SANSA In-service Training opportunity (contract appointment in Hermanus)

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is a public entity under the National Department of Science and Innovation (DSI).

SANSA has a mandate to drive the promotion and use of space and cooperation in space-related activities. To achieve this mandate, the Agency fosters research in space science and technology, advances space engineering programmes, and supports the creation of an environment conducive to industrial development in space technologies within the framework of national government policy. More information about the organization can be found at

SANSA thrives on our employees’ creativity, competencies, and expertise, and on their ingenuity to succeed in a high-performing environment. If you aspire to the SANSA values of Service, Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Personal Growth, and Excellence, and living these in a fast-paced and innovative environment, then SANSA could be the place for you.

SANSA runs an In-service Training Programme in which students who need in-service training for 1-2 years to complete an official qualification are offered an opportunity to acquire practical work experience through mentoring and coaching.

SANSA In-service Training opportunity (contract appointment in Hermanus)

SANSA has the following Internship opportunities in Hermanus, Western Cape for enthusiastic, hardworking South African citizens in the following areas of specialisation or disciplines:

  • Human Resources:

Duties (Not limited to this): • Prepare and maintain employment records related to events such as appointments, terminations, leave, transfers, promotions, etc. using SAGE •Ensure proper maintenance of records and easy retrieval of documents as and when required •Perform all administrative and transactional services •Administer the recruitment service from advertisement to appointment •Ensure proper record tracking system •Examine employee files to answer inquiries and provide information for personnel actions •Organise meetings and events •Run reports on SAGE and prepare various documents accurately, timeously and in accordance with the specific needs to which the documents are required.

Requirements: A student who needs in-service training for 1-2 years to complete an official HR qualification

  • ICT:

Duties (not limited to this): • Provide desktop support to users Installation/upgrade of computers •Maintenance of network infrastructure •Assist with network cabling and server cabinet wiring •Inventory of ICT storerooms •Basic network administration on Microsoft Windows and Linux-based servers •Documenting of network services and infrastructure •Opportunity for development of additional programming skills

Requirements: A student who needs in-service training for 1-2 years to complete an official qualification in Information Systems

  • Finances:

Duties (not limited to this): • Filing of SCM, finance and administrative documentation •administrative tasks •switchboard duties •assist with stock taking •physical asset verification and maintenance of asset database • transactional processing on SAGE X3 •archiving of SCM, finance and administrative documentation •assist with administration and preparation for on-site conferences and meetings

Requirements: A student who needs in-service training for 1-2 years to complete an official qualification in Finance, Supply Chain Management, or Business Administration



The minimum requirements for placement of intern candidates are as follows:

  • Should be 35 years of age or younger at the time of submitting an application;
  • Be a South African citizen
  • Willing to live in Hermanus, Western Cape for the entire duration of their in- service training.



In Service trainees will receive an all-inclusive stipend of R 6 179 per month.


Background verification, including criminal record, credit checks, security clearances, qualifications, and citizenship checks, as well as competency assessment and psychometric testing, may form part of the selection process. By applying for this vacancy, the candidates consent that SANSA can collect, process, and share their Personal Information (PI) for verification, assessments, and employment purposes only.

SANSA subscribes to the principles of Employment Equity Act. In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of SANSA and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference will be given to candidates from under-represented designated groups (African males and females, Coloured females, and People with disabilities ).

Should you meet the above requirements, please upload your detailed CV, and apply on: current opportunities – 

Communication will only be conducted with short-listed candidates. If applicants have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, regard your application as unsuccessful. SANSA reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Closing Date: 2 December 2022


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