Limpopo Dept of Social Development: Graduate / Internship Programme 2023

Researchers: Thirty (30)
Contract Period: Twelve (12) months
Stipend amount: R5500.00;

Invitation for the unemployed graduates who are without any form of experience in line with their qualification to apply for a twelve (12) month fixed contract as Researchers for the planned research project to be conducted by Limpopo Department of Social Development under the Population and Development Directorate.;

  1. Applications are hereby invited from unemployed graduates who will support the Limpopo Department of Social Development to conduct a rapid research study on “Factors influencing the rising incidences of Gender-Based Violence and femicides (GBVF) in Limpopo Province”.;
  2. Application letters must be submitted together with a Curriculum vitae (CV), please note that certified copies of qualifications shall be submitted only by the shortlisted candidates during the interviews.;
  3. Applications for the Provincial Office should be addressed to the Head of Department: Private Bag X9710, Polokwane 0700. Applications for the districts should be addressed to the respective districts offices as listed on Annexure B of this notice.;
  4. The closing date for the applications is 17 February 2023 at 16h00.;
  5. The Department of Social Development is an equal opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Correspondence will be entered into with short-listed candidates only.;
  6. Victims of Gender Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) and those affected are encouraged to apply;
  7. Due to austerity measures, the department will not carry any related costs (transport, accommodation, and meals) for candidates attending interviews.;
  8. Enquiries should be directed to Mr MJ Moloisi at 015 230 4381 / 082 457 7120 or Ms MP Olayemi at 015;

Research Sites:;

Capricorn District research sites: Blouberg, Molemole, Lepelle-Nkumpi, Polokwane.;

Mopani District research sites: Ba-Phababorwa, Greater Giyani, Greater Letaba, Greater Tzaneen, and Maruleng.;

Sekhukhune District research sites: Elias Motsoaledi, Ephraim Mogale, Fetakgomo-Tubatse and Makhuduthamaga.;

Vhembe District research sites: Collins Chabane, Makhado, Musina, Thulamela.;

Waterberg District research sites: Bela Bela, Mogalakwena, Modimolle-Mookgophong, Lephalale and Thabazimbi.;

Provincial Office research sites: Polokwane and adjacent areas.;


A completed national diploma / degree in :

  • Social Work,
  • Nursing,
  • Psychology,
  • Information and Technology, Computer Science, Media and Communication,
  • Law, and
  • Social Sciences from accredited academic institutions or any other equivalent qualification.;

Knowledge and skills;

  • Knowledge of Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), Batho Pele Principles, Legislative and other mandates relevant to the Department of Social Development.;
  • Knowledge of research protocols and research ethics.;
  • Must have knowledge of conducting field research / data collection.;
  • Must be able to speak the local languages in the areas selected for the research project.;
  • Good listening, verbal and writing skills (i.e. Communication skills)

Computer skills.;

Key Performance Areas;

  • Conduct face to face interviews at the sites selected for the research project.;
  • Administer the research instrument / tool with the research participants.;
  • Ensure safe keeping of the research data collected.;
  • At all times adhere to the principles of voluntary participation, privacy, confidentiality and anonymity.;
  • Attend and participate the stakeholder’s engagements and meetings.;
  • Compile weekly / monthly work rogrammes and reports.;

How to Apply

Limpopo Department of Social Development addresses for the purpose of directing applications


015 290 9000;

Postal Address:

District Director: Capricorn District;

Private Bag X9709;


0700 ;

Physical Address:

34 Hans Van Rensburg;




015 811 4300;

Postal Address:
District Director: Mopani District;

Private Bag X9689;



Physical Address:
Unigaz Road;



015 632 9900

Postal Address:

District Director: Sekhukhune District;

Private Bag X80;



Physical Address:
Old Parliament Building;



015 962 4958;

Postal Address:

District Director: Vhembe District;

Private Bag X5040;



Physical Address:

Old Parliament Building;



014 718 1700;

Postal Address:

District Director: Waterberg District;

Private Bag X1051;



Physical Address:
Cnr. Elias Motsoaledi and;

Thabo Mbeki;



015 230 4300;

Postal Address:

Head of Department:;

Dept. of Social Development;

Private Bag X9710;



Physical Address:
21 Biccard Street;

Olympic Tower Building;



NB: Applicants are encouraged to hand deliver their applications to prevent late arrival of applications.

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