Closing Date: 20 October 2023 @ 16:00
Internship Location: Limpopo, South Africa
The Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is offering a two-year placement program for unemployed graduates in the field of Animal and Crop Production.
Program Duration: 2023/2024 to 2025/2026
Position: Placement of Unemployed Graduates 2023/2024 – 2025/2026
Stipend: R7,250.00 per month
Opportunities: 135 positions are available for unemployed graduates with a minimum educational qualification of a three-year Diploma in Agricultural related fields (NQF level 6) in Animal/Crop Production/Plant Production/Horticulture/General Farm Management.
Duties and Responsibilities: The duties will be related to farm management, including scouting, disease control, livestock management, record-keeping, packaging of agricultural produce, identifying new markets, and more. Some unskilled labor farm activities may also be involved.
- Priority will be given to Limpopo-based unemployed graduates with recognized agricultural qualifications and a minimum of a Diploma in Agriculture-related fields.
- Applicants must be entering an internship/developmental program in the government for the first time.
- Unemployed graduates from Colleges of Agriculture and those with Diplomas in Agriculture will be given preference.
- Only South African unemployed graduates with the mentioned qualifications will be considered.
- Targeted beneficiaries should be unemployed graduates with no relevant experience and persons with disabilities. Private studies during the program will not be permitted.
- Applicants must demonstrate an interest and potential to become farmers. Technical assessments will be conducted during selection.
- Successful applicants will be offered a 24-month comprehensive contract for structured on-the-job training within identified farming entities to gain practical work experience and a better understanding of starting an agri-business.
- Identified farming entities will also sign performance agreements with placed graduates.
How to Apply: Applicants must quote the relevant reference number on the application and forward their applications to the appropriate district offices based on their location in Limpopo:
- Mopani District: Address applications to The Director: Mopani District Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development, Private Bag X577, Giyani 0826, or hand-deliver to Old Parliamentary Building, Giyani 0826.
- Waterberg District: Address applications to The Director: Waterberg District Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development, Private Bag X1048, Modimolle 0510, or hand-deliver to NTK Building, Modimolle 0510.
- Capricorn District: Address applications to The Director Capricorn District, Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development, Private Bag X28, Chuenespoort 0745, or hand-deliver to Block 28 Next to Traffic Government Offices.
- Sekhukhune District: Address applications to The Director: Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development, Private Bag X01, Chuenespoort 0745, or hand-deliver to Block 27 Next to Traffic Government Offices.
- Vhembe District: Address applications to The Director: Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development, Private Bag X2247, Sibasa 0970, or hand-deliver to Makwarela Government Offices.
Note: The closing date for applications is October 20, 2023, at 16:00. Women, youth, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you meet the qualifications and requirements, make sure to apply before the deadline through the appropriate channel based on your location in Limpopo.