The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity in the Public Service through the filling of posts and we reserve the right not to fill a position. Persons whose transfer/promotion/appointment will promote representatively will therefore receive preference. An indication in this regard will expedite the processing of applications.

Applications may be submitted as follows:
Hand delivery:
The Director: Human Resource Management, Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, Sechaba House, 202 Madiba Street, cnr Madiba and Paul Kruger Streets, Pretoria
The Director: Human Resource Management, Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, Private Bag X897, Pretoria, 0001

Applications are hereby invited from suitably and qualified persons to apply for the following post(s). Applicants are advised that a new application for employment (Z83) has been in effect since 01 January 2021. The new application for employment form can be downloaded at Applications submitted using the old Z83 form will not be accepted. All sections of the Z83 must be completed and signed and the application form should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV (including two recent and contactable referees) and originally certified copies of the applicant’s ID, Drivers licence (where required) and educational qualifications. Failure to submit the required documentation will automatically disqualify applications. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) prior to the selection process. Applicants applying for more than one post must submit a separate form Z83 (as well as the documentation mentioned above) in respect of each post being applied for. If an applicant wishes to withdraw an application, it must be done in writing. The successful candidate will be required to enter into an employment contract and sign an annual performance agreement. All short-listed candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks and the successful candidate will have to undergo full security vetting. The appointment will be subject to positive vetting results. We encourage all applicants to declare any criminal and or negative credits records. All candidates must be South African Citizens or Permanent Residents.

Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. Short-listed candidates must avail themselves for an interview on a date, time at the venue to be determined by the Department. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection committee will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of the competency-based assessments. The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency tools. If you have not been contacted within three months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Important notice:
The DPSA Directive on Compulsory Capacity Development, Mandatory Training Days and Minimum requirements was amended with effect from 01 April 2020. According to the directive, the new requirement for appointment at SMS level will be the completion of the Senior Management Pre-entry programme as endorsed by the National School of Government. The applicant should therefore have proof that they have registered for the Pre-entry certificate and have completed the course before the interview. The cost of the pre-entry certificate is for the candidate’s expense. To access the pre-certificate course, please visit:

There are currently no advertised vacancies at DAC


DAC annual internship intake availability status

Internships intake for the year 2016/2017 has been concluded on 5 August 2016. The advertisements for internships are made by means of print media/national newspapers and DAC website and social media platforms. The departmental recruitment and selection processes apply.

Duration:The Programme will run for a period of 12 months.


The Department of Arts and Culture offers internship opportunities to graduates seeking to gain work experience through internship program that focuses mainly on the fields of arts, culture, heritage and language.

The purpose of the internship program is to establish an effective system for continuous development of qualified, skilled and experienced candidates for future appointments and mobility in both the public and private sector and also to enhance youth development and employability, and foster skills transfer from the DAC staff to interns.

The objectives of the internship program are to:

a)    provide graduates with  practical working experience in the field of arts, culture, heritage and language;

b)    ensure that graduates develop skills and techniques directly applicable to their career;

c)    empower graduates in developing attitudes conducive to effective interpersonal relationships;

d)    increase their sense of responsibility;

e)    prepare graduates to enter into full-time employment in their area of specialization; and

f)     enhance advancement possibilities for graduates.

Procedures and information to apply

Who is eligible to apply?

Unemployed graduates who have successfully completed a 3 year Degree or  National Diploma in any field specified below and who are between the ages of 18 and 35 years may apply. Students that still need to finish or qualify for a degree or National Diploma should not apply.

The Department of Arts and Culture is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. Qualifying people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Monthly stipend: R4000.00 per month

DAC offers internships in the following fields:

1. National Archives and Film Archives
Ref: 01
3 year Degree/Diploma In: Archival Studies, Museum, Heritage, History, Library Information, or equivalent

Number of opportunities:2

2. InternationalRelations
Ref: 02
3 year Degree/Diploma in International Relations, Politics or equivalent

Number of opportunities:2

3. Directorate: NationalLanguage Service
Ref: 03
3 year Degree/Diploma in:
Language Practice, Translation,Terminology,
Language Planning and Tenninology, Linguistics or equivalent
Number of opportunities: 5
4. Directorate: Cultural Development
3 year Degree/Diploma in:
• Performing Arts, Music,Dance,Drama, equivalent
• Fine Arts,Crafts or equivalent or equivalent
• Arts Management
• Arts Education
Number of opportunities:3
5. Directorate:Human Resource Management
Ref: 05
3 year Degree/Diploma in Human Resource
Management, Public Administration or equivalent
Number of opportunities:1
6. Directorate:SocialCohesion & Target Group
Ref: 06
3 year/Degree/Diploma in:
Drama, Music, VisualArts, Heritage, equivalent
Gender and SocialDevelopment or equivalent
Number of opportunities:2
7. Directorate:Risk Management
Ref: 07
3 year Degree/Diploma in:
Risk Management, Commerce ,Auditing or equivalent
Number of opportunities:1
8. Directorate: Heritage Promotion
Ref: 08
3 year Degree/Diploma in:
Heritage Studies, equivalent History or equivalent
Number of oportunities: 3
9. Directorates: Financial Admin/Management
Ref: 09
3 year Degree/Diploma in Finance, Economics or equivalent
Number of opportunities:1
10. Directorate: Supply chain Management
Ref: 10
3 year Degree/Diploma in Purchasing
Management, Supply Chain Management, Public
Management or equivalent
Number of opportunities:1
11. Directorate: Communications and Marketing
Ref: 11
3 year Degree/Diploma in Information Technology, Software Development, Web and Application Development or equivalent
Number of opportunities:1
12. Directorate: Communications and Marketing
Ref: 12
3 year Degree/Diploma in:
• Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, equivalent
• Marketing, Events Management
Number of opportunlties:1
13. Directorate: Information Technology
Ret 13
3 year Degree/Diploma in Information Technology, Software Development, Web and Application Development or equivalent
Number of opportunities:1

Applications for the internship should include the following information to be considered:

  • A completed Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae with contact details
  • Certified copies of qualifications/certificates
  • Certified copy of identity document

The call for applications is usually sent out every year.

For more information contact the Department of Arts and Culture at:

Tel: 012 4413486

Switch Board: 012 4413000

Internships intake for the year 2016/2017 closed on 5 Aug 2016

Bursaries for Language Practice Studies
Call for applications from South African Universities for a Bursary in Language Studies for 2021/22 – 2023/24 Financial Years

The Use of Official Languages Act, 2012 (Act No. 12 of 2012), among other things, aims at promoting the equitable use of the 11 South African official languages, in facilitating access to government services, knowledge and information and ensuring redress for the previously marginalised official languages.

This Act implies increased demand on language services and properly qualified language practitioners are needed to meet this demand. The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, therefore, is offering bursaries for students to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies in any three (3) of the following areas of study:

Any of the 11 South African official languages with emphasis on nine previously disadvantaged indigenous languages

Human Language Technology
Language Planning
South African Sign Language
Terminology Development and Management
Translation and Editing

Interested institutions are requested to apply and submit their proposals, outlining the courses they offer, by no later than 27 August 2020 to Ms Zanele Ndima, National Language Service, Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, Private Bag X897, Pretoria, 0001

NB: Institutions should please note that their programmes will be verified for South African Qualifications Authority compliance requirements.

For further information, please contact Dr Zola Peter, Tel: (012) 441-3814, Cell: 072 530 3418 or email:


1.     Eligibility

  • South African citizens with a valid ID number residing in the Republic of South Africa and who qualify for admission to a University.
  • Applicants will be considered on their latest academic results/record.
  • If you are already studying towards a degree course for which you are applying for a bursary, you must have passed all courses for which you have registered at the university for the study period already completed with an average of 60%.
  • Applications must be for full time studies towards an academic degree at an accredited South African university.


2.     Value o Bursaries
The value of the bursary for full-time undergraduate/diploma studies comprise of the following:

  • Boarding/residential

In the case of bursary holders residing with their parents/guardians or privately, a stipend is granted.
In the case of students residing in official University residences, full residence fees are paid to the relevant institution (meals included)

  • Tuition and registration fees

Tuition and registration fees are fully paid.
NB: The bursary may also be awarded for the purpose of acquiring a post-graduate qualification in order to obtain a prescribed professional status (depending on the availability of funds).
Bursaries are renewable annually, subject to acceptable proof of progress from the institution.

3.      Procedure for Transfer of Bursary Funds
Bursary payments are made directly to institutions in accordance with the rules of the University and the Department stated in a Memorandum of Agreement.

4.       Institutions
Applicants may enrol at any accredited South African University.


5.      Field Of Study
Fields of study in which bursaries are awarded have to be directly related to heritage, and will only include the following:

  • Museum studies
  • Conservation studies (cultural and nature)
  • Archaeological studies
  • Anthropological studies
  • Archival Records and management
  • Heritage Resources Management
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)


6.      Repayment of Bursaries
Bursars may be expected to remain in the employ of the heritage sector for a period equal to the number of years of awarded bursary. Such employment is subject to the availability of positions, to the normal selection procedures and salary and employment conditions. The Department does not undertake to place any bursary holder to any position.


7.     Experiential Training
The Department does not undertake to provide experiential training for bursars and should such an opportunity be available e.g. internships bursary holders will not be given special treatment but will be expected to apply and compete like everyone else.

8.    Application and Selection
It will be expected of (shortlisted) applicants to attend an interview.
Applicants will be notified of the results of their application as soon as possible after interviews.

9.     Closing Date for Applications
New applications are not yet open until further notice

10.   Enquiries
The Heritage Bursaries,
Department of Arts and Culture,
Private Bag X897,
Tel: 012 441 3476/0

Heritage bursaries