MISA: MISA Young Graduate (Nationwide)


MISA is a Schedule 3 government component of the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) established in terms of Section 7(5) of the Public Service Act of 1994 (as amended), with the mandate to provide technical support and build technical capacity for municipalities to enhance their capability to undertake efficient planning , delivery , operations and maintenance of municipal infrastructure. The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) hereby offers opportunities for candidacy opportunities aimed at building a technical skills pipeline for local government, through increasing the pool of professionally registered individuals in the management of local government infrastructure. Successful Candidates will be placed in identified municipalities for work exposure.


This programme offers opportunities to unemployed young graduates in the following areas:

Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science, Urban and Regional Planning and Property Valuation

The Young Graduate Programme is a two to three year candidacy programme aimed towards professional registration with relevant professional bodies. Whilst the programme is not exclusively limited to individuals from previously disadvantaged communities, MISA encourages historically disadvantaged individuals to apply. The MISA Young Graduate Programme is a structured work-based candidacy development programme for unemployed youth with relevant technical qualifications from institutions of higher learning. It provides, amongst

other opportunities, a monthly stipend and mentorship by experienced mentors.

The recruitment is targeting unemployed youth with requisite qualifications to join the programme from the 2020/21 financial year. Successful candidates will enter into two to three-year candidacy contracts with MISA, depending on the requirements of their respective professional bodies. The candidates will be hosted by identified municipalities for work exposure. Qualifying unemployed youth from the host municipalities are encouraged to apply.

A list of host municipalities who will be participating in this recruitment can also be accessed on the website below, learners from within these municipal areas are strongly recommended to apply.

NB: Application process and documentation: (www.misa.gov.za/www.cogta.gov.za)

A. Advert (See above)

B. List of identified municipalities, their respective provinces and discipline in which you are applying

C. Application Criteria

D. MISA application form (Must be fully completed and signed by the applicant)

MISA is an equal opportunity employer. Preference will be given to applicants from the designated group Application closing date:10th January 2021 @ 16H00 PM. No late applications will be accepted.

B List of Host Municipalities

KwaZulu Natal x1 - Civil Engineering

Uthukela x1 - Civil Engineering

Umzinyathi x1 - Civil Engineering

Nkandla x1 - Civil Engineering

Newcastle x1 - Urban & Regional Planning

uPhongolo x1 - Civil Engineering

Mandeni x1 - Civil Engineering

2. Free Sate

Kopanong x1 - Civil Engineering , x2 - Electrical Engineering

3. Gauteng,

Merafong x1 - Civil Engineering, x1 - Electrical Engineering

Sedibeng x1 - Civil Engineering

4. Northern Cape

Phokwane x2 - Civil Engineering

Tsantsabane x1 - Civil Engineering

Kheis x1 - Civil Engineering

5. Eastern Cape

Amahlathi x1 - Civil Engineering

Ngqushwa x1 - Electrical Engineering

Ndlambe x1 - Urban & Regional Planning

Koukamma x1 - Civil Engineering

6. Western Cape

Hessequa x1 - Urban & Regional Planning, x3 - Civil Engineering

7. North West

Moses Kotane x1 - Urban & Regional Planning

Naledi x1 - Civil Engineering

Ditsobotla x1 - Electrical Engineering

Ramotshere x1 - Urban & Regional Planning

Kgetlengrivier x1 - Urban & Regional Planning

8. Mpumalanga

Steve Tshwete x2 - Property Valuers

Bushbuckridge x1 - Civil Engineering

9. Limpopo

Ephraim Mogale x1 - Environmental Science

Greater Tzaneen x1 - Civil Engineering

Maruleng x1 - Geographic Information Systems

Vhembe x1 - Urban & Regional Planning

Applicants must be willing and available to undergo required structured training, deployment and rotation to municipalities and private sector companies for work exposure towards professional registration. MISA does not guarantee post-internship employment to graduates owing to participation in the candidacy programme.


Targeted Technical Fields:

• Civil Engineering: National Diploma /BTech degree / BSc /B Eng. in Civil Engineering

• Urban & Regional Planning: National Diploma / BTech degree/ Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning

• Electrical Engineering: National Diploma/BTech Degree / BSc /B Eng in Electrical Engineering

• Environmental Sciences: BTech and or Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences/Management

• Property Valuers: A Diploma in Real Estate, majoring with Valuation / B. Com honours in real estate / Advanced Diploma in real Estate majoring with Valuation/BSc Degree in property studies majoring with Valuation.

Applicants must be unemployed graduates who are willing and available for placement in a municipality for a minimum 24 months to acquire work experience, coaching and mentorship towards professional registration. Applicants must be South African citizens.


Applications must be submitted on the MISA application form, obtainable in the website (www.misa.gov.za/www.cogta.gov.za) accompanied by a covering letter, a comprehensive CV and certified copies of identity document, and qualifications. Alternatively, the application form can be requested via email at: TSrecruitment.YG2020@misa.gov.za Applications without the above will not be considered.

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

1. Candidate will be subjected to suitability checks including qualifications, employment, credit, criminal

records, company ownership / directorship and reference checks

2. Fax, post and hand delivered applications will not be accepted

3. Applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered

4. Fraudulent qualifications or documentation will immediately be disqualified

5. Direct or indirect canvassing for preferential treatment will lead to immediate disqualification of the relevant applicant

All applications need to include the following:

• Curriculum vitae

• Certified copies of relevant qualifications

• Certified copy of the identity document

• Proof of Residential address


Enquiries: Ms Nobuhle Latha (012) 848 5529 or Ms Thulisile Mosoeu (012) 848 5562

Application closing date: 10th January 2021 @ 16H00 PM. No late applications will be accepted

Click HERE to download MISA application form (Must be fully completed and signed by the applicant)

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