The Department of Public Enterprises invites unemployed youth to apply for the entry-level position of Registry Clerk. This is an excellent opportunity for young individuals to start their careers in the South African government, gaining valuable experience and skills in records management and administrative support.

Registry Clerk Job Overview

  • Position: Registry Clerk
  • Company: Department of Public Enterprises
  • Location: Pretoria, South Africa
  • Closing Date: 5 July 2024
  • Reference No: DPE/2024/025
  • Stipend: R216,417 per annum (Level 5)


The successful candidate for the Entry level Registry Clerk position will be responsible for:

  • Registry Counter Services:
    • Providing assistance to clients.
    • Opening and closing files according to the record classification system.
    • Filing, storing, tracing (electronically/manually), and retrieving documents and files.
    • Completing index cards for all files.
  • Office Machine Operations:
    • Operating office machines related to the registry function.
    • Opening and maintaining the franking machine register.
    • Franking post, recording money, and updating the register daily.
    • Undertaking spot checks on post to ensure no private post is included.
    • Locking post in the postbag for messengers to deliver to the Post Office.
  • Remittance Handling:
    • Opening and maintaining the remittance register.
    • Recording all valuable articles in the remittance register.
    • Hand delivering and signing over remittances to finance.
    • Sending wrong remittances back to sender via registered post and recording the reference number in the register.
    • Keeping a daily record of the number of letters franked.


  • Education: Grade 12 certificate or equivalent qualification.

Skills and Competencies

  • Core Skills:
    • Planning and organizing.
    • Client orientation.
    • Confidentiality, integrity, and honesty.
    • An understanding of the National Archives and Records Service Act.
    • Familiarity with different filing systems.
  • Work Ethic:
    • Ability to work under pressure and deliver tasks timeously.

Application Process

Required Documents:

  • Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Certified copies of Grade 12 certificate or equivalent qualification
  • Certified copy of Identity Document
  • Any other relevant supporting documents
  • Applications must be submitted with a Z83 form and must be accompanied by recently updated CV.
  • Please indicate the reference number and position you are applying for on your application form.
  • Download Z83 Application Form

NB. Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of an ID documents, qualifications, and recent academic transcripts / records.

Send Applications to:

The Department of Public Enterprises,

Private Bag X15, Hatfield, 0028


Hand deliver at: 80 Hamilton Street, Arcadia, Pretoria 0008

Submission Details: Applications should be submitted by the closing date: 5 July 2024. Ensure that your application is complete and includes all the required documents.

This Registry Clerk position at the Department of Public Enterprises offers a valuable opportunity for young, unemployed individuals to gain entry-level experience in the government sector. If you meet the requirements and are eager to start your career in public service, we encourage you to apply by 5 July 2024.

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