South Africa’s department of defence is looking for a groundsman. The successful candidate will get paid a salary of R107 192 per annum (Level 02).

The vacant is in the centre of Joint Operations, SA Special Forces, 5 Special Forces Regiment Phalaborwa (Limpopo).

The GROUNDSMAN requirements.

To apply for groundsman vacant you must meet the following requirements. ABET Level 1 – 4 or equivalent) Special requirements/skills needed: Knowledge of a few repetitive tasks such as equipment, gardening, health and safety measures, and incident handling procedures. Basic numeracy, interpersonal relationships, ability to operate elementary equipment and machines, organizing, and literacy. Must be physically fit and healthy as the work is of a physically demanding nature.


Performing physical tasks to maintain a high standard of neatness in garden facilities and grounds by Planting trees, flowers, shrubs, grass, and other plants in gardens. Preparation of soil for the planting of plants. Maintenance of flower and other beds by fertilizing, irrigating, weeding, and pruning where necessary.

The mowing of lawns and cutting of grass edges. The loading and unloading of a variety of articles are needed on the grounds on/off trucks. The irrigation of lawns. Removing refusing from terrain and loading it on trucks for transport to refuse dump. Keeping other structures on the grounds clean and tidy (eg barbeque facilities, parking areas, ditches, and gutters). Maintaining fences.

Practice pest control. Assist with the preparation of grounds for functions. Check the serviceability of machinery and equipment. Reporting any defaults on the terrain to Groundsman Foreman. Ensure safety awareness with the use of all equipment on all tasks.


ENQUIRIES: WO1 L. Fourie Tel No: (015)780 4601 APPLICATIONS: Department of Defence, 5 Special Forces Regiment, Private Bag X 01029, Phalaborwa, 1390

CLOSING DATE : 23 January 2023, (Applications received after the closing date and faxed copies will not be considered).

NOTE : Applications must be submitted on the prescribed form Z83 (obtainable from any Public Service Department office Should an application be received using incorrect application employment form Z83, it will be disqualified, which must be originally signed and dated by the applicant and which must be accompanied by a detailed CV only (with full particulars of the applicants’ training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge & experience).

Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of qualifications and other related documents on or before the day of the interview which should not be older than six months on or before the day of the interview.

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