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Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) is offering a fixed-term contract opportunity for 54 Cleaner positions.

Job Details:

  • Position: Cleaner (54 posts)
  • Type: 12-month fixed-term contract appointment
  • Ref: 113/2023/KM/P16
  • Location: Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Ga-Rankuwa, Gauteng Province, South Africa


The role involves general cleaning duties and related functions, reporting to the Head of Department (HOD) – Campus Cleaning. Key responsibilities include:

  • Cleaning premises according to schedule and standards.
  • Emptying and cleaning bins regularly.
  • Maintenance of a clean and hygienic environment including kitchens, fridges, and staff dining areas.
  • Vacuuming and washing floors, cleaning walls, and staircases.
  • Ensuring cleanliness of kitchen, toilet, and bathroom fixtures and restocking consumables.
  • Tidying and cleaning areas after meetings or events.
  • Spot cleaning spillages and maintaining stock control of cleaning materials.
  • Reporting maintenance or occupational health and safety issues.
  • Ensuring compliance with safety, health, and environmental policies.
  • Foster a positive work environment, teamwork, and institutional culture.


  • Grade 10/Standard 8; Grade 12 qualification advantageous.
  • At least 2 years’ experience as a Cleaner in a similar environment.
  • Knowledge and experience with cleaning equipment, chemicals, and safety regulations.


  • Knowledge of cleaning best practices.
  • Punctuality, reliability, time management skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Client service orientation, ability to work independently or in a team.
  • Reading skills for following instructions, computer literacy.
  • Attention to detail, fitness, personal hygiene, honesty, and adherence to timelines.

How to Apply:

  • Submit a typed application (quoting the reference number), containing a comprehensive CV, certified copies of qualifications, and contact details of three referees.
  • Address applications to Mr. K. Mothabela.
  • Applications must be posted or hand-delivered to the Human Resources Department at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University.
    Human Resources Department, 5th Floor, Clinical Pathology building, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Molotlegi Street, Garankuwa, OR Human Resources Department, P. O. Box 68, MEDUNSA, 0204.
  • Foreign qualifications need evaluation by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).
  • Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Additional Information:

  • Enquiries about conditions of service can be made at (012) 521-4433.
  • SMU is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
  • Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates.
  • Applicants not contacted within 30 days after the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful.

Prospective applicants meeting the criteria and interested in these positions should ensure their applications are complete and submitted before the closing date.

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