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South African Forestry Company Limited (SAFCOL): Apprenticeship Programme 2022

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  • Limpopo

Website South African Forestry Company Limited (SAFCOL)

South African Forestry Company Limited (SAFCOL) invites Suitable Applicants to apply for Apprenticeship Programme 2022 at Timbadola near Louise Trichardt (Makhado), Limpopo.

South African Forestry Company Limited (SAFCOL) is a state-owned company (SOC) that falls within the portfolio of the Department of Public Enterprises. The mandate of the SAFCOL as determined by the Management of State Forests Act, No. 128 of 1992, is to ensure the sustainable management of forests and other assets within the SAFCOL Group in order to enhance the value derived from the forestry operations and to play a catalytic role in the realisation of the State’s afforestation, rural development and economic transformation goals. SAFCOL’s main South African operating subsidiary is Komatiland Forests (Pty) Ltd (KLF), which owns and manages the prime softwood saw log forestry assets in the Mpumalanga, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal provinces. KLF is one of the largest producers of high-quality saw logs in South Africa which boasts years of forestry certification with Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) (FSC-C013832).


Applications are invited from unemployed youth who wish to pursue a career as an Artisan.  The suitable candidates will be granted an opportunity to be enrolled at a recognised Training Centre for a period of three years.  They will also be required to undergo workplace training at our sawmill Timbadola near Louise Trichardt (Makhado).

Apprenticeship programme consist of the following artisan trades:

  • Fitter & Turner
  • Millwright
  • Electrical
  • Diesel Mechanic (Motor trade)
  • Boiler Making

Learners will receive a monthly stipend for the duration of the apprenticeship.  When making the final selection, preference will be given to Previously Disadvantaged Individuals, people with disabilities, females and youths from communities adjacent to our plantations. On successful completion of the occupational knowledge, practical and workplace learning, the Skills Development Act requires that apprentices undergo a final summative assessment (Trade test) to be certified as a qualified artisan.


  • Must be South African Citizen
  • Must be an unemployed youth between 19 to 35 years old
  • Must have passed/completed grade 12 (not a prerequisite but recommended)
  • Must have a minimum of N2 or Level 3 Technical Vocational, Education & Training (TVET) certificate with the relevant trade theory

How to apply

Applications should be sent via to: [email protected].

Attach the following certified document copies with your application letter:

  • Highest TVET certificate obtained with relevant trade theory
  • Matric Certificate/ statement of results/ High school results
  • Identity document
  • Curriculum Vitae

Queries to: Precious Ngobeni – 013 754 2900 / 2700

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