• Location: eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Number of Vacancies: 3
  • Closing Date: 10 May 2024

About eThekwini Local Municipality

The eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality is a Category A municipality found in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. eThekwini is the largest city in this province and the third-largest city in the country. Its land area is comparatively larger than that of other South African cities and is topographically hilly, with many gorges and ravines and almost no true coastal plain.
 It is a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city and is known as the home of Africa’s best-managed, busiest port. The world-class International Convention Centre in Durban has hosted a historic line-up of events, including conferences on a global scale. Durban has a turbulent history dating from ivory hunters in the 1820s and their conflict with the local Zulu monarchs. The province has the largest number of battlefields. It is also a major centre of tourism because of the City’s warm, subtropical climate and extensive beaches.
 Durban Tourism is the leading domestic destination in South Africa. The estimated visitor number for the financial year 2010/11 is 9,95 million. The value of the domestic tourism economic impact on the region’s GDP is estimated to be 8% per annum. The hospitality industry consists of many fine hotels, nightspots, shopping malls, ethnic attractions, traditional villages, craft markets, sparkling dams, and big-game parks.

Key Responsibilities

eThekwini Municipality is offering training opportunities to individuals with a genuine interest in pursuing a career to qualify as an artisan in any of the identified trades. Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants to participate in the eThekwini Municipal Artisan Development Programme in various trades for a period of the trade programme, which would be no longer than three years. Opportunities for artisan development are available in the following trade: Millwright (inclusive of both Fitting and Electrical trade)


i) Minimum N2 certificate including the relevant trade theory subject; or ii) Technical/Grade 12 with Maths and Physical Science/ Engineering science and related trade theory subject; or iii) Relevant (directly related to the trade theory subjects) N6 certificate or National Technical diploma (S or N stream) iv) Be eThekwini Residents (proof of residence required) v) Be a South African citizen with valid identity document (ID) vi) Applicants must be unemployed; vii) Must have passion and interest on the fields applied for; viii) Applicants must be between the age of 18 -35 years; ix) Applicants should not have participated in a similar apprenticeship programme before; Applicants will be required to undergo various pre-assessments as part of the recruitment process for consideration. Candidates will be required to complete an apprenticeship programme as per the specified and regulated criteria of the applicable Seta and the National Artisan Moderating Body. The programme will involve practical training on-site as well as attendance at a training institution to obtain the theory component. At the end of the training programme, the apprentice will undergo a formal trade test to qualify as an Artisan in the relevant trade.

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