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Town Planner

Knysna Municipality


Knysna Municipality strives to maintain its position as a premier tourist destination in South Africa – a place where peace, prosperity and harmony prevail,
ensuring an exceptional lifestyle for residents and visitors alike.

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified individuals with enthusiasm for the following career opportunity in our dynamic organisation:




Task Level 14

R378 624 to R491 448 per annum (Basic Salary)

R548 453 to R694 175 per annum (Total Cost-to-Council)

Applicable Municipal benefits will apply.

Minimum qualification and experience: • B degree in Urban and Regional Planning • Own vehicle and valid Code B driver’s licence • At least four (4) years’ relevant postgraduate experience • Registered as a Professional Planner with the South African Council for Planners Competencies: • Thorough knowledge of relevant legislation • Professional proficiency and ethics • Ability to function under pressure and work independently • Good verbal and written communication skills • Computer literacy • Effective time management and meeting deadlines.

Key performance areas: • Processing land development and land use applications • Preparing reports for Council and other meetings • Handling town planning contraventions and conducting inspections • Handling customer queries and complaints • Assisting with Municipal planning and development projects • Participating in and commenting on policy developments and draft legislation • Human Resource Management.

All applications will be considered, but in terms of its Employment Equity Target the Municipality would prefer to appoint a Coloured or Indian Female or an African or Indian Male if a suitable candidate in that category can be identified.


All applicants MUST complete a Knysna Municipality application form. Applications must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV with certified copies of qualifications (not older than 3 months), copies of training, experience, competency and previous employment record. Canvassing for appointment is strictly prohibited and any confirming thereof will disqualify the candidate.

Application forms are obtainable from Reception at the Main Municipal Offices in Clyde Street, Knysna and the Municipal website: Completed applications should be forwarded to the Human Resource Department, PO Box 21, Knysna 6570 or fax to 044 302 6333 or email:

PLEASE NOTE: Correspondence will ONLY be entered into with shortlisted candidates. Should candidates not be contacted within three months after the closing date, they may accept their application as unsuccessful.

Closing date: 7 MAY 2019


The Municipality reserves the right not to make an appointment.