Contract Workers –X20

Department of Correctional Services

The Department of Correctional Services invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for X20 Contract Workers (Tailoring/Sewing)

Job Title: Contract Workers X20

Reference No: (Ref: LMN 2023/08/01)

Location: Witbank Management Area: Witbank Correctional Centre

Salary: R220 533.00 Per Annum (Plus 37% In Lieu Of Benefits) Limpopo, Mpumalanga And North West Region:


  • Matric or equivalent qualification and 5 years’ working experience and exposure in textile industry will be an added advantage.
  • Skills in facilitation assessor and moderation will also be an added advantage.
  • Computer literate.

Competencies and attributes:

  • Innovation.
  • Problem solving and analysis.
  • Client orientation and customer focus.
  • Communication.
  • Honesty and integrity.
  • Ability to create, read, and follow patterns.
  • Working knowledge of sewing machine mechanics.
  • Outstanding eyesight or utilisation of corrective measures.
  • Innovative, thoughtful, and attentive to detail, interpersonal skills.

Ability to manage your time effectively.


  • Industrial sewing machine operator, construct, alter attire and other pieces.
  • Use patterns, intuition, or both, depending on each task’s specifications.
  • To improve productivity.
  • Pattern cutting, laying out and cutting fabric, basic seams allowances and stitching, to join garment/clothes, lining, basting and gathering, top stitching, darts, buttonholes, lapped zip, hem, and reinforce materials using an industrial sewing machine.
  • Select a pattern for sewing, determine what type of fabric to use, and adjust equipment to ensure it is capable of creating the intended product.

Note: Before you apply: All costs associated with an application will be borne by the applicant. The Department of Correctional Services is an equal opportunity employer. The Department will take into consideration the objectives of Section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act 108 of 1996) and the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act 55 of 1998) in filling these vacancies. It is our intention to promote representivity in respect of race, gender and disability through the filling of these positions. In support of this strategy, applicants need to indicate race, gender and disability status on the application form/CV.

Applicants who have retired from the Public Service with a specific determination that they cannot be re-appointed or have been declared medically unfit will not be considered.

The Department of Correctional Services reserves the right not to fill any of these advertised posts.


Must be submitted on a new Z83 form (Public Service Application form), obtainable from any Public Service Department, and must be completed in full. Only a comprehensive CV should be attached to your application form.

Witbank Management Area: Area Commissioner’s Office

Postal Address: Area Coordinator: Corporate Services, Department of Correctional Services, Private Bag X 7267, Witbank, 1035, Old Verena Road, Paxton, Witbank, 1035.

Contact persons: Mrs. Georgina Mashiane 013 656 8770 / Ms. Sindiswa Sithole 013 656 8771 / Mr. Sam Mabunela at 013 656 8771.

Physical Address: Old Verena Road, Paxton, Witbank, 1035.


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