SAFCOL (South African Forestry Company Limited) is the third largest state-owned forestry company in South Africa, under the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) with operations in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Kwa Zulu Natal, as well as in the northern parts of Mozambique.
mandate is; to conduct forestry business which includes timber harvesting, timber processing and related activities, both domestically and internationally.
Through our operations we employ about 5000 people through direct and indirect employment and by extension, are responsible for about 20 000 lives in communities adjacent our operations.
are invited from unemployed youth (18-35) who wish to pursue a career
Succesful applicants will be granted an opportunity to participate in a formal one year General Forestry Learnship Programme.
Successful applicants will be granted an opportunity to participate in a formal one year learnership
programme (SAQA- accredited
, NQF Level 1) General Education
and Training Certificate in Forestry. It will consist of accredited theoretical and practical classroom training and practical training consisting of Research
, Nursery, Silviculture and Harvesting operations.
Learners will be based at SAFCOL’s operation, platora Training Centre, Sabie area in Mpumalanga Province.
Learners will receive a monthly stipend for the duration of the Learnership.
Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged individuals, people living with disability, black females and youth from communities with which SAFCOL has signed a social compact.
- SA Citizens
- Unemployed youth between 18-35
- Successfully completed grade 12 with the following subjects: Maths, Science and Biology
- A passion for Forestry.
- Willing to work outdoors.
- A Grade 12 statement results or certificate
- Identity Document
Applications must be sent via email: [email protected].
Closing Date: 28 March 2017
How to apply
Please include a written essay of a maximum of 2 pages explaining why you should be considered to be enrolled in the General Forestry Learnership Programme .
Attach certified copies of the following documents to your application letter.
Alternatively, applications can be hand-delivered at the reception areas of any of the SAFCOL premises:
Nelspruit Office: 10 Streak Street
Ngome Plantation Office: R618 Nongoma, Vryheid Road
Platorand Training Centre: R532 Sabie, Graskop Road
Timbadola Sawmill Office: Entabeni Road, Levubu Area
Enquiries: Jabu Kuhlase or Vanesa Macebele, Tel: 013 754-2700.