The SAPS offers careers in various fields. If you join the SAPS you can either become a police official or a civilian employee. We have put together a summary of everything you need to know on becoming a Police Officer. Police officials are employed in terms of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act No 68 of 1995). Civilian employees are employed in terms of the Public Service Act, 1994 (Act No 103 of 1994). Most functional Police Officials are directly involved in preventing, combating or investigating crime. The other Police officials and civilian personnel carry out support functions.

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Application Process Includes:

  • NO visible tattoos
  • Must have Grade 12 or National Certificate Vocational in Safety & Society
  • Driver License Advantageous
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 29 years
  • Be Young and Energetic
  • Be Physically, Mentally and Medically fit
  • Be proficient in two official languages, one being English
  • Under go a Psychological and Psychometric Assessment
  • You must not be declared unfit to possess a firearm
  • No criminal, civil or disciplinary convictions pending
  • Your BMI (Body Mass Index) be less than 30
  • Height for Males not shorter than 1.6m and Females 1.5m
  • Waist measurement for Males is 102cm or less and Females 88cm or less.
  • Check Career Opportunities

The duration of the Learning Programme will be 24 months, of which 12 months will be at the Academy and 12 months in the workplace.

It will consist of two phases at the academy and one phase in the workplace

As part of professionalising the South African Police Service (SAPS), the National Commissioner of the SAPS, General Riah Phiyega, has approved changes to the recruitment strategy of entry level constables to ensure that only the best suited candidates are allowed into the SAPS.

The following changes have been introduced:

Community consultation: A community-orientated recruitment and selection process, intended to eliminate risks in terms of corruption, nepotism, discrimination and applicants being recruited with:

• Previous convictions / cases pending;
• Fraudulent qualifications;

• Promises made for employment in return for favours (eg: selling of jobs).

Local community based organizations such as Community Policing Forums, schools and churches are consulted with regards to applicants who are to be enlisted before a final decision is taken as to their eligibility.

Publishing of names: Publishing the names of candidates in the local media for public scrutiny.

The community is afforded the opportunity to comment on the enlistment of the said applicants who are provisionally recommended for possible enlistment.

Grooming Camp: As part of the final selection process, prospective applicants complying with all criteria will undergo a final selection by means of a “Grooming Camp” where the cream of the crop will be selected.

Activities at the grooming camp will include, but are not limited to, driving proficiency, vetting, integrity testing, fitness assessments, verbal communication and written assessments.

Presentation of trainees to community: Successful candidates will be presented to the community in the form of a parade, before reporting to the SAPS Training Academies.

The community will be afforded the opportunity to give inputs.

For more information on Careers in the South African Police Service, look out in your local newspaper from September to January for the SAPS Career Post.


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Afrimat: Boilermaking Learnership Programme 2018

Closing Date: 23 February 2018

Requirements for applicants: 

  • Candidate must have N2 in boilermaking
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Must have a code 10 driver’s license
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  • Skills & Attributes: 
    • Technically Inclined
    • Sound Communication Skills
    • Good Problem Solving Skills
    • Honest and Reliable
    • Adaptable to change

    How To Apply

    Please forward the following documents to to be considered:

    • Copy of CV
    • Latest academic results
    • Copy of ID
    • Proof of residence

The Department of Social Development, Mpumalanga Province, is offering an Internship

Closing Date: 24 February 2018, 16h15
Location: Nelspruit

Stipend: R4000 pm

The Department of Social Development, Mpumalanga Province, is offering an Internship Programme opportunity for a period of twelve (12) months commencing 01 April 2018 to March 2019.

Requirements: Unemployed South African citizens graduates between the ages of 18 and 35 years In possession of a relevant tertiary qualification In the field specified below.

& Applicants who have already participated ¡n any Government Internship Programme will not be considered, and if it is found that this was the case after appointment, the contract will be terminated with immediate effect.

Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to an Interview.

Receptionist / Telekom Operator Grad / Intern

  • National Diploma  / Degree in Office Management / Office Administration  / Secretariat / Customer care / Receptionist

Operate and take charge of the switchboard. Receive and direct incoming calls and visitors to relevant offices / sections.

Report telecom faults. Receive incoming mail and direct them to relevant offices / sections

NPO Helpdesk Officers  Grad / Intern[x1] Thaba Chweu [x1] Mbombela [x1] Dipaleseng [x1] Govan Mbeki [x1] Lekwa [x1] Mkhondo

  • National Diploma / Degree in Community Development / Youth in Development / Community Studies

Do administration of all NPO Help Desk and! other related activities. Administer and maintain NPO database for the sub- district

Administration Grad / InternProvincial Office [x2] Monltonng& Evaluation [x1] Planning

  • National Diploma / Degree in Office Management / Public Administration /  Administration Management

Render overall administrative and related functions within the Directorate, and / any that may arise from time

Administration[GIS] Grad / InternProvincial Office [Population Unit]

  • Degree in Population or Development Studies, with specialization in GIS, Statistics, Demography, Research, Population

To provide support during the implementation of research projects. To support / conduct the analysis and interpretation of data on the province’s population dynamics and on the reciprocal relationships between population and development to inform policy design and programming To provide support during the implementation of the Population Capacity Development and Advocacy activities Receptionist /  Telekom operator Provincial office [Building 031 6

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How To Apply

Applications must be submitted on a signed Z83 form, obtainable from any Government Department or DPSA website[ and must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV and certified copies of qualifications, academic record(s) and identity document [not older than 3 months]. Failure to provide documents as required will disqualify applicants. Applicants must clearly indicate the field of Internship they are applying for (this must be specified under reference]

Internship opportunities are based in Mpumalanga Province in the Department of Social Development. NB: Please use post name as reference, If you applying for more than one position please complete separate applications forms

Qualifications will be subjected to verification and evaluation by the South African Qualifications Authority [SAQA]. Correspondences will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within two (2) months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. No late or faxed applications will be considered.

Provincial office and Ehlanzeni District

The Acting Director HRM&D- Attention Mr A. Cloete;
Department of Social Development; Private Bag X 11213;
Nelspruit 1200


Hand delivered to Human Resource Management at Son Joy Boulevard: West Block: Upper Ground: Riverside Pail: Nelspruit

Enquiries: Ms Pretty Sthinde: Tel: (013) 766-3320

N.B Applicants ¡n Gert Sibande may direct applications to:
The Director Gert Sibande District
Private Bag X 9074

OR Hand delivered to No 102 Wedgewood Avenue, Ermelo. Enquiries: Ms. Nontombi Shongwe: Telephone Number: (017) 819 7672





(This section is an exerpt from the Note Holder’s Handbook.)

Eliminate Risk

Perhaps the most common reason people seek to sell their notes is to eliminate risk. Throughout this handbook we’ve discussed many of the potential hazards for note holders. These hazards have one thing in common: should something go wrong, note holders risk losing part or all of the remaining balance on their note. Most people don’t understand the risks simply because they were never explained to them. Often people are talked into holding a note by the property purchaser or a realtor looking to close a sale. Usually neither the purchaser nor realtor themselves really understands the risks they are asking the potential note holder to take. This lack of knowledge by all parties is understandable, however, since this is a very specialized area of financing and information regarding the risks has not readily been available in a comprehensive form, until now. At Cascade Funding, Inc. our business is purchasing and holding notes. We’ve gained a thorough understanding of the risks through years of hands-on experience. We’ve seen and experienced very unfortunate situations regarding holding notes as investments and we spend a great deal of time helping note holders, realtors, mortgage brokers, and attorneys understand the risks for themselves and their clients. By following the suggestions in this handbook, many of the risks can be lessened to a degree, but certainly not eliminated. As mentioned previously, you as a note holder have some major responsibilities in protecting your investment. Many people do not wish to assume these responsibilities and therefore, seek to sell their note. If you are risk averse, and don’t wish to assume the responsibilities to lessen the risk, then selling your note may be a good option for you.

Achieve Liquidity

Another very common reason people sell their notes is to achieve liquidity. This means they wish to have access to the large sum of cash they would receive. When you hold a note, you only have the right to receive small monthly payments. You can’t spend the principal balance. Most people wish to have the large sum of cash for three reasons: 1. To take advantage of other investment opportunities; 2. To pay off debts; and, 3. To make specific purchases.

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Other Investment Opportunities

If you’re receiving small monthly payments, there’s not much you can do with your note should another investment opportunity present itself. Other investments usually require a significant amount of cash outlay. From your real estate note, about the only way this can be accomplished is to sell the note for a lump sum. Sometimes you can borrow against the note, but that’s rare. It also puts you at even greater risk because if your payor stops paying, you have no money coming in to make payments on the loan you received. Anyway, other investment opportunities can be almost anything, even as simple as placing the cash in a bank account or Certificate of Deposit (CD). You should understand that the interest rate on a real estate note is not comparable to that earned on savings accounts or CDs. Real estate notes earn SIMPLE interest; bank accounts and CDs earn COMPOUND interest.

Let’s quickly look at an example that compares carrying a real estate note full term, with a 5% interest rate, to selling that note and placing the lump sum of cash in a CD earning just 3% interest:

Suppose you agreed to carry financing on the sale of your home. The note you and the buyer agree to is for $94,500 at 5.0 % for 30 years with monthly payments of $507.30. This investment could generate a very nice retirement “nest egg,” but only if you are able to save all of the payments when they are received. Unfortunately, most people spend this money as it comes in each month, usually on mundane items like the electric bill, car payments, or the cable TV bill. Sadly, after years of collecting all of those monthly payments, they have nothing to show for their investment.

Assume you sold this note for $80,000 which you then placed in a Certificate of Deposit that earns interest at an average rate of just 3%. Unlike small monthly payments, people are much more inclined to invest a large sum of money than to spend it. Let’s look at both situations now:

1. If you were to collect all your monthly payments, the total cash you would receive after 30 years would be $298,552 as illustrated below:

End of Year    Liquid Cash

1                    $    6,088 ($507.30 x 12 months)

10                      60,876

20                    121,752

30                  $182,628 ($507.30 x 360 months)

2. Now, let’s see what $80,000 invested today at 3% would yield over the same 30-year period:

End of Year   Liquid Cash

1                    $  82,433

10                    107,948

20                    145,660

30                  $196,547

You would earn nearly $13,190 more with the $80,000 invested at just 3% than if you collected all the note payments (at 5%) over the same 30-year period. The reason for this is simple: compound interest. It’s worth repeating: A real estate note earns only simple interest on a declining balance; when you invest this large sum of money you’ll earn compound interest on an increasing balance. That’s interest earned on both the principal and the interest you’re receiving on this large sum of money. Factor in the much greater risk associated with holding a real estate note and the value of investing the $80,000 today becomes even more attractive. When your money is invested in a bank account, you have the ability to use the balance for anything you choose, any time you choose (i.e., you have liquidity).

The bottom line is that selling this $94,500 note for $80,000 (a $14,500 discount) and investing the $80,000 today earns much more over the life of the note than the sum total of all payments to be received, with zero risk, and full ability to use the money should you wish to.

These are real world numbers. Some people just can’t get over the fact that they have to take a $14,500 discount on their note. This is shortsighted thinking and the reason most people do not achieve financial security in their lives. However, once a comparison of this kind is done, most people see the real advantages of selling their future payments. Most people who sell their notes for alternate investments, however, don’t just put their money into the bank. Usually, they do so to take advantage of investments with higher yields. Imagine what the numbers above would look like if you could invest the $80,000 in something that earned 12% (instead of 3%) compound interest!

Pay Off Debts

Another very common reason for selling real estate notes is to pay off debts. Usually, people seek to pay off high interest bearing, revolving charge cards. Others use the money to pay back taxes or capital gains taxes. And still others wish to pay off their car loans to finally own their vehicle free and clear.

Make Specific Purchases

We often hear from note sellers that they wish to have the large sum of cash to buy certain items they otherwise couldn’t get, or would have to go into debt to get. These include vacations, college tuition for their children, cars, boats, a house, start a business, you name it. The sale of their note is often the only way they ever would be able to generate enough cash to make these purchases.

Interest Rates

At the time of this edition (October 2017), interest rates are still at historical lows. This means that the cost of capital for note investors is very low, and this translates to the greatest amount of cash offered for real estate notes ever. When interest rates are at all time lows, the reasonable expectation is that they will not stay at these levels — they will most certainly rise, perhaps significantly, in the near future. This will mean that interest rates on savings accounts, CDs, and so on, will also rise. Recall the example earlier comparing holding a 30-year, 5% note with investing in a 3 % CD. Imagine if interest on CDs climbed to 8%, 9%, or higher. It’s a plausible scenario over the next 30 years. It’s certainly more likely than to expect interest rates to decrease. Now consider the 30-year real estate note. Its simple interest rate of 5% will never change no matter what happens in the economy. Therefore, the very low interest rate environment right now offers many note holders these two compelling reasons to sell their notes: 1. To take advantage of the greatest amount of cash most investors have ever offered, and perhaps ever will offer, when purchasing notes; and, 2. To invest the lump sum of cash in interest sensitive investments to take advantage of the greater probability that interest rates will not remain at their current low levels much longer.

Other Reasons

Many people sell their property and then move out of state. It’s especially difficult to service your note if you’re out of state, not to mention what you’d have to do if your payor stopped paying. Many people just want to be rid of the anxiety of being an out of state lender. Selling their note is the only way for them to get the fair market, present day value for their note and be done with the property altogether.

Notes are frequently created as equity settlements in divorces. The beneficiary of these notes often wants no more to do with their ex-spouse, especially if the divorce was an unpleasant one. Selling these notes often presents the perfect solution in these cases.

See the discussion here for further information.

Old notes: Do you keep them or trash them?

What is a Real Estate Note?

A real estate receivable is a document (or documents) secured by real estate that obligates one individual or company to make payment(s) to another individual or company. These receivables are created when a piece of real estate, such as a house, is sold. The purchaser gives the seller a cash down payment and the balance is paid to the seller in periodic, usually monthly, installments. Therefore, payments are made from the property purchaser (payor) to the property seller (payee).  In these transactions, the property seller is simply deferring to the future a portion of the purchase price not paid at closing.  It is clear then that these transactions are not loans. The entire transaction involves no third party bank or other lender and no money is exchanged for the unpaid purchase price.  Historically this was called seller-financing or owner-financing, but some people now prefer to refer to these transactions as “installment sales” to further distinguish them from loans. The legal documents that accomplish these tasks generally take one of three different forms: Promissory Note & Deed of Trust, Promissory Note & Mortgage, or Real Estate Contract (aka Contract For Deed, Land Sales Contract). The generic term for each of these is a Real Estate Receivable. For convenience, we refer to all real estate receivables as “notes.” The payments a property seller will receive from these notes are an asset and like any other asset can be sold for a lump sum of cash.

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Why would I want to sell my future payments?

There are perhaps as many reasons people sell their notes as there are ways to spend money. We always ask note sellers why they wish to sell their note. The most frequent responses we get are: 1. To eliminate the risk and responsibility in holding the note; 2. To achieve liquidity; 3. To take advantage of other investment opportunities; 4. To pay off debts; and, 5. To make specific purchases. Often people never wanted to carry back a note in the first place but had to in order to sell their property. Other situations, such as notes provided as equity settlements in divorce cases, inherited notes, to name just two, often result in the current note holder owning a note they never wanted. Often these people are happy to receive the current value of their note in cash and move on with their lives.

For a more detailed discussion on why people sell their notes, follow this link for an exerpt from the Note Holder’s Handbook.

How long will it take before I have my money?

We have purchased notes in as little as one day; and it has taken over a year to purchase others. On average, it takes two to four weeks. If the sale of your property and the creation of the note was “typical” then you should have your money within two to four weeks.


Department of Home Affairs has introduced the Cadet Programme / Learnership. This Learnership is one of the many youth empowerment initiatives that support the National Development Plan’s idea of formalised recruitment schemes that through theoretical training and experiential learning afford unemployed graduate youth in South Africa the opportunity to gain skills, knowledge and experience whilst at the same time, positioning themselves for active and meaningful participation in the labour market.

Quoting the relevant reference number (Ref. HRMC 78 / 15 / 1), direct your application and all supporting documents by the closing date to the Department of Home Affairs Head Office, Private Bag X114, Pretoria 0001 or hand deliver at Hallmark Building, 230 Johannes Ramokhoase (Proes) Street, cnr Thabo Sehume Andries, Pretoria.

Enquiries: Ms F Kwape, tel. (012) 406-4258 or Mr J Modipa, tel. (012) 406-4243

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Qualifying learners and aspiring Public Servants who are technologically savvy, patriotic, security conscious and share in this dynamic Department’s vision of a safe, secure South Africa where all its people are proud of, and value, their identity and citizenship, are encouraged to apply for enrollment on this very prestigious and enriching cadet / learnership programme.


• South African citizens only, aged between 18 and 35 years • Patriotic • A 3-year National Diploma / Degree or an equivalent NQF Level 7 qualification in any of the fields of study listed below • Good academic record • No criminal record • Basic computer literacy • Positive attitude • Willingness to learn and grow • Ethical conduct • Honesty and integrity • Customer service orientation • Learning potential • Good communication skills. Graduates in the following fields who come from previously disadvantaged communities as well as people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply:

• Information Technology • Public Administration • Office Administration / Management • Business Analysis • Law / Legal / Paralegal • Communications / Public Relations / Marketing • Logistics / Supply Chain Management • Software Design / Development / Engineering • Finance • Auditing • Statistics • Research and Development




IMPALA PLATINUM MINE(Pty) Open new post for people to work permanent jobs availabPostion Available:
General labour
Belt attendant
°Machines operators:
LHD scoop
Dump truck
Reach truck
Code 10 (C1) +PDP
Code 14 (EB) +PDP
Grade 10-12
For more information contact us:
Attention: Mr Molapo
Tel: 0822021076



Directorate: Quality Assurance
SALARY : R152 862 per annum (Level 5)
CENTRE : Pretoria 

REQUIREMENTS : Grade 12 certificate or equivalent qualification. Knowledge of clerical duties,
practices as well as the ability to capture data and operate computer.
Knowledge and understanding of the legislative framework governing the
public services. Understanding of the working procedures in terms of the
working environment. Computer skills. Planning and organization skills.
Language skills. Good verbal and written communication skills. Accurate and
thorough. Analytical skills.
DUTIES : Attend to clients. Handle telephonic and other enquiries received. Record,
organize, store, capture and retrieve correspondence and data (line function).
Update registers and statistics. Allocate access numbers to all submissions.
Using spreadsheet to track all outgoing submissions. Handle routine enquiries.
Make photocopies and receive or send facsimiles. Distribute documents/
packages to various stakeholders as required. Keep and maintain the filling
system for the component. Type letters and/ or other correspondence when
required. Keep and maintain the incoming and outgoing document register of
the component. Liaise with internal and external stakeholders in relation to
procurement of goods and services. Obtain quotations, complete procurement
forms for the purchasing of standard office items. Stock control of office
stationery. Keep and maintain the asset register of the component (district
office). Maintain a leave register for the component. Keep and maintain
personnel records in the component. Keep and maintain the attendance
register of the component. Arrange travelling and accommodation. Capture
and update expenditure in component. Check correctness of subsistence and
travel claims of officials and submit to manager for approval. Handle telephone
accounts and petty cash for the componen


APPLICATIONS : The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has launched the Erecruitment
web site were applicants apply for a post on line. Applications must
be submitted by following the link to apply for the post above
NOTE : This is a re-advertisement, applicants who applied previously must re-apply.
African, Coloured, Indian and White males and Coloured, Indian and White
females and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Directorate: Demand and Acquisition Management Services
SALARY : R152 862 per annum (Level 5)
CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : A Grade 12. Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Treasury
Regulations, Departmental SCM procedures and policy and Preferential
Procurement Policy Framework Act. Related skills: Computer literacy,
Communication, Interpersonal and administration skills. Team work. Ability to
work under pressure.
DUTIES : Acquire goods and services in the Department. Receive new request from
supervisors. Generate request for quotation on departmental data system
(Devolution). Evaluate quotations. Recommend successful bidder/service
provider to supervisor. Receive the approved request submission from
supervisor. Submit the approved memo to Order section for order generation.
Comply with the turn-around times. Acknowledge the request with the client
office. Draft a project plan. Source the quotes from supplier within 5 working
days. Check quotation on the system after closing date and/ or time. Compile
and finalize the application package. Compile the quotation register. Update
the spread-sheet/ register on a weekly basis. Submit progress report to the

APPLICATIONS : The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has launched the Erecruitment
web site were applicants apply for a post on line. Applications must
be submitted by following the link to apply for the post above
NOTE : Coloured, Indian and White males and females and persons with disabilities
are encouraged to apply.

Afrox: Learnership Programme 2018

Location: Gauteng

A Busines Administration learnership programme has been launched for Afrox. Please apply if you meet the criteria in this advert.

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  • Grade 12 / Matric qualification with a minimum of Diploma entrance.
  • English and Mathematics (Accounting could be an advantage).
  • Must have good communication skills (verbal and written) to ensure professional customer communication.
  • Computer literacy essential.

How To Apply

Apply Online for the Afrox: Learnership Programme 2018

SASOL: Electro Mechanic Learnership Programme 2018

Location: Secunda / Sasolburg
Closing Date: 23 February 2018

As an apprentice you will train and develop to become a qualified Electro Mechanic, according to the requirements of the relevant SETA (Mining Qualifications Authority – MQA) and National Artisan Moderation Board (NAMB).


Your training will include the following Unit Standards

  • Electrical equipment
  • Mechanical equipment
  • Maintenance of underground production equipment
  • Safety prerequisites for equipment
  • Good housekeeping

Job requirements

Grade 12 / N3 / NCV Level 4 with:

  • Maths (Minimum E Symbol or 40%) excluding Maths Literacy, Additional Maths, Functional Maths, Commercial Maths and Applied Maths AND
  • Physical / Engineering Science (Minimum E Symbol or 40%) No other Science AND
  • English / Business English passed (compulsory)

N3 with Electro Technology and Mechano Technology will be to your advantage.

Personal attributes:

  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Proactive
  • Self starter
  • Self motivated
  • Team player
  • Willingness to learn

How To Apply

Apply Online for the SASOL: Learnership Programme 2018