Western Cape: SAPS General Worker Vacancies in Cape Town

The South African Police Service (SAPS) is currently accepting applications for the position of General Worker at the Human Resource Development, SAPS Band, located in Cape Town, Western Cape. This position falls under Salary Level 2, with an annual remuneration of R 125,373. This article provides detailed information about the vacancy, including the application requirements, core functions, and general instructions for interested candidates.

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Vacancies Details

  • Post: General Worker
  • Location: Human Resource Development, SAPS Band, Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Level of Remuneration: Salary level 2, R 125,373 per annum
  • References: WC01/2023 (1 post)


Applicants interested in the General Worker position must meet the following requirements:

  1. Display competency in the post-specific core functions.
  2. Be a South African Citizen.
  3. Possess basic literacy, numeracy, and communication skills.
  4. Have the ability to read and write.
  5. A Grade 10 qualification would be advantageous.
  6. Be able to operate elementary machines and equipment.
  7. Willingness to work extended hours when necessary.
  8. Must have no previous criminal/departmental convictions or pending cases.
  9. Applicants will undergo a vetting process, including security screening and fingerprint verification.

Core Functions

The General Worker will be responsible for performing the following core functions:

  1. Maintaining high levels of hygiene in and around the SAPS premises, which may include both inner and outer parameters.
  2. Performing routine tasks such as dusting, polishing furniture and floors, and removing refuse bags.
  3. Mopping all tiled flooring and cleaning bathrooms, kitchenware, and utensils.
  4. Safely handling and storing a variety of cleaning materials.

General Information

  1. The closing date for applications is 2023-06-19.
  2. Only the official application form available on the SAPS website (www.saps.gov.za) and at SAPS recruitment offices/Police Stations will be accepted. Adherence to all instructions on the application form is mandatory. The previous Z83 form will no longer be accepted.
  3. Applications must be submitted via email, and late applications will not be considered.
  4. The application form must include the post particulars and reference number.
  5. Along with the application form, a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) must be submitted.
  6. Uncertified copies of the applicant’s ID document, motor vehicle driver’s license (if required), and all educational qualifications obtained, including academic records, must be attached to the application.
  7. Original documentation of shortlisted candidates must be produced during the selection process.
  8. Qualifications and driver’s licenses will be verified with the relevant institutions.
  9. The SAPS will verify the residential addresses of applicants and conduct reference checks.
  10. All short-listed candidates will undergo fingerprint screening.
  11. Applicants with previous criminal convictions are excluded.
  12. Candidates appointed under the Police Service Act will undergo a lateral entry program at a SAPS Academy & Training Centre and will be expected to qualify as competent and maintain such competency throughout their service, including the possession and use of required firearms.
  13. Short-listed candidates can expect personal interviews and security clearance.
  14. Only successful candidates will be contacted. If no contact is made within three (3) months after the closing date, the application should be considered unsuccessful.
  15. Reference checks will be conducted on all shortlisted candidates. Candidates with their particulars listed in the National Register for Sex Offenders or Part B of the Child Protection Register will be disqualified from the appointment.
  16. The SAPS is not obligated to fill a post after advertising it.

Application Procedure

To apply for the SAPS General Worker Vacancy, interested candidates should follow the application procedure outlined below:

  1. Obtain the SAPS Application Form: The official application form can be obtained from any SAPS Recruitment Office within the South African Police Service or downloaded from the SAPS website. It is essential to use the correct application form provided.
  2. Fill in the Application Form: Complete the application form accurately and ensure that all sections are filled in correctly. Follow the instructions provided on the form to avoid rejection of the application.
  3. Compile Supporting Documents: Gather the required supporting documents to be attached to the application form. These documents include:
    • Uncertified copies of your ID document.
    • Uncertified copies of any relevant educational qualifications obtained, along with academic records.
    • Service certificates from previous employers, stating your occupation.
    • Motor vehicle driver’s license (if required).
  4. Prepare a Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV): Create a detailed CV that highlights your qualifications, skills, and previous work experience. Ensure that your CV is up-to-date and includes accurate contact information.
  5. Submit the Application: Submit your completed application form, along with the supporting documents and CV, via email to the specified address for the Western Cape region: Lt Col Visser, Capt Van Zyl, or PO Mahloane at (021) 409 6579/6587/6588/6592/6593. Remember to adhere to the specified closing date for applications, which is 2023-06-19.
  6. Await Contact: After the application deadline has passed, the SAPS will review all applications received. If you are shortlisted, you can expect to be contacted for further assessments, such as personal interviews and security clearance.


The SAPS General Worker Vacancy in Cape Town, Western Cape, provides an opportunity for individuals to contribute to the maintenance of high hygiene standards within SAPS premises. Interested candidates should carefully review the application requirements, complete the official application form, and submit it along with the necessary supporting documents and a comprehensive CV. Adhering to the instructions and deadlines is crucial for a successful application.

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