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Closing Date: 30 November 2018

The Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform invites applications from learners with Grade 12 at High School level or have completed Matric / Grade 12 with any subject combination that includes Mathematics and Physical Science, who are interested to study in any field listed below/ Learners currently studying any of the courses mentioned below:

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
  • BSc Vet Technologist
  • BSC Agricultural Engineering
  • BSc Agricultural Economics
  • BSc Agriculture (Entomology)
  • BSc Bioresource Engineering


  • Applicants must be South African citizens. Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged youth who are Eastern Cape residents.
  • Applicants must provide proof of admission/ provisional admission to a tertiary institution, an affidavit on family financial status and a copy of the parent/ guardian’s identity document. They must also indicate whether they are sponsored by another agency.
  • Applicants should be prepared to work/ serve the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform as part of their contractual obligation.


  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • No faxed or emailed applications will be considered
  • Applications are available at the nearest offices of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform and Departmental website (www.drdar.gov.za)
  • Youth with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • The recruitment is targeting the cohort for 2019 academic year

How To Apply

Applications should be posted to:

The Manager: Human Resource Development Department of Rural Development & Agrarian Reform

Private Bag x 0040,

Bhisho, 5605 or

Hand delivered to: Room 1083, 1st Floor, Tyamzashe Building, Bhisho

Enquiries: Ms L. Mqedazwe/ Mr M. Nzimande (040) 602 5220/2/3

No faxed applications will be considered

Should you not receive a response from the Department within 30 days of the closing date, please regard your application as being unsuccessful.

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