ESSA Application

To register yourself on #ESSA online, you will need to have an e-mail address.
If you do not have an e-mail address you can get one for free from online services for example webmail or yahoo or gmail.
• Go to
• Go to online services and click on the “Employment Services of South Africa (ESSA)” hyperlink
• Then you will be directed to the ESSA online page
• On the ESSA page click on the “Register Individual” hyperlink
• Accept the terms and conditions and click the submit button
• Click next
• Fill in your personal ID number, surname, e-mail address in the text boxes provided
• A new system-generated password will be sent to your e-mail address. The system-generated
password will include special characters such as @#$^%:*
Enter your own ID number at username and your system-generated password to login.

Once you have registered and logged in to ESSA, you will be able to capture/edit your CV, search their database for opportunities and apply online for opportunities at no cost.

Through your registered CV, the Department  also will help to match you to potential employers.

In order for the registration of work seekers to be valid, unemployed citizens are required to provide information on their disability, marital and criminal status, equity group, indication of the work seeker status of employment, contact details, physical and postal address, school qualification and tertiary qualifications and their employment history.

How to register

If this is your first visit please create your profile by clicking the link on the left hand panel ‘REGISTER INDIVIDUAL’.

 Click here to access the system

Should you require any details don’t hesitate to contact us by sending an email to