The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) was established in 2005 with the aim to distribute social grants to South Africans as part of the Department of Social Development. Their main goal is to deliver social security services, especially to eligible beneficiaries. SASSA aims to achieve this whilst promoting a respectful culture for human rights along with aspects of integrity, equity, confidentiality, transparency and customer care.


Location: Various Limpopo Districts
SASSA is offering the following internship opportunities to candidates:

1) Grants Administration Internship:
Number of positions available: 5
Location & reference numbers:
Capricorn District (Reference number: SAS LP09/02/2021)
Mopani District (Reference number: Ref: SAS LP10/02/2021)
Waterberg District (Reference number: SAS LP11/02/2021)
Vhembe District (Reference number: SAS LP12/02/2021)
Sekhukhune District (Reference number: SAS LP13/02/2021)

2) Legal Services Internship:
Number of positions available: 1
Location: Regional Office
Reference number: SAS LP14/02/2021

3) Risk and Compliance Internship:
Number of positions available: 5
Location: Regional Office
Reference Number: SAS LP15/02/2021


Before applying, please ensure that you meet ALL of the following minimum entry criteria – failure to satisfy all the requirements will result in your application being disqualified:

  • Must have a Drivers Licence
  • Grants Administration Internship: must have completed a Diploma / Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Social Work, Social Science or Public Management
  • Legal Services internship: must have completed an LLB / Bachelor of Law
  • Risk Compliance internship: must have completed a Diploma / Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Criminology, Data Analytics, Forensic Investigation, Internal Audit or Risk Management



Follow these steps to apply:

1) Download and complete the Z83 form

2) Ensure your application contains the relevant reference number (as listed above), the name of the position you are applying for, the completed z83 form as well as all relevant documentation.

3) Attach the following documents to your application form:

  • An updated Curriculum Vitae
  • A signed, new Z83 form
  • A copy of your highest Certified Qualification
  • A copy of your drivers’ license
  • A copy of your Identity Document
  • Any other relevant documentation (if requested by SASSA to do so)

3) Email, post or hand-deliver your application to the relevant address:

Regional Office:
– Postal Address: Attention: Senior Manager: HCM Ms Mhinga NE, Private Bag x 9677, Polokwane 0700.
– Hand Delivery: SASSA HOUSE, 43 Landros Mare Street, Polokwane, 0700.
– Email: [email protected]

Waterberg District:
– Postal Address: Attention: Manager Admin Support: HCM Ms Boya LP, Private Bag x 9677, Polokwane 0700.
– Hand Delivery: SASSA HOUSE No-54, Thabo Mbeki Drive, Modimolle, 0510.
– Email: [email protected]

Sekhukhune District:
– Postal Address: Attention: Manager Admin Support Mr Maleka J, Private Bag X435, JANE FURSE, 1085.
– Hand Delivery: SASSA HOUSE, New Jane Furse Hospital Road, Jane Furse 1085.
– Email: [email protected]

Capricorn District:
– Postal Address: Attention: Manager Admin Support Mr Sebatloang MJ, P.O Box 3751, POLOKWANE, 0700.
– Hand delivery: SASSA HOUSE, 22 Schoeman Street, POLOKWANE, 0700.
– Email: applicationsCapr[email protected]

Mopani District:
– Postal Address: Attention: Manager Admin Support Mr Senyolo TT, Private Bag X4041, TZANEEN, 0850.
– Hand Delivery: SASSA HOUSE Corner Third and Hospital Street (Next to Van Velden Hospital), Tzaneen, 0850.
– Email: [email protected]

Vhembe District:
– Postal Address: Attention: Manager Admin Support Mr Nkuna YA, Private Bag X5023, THOHOYANDOU, 0950.
– Hand Delivery: SASSA HOUSE, Thohoyandou P East Location, Corner Muvhuyu & SASSA Street (Next to P East Soccer Ground)
– Email: [email protected]
Please note:
– Appointments will be chosen after the compulsory screening, whereby the candidate will undergo mandatory reference and criminal checks as well as ITC and competency assessments.
– Candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds will be given preference
– It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that all foreign applications meet the SAQA standards and requirements prior to applying
– SASSA is NOT obligated to fill out the position
– All SASSA staff must undergo compulsory security vetting on appointment.
– If you want to apply to more than one position, separate application forms would need to be filled out and sent to the relevant SASSA office
– If you have bit been contacted within 3-months of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful


For any queries related to this internship programme, please contact SASSA directly:

Regional Office: Contact Person: Ms. Manyama ML, Telephone number: 015 291 7411
Waterberg District: Contact Person: Ms. Mothapo PP, Telephone Number: 014 718 3525
Sekhukhune District: Contact Person: Mr. Modima MC, Telephone number: 013 265 6054
Capricorn District: Contact Person: Ms. Semono, Telephone number: 015 284 6030
Mopani District: Contact Person: Ms. Nyalungu MM, Telephone number: 015 306 9447/ 015 306 9499
Vhembe District: Contact Person: Ms. Sikhwari, Telephone Number: 015 960 3271