The Ministry of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) was created in 2009, in line with the Polokwane resolutions. For the first time in its history, the country would have a ministry dedicated to the social and economic development of rural South Africa; committed to ensuring that South Africans residing in rural areas enjoyed the same benefits as their urban cousins, so that that they too were covered by the blanket of human rights and basic dignity guaranteed in our Constitution.
Following its establishment, the new ministry immediately embarked on an intensive process to define and conceptualize what rural development should be, and to provide a framework of how it should be implemented. Government’s plan for developing rural areas, the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) is aimed specifically at curing the blight of poverty by the creation of vibrant, equitable and sustainable rural communities.
To achieve its vision, the new department defined its role and mission as being that of facilitating integrated development and social cohesion through partnerships with all sectors of society. The most important strategy the department pursues to deliver on the CRDP’s strategic objectives is, Agrarian Transformation.
The programme offers graduates an opportunity to acquire skills and practical work experience at the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR). The appointment of interns contributes to the fight against unemployment of qualified youth in the country which is currently a burning issue.
National Diploma/Degree in
- Social Science,
- Developmental Studies,
- Research and Demographics
To render your services to allow you to gain workplace/practical exposure/experience.
Closing Date: 16 March 2018
The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity in DRDLR through the filling of posts and as contemplated by the relevant component’s Employment Equity Plan.