Empowering South Africa’s Youth: eThekwini Municipality Offers Artisan Development Programme

In an effort to address unemployment and skills development, the eThekwini Municipality is inviting South African youth to apply for the eThekwini Municipal Artisan Development Programme. This exciting opportunity is open to individuals who are passionate about pursuing a career as an artisan in various trades.

Programme Details

The programme offers training opportunities in the following trades:

– Millwright (inclusive of both Fitting and Electrical trade)

Duration: The programme will run for a maximum of three years.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered, applicants must meet the following requirements:

– Minimum N2 certificate with relevant trade theory subject
– Technical/Grade 12 with Maths and Physical Science/Engineering science and related trade theory subject
– Relevant N6 certificate or National Technical diploma (S or N stream)
– Be a resident of eThekwini (proof of residence required)

– Be a South African citizen with a valid identity document (ID)
– Be unemployed
– Have a passion and interest in the field applied for
– Be between 18-35 years old
– Not have participated in a similar apprenticeship programme before

Applicants will undergo pre-assessments as part of the recruitment process. Successful candidates will complete an apprenticeship programme according to the criteria set by the applicable Seta and the National Artisan Moderating Body.

The programme combines practical training on-site with theoretical training at a training institution.

Upon completion, apprentices will undergo a formal trade test to qualify as an Artisan in their chosen trade.


While the specific benefits are yet to be announced, this programme offers a unique opportunity for youth to gain valuable skills, work experience, and a chance to contribute to the development of their community.

Contact Information

For more information, contact Bright Shabalala at 031 311 3451.

Apply Now

Don’t miss this chance to empower yourself and your community. Apply for the eThekwini Municipal Artisan Development Programme today!

Remember, this programme is open to eThekwini residents only, so don’t hesitate to share with your network and apply if you meet the eligibility requirements.


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