x100 Learnership vacancies for unemployed youth at SASSA offices in all provinces

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Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) and Wits Health Consortium (WHC) invite applications for Learnerships at South African Social Security Agency (SASSA).

Closing Date: 28 January 2024

  • Internship Duration: 18 months fixed term
  • Stipend: R3,500 per month.

Location: All Provinces in South Africa

SASSA, in partnership with HWSETA and WHC, has an internship opportunity for 100 unemployed TVET college learners who will be based at SASSA Offices in various provinces as indicated below:

  • Pretoria (1),
  • Gauteng (11),
  • North West (11),
  • Limpopo (11),
  • KwaZulu-Natal (11),
  • Western Cape (11),
  • Northern Cape (11),
  • Eastern Cape (11),
  • Mpumalanga (11) and
  • Free State (11).


The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is a national agency of the South African government created in April 2005 to administer South Africa’s social security system, including by distributing social grants, on behalf of the Department of Social Development (DSD).

SASSA is under the oversight, but not the operational control, of DSD and the Ministry of Social Development.

Its key functions relate to the administration and payment of social grants, which support a large proportion of the South African population: in 2022, 46% of South Africans received a social grant.


To provide unemployed learners who have completed their N6 theory from a TVET college with 18 months of workplace experience in their related field of study in order to graduate.

The focus will be on HR, Finance, Business Administration, Communications, Customer Care, ICT and related fields of study.


  • N6 Certificate or statement of results from TVET college
  • Candidates must provide a letter from the TVET college confirming the learner requires 18 months of work experience.
  • Candidates must be South African Citizens residing within a reasonable proximity of the SASSA office of placement.
  • Candidates must be unemployed.

Stipend: R3,500 per month.


  • Successfully complete a minimum of eighteen months’ workplace training at the SASSA Office of placement.
  • To comply with all administrative requirements of the internship timeously.
  • Ensure that their log book is completed by their mentor timeously.
  • Provide support to the management team under the supervision of a mentor at SASSA.


Should you meet the requirements please click the link below, complete the application and attach a copy of your ID, N6 

Certificate or statement of results, letter from the TVET college confirming that 18 months of work experience is required and CV. 

All copies of qualifications, letters or statement of results including the ID must be certified not older than 3 months and must be clear. 

NB: If the above- mentioned documents are not submitted, the application will not be processed. 

The closing date for all applications is 28 JANUARY 2024. No application will be considered after the closing date.

The Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates. Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications unsuccessful. In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.

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