The KZN department of Cooperative Affairs and Traditional Affairs has deployed 475 newly appointed graduates to the province’s municipalities in order to boost service delivery.
The graduates are part of the 24-month internship programme which is funded by the department.
Through this multi-award winning programme graduates gain valuable on the job training in fields such as financial management, engineering, town planning, finance, risk management, disaster management, legal services, spatial planning, waste management, supply chain, Information Technology and many others.
The municipalities gain valuable human capital which they can mentor in order to fill scarce skills and improve service delivery.
The latest intake follows the successful launch of the program in 2019 where 500 graduates were deployed to municipalities.
The department has received good reports on the first day of the graduates and looks forward to the positive impact that they will make in our municipalities.
The two biggest deployments were to Msunduzi that received 85 interns and Ethekwini 52.
Issued by the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department.