NARYSEC Skills Development Programme 2016

NARYSEC Skills Development Programme 2016

National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC) in AGRI-PARKS

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) invites applications for the National Rural Youth Service Corps programme in the Beaufort West, Eden, George, Matzikama, Overstrand & Witzenberg municipalities.

National Rural Youth Service Corps “NARYSEC” is a skills development programme involving young people residing and making a living in rural settings. It is a long term programme of government facilitated, coordinated and implemented by the DRDLR in partnership with other national, provincial and local structures. Its intention is to ensure maximum value is derived from the skills and knowledge systems of rural populations. In the end, the enhancement of skills, the development of complete transferable competencies will improve the economic condition of rural areas and young people in particular.

NARYSEC aim is to enhance skills development by providing unemployed rural youth with opportunities to work in their communities and to be trained to provide the necessary services for local socio-economic development. All youth (men and women of all races and those with disabilities currently residing in rural communities) are invited to apply to participate in this 2 years programme.

In addition, NARYSEC seeks to inculcate a culture of responsible conduct, self-discipline, high moral values, personal confidence and national pride among young people residing in rural areas.

Successful applicant will be required to be away from home for a period of about 4 months attending Leadership Development Training and again be away from home for a period of about 10 months attending Skills Development Training at the TVET College to acquire SAQA accredited qualification. This period include class training at the College for about 4 months and work place (practical) training for about 6 months.

The programme focuses on community development and the successful participants will be required to perform community service in their areas when not in training. Successful applicants will be paid a monthly stipend of R1320.00.


Applicants must be:

  • Between 18 and 25 years of age
  • In possession of Grade 12 certificate
  • Unemployed
  • From a disadvantaged family
  • Not studying with any tertiary institution
  • Residing in rural areas
  • Prepared to do community service
  • No criminal record

It should be noted that each applicant as a pre-condition for shortlisting should attach the following (Certified copy of ID, Certified copy of grade 12 certificate/Statement & CV) as part of the application form.

NB: Applicants from all racial groups including those with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Closing Date is 19 January 2016. Application forms are obtainable from:

  • Department of Department of Rural Development and Land Reform website:
  • Nearest Department of Rural Development and Land Reform office
  • Offices of the following municipalities: Beaufort West, Eden, George, Matzikama, Overstrand & Witzenberg.
  • Thusong Service Centres.

The following persons may be contacted:

  • Beaufort West & Eden – Mr. Sithembiso Fadana: 023 414 2333/060 965 6087
  • George – Mr. Sive Matanga: 023 342 0107/071 478 7974
  • Matzikama & Witzenberg – Ms. Odwa Zinto: 027 482 2078/060 965 5960
  • Overstrand  – Ms. Nwabisa Mtimde: 023 342 0107/060 965 5965

NB: Applications to be submitted/deposited in the appropriate box at the Eden District Municipality (Oudtshoorn Local Municipality) or  Beaufort West Local Municipality and any of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform or Municipal Offices.


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