Department of Agriculture




Salary: R102 534 per annum (Salary level 2)

Enquiries: Mr S Engelbrecht at 044 203 9408

Reference number: AGR 30/2021

Job purpose: The Department of Agriculture, Western Cape Government has an opportunity for a Farm Aid to perform routine manual farming activities. The successful incumbent must be willing to work on weekends /public holidays when required. This post is based at Oudtshoorn Research Farm.

Requirements: Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET level 2/ Grade 4).

Recommendations: Relevant experience • Advanced experience of ostriches • Experience of research techniques.

Key performance areas: Perform general farm work: Planting, harvesting, irrigation, loading and offloading • Routine activities in infrastructure • General activities (animal sciences and research, plant sciences and research).

Competencies: Good understanding of the following: Infrastructure • General farm work • Ostriches • Irrigation of Lucerne on land • Cleaning of facilities • Basic communication skills.

NB: Applicants from relevant local communities will receive preferences. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.

To apply, please complete an application form (Z 83) and current CV (5 pages maximum) together with copies of ID, academic qualifications and proof of other requirements as indicated in the advertisement. The post being applied for and the reference number must be clearly indicated on the Z83 application form.

To submit your application, there are 3 methods in which you can apply, please only use 1 of the following: (1) Hand deliver your application for Attention: Western Cape Government Jobs, 44 Gannet Street Pelican Heights, Cape Town (From Monday to Friday between 07:00 to 17:00) • Or (2) Post your application for Attention: Western Cape Government Jobs, PO Box 113, Muizenberg 7950 • Or (3) Email your application to, Clearly indicate the reference number of post in email subject line and ensure attachments are in the appropriate format (MS Word or PDF).

Applications not submitted on or before the closing date as well as faxed copies will not be considered. If you did not receive any correspondence within 3 months of closing date, consider your application as unsuccessful.

Closing date: 26 July 2021

The WCG is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard would be appreciated.