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Finding Work in South Africa

Looking for work? Find out about the different resources available for job seekers in South Africa…

There are many online job searching sites which can help with finding employment in South Africa. These include:

Other places to find work

A large percentage of positions are not advertised online, however. For many South African residents, networking is the preferred method of gaining employment. Speculative applications to relevant companies can provide an alternative way of securing a job offer for applicants living outside of South Africa.

Regulated professions

It is recommended that any professional looking for work in South Africa should contact the relevant professional body to enquire whether their qualification is recognised in South Africa and, if not, what needs to be done in order for it to be recognised.

The Directorate for Foreign Qualifications Evaluation and Advisory Services (DFQEAS) is responsible for evaluating foreign qualifications. It is possible to have foreign qualifications evaluated online.

  • For more details from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA): Click here

Trade unions

The Congress of South African Trade Unions represents 19 trade unions and is a good starting point to find professional bodies.

The Federation of Unions in South Africa has 19 trade unions in its membership.

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