Dept of Rural Dev & Land Reform: Internships 2017 in Mpumalanga

Dept of Rural Dev & Land Reform: Internships 2017 in Mpumalanga

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) invites Unemployed
Agricultural Graduates with a three-year diploma or degree in Agriculture who need
practical hands-on experience to improve their chances of employment to apply for
Agricultural Internships Programme opportunities that currently exist in the DRDLR
Provincial Offices. Candidates with experience will have an added advantage.

Internship Application deadline is 02 September 2016

Internship Provider: Mpumalanga Dept of Rural Development and Land Reform

Internship Location: Nkangala District, Gert Sibande District and Ehlanzeni District

Field of Studies:

Ref No: 3 / 2 / 1 / 2016 / 110

  • Degree/Diploma in Agricultural Economics
    Degree/Diploma in Agricultural Engineering
  • Degree/Diploma in Agronomy
  • Degree/Diploma in Crop Production
  • Degree/Diploma in Soil Science or Agricultural Management
  • Degree/National diploma in Forestry or Plant Production


Applicants should reside within the Local Municipalities and/or Districts where the positions are advertised and applicants who reside close to the project site shall have an advantage. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates and successful candidates only.

NB: Appointment of successful candidates is subject to positive vetting and verification of qualifications. The Department reserves the right not to appoint candidates.


If you have not been contacted within two (2) months after the closing date of this advert, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Successful applicants will be appointed for a period of 12 months. Successful candidates may be expected to reside on the project site for the duration of their contract(s).

Skills and Competencies:

  • Project and People Management skills
  • Research methodology
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Willingness to travel and work extended hours
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Communication skills
  • Facilitation skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Liaison skills
  • Interpersonal relations skills.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted on Form Z83 obtainable from any public service department and should be accompanied by a detailed CV, certified copies of ID and qualifications, stating the reference number and District Office for placement.

Applications must be forwarded to: The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, Private Bag X11305, Nelspruit, 1200 for the attention of Ms Sthandwa Sihlabela or hand delivered to: 7th Floor, Bell Towers Building, 18 Bell Street, Nelspruit.

For enquiries, contact M.S. Sihlabela, tel. 013 754 8045.

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