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KZN Dept of Agriculture Graduate Internship Programme 2019

KZN Dept of Agriculture Graduate Internship Programme 2019; Apply for the Agricultural internship programme by submitting all the necessary documents before the closing date.

This initiative targets qualified unemployed graduates in agriculture who want to obtain experience and mentorship to venture into entrepreneurial enterprises and enhance their employability within the agricultural sector. The programme targets unemployed graduates, a minimum of 50% must be women and 60% must be youth (18-35 years). The key placement components are:

  • Livestock Rearing and Poultry Production
  • Horticulture / Crop Production
  • Aquaculture and small scale fisheries
  • Agricultural Economics



  • Unemployed South African graduates in possession of a recognised Diploma/degree in agriculture
  • Youth (18-35 years)
  • Applicants must be entering similar programme in Government for the first time
  • Applicants must demonstrate an interest and passion for agriculture
  • Applicants must be willing to work long hours

Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any Public Services Department and must be accompanied by a detailed CV, together with a certified copy of the relevant qualification, a certified copy of your green barcoded South African ID or a certified copy of your new South African ID card as well as your academic results certified by the academic institution. The Kwazulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is committed to the achievement of diversity and equity.


Nature and period of appointment:

  • Successful applicants will be offered an employment agreement with the KZN Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for two years for structured on-the-job training at identified farming enterprises in order to gain practical work experience and a better understanding of the agricultural sector. This is not an internship programme. All appointments are subject to verification of educational qualifications, previous experience, citizenship, reference checks and security vetting. Your success in this position does not guarantee a permanent position in the Department.
  • Successful applicants will receive training and mentorship on commercial farms / enterprises and shall each receive a monthly stipend of R7 250 per month.
  • Faxed or emailed and late applications and applications with certified copies of copies will not be considered. Failure to comply with the above requirements will result in the disqualification of the application. The Department reserves the right to appoint agricultural graduates. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. If you have not heard from the Department within three months of closing date, kindly regard your application as unsuccessful

Closing Date: 10 October 2018

How To Apply

Please forward your applications for the attention of or hand deliver to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development District Offices as below: District Location of KZN DARD Office

For the attention of:


Harry Gwala

FNB Building

17 Margaret Street Ixopo, 3276

Ms Nozipho Vumase, Snr Agricultural Economist Mobile: 0769414133 Email [email protected]



58 Allen Street City Central Building Newcastle, 2940

Mr. S. Tshabalala Agricultural Economist Mobile: 076 941 0386 Email:[email protected]  



1 Nelson Mandela Drive Old Laxley House Port Shepstone, 4240

Nomkhosi Shabane Mobile: 761237176 Email: [email protected]



Corner of Link and R102 Albert House Kwadukuza, 4450

Mr. M.E. Nxele, Section Head of Specialist and Advisory Mobile: 0722181403 Email: [email protected]



Hibiscus Avenue (back of Shoprite)

Mtubatuba, 3935

Ms A.N. Dlamini Mobile: 082 454 6436 Email: [email protected]


King Cetswayo

Lot 11634 VeldenVlei

Richards Bay

Opposite uMhlatuze Sports


Ms Mbali Zulu Agricultural Advisor Mobile:076 120 7675/ 0729717698
Email:[email protected]



Colenso road Next to Caltex Garage

Pieters Industrial Area

W.P. Hadebe Mobile: 0768217316


Zululand Mr T Mvelase

Abaqulusi Local Office

Mr Thabane Mvelase Cell number:076 941 3752 Email: [email protected]  



S Thungo Dundee Research Station

Extension services building Room no: 27

S Thungo Cell number: 0716009805 Office number: 0342126125 E-mail: [email protected]

Kindly note that there are no positions available in UMgungundlovu District and EThekwini Metro Closing date for applications to reach these offices is: 10 October 2018