Posted on :
5 Feb, 2012
5 Feb, 2012
Klerksdorp is a city in South Africa; it is located in the north western province of South Africa. The city was founded in 1837 and started off as an agricultural community, agriculture still plays an important part in Klerksdorp, and you can find job opportunities on the farms in and around the city as a farmer worker, veterinary, agronomist, farmer produce vendor, cattle herder, farm inspector etc.
Agriculture plays is major sector in Klerksdorp and Klerksdorp is a leading agricultural center in south Africa with many important crops being grown in the city for example maize, sunflower, groundnuts, and sorghum, people in the agricultural sector can also find jobs at Senwes, which is the largest agricultural company in the southern hemisphere. You can also get jobs as cattle herders, tertiary, stock controller, butcher, or meat dealer in Klerksdorp because Klerksdorp is famous for its Sussex cattle herds, the South African Sussex Cattle Breeders Association is also based in Klerksdorp.
Nuclear scientist, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, nuclear physicists, scientists, geologists, surveyors, etc can also look forward to job opportunities because of the uranium mining activities that are set to take place in the city. Apart from all this, the services sector is very vibrant employs many nurses, doctors, teachers, in the many medical and retail and educational facilities in the city.
In 1886 gold was discovered in Klerksdorp the ensuing gold rush lead to the development of the town, the gold rush led to the development of a over 70 taverns, and a stock exchange with most of these still operational this provides jobs for many people like bar tenders, cooks/chefs, stock brokers, gold panners, mine workers, and gold traders.
The tourism industry in Klerksdorp is quite big, and the city has many tourist attractions that attract thousands of tourists each year, some of the tourist attractions in the city are the excavated mining shafts, the Faan Meintjies Nature Reserve, the Klerksdorp Spheres and the Klerksdorp Museum. The tourism sector provides jobs for art and craftsmen that sell their wares to tourists, hotel managers, bartenders, DJs, musicians, chefs, waiters, at the various hotels, pubs, bars, nightclubs, and restaurants in and around the city.