SAPS Vacancies, Job Opportunities, Internships, Guidelines

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has launched a huge recruitment drive, to begin training in 2020. In a statement released this week, SAPS said it is looking for young people between the ages of 18 and 30. The other Police officials and civilian personnel carry out support functions.


The SAPS offers careers in various fields. If you join the SAPS you can either become a police official or a civilian employee.Police officials are employed in terms of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act No 68 of 1995).
Civilian employees are employed in terms of the Public Service Act, 1994 (Act No 103 of 1994). Most functional Police Officials are directly involved in preventing, combating or investigating a crime.

Intern categories with minimum requirements:

Graduate Intern: Tertiary Qualification is required (Statement of Results must be attached).

Student Intern: Practical experience required by the Tertiary Institution in order for learners to finalise their qualification (letter from the Institution must be attached). NB: Stipend for each category will be determined by the Divisional Commissioner Human Resource Development: South African Police Service

 Legal Administrative Intern

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of an applicable three (3) year Degree in Law/ LLB, recorded on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) on at least a NQF 7 or higher level or relevant qualification in the field of the post.

Social Work Intern

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a recognized Social Work Degree (SAQA accredited NQF level 6) registered as a Social worker with the South African Council of Social Service Professions (SACSSP) and submit proof (certified copy) of valid registration for the 2020/2021 financial year.

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