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Jobs, unemployment databases and bursaries

When you join Garden Route District Municipality, you'll find a workplace committed to your professional development.

Garden Route District Municipality jobs and opportunities

The Garden Route District Municipality offers a range of employment and career development opportunities to suitably qualified applicants. We also offer internships and bursaries, when available.

There are several processes you can follow to apply for a job at our municipality

Option 1: E-recruitment website

All job applications to the Garden Route District Municipality are free of charge, but remember, you need to register yourself on our system to be able to apply.

Visit this page to register or log on to our e-recruitment website.

Here is a short tutorial on how to register and apply online:

Option 2: Manual application (hand-delivered)

Jobs graded T9 or lower still need to utilise the manual job application portal.

Access manual job application listings here.

You can also manually apply for work by downloading this form, completing it and attaching your detailed curriculum vitae, covering letter, relevant certified copies of your qualifications, and driver’s licence, with a completed application form. These documents must be submitted to the Garden Route District Municipality Recruitment & Selection Unit, Human Resources, PO Box 12, George, 6530.

Option 3: E-mail applications

E-mail your application form, with a comprehensive CV, accompanied by an original certified copy of your ID and relevant qualifications to

For any further enquiries contact Human Resources on 044 803 1307 or 044 803 1388.

Register on our institution's unemployment database

Job-seekers are invited to complete the Garden Route District Municipality’s application form to be registered on the unemployment database. When completing the form, remember to indicate that you are not applying for a job but that you’d like to form part of the database).


  • No responsibility is accepted for CV’s that are lost via email or post.

Application forms and further information:

Please forward a completed application form with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, accompanied by an original certified copy of your Identity Document and relevant qualifications to Garden Route District Municipality, Registration Unit, 54 York Street or P.O. Box 12, George, 6530. The application forms are available at the offices of Garden Route District Municipality or e-mailed to

For enquiries, contact Ms Amanda Booysen in Human Resources on 044 803 1389/ 1388/1413.

Applicants can submit applications and CVs at any time.

Register on our Expanded Public Works Programme database

We offer temporary work opportunities as part of our Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).

To access these opportunities, please register on the EPWP jobseekers database at your any of our offices or download the form here. You will need to take along your CV and ID, or a valid work permit.

Remember anyone can apply, including people who are differently-abled.

Apply for a bursary during October annually

You can apply for a bursary if you are a full-time student at an approved tertiary institution. You must also be registered for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or diploma in one of our approved scarce skills fields.

The application process kicks off in October annually. Please do not submit any application before then.

Students currently receiving tuition at Tertiary or Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions and learners who are currently Grade 12 or have passed Grade 12, for financial assistance towards further studies during the 2022 academic year. The financial contribution by GRDM, is restricted to full-time study and attendance at SAQA accredited tertiary, or TVET institutions. This is ONLY applicable to students whose parents permanently reside within the Garden Route municipal area.

Application forms are available at the GRDM and satellite offices during normal office hours (Monday – Thursday 07:30 – 16:30; Friday 07:30 – 13:30). Application forms are also available from the GRDM’s website at


A detailed Curriculum Vitae and cover letter, application form, and certified copies of the following documentation must be attached: Latest or Grade 12 results or equal qualification; latest examination results of students currently enrolled at tertiary institutions; certified copy of I.D.; affidavit of parents’ combined income and proof of residential address (municipal account).

Please forward the application form and all documents to: Records, Garden Route District Municipality, 54 York Street, P.O. Box 12, George 6530, for attention: Training and Development Section.

For any enquiries, do not hesitate to contact Mr Reginald Salmons at 044 803 1363, Ms Angeline Naidoo at 044 803 1420 or Mrs Angela-Ziva Coetzee at 044 803 1344 during office hours.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Should candidates not be contacted within two-months of the closing date, they must consider their application as unsuccessful.