The South African Weather Service (SAWS) is a Section 3(a) public entity under the Ministry of Water and Environmental Affairs and is governed by a Board of Directors. The company became a public entity on 15 July 2001 in terms of the South African Weather Service Act (No. 8 of 2001).

It is an authoritative voice for weather and climate forecasting in South Africa and as a member of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) it complies with international meteorological standards. As an Aviation Meteorological Authority, SAWS is designated by the state to provide weather services to the aviation industry, marine and a range of other identified clients and to fulfil a range of international obligations of the government.

Applications for the listed positions must be submitted using the E1 Application Form (Also obtainable from the Weather Service offices), and should be accompanied by a Comprehensive CV, as well as certified copies of qualifications.


  • No faxed applications will be accepted.
  • The organisation reserves the right not to fill this positions.
  • South African Weather Service is an equal opportunity employer.



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OC28/2018 Senior Meteorological Technician: Gough Island 14 March 2018
OC27/2018 Assistant Meteorological Technician: Gough Island 14 March 2018
WS05/022018 Office Administrator 07 March 2018
WS13/022018 Chief Scientist: Marine Research, Infrastructure and Product Development 07 March 2018
WS14/022018 Marine Engineer 07 March 2018

Tradesman Aid

07 March 2018

Client Liaison Officer

02 March 2018

Senior Forecaster

02 March 2018

Senior Technologist

02 March 2018

Senior Scientist: Marine Coordinator

02 March 2018

Tradesman Aid X4

02 March 2018

Client Liaison Officer

16 February 2018

Executive: Weather and Climate Services

02 February 2018

Standing Contracts for Meteorological Technicians at Remote Stations


Executive Assistant: Chief Financial Officer

02 February 2018

Information Security Analyst

02 February 2018

Manager: ICT Projects

02 February 2018
WS04/012018  Manager: International Relations 02 February 2018
WS05/012017 Manager: Stakeholder Relations 02 February 2018
WS07/012018  Manager: Support and Planning 02 February 2018
WS09/012018 Senior Database Administrator 02 February 2018
WS03/012018 Senior Manager: Communications, Marketing and Stakeholder 02 February 2018
WS02/012018  Senior Manager: Compliance 02 February 2018
WS12/012018 Senior Technologist 02 February 2018
WS11/012018 Specialist: Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) 02 February 2018
WS10/012018 Specialist: Radar 02 February 2018
WS13/012018 Technologist 02 February 2018