Learnership and Bursaries

The LGSETA (Local Gorvenment SETA) has approved the discretionary grant 2017/2018 (WSP) of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality. The DG Grant application was a joint venture approach on behalf of: Dawid Kruiper Municipality, Kheis Municipality, Kai Garib Municipality, Tsantsabane Municipality and Kgatelope Municipality. The implementation of the skills program and the learnership will comprise of learners from each municipality

The training intervention gives credence to ZF Mgcawu District Municipality’s Human Resource Strategy that is aimed at empowering employees, Councilors and the unemployed


A learnership is a learning programme that leads to an occupational or professional NQF qualification, with strong emphasis on workplace learning and experience.

A learnership has the following defining features:

  • A formal learning contract exists between the employer, the learner and training provider.
  • The learning achievements are formally assessed by an accredited skills development provider / assessor.
  • It includes a supervised and structured learning approach that has a combination of theoretical and workplace learning

What does the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality offer?

  • Bursaries
  • Learnerships

How can I apply?

If you meet the minimum requirements as required of the programme, you can then apply as per the relevant advertisement.

How and when are learnerships advertised?

Learnerships are advertised via radio stations, the website and sometimes in local newspapers. Depending on business requirements, Learnerships are usually advertised during September/ October of each year.

Who are learnerships for?

A learnership programme is mostly targeted at the unemployed, South African youth seeking qualifications to become employable.

Is there a selection criterion to participate in a learnership?

Yes, these will be stipulated when advertised.

What will I get after completion?

If the learnership is completed successfully, you will obtain a recognized qualification.

What is the duration of the learnership?

The length of a learnership will differ but normally it will not be less than one year.

Are there any costs involved to register for a learnership?

No. There is no cost involved when applying or registering to participate in a learnership.

Does the ZFM remunerate me whilst I learn?

Yes. The ZFM remunerates learners as per the relevant legislation and policies that govern learnerships. The amount will be made known to you when you are successful.

When learnerships are advertised, what documents / information must I attach when an application is made?

You must ensure that you forward the following:

  • The Learnership Application form
  • Certified copies of your identity document
  • Certified copies of the required / relevant qualifications or academic results (e.g. matric / Grade 12)


  • Bursaries are available for all who meet the requirements are per the advertisement

.Documents required

  1. Bursary application form
  2. Certified copy of Institution admission acceptance letter.
  3. Certified copy of Tuition invoice;
  4. Certified copy of Study material invoice;
  5. Certified copy of Accommodation invoice.
  6. Certified copy of your ID document
  • All forms must be initialised by applicants and witnesses.
  • Faxed or emailed applications will be considered

All applications must be scanned and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date of applications is the 25 October 2017




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ZFM Celebrates Women

The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality celebrated women on Friday with all ladies wearing Black and Pink with their doeks on to encourage unity and sisterhood. We invited a Guest Speaker, Ms Nonbuso Rafisa who gave the message that women are ageless, women demonstrate incredible strength and they can exercise freedom to fulfil their heart’s desires. Women know the meaning of fun and friendship as they are God’s masterpiece.

This initiative came about as it is National Women’s month in South Africa in August of each year. The national theme for this year is: 'The Year of OR Tambo: Women United in Moving SA Forward'.

In the discussions it also became apparent that women face tremendous challenges. The legacy of oppression still weighs heavily on women. As long as women are bound by poverty and as long as they are looked down upon, human rights will lack substance. As long as outmoded ways of thinking prevent women from making a meaningful contribution to society, progress will be slow. As long as we refuse to acknowledge the equal role of women, we are doomed for failure.

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It was acknowledged though in deliberations that South Africa has made some significant milestones towards improving the status of women, such as the strides that women have made in government, business, trade unions, religious bodies and women’s organisations across the country.

The women of ZF Mgcawu District Municipality agreed that more should be done to tackle Gender Based Violence that has become more prevalent in our communities. But they have also taken a stance of supporting each other in sisterly love and not just as colleagues.

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