2025 Dept of Labour Graduate Internships Opened

Hey, Dept of Labour has opened its 2025 internship program and is inviting all interested applicants to apply now. All interested applicants should apply using the details below;

CLOSING DATE: 25 October 2025

NB: The Internship is intended to provide graduates with job experience for a period of twenty-four months. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 35, unemployed, and have never participated in an internship program before.

Office Of The CDPO Interns

Ref No: HR4/4/5/106

National Diploma/B. Degree in:

  • Public Administration
  • Business Administration
  • Public Management
  • Office Administration

Employee Relations Interns

Ref No: HR4/4/5107

National Diploma/Degree in:

  • Labour Relations
  • Human Resource Management

Financial Management Interns

Ref No: HR4\4\5\108

National Diploma/Degree in:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management

Supply Chain Management Interns

Ref No: HR4\4\5\109

National Diploma/Degree in: Supply Chain Management


Communications Interns

Ref No: HR4/4/5/110

National Diploma/Degree in: 

  • Public Relations
  • Communications
  • Communication Science

Employee Health and Wellness Interns

Ref No: HR4/4/5/111

National Diploma/Degree in: 

  • Human Resource Management
  • Social Science

Human Resource Management Interns

Ref No: HR4/4/5/112

National Diploma/Degree in: 

  • Human Resource Management
  • Public Management
  • Public Admin

Human Resource Development Interns

Ref No: HR4/4/5\113

National Diploma/Degree in: 

  • Human Resource Management
  • Public Management
  • Public Admin

Inspection and Enforcement Services Interns

Ref No: HR4/4/5/114

National Diploma/Degree in: 

  • Public Management
  • Public Administration
  • Office Administration

Unemployment Insurance Fund Interns

Ref No: HR4/4/5/115

National Diploma/Degree in: 

  • Public Management
  • Office Administration
  • Public Administration

Risk Management Interns

Ref No: HR4/4/5/116

National Diploma/Degree in: 

  • Audit,
  • Risk Management,
  • Taxation,
  • Accounting,
  • Criminology,
  • Investigation,
  • Ethics Office
  • or relevant qualification.

Public Employment Services Interns

Ref No: HR4/4/5/117

National Diploma/Degree in: 

  • Public Management
  • Public Administration
  • Business Administration
  • Office Administration

INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be unemployed and never participated in an internship program previously and must be between the ages of 18-35.

INTERNSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

The Internship is intended to provide graduates with job experience for a period of twenty-four months .

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Download Z83 Application Form

Applications quoting the relevant reference number must be submitted on the new form Z83 (Download above).

A recently updated comprehensive CV as well as copies of all qualification academic transcripts including Senior Certificate, ID document and a Driver’s license where applicable should accompany a fully completed, initialized and signed new form Z83. Applicants must submit copies of qualifications, ID document and other relevant documents as indicated.

Such copies need not be certified when applying for a post. The communication from the HR of the Department regarding the requirements of the certified documents will be limited to shortlisted candidates

Send Applications:

Via Post To:

Chief Director: Provincial Operations: PO Box 940, Durban, 4000

or

Hand deliver at: 267 Anton Lembede Street, Durban.

For Attention: Sub-directorate: Human Resources Operations, Provincial Office: KZN

Email: JobsKZN@labour.gov.za

Enquiries: MS V. Maninjwa, Tel No: (031) 366 2026


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.