Skills training opportunity for Level 1 and 2 CIDB contractors

The Department of Transport and Public Works will soon be providing accredited training at no cost to a limited number of emerging Western Cape contractors on how to run their construction businesses more effectively. Those who are keen to make use of this opportunity have until 8 July 2016 to apply.

Course participants will spend five days a month over ten months, starting in July or August 2016 (dates to be confirmed). The part-time design of the course enables participants to spend one week a month in training, so that they can spend the remaining three weeks of the month actively managing their businesses.

Those who successfully complete the training will receive a certificate of competence from the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA).

The programme is open to contractors who have a Level 1 or 2 Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) rating, and preference is given to CIDB-rated contractors who have registered construction businesses and who have been active in the industry for at least two years.

The training components are:

  1. enterprise development,
  2. building the construction business,
  3. applying innovative safety principles to the construction site, and
  4. managing the construction site.

The Department will cover the costs of the training including transport and accommodation. Possible training venues are Paarl, Bredasdorp, Stellenbosch or Worcester.

Applicants must complete the required application form and all the required documentation in order to be considered.

The Department will advise successful applicants of the training details in good time. Application forms are available on the Department’s Website. Click Here to download your Application Form.

For more information on the training course, call Keith Rass on: 021 483 2412 or email him at

Please Note: Employers and Recruiters may expire a job post at any time. This post expires on Friday July 8th, 2016 5:00pm.



CLOSE DATE: 2016/01/21


Tracking Number: AGR 2015-263
Job Title: District Manager – Land Care Ref No. AGR 2015-263
Department: Agriculture
Salary level: 11
Reporting To: Mr F Steyn at (021) 808 5090
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Bredasdorp, Western Cape

Job Purpose:

The Western Cape Government is seeking to employ a qualified District Manager to manage the staff in the Overberg with the aim to rehabilitate, improve and maintain the natural resources in the Western Cape by promoting efficient conservation practices to all land users through management of technical services and support in engineering research, design, operations, maintenance and implementation. This position is stationed in Bredasdorp.

Minimum Requirements:

• National Diploma in Civil Engineering or relevant qualification; • A minimum of 6 years’ post qualification technical (Engineering) experience; • A valid driver’s licence.


• Experience in the following: • Project Management; • Technical design and analysis; • Research and development; • Technical report writing.

Key Performance Areas:

• Operational Management of sub-programme Land Care for the district municipal area; • Conservation of the natural agricultural resources;
• Implementation of Land Care projects; • Area wide planning; • Mentoring of interns, learners and candidate engineering technicians.


• Sound knowledge of the following: o Project Management; o Technical design and analysis; o Practical application of computer-aided engineering applications; o Legal compliance; • Communication (written and verbal) skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape; • Proven computer literacy (practical application of computer-aided engineering applications); • Financial Management and People Management skills; • Ability to work under adverse field conditions.

Remuneration: R 569 538 – R 670 890 per annum – Salary level 11 (all-inclusive salary package).

Note on remuneration:
Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc.

MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed.
Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees’ service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.

Notes Note: Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/proficiency tests.


Please Note: Employers and Recruiters may expire a job post at any time. This post expires on Thursday January 21st, 2016 2:00pm.