VAAL TRIANGLE - Vaal Triangle and other South African job seekers will now have it a little easier when applying for a government job. All government departments and their components have been directed to stop the practice of requiring certified copies of documents not older than three months to accompany applications for employment. This decision follows complaints raised with President Cyril Ramaphosa about the burdensome requirements for compliance with public sector job applications. The Presidency yesterday said in a statement government has recognised that the practice to date impacts negatively on job seekers in the current economic climate in South Africa, and that there is a need to reduce the burden on job seekers to submit – with each separate job application – certified copies of supporting documents (such as academic qualifications, which are not older than three months). The Presidency said this change will also reduce the workload that the certification of documents creates for the South African Police Service personnel, who will now be able to devote more time to their core function of ensuring that South Africans are and feel safe.