The Z83 form is the official application for employment document of the government of South Africa. This is a document with which anyone who wishes to apply for any position in any of the departments of the government has to use. However, you do not just get the Z83 form, fill it, and send it in without an invitation to do so. You only use this form to apply for a position that has been recently advertised.
You can get the Z83 form from government website http://www.thepresidency.gov.za/content/z83-application-form.
The Z83 form is divided into eight different sections. Each one of these sections has a specific category of information that one is expected to fill in. From your personal details to qualifications, to work experience. Let us highlight them one by one.
This section requires you to provide details about what position you are applying for. In this section, one will be required to fill in details about the particular post that they are interested in and also about the particular government department under which the vacant position has been advertised. The applicant will also need a reference number for the post. This is provided in the job advert sponsored by the department. It is also very important to fill in the time you can start work; some positions are time-sensitive and must be filled immediately.
This section is all about the personal details of the applicant. This is the appropriate place to fill in details about yourself; including your name, race, gender, identification number, details of your citizenship, and also whether you have been convicted of a crime. You will also be required to state whether you have any forms of disability.
In this section the applicant will be required to fill in their details for the purpose of communication. In this section, the only contact detail that is mandatory for one to fill in is the telephone number. Any other detail could be chosen by the applicant: you can choose what platform with which they can contact you.
This is where you tell them what languages you are proficient in. Communication is a very important factor when selecting candidates for certain positions. However, it is very important not to overstate your abilities; there will be an interview during which your communication skills will be evaluated.
is the part of the form in which you state your qualifications. You will be required to provide details of your academic qualifications. Interestingly, you can decide not to fill this area; you decide to just attach a copy of your curriculum vitae which will clearly state all your academic qualifications.
is the part of the form where you are required to provide details about your work experience. As with the section above, you do not need to fill this part if you have attached a copy of your CV.