The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agency (MISA) & LGSETA Apprentices Programme

By on November 4, 2013

The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) in conjunction with the Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) hereby offers unemployed FET graduates (between the ages of 16 – 35), three years apprenticeship in the local government sector.

MISA is a component of the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) established in terms of Section 7(2) Schedule 3 of the Public Service Act of 1994 (as amended), established to build technical capacity of municipalities to undertake efficient planning, delivery, operations and management of municipal infrastructure, amongst other functions.

Whilst the programme is not exclusively limited to individuals from previously disadvantaged communities, MISA strives for excellence in the context of service delivery and skills development and encourages historically disadvantaged individuals to apply. The programme targets unemployed graduates for Artisanship in line with the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS III).

The MISA Artisans Development Programme is a structured 3–year artisanship programme focused on recruiting and training young graduates from various FET Colleges for trade testing as Artisans for subsequent employment in local government to support the institutional capacity of host municipalities.

Successful candidates will enter into a three-year apprenticeship contract with the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent and be deployed to municipal Technical departments. Opportunities are available in the following trades:-

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Fitting and Turning
  • Diesel Mechanics


FET College graduates meeting the minimum academic requirements in the form of:-

  • N4 Certificate (with relevant N2 trade subjects)
  • Applicants must be willing and available to undergo 3 years structured training, deployment and rotation to municipalities and FET Colleges leading towards qualification as artisans.
  • Applicants must be South African citizens and residing within the municipalities mentioned  in the table at the end of this post.

MISA does not guarantee post-apprenticeship employment to graduates owing to participation in the programme.

All applications need to include:-

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified Copies of relevant qualifications
  • Certified copy of Identity Document
  • Proof of Residential address

How to apply

All application forms are to be hand-delivered/posted/ couriered to the relevant municipality as indicated in the below table.

Application must be submitted on the MISA application form (download here) accompanied by a covering application letter, a comprehensive CV and certified copies of: identity document, driver’s license (where applicable) and qualifications. *Applications without the above will not be considered.

MISA reserves the right to / not to make appointments. If no response is received from MISA in 90 days after the closing date, it must be regarded that your application was unsuccessful. Correspondence regarding the advertised positions will be limited to successful candidates only.


  • Candidates will be subjected to suitability checks including qualifications, employment, credit, criminal records, company ownership / directorship and reference checks.
  • Fax and E-Mail applications will be not accepted.
  • Applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered.
  • Fraudulent qualifications or documentation will immediately disqualify an applicant.
  • Direct or indirect canvassing for preferential treatment will lead to immediate disqualification of the relevant applicant.

Enquiries: Mr Reginald Legoabe, Tel (011) 100 3123 Mr Brian Jantjies, Tel (011) 100 3127

Mr Lebo Tshitlho , Tel (011) 100 1126 for HR-related queries only

Application Closing Date: 22 November 2013

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