Wednesday, 3 October 2018

KZN Dept of Agriculture Graduate Programme 2018

This initiative targets qualified unemployed graduates in agriculture who want to obtain experience and mentorship to
venture into entrepreneurial enterprises and enhance thei remployability 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.

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

58 Allen Street City Central Building Newcastle, 2940
Mr. S. Tshabalala Agricultural Economist

Ugu, 1 Nelson Mandela Drive Old Laxley House Port Shepstone, 4240
Nomkhosi Shabane

llembe, Corner of Link and R102 Albert House Kwadukuza, 4450
Mr. M.E. Nxele, Section Head of Specialist and Advisory

Umkhanyakude,  Hibiscus Avenue (back of Shoprite) Mtubatuba, 3935
Ms A.N. Dlamini

King Cetswayo, Lot 11634 VeldenVlei
Richards Bay Opposite uMhlatuze Sports
Ms Mbali Zulu Agricultural Advisor

Uthukela,  Colenso road Next to Caltex Garage Pieters Industrial Area
W.P. Hadebe
Zululand Mr T Mvelase
Abaqulusi Local Office
Mr Thabane Mvelase

Umzinyathi, S Thungo Dundee Research Station Extension services building Room no: 27 S Thungo

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.

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