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Registry Clerk Position at the Department of Social Development

 The Department of Social Development, Western Cape Government, is seeking a dedicated individual to fill the role of Registry Clerk in the Eden Karoo Region.

This permanent position offers a stable career path within a dynamic and supportive work environment.

Registry Clerk Position Overview

  • Job Title: Registry Clerk: Logistical Services (Eden Karoo)
  • Reference Number: WCG240521-1
  • Tracking Number: DSD 35/2024
  • Location: Eden Karoo Region, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: 2024/07/08
  • Enquiries: Ms E Heydenrych at (023) 342 6809

Registry Clerk Job Purpose

The main purpose of this role is to provide efficient and effective registry services to support the Department of Social Development’s operations in the Western Cape. The Registry Clerk will handle various administrative tasks, ensuring the smooth management and flow of documents and correspondence.

Key Responsibilities

  • Attend to clients and handle telephonic and other enquiries received.
  • Receive and register hand-delivered mail/files.
  • Receive, sort, register, and dispatch mail.
  • Distribute notices on registry issues.
  • Open and close files according to the record classification system.
  • File, store, trace (electronically/manually), and retrieve documents and files.
  • Complete index cards for all files.
  • Manage machines related to the registry function.
  • Open and maintain the franking machine register.
  • Perform electronic scanning of files.
  • Sort and package files for archives and distribution.

Minimum Requirements

  • Education: Grade 12 (Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification).
  • Recommendation: A valid code B (or higher) driving license. Note: Individuals with disabilities that restrict driving abilities but have reasonable access to transport may also apply.

Competencies and Skills

  • Registry duties and practices.
  • Legislative framework governing the Public Service.
  • Storage and retrieval procedures.
  • Data capture and computer operation.:
  • Proven computer literacy.
  • Written and verbal communication.
  • Planning and organizing.
  • Problem-solving.


  • Salary: R 216 417 per annum (Salary Level 5).
  • Service Benefits: Includes medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc., as per applicable prescripts or collective agreements.

How to Apply

  • Online Application: Submit your application online before the closing date. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Technical Support: If you experience difficulties with your online application, contact the helpline at 0861 370 214 from Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 16:00.
  • General Enquiries: For queries related to the position, contact Ms E Heydenrych at (023) 342 6809.
  • To apply click on the link: Apply Here
  • Selection Process

    • Verification: Shortlisted candidates will need to submit documentation for verification and undergo criminal record vetting.
    • Interviews: Candidates will be interviewed on a date and time set by the department and may be required to undergo competency assessments/proficiency tests.
    • Reference Checks: The Western Cape Government will contact previous employers/managers for employment references, including disciplinary records and reasons for leaving

    This Registry Clerk position at the Department of Social Development in the Eden Karoo Region is a fantastic opportunity for individuals looking to make a meaningful contribution to public service. With a focus on efficient administrative support and record management, this role promises a rewarding career path in a supportive and dynamic work environment.

    Apply now and be part of a team dedicated to making a difference in the Western Cape community.