2025 AFGRI Apprenticeship program opened

AFGRI has opened its 2025 Apprenticeship program and is inviting all unemployed matriculates to apply now. All interested applicants should use the details below to apply.

Closing Date: 15 September 2025

Location: Bellville, Cape Town

AFGRI is offering an opportunity for an exciting apprentice training programme at various branches in the Western Cape. We invite all dynamic, self-motivated individuals with the necessary technical ability wishing to qualify as an Artisan, to apply. The Apprenticeship Programme affords the incumbent the opportunity to grow within AFGRI under the mentorship of our leaders.

The Apprenticeship Programme will include informal training as well as on-the-job development rotations in multidisciplinary teams. This apprenticeship will be a 3-year in-service training experience.  This will be towards a qualification known as Tractor Mechanic.  The first 6 months is a probation period.

The duties of the Apprentice will include:

  • Trained to be a Tractor Mechanic / Technician
  • Repair and maintenance of related equipment
  • Responsible for stock control
  • Customer service
  • General work in the workplace

The minimum requirement for this application is:

  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Communication Skills
  • Admin Skills
  • Computer literacy
  • N2 subjects:
  1. Mathematics
  2. Engineering Science
  3. Diesel Trade Theory
  4. and anyone of the following (Industrial Electronics, Engineering / Technical Drawing, Motor Trade Theory)

Should the applicant not have the N2 qualification, the Matric Certificate will also be taken into consideration if the applicant has subjects such as:

  • Mathematics (Not Literacy) (At least 40% / E-Symbol)
  • Technical Mathematics (Not Literacy) (At least 40% / E-Symbol)
  • Physical Science (At least 40% / E-Symbol)
  • Technical Science (At least 40% / E-Symbol)
  • Engineering Graphics and Design (At least 40% / E-Symbol)

Applicants who are not in possession of the above qualifications can undertake N2 requirement subjects through Further Education and Training sponsored by AFGRI as part of the programme.


Behavioural Competencies

  • A highly motivated individual
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Goal-oriented
  • Deadline-driven

How to apply

Click here to apply online for Afgri: Apprenticeships 2025


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.