Youth in Human Settlements | Western Cape Government

Youth in Human Settlements

(Western Cape Government)

Uniondale Youth Graduates

Uniondale Youth Graduates

Uniondale Youth Graduates 
The Western Cape Department of Human Settlement is committed to youth empowerment particularly job opportunities and skills in various disciplines within the built environment sector. It is also committed to provide youth with tools and knowledge to empower themselves to become more employable.

In this regard, the Department has a Youth In Human Settlements Programme in partnership with various stakeholders, that seeks to empower youth with different skills in various disciplines within the built environment sector.

What is the Youth In Human Settlements Programme?
The Youth in Human Settlements Programme is a job creation and training initiative which entices and promotes the participation of young people between the ages of 18 and 35 to actively participate in the Built Environment. The programme is focused on training unemployed youth on accredited short skills programs (3-month institutional (TVET) training and 3 months practical on-site work exposure). 

There is also the Historical Disadvantage Individual Programme that aims to assist people over 35 years of age with job opportunities in their specific artisan trade on an active Departmental housing site without an accredited certificate for a minimum period of 6 months employment.

Which programmes are available? 

  • Electrical 
  • Plumbing 
  • Carpentry 
  • Painting 
  • Plastering 
  • Bricklaying

What are the requirements? 

  • Youth must be South African citizen 
  • Have a valid ID 
  • Be between the ages of 18 – 35 
  • Must have a minimum grade 9 or higher 
  • Must be able to read and write 
  • Have a valid and active bank account 
  • Youth must be willing to undergo medical observation from a medical practitioner.
  • Must attend the compulsory Youth in Human Settlements Orientation. 
  • Must be willing to sign a 6 month volunteer agreement 
  • People with disabilities are also encouraged to apply

How does the selection process work? 

The municipality will guide the Department of Human Settlements on a nomination process in terms of whether the Youth will be selected from the unemployed database or learners from the surrounding areas. A focus will be placed on the development of youth, women and persons with disabilities (Please register on the unemployed database at your local municipality) 

If I am selected, what documents do I need? 

  • Certified ID 
  • Proof of address (in youth’s name) 
  • Proof of Banking Details 
  • Highest grade passed 
  • Medical Certificate (To be arranged with Department of Health officials)

I do not have construction clothes or PPE, can I still apply? 

COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & Work PPE (conti suit, boots and helmet) and a basic toolkit will be provided, based on the skill you are trained in.

For more information: 

Visit Department of Human Settlements

27 Wale Street, Cape Town
(Monday to Friday from 03:30 to 15 ;00)

Call the Help desk:
021 483 6488 / 0611 / 8984 / 0623 / 2060


The content on this page was last updated on 6 July 2022