Status: Closed |  Closed on: 15 September 2021

Reference number: MNZG 1/2021

Number of positions – 23

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is looking for a dependable, hard-working and self-motivated individuals to effectively assist with the maintenance and development at the National Zoological Gardens, Pretoria.

The successful candidates must have sound interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate in English and any other official languages (read and write). Applicants must have at least minimum of 3 years’ of relevant experience in any of the key responsibilities. The successful candidates must be willing to work independently as well as in a team. The nature of these positions requires hard and physical labour. Applicants must have minimum Grade 12 (Matric). Proof of trade skills and experience in any of the following area is required: Painting, welding, carpentry, paving (cement & brick) brick laying and wall construction. Applicants must be S.A Citizens and reside within the local municipality where the garden is based (proof of residence required i.e. letter from the ward committee/ traditional authority or utility bill). An applicant must be physically and medically fit to do manual labour.

Key responsibilities:

Among other duties, the successful candidates will be expected to perform manual labour including:

  • Cleaning gardening, general garden and construction maintenance, river maintenance, weed/bush clearing, alien invasive clearing, waste collection, erosion control, road maintenance, fencing repair and maintenance

For general queries contact Mr Mark Howitt on 015 491 4314.

Application Form

To apply, forward the completed application form and a 2 page CV via e-mail to, hand delivered applications may be submitted at the address below:

Hand deliver to:

Mokopane Biodiversity Conservation Centre
Thabo Mbeki drive

Time: 8:00 – 16;00 weekdays

Closes: Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Time: 16:00 pm
Job Type: Fixed term contract ending 31 March 2022
Location: Mokopane
Stipend: R130.00 per day

In line with the EPWP, the position aims to target women, youth and disabled persons. SANBI reserves the right not to fill this position.

Failure to submit the requested information may result in your application not being considered.

Candidates are expected to be available for selection interviews on a date and time as determined by SANBI. If no response has been received within 30 days of the closing date, candidates may consider their applications unsuccessful.



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