The Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDT) is looking to fill two Commercial Cleaner positions (Ref No: DEDT2024/25/20) with a salary of R131,265 per annum. This opportunity is ideal for individuals with basic literacy and communication skills who are knowledgeable about general hygiene, cleaning products, and their applications.

Here’s everything you need to know about the job, the requirements, and how to apply.

Commercial Cleaner Overview

  • Position: Commercial Cleaner
  • Remunaration: R131 265 per annum (Level 02)
  • Reference: Ref No: DEDT2024/25/20
  • Enquiries: Ms NC Ndlala Tel No: (013) 766 4370
  • Closing date: 05 July 2024

Minimum Requirements

  • Education: Grade 10 certificate
  • Skills and Knowledge:
    • Understanding of general hygiene and cleaning products
    • Basic literacy and communication skills
    • Ability to work autonomously and under pressure
    • Proficiency in using various cleaning equipment and products
  • Experience: Relevant work experience in cleaning will be an advantage


  • Perform general cleaning tasks such as sweeping, buffing, and mopping floors.
  • Dust and polish surfaces, including woodwork and furniture.
  • Empty trash cans and dispose of waste appropriately.
  • Vacuum carpets and rugs to maintain cleanliness.
  • Wipe down tables and other surfaces to remove dirt and stains.
  • Scrub toilets and ensure they are sanitary.
  • Clean dishes and cutlery as needed.
  • Assist with additional tasks as required and directed

Application Process

Submission Options:

  • Address fully completed and signed Z83 form, quoting the reference number, to the Head of Economic Development and Tourism.
  • Hand-deliver applications to Nokuthula Simelane Building, 1st Floor, No 7 Government Boulevard, Riverside Park, Extension 02, Mbombela, 1201.
  • Alternatively, email applications to the specified email address provided for each post.

Additional information

    • Use the New Amended Z83 Form
    • Fill all fields as prescribed, ensuring it is signed, initialled, and dated.
    • Include the Post and Reference Number on the Z83 Form.
    • Submit a recent updated Curriculum Vitae detailing personal information, experience, and three contactable referees.
    • Ensure foreign qualifications are evaluated by SAQA and provide proof if shortlisted.
    • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.
    • Shortlisted candidates must submit certified documents before interviews.
  • Selection Process:
    • Candidates must be available for interviews scheduled by the Department.
    • Shortlisted applicants undergo personal suitability checks including criminal records, citizenship, financial status, qualifications verification, and employment background/reference checks.
    • Security screening and vetting will be conducted.
    • Candidates must disclose any directorship, shareholding, or business with an Organ of State, and additional remunerative work outside normal duties.
    • Successful candidates will enter into an Annual Performance Agreement and disclose financial interests annually.
  • Senior Management Service (SMS) Posts:
    • Senior Management requires completion of the Senior Management Pre-entry Programme from the National School of Government.
    • Proof of completion must be provided before appointment.
    • Candidates recommended post-interview undergo a generic managerial competency assessment using DPSA SMS tools.
  • Appointment and Communication:
    • Appointment is subject to positive outcomes of pre-employment screenings.
    • Direct enquiries about advertised posts to designated contacts.
    • Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only

The Commercial Cleaner position at DEDT offers a great opportunity for individuals with basic education and a keen interest in maintaining cleanliness and hygiene. By following the guidelines provided, you can prepare a strong application and increase your chances of being considered for this role.

For any further enquiries, reach out to Ms. NC Ndlala at the provided contact number.