National Botanical Gardens Division

Garden Number of positions Reference
Free State National Botanical Garden 1 GOSM/FSNBG/2/22
Harold Porter National Botanical Garden 1 GOSM/HPNBG/2/22
Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden 1 GOSM/KDNBG/2/22
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden 2 GOSM/KNBG/2/22
KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden 1 GOSM/KZN/2/22
Kwelera National Botanical Garden 1 GOSM/KwNBG/2/22
Lowveld National Botanical Garden 1 GOSM/LNBG/2/22
Pretoria National Botanical Garden 2 GOSM/PNBG/2/22
Thohoyandou National Botanical Garden 1 GOSM/TNBG/2/22
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden 2 GOSM/WSNBG/2/22

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) requires the services of qualified, enthusiastic, and self-motivated individuals to be incubated into a horticultural development programme aligned to SANBI’s career ladder for horticulturists.

The potential candidates must have either a National Diploma in Horticulture or Landscape Technology. B Tech degree / Advanced Diploma in Horticulture or Landscape Technology or Postgraduate Diploma in Horticulture or Landscape Technology will be an added advantage. Must be willing to work independently as well as in a team with a keen interest in conservation and ornamental display of indigenous flora. Applicants must be S.A Citizens and reside within the province in which the position will be based (attach proof of residence i.e. letter from the ward committee/ traditional authority or utility bill etc.). 

Key responsibilities:

Among other duties, the successful candidates will be expected to deliver on the following outputs:

  • Output 1: Horticultural Research and Development (propagation trials etc)
  • Output 2: Human Capital Development (own development)
  • Output 3: Curation of Living Collections (dedicated collection to co-curate)
  • Output 4: Horticultural Maintenance and Development (dedicated garden section to co-manage)
  • Output 5: Plant Conservation and Collaboration

Contact Ms Grace Mbedzi on 012 843 5289  for more information or follow these instructions to apply for the position:

1) Log into and complete the form found on this link here

2) Forward the completed application form and a two page CV via e-mail to

3) Kindly use the correct reference number to apply as mentioned above.

Failure to submit the requested information may result in your application not being considered.

Personal Information will be processed by SANBI for purposes of assessing your suitability for the advertised position. SANBI may also share your personal information including special personal information with service providers or third parties, both within the Republic of South Africa and in other jurisdictions, to carry out verification of qualifications and other necessary documents, background and reference checks, competency assessment tests, and criminal record checks. In this regard, by virtue of your application, you acknowledge that SANBI’s authorised verification agent(s) and service providers will access your personal information including special personal information to conduct background screening, verification of qualifications and other necessary documents, reference checks, competency assessment tests, and criminal record checks.

Basis skills tests will be part of the selection process. These position aims to target women, youth and disabled persons. SANBI reserves the right not to fill these positions.

Candidates are expected to be available for selection interviews on a date and time as determined by SANBI. If no response has been received within 30 days of the closing date, candidates may consider their applications

ClosesMonday, 16 May 2022
Job type: Fixed term contract ending 31 March 2024
Remuneration: R500.00 per day
Location: South Africa

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