft will broaden the transport network seeing that the Northern Cape is the only province where one drives more than a 1 000 km radius within the province,” he explained. According to Jonkers, the project comes a long way with the previous administration also involved in the feasibility study process. He continued to deny allegations that the flight services were so that the MECs would have a flight available when they went home to Upington at the weekend. This came after a local paper revealed that some of the MECs as well as Premier Sylvia Lucas were from Upington.
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Interpreters awarded for skills NONKULULEKO SINDANE, director general of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, lauded the Court Interpreters Learnership Programme and said it was a realisation of the goal to bring about change and enhance the legal interpreting field in South African courts. Sindane was speaking during the second court interpreters graduation ceremony of 63 students at the University of the Free State (UFS) in Bloemfontein on Friday. According to Sindane, this
qualification will improve the professional status of court interpreting by obtaining a recognised professional competence certificate. “Accredited interpreters will be able to render specialised interpreting services within the South African legal system professionally and ethically, thus enhancing case-flow management within our courts,” she said. She added that a national diploma in Legal Interpreting at NQF level 5 will allow accredited students to contribute to social and economic transformation by
ensuring human rights in the court setting, and equal access to a fair trial as enshrined in the Constitution. “This will not only enhance the quality of interpreting in courts, but the graduates will share their experience during their years of learning with other court interpreters in South African courts.” Sindane further emphasised the importance of having competent court interpreters and said they played a major role in providing effective and efficient access to justice.
FROM the left are Mosima Ratiba, Refiloe Tshelelo, Gladys Shole, Mandu Khumalo and Takalani Mavhungu. They are some of the interpreters who graduated on Friday. Photo: Ezekiel Morake
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DAVIS NKAUSU of Bloemfontein Celtic (in green and white) is challenged by Anver Esterhuizen of the Free State Stars during their match at Goble Park Stadium on Saturday. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/Backpagepix
Victory will boost team morale
Are you smart? Professional? Efficient? Effective? Passionate about your work? The Government Pensions Administration Agency (GPAA) is a government component which reports to the Minister of Finance and administers funds and schemes on behalf of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), the largest pension fund in Africa. It thus administers the pension affairs of approximately 1,7 million government employees and those of pensioners, spouses and dependants. To meet the needs of our changing client base, the GPAA is modernising. In order for this modernisation to be effective, we are looking to bring bright and enthusiastic professionals from all disciplines of life, who are interested in contributing towards positive change, into our fold. If this is you, please apply for the post detailed below: CUSTOMER SERVICE AGENT: KIMBERLEY (Ref: CSA/Kimberley/2014/02-1) R 138 345 per annum (basic salary) A Customer Service Agent position is currently available at the Government Pensions Administration Agency at the Northern Cape Regional Office - based in Kimberley. This position will be filled as a permanent position. KEY RESULT AREAS: The incumbent will be responsible for a wide variety of administrative and client service tasks which includes the following: • Pre-verification of all documents received at the front desk • Resolving general enquiries and provide feedback on unresolved matters to members/pensioners and beneficiaries • Monitoring application progress and missing payments • Providing payment statements and proof of subsidy to members/pensioners • Assisting clients in completing all GEPF forms to be processed • Reprinting IRP 5’s, Medical subsidy letters and Life Certificates for pensioners on request • Registering and bar-coding of documents • Linking of documents to pension numbers • Scanning and indexing of all documents • Updating of member’s personal information on CIVPEN • Admission and scale down of membership • Activation of Life Certificate REQUIREMENTS: • An appropriate three year tertiary qualification with 18 months proven life insurance/ employee benefit processing experience OR Senior Certificate with three years proven life insurance/ employee benefit processing experience • Knowledge of GEPF products and services • Computer literacy that would include a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products • Valid drivers license (not mandatory) • Proficiency in English is a requirement and the ability to speak Tswana or Afrikaans would be an advantage COMPETENCIES: • Excellent problem solving skills • Excellent presentation skills • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written • Ability to communicate with clients
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‘We want to sustain the win ning momentum by getting yet another win . . . I’m ex pecting an improved, mature performance from my team when we play against Tuks at home.’ – Ernst Middendorp, Celtic coach Ndengane. “All these players did well during the match. They are settling in quite well. “I was highly impressed with their performance, especially Nkausu who had joined the club 24 hours prior to the match.” When asked about the departure of Thabo Nthethe who joined Mamelodi Sundowns on a four-year contract on Friday, Middendorp said it is sad to lose a player of Nthethe’s calibre. “Players come and go and that’s the case with Thabo. He is a good player and it was unfortunate to let him go to Sundowns. “Over the past five or six transfer periods, Thabo has been asking the management to release him. “After discussions between the player, management and technical team we decided to grant him his wish to play for Sundowns. “Thabo served the club with distinction for more than ten years. We wish him good luck.” ) Follow Sidwell Guduka on twitter @sidwelele.
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC are determined to get a second victory in the new year at the expense of the University of Pretoria (UP) at the Free State Stadium on Sunday. The kick-off is at 15:30. Phunya Sele Sele registered their first win in 2014 when they overpowered rivals Free State Stars 2-0 in a derby match at Goble Park Stadium in Bethlehem last Saturday. “I’m definitely quite happy with Saturday’s result, but not the overall performance of the team. It was very important for us to start the second half of the season with a win, especially away. That victory will serve as a morale boost ahead of our next game,” Ernst Middendorp, Celtic coach, told Express. “We want to sustain the winning momentum by getting yet another win. We are still sitting on the wrong side of the table, so it’s important to keep collecting points. “I’m expecting an improved, mature performance from my team when we play against Tuks at home,” he said. The German mentor said he had been particularly impressed with his keeper’s performance last Saturday. “Patrick Tignyemb gave a man of the match performance this past weekend. “That’s something we expect from him as our last line of defence. “He denied (Richard) Henyekane twice in one-on-one situations and continued to make great saves throughout the game. “As a team we really need that kind of excellent performance from him. “We were very poor in the goalkeeping department over the past two or three months.” Middendorp was also full of praise for his new recruits, Musa Bilankulu, Davies Nkausu, Mogogi Gabonamong and Alfred
Closing date: 21 February 2014 at 12h00 noon. No faxed / e-mailed / late applications will be considered. Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number (on application and envelope) for the attention of Ms Alletah Mashiane, Government Pensions Administration Agency, Private Bag X 63, Pretoria, 0001 before 12h00 noon on the closing date. For enquiries, please contact Alletah Mashiane at Tel no: 012-319 1218. Please note: The applications of individuals currently residing within the demographic area within the Province where the position/s are advertised will receive preference. Applications without an indication of the specific reference number/s as stated in this advertisement will be regarded as unsuccessful. Requirements of Applications: Must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any Public service Department or on the internet at http://www.info.gov.za/documents/forms/employ.pdf (originally signed). Must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV with original certified copies of all qualifications (including matriculation), ID and drivers license, is a prerequisite (copies of certified documents will not be accepted). Certified documents should not be older than three months. Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be deemed unsuccessful. Candidates must agree to the following: Giving permission to be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record check, citizenship verification, financial/assets record check, qualification/study verification and previous employment verification). Successful candidates may also be subjected to a skills and knowledge test, if applicable and a security clearance may be conducted. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). GPAA reserves the right not to fill the advertised position. If you have not been contacted within three months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. It is intended to promote representivity through the filling of this post and the candidature of person whose promotion/appointment will promote representivity will receive preference.