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.



 Advertisement  Closing Date

SAWS Board Members

15 January 2018

Senior Scientist: Marine Research

15 December 2017

Senior Scientist: Marine Coordinator

15 December 2017

South African Weather Service Internship Programme 2018

Application Form

13 December 2017
WS02/112017  Assistant Company Secretary 30 November 2017
WS03/112017  Organisational Development Specialist 24 November 2017
 WS01/112017  Manager: Applications and Development 24 November 2017
WS02/102017  ICT Support Administrator 10 November 2017
WS03/102017 Forecaster 10 November 2017
WS04/022017   Office Supervisors X3  03 November 2017
WS01/102017  Junior Training Manager  25 October 2017