South African Civil Aviation Authority: Forensic Services Traineeship 2024

Job Summary

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) is recruiting for the Forensic Services Traineeship 2024.

Closing Date: 01 March 2024

Location: Midrand, Gauteng

Job Purpose

To assist the Forensic Services Department minimise the impact of financial crime and misconduct through timeous high quality investigative interventions and ensure that SACAA’s assets and interests are protected including mitigating exposures and providing a first-class forensic investigatory service to stakeholders within the business.

Careers at SACAA

The South African Civil Aviation Authority is the civil aviation authority of South Africa, overseeing civil aviation and governing investigations of aviation accidents and incidents.

It is headquartered in the Ikhaya Lokundiza Building 16 in Waterfall Park, Midrand, near Johannesburg. SAAA is a Schedule 3A public entity in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA).

It was established on 1 October 1998, following the enactment of the now repealed South African Civil Aviation Authority Act 40 of 1998.

The SACAA is taking applications for the above-stated career opportunity.

Duties and Responsibilities

Forensic Pro-active Service

  • Assist Identifying areas where fraud risk management may be of further assistance to management in the achievement of goals and objectives of the department.
  • Assist in the provision of fraud training, awareness, and campaigns.
  • Assist promoting internal audit and forensic services in overall engagements
  • Promotes the fraud hotline.
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Operational Function / Management 

  • Conduct allocated forensic investigations according to required methodologies and standards.
  • Investigate and follow-up on matters emanating from fraud hotline reports allocated by the management.
  • Participate in conducting interviews, obtain statements/affidavits, and gather factual evidence with regards to forensic investigations.

  • Analyze information, statements/affidavits, research, and evidence gathered.
  • Provide regular feedback on the progress of investigations to the Senior Manager.
  • Assist in the Fraud Awareness campaigns to SACAA officials and stakeholders.
  • Compile forensic investigation reports

Document information and transaction flow

  • Understands the relevant aspects of the areas that are under investigation.
  • Maintains chain of custody.

Assist with the implementation of corrective actions

  • Prepares evidence to support recommended corrective actions
  • Investigate and provides evidence in corrective actions tribunals.
  • Assist liaising with law enforcement agencies.

Perform unscheduled forensic activities

  • Assists the internal audit team as and when requested by management.
  • Participates in fraud risk management projects as and when requested or required.

Communication and stakeholder management

  • Ensures that investigation clients are regularly and timeously informed regarding commencement and progress of investigations.
  • Ensures that communication (written and verbal) with clients, peers and superiors are factual, regular, timeous and accurate.
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  • National Diploma in Forensic Investigation, Forensic Auditing or Law at NQF level 6 qualification


  • Bachelor’s Degree / Advanced Diploma at NQF level 7
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)


  • 1 year – Server Administrator experience  
  • 1 year – Desktop Support Technician
  • Combined 1 year minimum for Forensic Investigation, Fraud Management and  Fraud Risk Management / Assessments

How to Apply

Apply and view more details using the link buttons at the bottom of this post.

All SACAA appointments are subject to S98 of the Civil Aviation Act, 13 of 2009 and all successful candidates will be subjected to security vetting. Employment Equity candidates will be prioritised in line with Employment Equity Plan.

If you have not heard from the SACAA 90 days after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

Closing Date: 01 March 2024


  • Katlego Malope

    Katlego is a final-year student at the University of Johannesburg. Apart from bouncing molecules against each other in the Chemistry lab, she loves curating job opportunites for fellow youth. Katlego is also quite a singer!

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