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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WS07/102018 Lead Scientist: Health Applications Research 31 October 2018
WS08/102018 Lead Scientist: Socio-Economic Applications Research 31 October 2018
WS09/102018 Lead Scientist: Data Assimilation 31 October 2018
WS10/102018 Lead Scientist: Long-range prediction 31 October 2018
WS11/102018 Lead Scientist: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation 31 October 2018
WS12/102018 Lead Scientist: Remote Sensing Research 31 October 2018
WS13/102018 Manager: Research Projects and Strategic Partnerships 31 October 2018
WS03/102018 Office Administrator: Compliance 19 October 2018
WS05/102018 Meteorological Authority Inspector 30 October 2018
WS04/102018 Office Administration: Meteorological Authority 25 October 2018
WS02/102018 Facilitator: SHEQ and Facilities 19 October 2018
WS01/102018 Office Administrator 17 October 2018
WS01/092018 Senior Meteorological Technician 28 September 2018
WS03/092018 Chief Meteorological Technician 28 September 2018
WS02/092018 Senior Forecaster 28 September 2018
OC51/2018 Assistant Meteorological Technician: Marion Island 25 September 2018
OC50/2018 Senior Meteorological Technician: Marion Island 25 September 2018
WS05/082018 Forecaster 14 September 2018
WS06/082018 Office Supervisor 14 September 2018
WS01/072018 Remote Sensing Specialist(Re-Advertisement) 07 September 2018
WS04/082018 Chief Meteorological Technician 03 September 2018
WS03/082018 Office Administrator 03 September 2018
WS02/082018 Senior Data Quality Controller 24 August 2018
WS01/062018 Talent Specialist 17 August 2018
WS10/072018 Senior Manager: Marine Services 17 August 2018
WS09/072018 Senior Manager: Climate Service 17 August 2018
WS01/082018 Senior Forecaster 10 August 2018
WS08/07018 Re-advertisement General Worker 03 August 2018
WS07/072018 Technician 03 August 2018
WS06/072018 Senior Technologist/Chief Technician X3 03 August 2018
WS05/072018 Specialist Surface Observations 03 August 2018
WS04/072018 Senior Meteorological Technician 02 August 2018
WS03/072018 International Relations Officer 26 July 2018
WS01/062018 Talent Specialist 20 July 2018
WS02/072018 Officer: Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) 18 July 2018
WS01/072018 Remote Sensing Specialist 18 July 2018
WS10/032018 Committee Coordinator 13 July 2018
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WS03/052018 Scientist: Marine X2 29 May 2018
WS01/052018 Senior Scientist: Marine Coordinator (Re-advertised) 29 May 2018
WS09/042018 Chief Data Quality Controller 30 April 2018
WS07/042018 Senior Meteorological Technician 30 April 2018
WS06/042018 Office Administrator Business Development 20 April 2018
WS01/042018 Office Administrator Communications, Marketing and Stakeholder Relations 20 April 2018
WS02/042018 Office Administrator Finance and Supply Chain Management 20 April 2018
WS03/042018 Office Administrator Human Capital Management 20 April 2018
WS04/042018 Office Administrator Learning & Development and Regional Training Centre (RTC) 20 April 2018
WS05/042018 Office Administrator SHEQ 20 April 2018
WS07/042018 Para-Legal/Legal Administrator 20 April 2018
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