Military Groundsman X17 –Department of Defence Vacancies

Apply For Military Groundsman X17 –Department of Defence

Location: Various Provinces

Employer: South African Government

The South African government is actively seeking dynamic unemployed South Africans who are interested in working as groundsmen. This job entails undertaking physical tasks to uphold a superior level of tidiness in garden facilities and grounds. Responsibilities include ensuring the proper maintenance of plants, trees, flowers, shrubs, grass, and other vegetation within the gardens.


REF NO SFHQ/21/21/23/18

Monthly Salary: R10,447 (Level 02)

CENTRE: Joint Operations, SA Special Forces, Special Forces Supply Unit (Wallmansthal).

Minimum Requirements: 

  • ABET Level 1-4 (Grade 3-9) or equivalent. 
  • Due to the Unit Geographical location, preference will be given to nearby residences. 

Special Requirements/ Skills:

  • 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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performing physical tasks to maintain a high standard of neatness in gardens facilities and grounds by making sure groundsmans: 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 needed on the grounds on/off trucks. The irrigation of lawns. Removing refuse from terrain and loading it on trucks for transport to refuse dump.
  • Keeping other structures on grounds clean and tidy (e barbeque facilities, parking areas, ditches and gutters). 
  • Maintaining fences. Practice pest control. Assist with preparation of grounds for functions. Check the serviceability of machinery and equipment. Reporting any defaults on the terrain to relevant Sections for action. Ensure safety awareness with the use of all equipment on all tasks.

For Enquiries:

For more questions contact: Capt K.O. Bulannga Tel No: (012) 529 1434/38 or WO2 M.J. Tladi.

Application Address: Department of Defence, Special Forces Supply Unit, Private bag x3, Pyramid 0120 or hand delivered at SFSU (Wallmansthal).

APPLY FOR: Data Capturers X3



REFERENCE NO: SFHQ/21/21/23/12

Monthly Salary: R10,447 (Level 02)

CENTRE: Special Forces School (Pretoria) Murray Hill Wallmannstall.

ENQUIRIES: 2 Lt E.O. Maselwane Tel No: (012) 529 1766 or S Sgt F.C. Magata Tel No: (012) 529 1742

APPLICATIONS: Department of Defence, Special Forces School, Private Bag X6, Pretoria, 0120.


REFERENCE NO: SFHQ/21/21/23/11

Monthly Salary: R10,447 (Level 02)

CENTRE: Joint Operations, SA Special Forces, 5 Special Forces Regiment Phalaborwa (Limpopo).

ENQUIRIES: Warrant Officer Class 1 L. Fourie or Ms H.A. Baloyi Tel No: (015) 780 4610

APPLICATIONS: Department of Defence, 5 Special Forces Regiment, Private Bag X 01029, Phalaborwa, 1390.


REFERENCE NO SFHQ/21/21/23/03 

Monthly Salary: R10,447 (Level 02)

CENTRE: Joint Operations, SA Special Forces, Special Forces Headquarters.

ENQUIRIES: Maj S.D. Mabaya Tel No: 012 674 5822 or WO2 L.J. Thubakgale Tel No: (012)674 5845

APPLICATIONS: Department of Defence, SA Special Forces Headquarters, Private Bag X888, Pretoria, 0001.


REF NO: DI/22/21/23/03 (X3 POSTS)

Monthly Salary: R10,447 (Level 02)

CENTRE: Defence Intelligence (SA Defence Intelligence College) (SADIC) Monument Park.

ENQUIRIES: S/Sgt Mukwebo Tel No: (012) 315-0909.or WO1 Y.D. Dyers Tel No: (012) 315-0959

APPLICATIONS: Department of Defence, SA Defence Intelligence College (SADIC), Private Bag X3003, Monument Park, 0105. (208 Johann Rissik Drive, Waterkloof Ridge)

Closing Date: 14 July 2023

Note: All your documents must be submitted through the new Z83 form. Applications submitted outside the Z83 form will not be accepted. 

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