This Sunday (15 July 2012) in the Sunday Times there will be an advert for a vacancy at Statistics South Africa (at the Pretoria office). The advert will be titled "Principal: Management Information Officer (PHP Developer)" and details a loooooooooong list of requirements and prerequisites, but this in essence a PHP/MySQL/Linux developer position.
Cost to company is around R 434,505 per annum (around R30,000 gross per month - before tax, pension & medical deductions). You also get a 13 cheque on your birthday month.
The requirements (in a nutshell - read the actual advert for all the details) is:
* 3 year I.T. qualification (even if you have a National Diploma only, please still apply - the advert will state something like a post-grad qualification - don't let this hold you back.)
* Experience in PHP and MySQL development is essential, preferably on a Linux platform. Even better if you know CodeIgniter, but this is not essential. Anything from 2/3 years upwards is worth a try.
There are other requirements as well, but the above are the most important ones.
Now, the only pain in the backside is that you MUST get CERTIFIED copies of your qualifications and your ID document. Also you MUST complete a Z83 application form (http://www.statssa.gov.za/inside_statssa/z83.pdf), and you MUST hand deliver all these documents, together with a full CV as application to the Pretoria Head Office (De Bruyn Park building, 170 Andries street, Pretoria). They do not accept faxed or emailed applications.
If you do decide to apply and deliver your CV, please drop me a PM, with the date and time you dropped off the CV, and your name, so we can keep an eye out for your application.
So if you are interested, please buy a copy of the Sunday Times this Sunday for more detail.