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Recruitment of 34x Unskilled labour at SANBI nationwide


Closes: Friday, 22 March 2024

Remuneration: R150.00 per day

Job type: Fixed- term contract ending 31 December 2024

Unskilled Labour


Reference number

Free State National Botanical Garden  (Bloemfontein) x7


Hantam National Botanical Garden (Nieuwoudtville) x8


Harold Porter National Botanical Garden (Betty’s Bay) x4


Kwelera National Botanical Garden (Eastern Cape) x3


Mokopane Biodiversity Conservation Centre (MBCC) x4


Pretoria National Zoological Garden (Pretoria) x8


The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) requires the services of hardworking and self-motivated individuals to render support for the maintenance and development of garden grounds and flowerbeds.


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 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.


Contact Ms Grace Mbedzi on 074 554 1733 for more information or follow these instructions to apply for the position:

1) log into and complete the form found on this link

2) forward the completed application form and a 2 page CV via e-mail to

3) Kindly use the correct reference number to apply. Failure to complete the google form and submit your application together with your 2 page CV, may result in your application not being considered.  You may hand deliver your application to the respective garden reflected above between 8:00 – 16:00 work days.

Personal Information will be processed by SANBI for purposes of assessing your suitability for the advertised position. SANBI may also share your personal information including special personal information with service providers or third parties, both within the Republic of South Africa and in other jurisdictions, to carry out verification of qualifications and other necessary documents, background and reference checks, competency assessment tests, and criminal record checks. In this regard, by virtue of your application, you acknowledge that SANBI’s authorized verification agent(s) and service providers will access your personal information including special personal information to conduct background screening, verification of qualifications and other necessary documents, reference checks, competency assessment tests, and criminal record checks. For more information, kindly refer to SANBI’s website.

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

Note an incomplete application will not be considered.

Candidates are expected to be available for selection 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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