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THE SOUTH AFRICAN WEATHER SERVICE
A) ONE YEAR BSC BRIDGING COURSE (INTRODUCTION TO METEOROLOGY)
FOLLOWED BY HONOURS IN METEOROLOGY AND A POST GRADUATE
CERTIFICATE IN WEATHER FORECASTING.
(REF.WS-bridge-10/10/2017),
for 2018
is offering Bursaries for study
The South African Weather Service invites graduates who are in possession of a three year BSc degree with
suitable major subjects such as Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Physics. Oceanography or
Meteorological related subjects, to apply for a bursary to undergo a one year course in basic meteorology. The
minimum requirements are Mathematics on level 2 and Physics on level 1. The course will include a range of
meteorological courses. The students will study at the University of Pretoria. This course will start in February
2018.
On successful completion of the course selected students will have an opportunity to study the BSc meteorology
Honours course and the post graduate certificate in Weather Forecasting as stipulated by the South Africa.
See after number C whom to contact:
B) BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (1ST, 2ND, 3RD OR HONOURS YEAR) –
(REF.WS11/10/2017),
for 2018
is offering Bursaries for study towards the following
 METEOROLOGY
 AGRO-METEORLOGY
 AIR QUALITY
 ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE
 CLIMATOLOGY
Please note all degrees must include Mathematics and Physical Sciences.
Applicants that have a letter of confirmation from the university may apply. Applicants that are already
registered with the university must provide proof of registration.
Candidates with a Grade 12 (Matric) certificate with a 70% for Mathematics and Physical Science are invited to
apply for bursaries.
See after number C whom to contact.
C) FORECASTING INTERNSHIP
(REF.WS12/10/2017),
for 2018
is offering Internships for study
The South African Weather Service invites graduates who are in possession of an honours degree in
Meteorology or Atmospheric sciences with at least mathematics on second year university level and physical
sciences on first year university level to apply for a one year training internship in forecasting at the head office
of the South African Weather Service in Pretoria. This course will start in February 2018. The forecasting offices
where forecasters possibly can be appointed are: Pretoria, OR Tambo International Airport, Bloemfontein,
Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Cape Town.
The following must accompany the application:
 A certified copy of Matric results
 A certified copy of the full academic record to prove the subject choice at the university
where applicable
 A certified copy of SA identity document
 A CV
 Motivation Letter
 A certified copy of the different degrees
The following will serve as recommendations:
 Good interpersonal relations
 A basic level of computer literacy
Applications must be submitted on the prescribed SA Weather Service bursary application form,
obtainable from the SA Weather Service website: www.weathersa.co.za. Enquiries should be
directed to Ms. Gugu Maphisa (012 367 6085), gugu.maphisa@weathersa.co.za
Forward the application to: The CEO, the South African Weather Service, Private Bag X097, Pretoria
0001, for the attention of Ms. Gugu Maphisa.
Closing date: 20 October 2017
Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within a month
of the closing date of the advertisement, please consider your application to be unsuccessful.
D) NATIONAL CERTIFICATE: WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
Bloemfontein (REF.WS01/10/2017), Calvinia (REF.WS02/10/2017), De Aar x2
(REF.WS03/10/2017), Mthatha (REF. WS04/10/2017), O R Tambo Airport x2
(REF.WS05/10/2017), Springbok x 2 (REF.WS06/10/2017),
Upington (REF.WS07/10/2017)
For 2018
is offering Learnerships for study
Candidates with a Grade 12 (Matric) certificate with 50% (D symbol) or higher for Mathematics (not
mathematics literacy), 50% or higher for Physical Science and 50% or higher in English are invited to apply for
learnership to undergo ten (10) months observation training at the SA Weather Service Regional Training Centre
in Pretoria, commencing February 2018.
Candidates will receive training in all aspects of weather observation as per the National Certificate in Weather
Observation. (SAQA QUAL ID no 58995)
After completion of training, successful candidates may be appointed at regional offices where shift work will
necessitate having a valid driver’s license. It will thus be expected of the learnership holders to obtain a driver
license within the training year, at own cost. Good interpersonal relations and computer literacy will serve as
additional recommendations.
The South African Weather Service is an equal opportunity employer. It is the intention of the Weather Service
to promote representivity through the filling of these positions. This is an open advertisement, but candidature
of individuals from the previously disadvantaged communities and females will receive preference.
For any enquiries regarding the content of the training please contact Ms. C Rae at Tel (012) 367-6019 or by
email to colleen.rae@weathersa.co.za
For all Certificate Applications:
Applications must be submitted on the prescribed SA Weather Service bursary application form, obtainable
from the SA Weather Service website: www.weathersa.co.za or contact Ms. Gugu Maphisa (012 367 6085),
gugu.maphisa@weathersa.co.za
In order to be considered, the bursary application form should also be accompanied by certified copies of
matriculation certificates and a testimonial. Please also state the relevant Ref. no for the respective region you
are applying for. Successful candidates will be required to enter into a learnership contract with the South
African Weather Service.
Forward the application to: The CEO, the South African Weather Service, Private Bag X097, Pretoria 0001, for
the attention of Ms. Gugu Maphisa
Closing date: 20 October 2017
Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within a month
of the closing date of the advertisement, please consider your application to be unsuccessful.
NB. For interview purposes applicants should please quote the reference mentioned at the beginning of the
different adverts.

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