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Department of Home Affairs (DHA) invites unemployed graduates to apply for 2000 x Digitization Graduate / Internship Programme 2022 / 2023.

Internship Location: North-West and Gauteng

The Department has more than 350 million inactive and active paper records, and a decision was taken to prioritise the digitisation of birth, marriage and amendments records. The identified category of records date back from 1895 which necessitate care and reliable systems that will bear tolerance for digitisation purposes.

Most of the inactive records are civil registration historical records multiplied in manuscript format and need urgent restoration, preservation and reconstruction.

As such the Department plans to convert all such related records through digitising hard copy records to electronic format, for easier handling and storage thereof. The project to digitize all of its civic records has been commissioned; the primary object of digitization of records will enable the optimum realisation of its core mandate and as such records will be easily accessed for service delivery purposes.

The secondary objective seeks to contribute to youth empowerment and enhancement of youth employability. The DHA therefore seeks to contribute to the employment creation goals and strategic priorities of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) by acquiring unemployed youth on a fixed term contract basis to assist with the digitization of its civic records.

The Department in collaboration with the Department of Employment and Labour calls for youth in the 18-35 age bracket and People with Disabilities (PWDs), to register on ESSA and apply for this enriching opportunity. Candidates that are already registered on ESSA do not have to visit the Labour Centres and can apply for this positions Online. During the tenure of the contract, the youth will receive continuous learning and development interventions to improve their skills for optimal performance and to equip them for future employment and / or entrepreneurial opportunities.

The fixed term contract for the youth will be aligned to the duration of the project, running from 1 November 2022 until 31 October 2025. Successful candidates will be placed in the Department’s offices in Gauteng and North West.

All posts require relevant qualifications as indicated below from TVET, University of Technology or University.

Should you receive notice that you have been selected for shortlisting, you will be required to present the following documents:

  • Copy of qualifications
  • Copy of identity document

Successfully candidates will be subjected to suitability checks (Citizenship, Credit, Criminal and Qualification Verification).

The successful candidates will perform the following duties:

How to apply

Closing Date: 15 September 2022

To apply for placement, young people are urged to visit https://essa.labour.gov.za/EssaOnline/WebBeans to REGISTER and APPLY FOR THE OPPORTUNITY. Applications should be submitted online or visit their closest Labour Centre of the Department of Employment and Labour.


Enquiries to be directed to:

Ms Refiloe Ntsonge – [email protected]

Mr Vusi.Mazibuko – [email protected]

Ms Anna Mbale – [email protected]

Mr Sipha Xaba – [email protected]

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