(1) Government subsidy housing (2) Community Residential Units (3) Upgrading of Informal Settlements Programme (4) Emergency Housing Programme (6) Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Programme. (5) Social Housing To apply for any of these, you have to register with your municipality or provincial Department of Human Settlements. You will need to be over 18, and either a South African citizen with an identity book or card, or a foreign resident with a permanent residency permit. Different housing projects are designed for different incomes and so you may also have to provide proof of your monthly income. Depending on where you are, you will be listed on a Municipal Housing Demand Database or your province’s Housing Needs Register. When new projects are built you might be allocated housing. Remember to keep your proof of registration. If you move let the department where you applied know so they can find you if your house becomes available. Note: allocation of government built houses is complex. Each municipality or province has different systems for housing allocation, and so the information here is only a guide of what is available and how to apply. Each municipality has its own system for appeals, but each province’s MEC is allowed to review applications on a case-by-case basis. If your application gets rejected, try contacting your MEC of Human Settlements for help. Government subsidy housing (commonly known as RDP houses) These are houses that have been built by the government and are given to low income families. Government Subsidy houses are owned, not rented, by beneficiaries. To qualify for an RDP house you must meet the National Housing Subsidy Scheme criteria. This means you must be:

A South African citizen Over 21 and mentally competent to sign a contract Married or living with a partner, or single and have dependants (single military veterans or aged people without dependents also qualify) Earn less than R3,500 per month per household (so if two people in your family earn and these earnings amount to more than R3,500 per month you will not qualify) A first time government subsidy recipient A first time home owner If you are disabled you are supposed to be given preference and your house is supposed to be adapted to meet your needs. To apply for a government Subsidy house take the following documents to a provincial office of the DHS, or your municipal offices: Applicant and spouse’s identity documents (green book or ID card) Certified copies of birth certificates of children Proof of income if working, e.g. salary slip You will be asked to fill in a housing subsidy application form. Depending on your province or municipality, you will then be registered on the National Housing Needs Register or your Municipal Housing Demands Database. This is a “waiting list”. Once the project is finalized and the houses built, you will be given keys and a title deed to your home, but it can take many years. It is illegal to sell an RDP house before you’ve lived in it for eight years. It is illegal to rent out an RDP house. To check how far you are on the waiting list for a house call 0800 146 873 or go to your municipality’s website. Note: There is a common misconception that individual ward councillors are involved with the allocation process. They are not! Ward councillors can tell you where to go and who to speak to so that you can register on the housing database, but a ward councillor is not involved in the allocation of houses and you shouldn’t pay a ward councillor to take up your case. Community Residential Units and Housing Programme (CRU) This housing programme is also aimed at households who earn less than R3,500 per month. CRU housing units are for rent and not for sale. This project is aimed at refurbishing inner city buildings and hostels. The municipality will charge you rent to cover the municipal rates of the house. To qualify for CRU housing, you must be: Married or living with a partner or a single person with dependents A South African citizen Over the age of eighteen and mentally competent to sign a contract Have a monthly household income of between R800 to R3,500. Registered on the Municipal Housing Demand Database/National Housing Needs Register If you have previously owned property, you are still allowed to apply for CRU. To apply for CRU housing, you must visit your local municipal office and take: Your ID Certified copy of your spouse’s ID Certified copies of birth certificates of children Payslips and bank statements. Upgrading of Informal Settlements Programme (UISP) This programme tries to provide running water, sanitation, electricity and roads to informal settlements, but not necessarily houses. If your informal settlement receives UISP funding, you can later apply for housing construction assistance through other programmes. To qualify for a UISP, you must meet all the National Housing Subsidy Scheme criteria (see Government Subsidy Housing above), but also people who meet the following criteria can apply: Household with income of more than R3,500 per month People without dependents Child-headed households People who used to own property The following people’s applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis: Undocumented immigrants People who have previously received housing assistance and who previously owned and/or currently own a residential property You cannot apply for UISP. Municipalities identify informal settlements in their area that need upgrades and then apply to their provincial department’s MEC for funding. After funding has been set aside, your community will be invited to come to planning meetings to determine the needs of your community. Caution: This can be a difficult process. A lot of municipalities prefer to relocate entire informal settlements instead of upgrading it because getting engineering services into overcrowded informal settlements can be difficult. Put pressure on your ward councillors and municipal officials to ensure that the budget for UISP is used for upgrading your settlement. “Gap” housing If you earn more than R3,500 but less than R15,000 per month (which is the minimum amount needed to qualify for a home loan from a bank), there are some state-driven housing initiatives which apply to you. Financed Linked Individual Subsidy Programme (FLISP) FLISP helps people who qualify for a home loan to buy a house for the first time. FLISP gives you a grant which can be used to reduce the initial loan amount. This will make your monthly repayments lower. Depending on how much you earn, you can apply for a grant up to R87,000. FLISP grants can be used for both existing houses and to build a new one. Besides getting approval for a home loan and earning between R3,500 and R15,000 per month, you must meet the same criteria as described for RDP houses above. To apply for a FLISP grant, you must first go to your bank or financial institution and apply for a home loan. For that you will need: Certified copy of your South African ID or passport/permanent residence permit Copy of your signed Offer to Purchase the house or property Proof of your current residential address Official salary slip or stamped bank statement showing the last three months of income To qualify for a home loan you have to be over 21, have been employed for a minimum of six months, have no defaults on your credit profile and earn above the minimum salary requirement as decided by your chosen bank. If your home loan application is denied, your FLISP application will not be considered. Once this has been completed: Ask for an “Approval in Principle” letter from the bank. Register on the FLISP website: or go to your municipal offices to register for a FLISP grant. Compile the following certified documents for your application: Home Loan Approval in Principle letter from your bank Completed FLISP application form available from National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC) website RSA ID document or permanent residence permit Certified copies of birth certificates/RSA IDs of all your dependents, and proof of foster children guardianship (where applicable) Proof of marriage, civil union or partnership (an affidavit can be done for the latter) Divorce settlement (where applicable) Spouse’s death certificate (where applicable) Proof of monthly income Agreement of sale for the property or building contract and approved building plan (where applicable) Once this is done, your completed FLISP application will be sent to the National Housing Finance Corporation to be processed. Social housing programme (SHP) Municipalities and provincial governments can subsidise companies to develop new housing projects if some of the houses are rented as affordable housing. This makes the building and planning of the projects cheaper, which makes rent lower. Each municipality has to conduct an Integrated Development Plan every five years to see what the housing needs are. Participating in your community’s Integrated Development Plan Representative forum is a good way to communicate your housing needs to the municipality. SHPs are mainly (but not only) for households earning between R3,500 and R7,500 per month. You can qualify even if you have benefited from other housing projects in the past, but you may not currently own property. Couples (married or living together) qualify, or single people with dependents. To apply for an SHP, approach your local housing office about planned SHP projects in your area. Depending on the province and project, you may have to apply directly to the institution or company that is managing the SHP. It will have its own screening process. Note: All of the above programmes tend to be advertised during the Integrated Development Plan Forums, or otherwise they should be advertised at local housing offices. Sometimes your municipality or province will advertise online on their websites. Keep a lookout for signs near new developments, or speak to your ward councillor about which projects are being planned. In addition to all the above programmes government also has an Emergency Housing Projects programme, but this is seldom used, so we don’t cover it here. Government housing assistance contact details Housing Enquiries Hotline: 0800 146 873

Gauteng: 011 355 4000 Western Cape: 079 769 1207 (Please Call Me) Eastern Cape: 043 711 9901/2/3 KwaZulu Natal: 033 392 6400 or 033 3365300 North West: 018 388 5403 Limpopo: 015 284 5000 Northern Cape: 053 830 9422 Free State: 051 405 3883 Mpumalanga: 013 766 6087

Shoprite 2018 Black Friday Deals Up to 50% Off

Shoprite 2018 Black Friday Deals Up to 50% Off

We’re bringing the world’s BIGGEST low price celebration to you – for ONE DAY ONLY! This is the perfect opportunity to catch early savings on all the essentials you need before the festive rush.

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We’re going big on savings to join the worldwide Black Friday celebrations with lower prices than ever! All deals are valid on 23 November 2018 while stocks last. Hurry to your nearest Shoprite to save more for one day only!

Shoprite’s slogan isn’t “Lower prices you can trust Always” for noting. This chain store offers some of the best deals in town. They have been open for over 40 years and have upheld the promise to deliver quality goods at low prices since then. This commitment has helped them to become Africa’s largest food retailer. Shoprite has over 400 stores and more than 22 million customers.

Shoprite strives to make life convenient for their shoppers, so, besides the everyday grocery and household items they also have Money Market Services, LiquorShop and MediRite Pharmacies at various stores. This helps customers to get what they need when they need it.

Shoprite also strives to give back to the community, especially during tough times. They have about 130 000 employees and run food subsidies that help to save R20 million across the country during the times that people need it most. That’s not all they do. They also support initiatives in four sectors including those that help to empower women, fight hunger, develop skills and initiate change in communities.

Shoprite has also received some great awards. They are the No.1 food retailer and toy retailer, two titles awarded by TGI Icon Brands. Shoprite is also the No.1 Grocery Retailer, according to Times Sowetan Retail Awards. Lastly, the Sunday Times Top Brands Survey named them South Africa’s No.1 Supermarket. You would think all these awards would go to their head, but it hasn’t. They still maintain that the best thing about their chain is that they have upheld their promise in “bringing you lower prices you can trust, Always”.

Shoprite has a house brand called RiteBrand, which offers quality products at a lower cost, so you can save even more. Their slogan for this is “just like the best for less”. They also run numerous special offers, usually with a money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied with your

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Game 2018 Black Deals Specials

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Game stores open at 7am on Black Friday November 2018.

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Game is Africa’s largest discount retailer. They started in 1970 in Durban when their founders decided that shopping had become tedious and boring, so they opened a fun store where you could find everything you were looking for under one roof.

Game can’t be beaten on the savings front. They offer a deal that if you find the item you purchased at a cheaper price anywhere within 21 days they will refund more than the difference (please ensure you read the T’s & C’s for this offer). They also allow you to bring back unused items if you’ve changed your mind. They will then either swop the item or give you a refund. Game also have a service guarantee on all their stock.

If that wasn’t enough to sway you Game also operates under a strict moral code to ensure your welfare and enjoyable shopping experience. They really go all out, even promising to be a compassionate and responsible corporate citizen. This really shows in their community service initiatives. In the last year alone they have helped fire victims, helped to keep people warm during the winter and provided 43 million meals to disadvantaged children. Game also spend at least 1% of their profits on education based programs to help people learn new skills and get further in life.

Game is obviously in the game for the community as a whole, especially considering the great savings they have on offer with the Game specials.


These CV Template Can Get You Any Job: Download Free CV Templates

These CV Template Can Get You Any Job: Download Free CV Templates. Job Application Curriculum Vitae (CV)-Download Template. The worst part comes when you think you’ve finally got a great CV, but you’re still not getting any interviews.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could find a way to create a CV that would get you an interview almost EVERY time?

Is it possible?

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It is if you follow the tips I’m about to share with you.

They’ll prove useful no matter if you have no experience and want to write your first CV, or if you’re a professional who wants to know how to write a CV that stands out.

 There are three types of professional CV formats:


  1. Combination
  2. Functional or “Skills-based CV”

Most job seekers choose the reverse-chronological CV format.

1. What does a CV look like?

a) CV Summary or Objective

2. What to put on a CV?

What about the other two formats?

Combination Format

Who’s it for? Highly skilled professionals with tons of skills and experience.

What is it? A format for those who want to build a skills-oriented CV.

Functional Format

Who’s it for? No one.


The layout emphasizes your skills rather than your experience.

The downside?

Your skills are not reinforced by the proof of your experience.

Well, you know that contact information comes first. But what’s next?

The best way to start any killer CV is by introducing yourself.

Recruiters are looking for very specific information, and they’re only going to look for it in the top third of your CV. If you don’t nail it – game over.

That’s why a creative CV summary or objective can save the day.

Here’s what a sample CV looks like when it’s written in the reverse-chronological format. We created it in our CV builder (you can make your CV here):

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Ticket sales for the much-anticipated Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Barcelona are selling fast, according to Stadium Management CEO Jacques Grobbelaar.

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JOHANNESBURG – Ticket sales for the much-anticipated Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations match between Mamelodi Sundownsand Barcelona are selling fast according to Stadium Management CEO Jacques Grobbelaar.

The match, organised by the Motsepe Foundation and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, was confirmed by the president of the Motsepe Foundation, Patrice Motsepe on Thursday at a press briefing at the Sandton Convention Center.

Motsepe said at the time that tickets were selling at 216 tickets per minute, as soccer fans in South Africa rushed to ticket vendor Computicket.

Later on Thursday evening, Grobbelaar tweeted that 24,862 tickets had already been sold on the opening day of ticket sales for the match.


Eggs are a powerhouse food, and eggs are a healthy protein option. The best thing about eggs is the fact that it is a versatile food, meaning you can eat eggs for breakfast, as a healthy snack, for dinner, and for lunch as well.

Eggs are a no-carb, no-sugar food which is low in calories. If eggs are not common on your grocery list, once you learn about the many health benefits that might change.

8 Reasons Why You Should Eat Eggs

1. Eat Eggs, and You Will Eat Less

Eggs are the perfect breakfast option. It is like that since if you eat eggs for breakfast then there is a higher possibility that you will eat less during the day. Also, you will feel full for longer period of time.

Eggs come with the high amount of protein and that puts them high on the list of satiating foods.

2. Eggs Are Good for Your Vision

Eggs don’t contain only protein; they also have a high amount of zeaxanthin and lutein antioxidants. According to studies, these nutrients lower the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts, and they build up the retina.

3. Eggs Are Good for Your Bones

Eggs are abundant in vitamin D, and that can help protect your bones and fight against osteoporosis.

4. Eggs Help Improve the Function of the Liver

Did you know that egg contain choline? This is a macronutrient which helps improves the function of the liver, transports minerals and vitamins, and it helps increase the metabolism.

Did you know that egg contain choline? This is a macronutrient which helps improves the function of the liver, transports minerals and vitamins, and it helps increase the metabolism.

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5. If You Want to Build Muscle, You Need to Eat Eggs

Eggs can help you have better muscle. When it comes to faster muscle repair protein is a must. After every workout, you can nosh a couple of eggs in order to build muscle easier.

6. Eggs Are the Perfect Food For Pregnant Women

In case the texture and smell of eggs don’t make you sick while you are pregnant, make sure to keep completely cooked and pasteurized eggs as a crucial part of your diet.

You should know that 2 eggs come with 250 mg of choline. Often doctor recommends breastfeeding and pregnant women to have from 450 to 550 mg on a daily basis.

It is like that since choline helps prevent congenital disabilities and it helps in the development of the brain.

7. Eggs Are Good for Your Brain

In the past, there were many myths about the eggs, and they had a bad reputation. One such myth is that eggs raise cholesterol. You should know that eggs don’t do that and they aren’t a risk when it comes to the health of your heart.

In addition, they help prevent dementia. Also, it is said that those people who eat from 5 to 6 eggs on a weekly basis actually don’t have any brain issues.

8. Eat Eggs to Boost Energy

You should know that one egg has around 65 calories and 6 g of high-quality protein. What you can do is eat 2 eggs with a half cup of oatmeal. This is the perfect combination if you want to have a balanced and filling meal.


Now you know that there is more to eggs than you thought. There are many ways to include eggs in your diet. If you decide to eat more eggs, make sure that they are organic, since organic is the best.







Nuts are a healthy snack for when munchies strike. Munching nuts is satisfying, but it is not sinful. The American Heart Association recommends nuts as part of a healthy and balanced diet. But should you consume them directly from the package?

Or should you peel and soak some nuts first? For example, in Asia almonds are soaked overnight and peeled the following morning before they are ready to be consumed. So, should you do it? Read on to find out.

One thing is certain, the skin od the soaked nuts is easier to be peeled off. Also, there are some changes in the nut, some nutrients are lost with the skin, but there are positive benefits of soaking.

Benefits of Soaking Nuts

  1. Remove the Dust

Often, nuts are stored for a long time, and they might be processed in different facilities without ever being washed. Therefore, they might have some dust on them, especially if you buy them loose from your local grocery.

So, logically by soaking them you are going to remove this dust and all the other contaminants.

  1. You Will Remove the Skin Easily

Bear in mind that after you have soaked the nuts, the skin will come off much easier. But the should you do that. Should you remove the skin from the nuts before you consume them?

Well, you should know that the compounds flavonoids that lower the lipid levels in the body and improve the health of the gut are present in the skin of almonds.

That is why some researchers recommend consuming almonds with the skin. But in case you have an issue digesting nuts, then it would be better to remove the skin.

  1. Ltower Phytic Acid Conten

You should know that phytic acid is actually a natural antioxidant that comes with many benefits. But, at the same time, it can make issues with the minerals your body takes in from the diet.

This compound in nuts chelates metal ions such as calcium, iron, and zinc in food meaning the phytic acid actually binds to the ions. Also, it is producing salts which are hard to take in in the gastrointestinal tract and insoluble salts.

This deprived the system of the minerals in a usable form. Moreover, the phytic acid inhibits trypsin and pepsin, enzymes which help relieve the protein digestion.

The former helps with the protein breakdown when found in your stomach, while on the other hand, the latter helps digestion of protein in the small intestine. So, by soaking the nuts, you might lower the phytic acid content of nuts.

How Long Should You Soak the Nuts?

The senior Ayurvedic doctor, Dr. Janardhana Hebbar, notes that different nuts require different lengths of time. For example, if you decide to have macadamia nuts, you should soak them for around four hours.

On the other hand, almonds require twelve hours of soaking, hazelnuts need around eight hours, and others such as pecans, walnuts and pine nuts need only eight hours.

The process of soaking is very simple. You need to wash the nuts once and add them in a bowl. Add water in this bowl until the nuts are fully covered. After the needed time for their soaking, you need to wash them once more and munch on them.

In case you are planning to remove their peel, you will discover that the peel gets off easy after a proper soaking. A variation on this method involves adding one spoon of salt in the water.

Just make sure to toss out the water you soaked the nuts in. You should do that since this water is abundant in impurities and everything else found on them. After soaking, you can also dry the nuts in the oven at low heat and munch them with joy.


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The world has gone crazy over the prospect of drinking warm lemon water in the morning, and there are many reasons why.

Lemon water is a healthy and powerful beverage that can treat a variety of ailments while also improving your overall health.

It will keep you hydrated, boost your digestion and metabolism, shield your body from infections and improve your wellbeing.

Here’s what lemon water can help you with:

Treats acne

Thanks to the antibacterial and antiseptic properties of lemons, lemon water works great against acne. It will turn your body’s pH levels to alkaline and neutralize the acids in your body, effectively treating acne.

Prevents kidney stones

Lemon water can prevent the formation of oxalates, which accumulate in the kidneys and form kidney stones. Furthermore, it will reduce the levels of citrates in your urine, further protecting you from the same problem.

Improves your immune system

Lemons are rich in vitamin C and other nutrients which will reinforce your body’s defenses and prevent a host of ailments.

Prevents cravings

The fiber and vitamin content of the beverage will help you avoid cravings, which will eventually lead to weight loss. Drink the beverage and lead a healthy lifestyle and diet to stay slim and in optimal shape.

Treat gallbladder problems

If you’re suffering from problems with your gallbladder, you can relieve them with the help of lemon water.

Treats the flu and colds

Drink lemon water during the flu season to reinforce your immune system and stay safe from seasonal colds and the flu.

Treats heartburn

Lemon water can quickly and effectively treat heartburn, acid reflux as well as symptoms of GERD.

Improves the health of your nails and hair

Drinking the beverage regularly can strengthen your hair and nails and improve their quality.

Stops food poisoning

If you’re travelling to other countries and want to protect yourself against food poisoning, drink lemon water during your stay.

Reduces inflammation

Drink lemon water every day to reduce inflammation in your body and stay safe from a variety of health problems.

Prevents sore muscles

To prevent sore muscles after a workout, you should drink lemon water.

Relieves joint inflammation and pain

Drinking the beverage every morning will drastically reduce joint swelling and pain and protect you from arthritis and similar inflammatory conditions.

Interview Questions You Must Know By Heart…

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  1. Research salary data to determine your worth.
  2. Determine your salary needs based on your living expenses.
  3. Get permission from your references to use their names.

Basic Questions You Should Know By Heart

  1. Tell us about yourself.
  2. What do you know about this company?
  3. What are your goals?
  4. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  5. Why do you want to work for this company?
  6. What has been your most significant achievement?
  7. How would your last boss and colleagues describe you? (If you worked before)
  8. Why should we hire you?
  9. What are your salary expectations?

In addition to the above, here is the four questions I think we should all ask during a job interview:

  1. What do you expect me to accomplish in the first 3 months of the job?
    What you are saying: “I want to make a difference – right away” 
  2. What are the common attributes of your top performers?
    What you are saying: “I want to be a great long-term employee”.
  3. What are some of the things that really drive results for the company?
    What you are saying: “I want to add value to the company – and so you want to know the secret”.
  4. How do you plan to deal with…?
    You did your research about the company right? So, there must be something a competitor is doing well which the company should do something about in order to remain at the top. Or a negative comment your read about the company online…

In addition to the above, here is a list of questions you can and should ask at every level of the interview and why. This is geared towards experienced jobseekers…

Questions to Ask the Recruiter/HR

How would you describe the culture of the company?

  • Helps you get a feel for the company from an employee outside the direct organization you will be working for.

What do most people like about working here (the company)?

  • Similar to the above question, helps you to get an impression on why you would want to work at this company.

What is the average length of time someone stays at the company?

  • Can help you tell if this is a short term company people are using as a resume builder, potentially bad company where people don’t stay long, or somewhere you can expect to have the potential for a long career.

Why is the position available?

Will there be a hand over period so that I can best understand the role and process?

What are your training & development initiatives?

Questions To Ask The Hiring Manager

What can I expect to learn from you?

  • Gives you a sense of how the manager sees him/herself and what skills they can pass on to you.

What is your biggest accomplishment?

  • Can get an idea of what they feel is an accomplishment.

What do you value most in an employee?

  • Helps you get an idea of what the manager is looking for.
  • Helps you know if you fit those skills and can be successful or if possibly not a good fit.

What do you like most about working there?

  • Further digging into the company and more specifically the individual organization you would be working for.

What is the most important thing I can do to ensure that you feel I have done a good job in my first six months?

  • Helps to defines expectations of the position clearly so that you can determine if it’s the right pace and skill-set for you are you going to be able to meet those expectations to ultimately be successful.

Follow up Questions to Ask Dir. and up

What is your vision for the team?

  • Helps to give you an idea of the direction the senior management/executives have for the team.

What do you like best about an employee?

What kind of accomplishments can I help the team make in the first year to make you feel like we are exceeding expectations?

  • Similar to the question asked of the hiring manager, this gives an idea of what you will need to contribute to exceed their expectations and grow the team.

What do you see as the future of the company in the next 5 years?

  • Let’s you know if the plan is to grow the company, move in another direction, some inclination of where you might fit in that plan.

What reservations do you have about me as a candidate right now that I might be able to address?

  • Gives you a chance to address any concerns they may have right away before they dwell on them and make decisions on things you might be able to change.

After The Interview

  1. As soon as possible, write down what you are thinking and feeling.
  2. Later in the day, review what you wrote, and assess how you did.
  3. Write a follow-up thank-you letter/email. Please make sure to remind the interviewer of your qualities.

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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.
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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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