Johannesburg-Friday, 8 April 2022-The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and the Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA) have today launched the internship programme for the 2022-23 financial year.

148 interns have been recruited to this programme to gain hands-on experience in various working environments within the SABC.  The SABC and MICT SETA have had a long-standing relationship which dates back in (2011) aimed at addressing the skills development in the ICT sector. In the previous intake in (2019), (207) were recruited and (182) successfully completed the programme.

The Group Executive for Human Capital Dr. Mojaki Mosia stated that “We welcome all the interns in all our offices across the country. The SABC is one of the biggest broadcasters in the continent, and we are hopeful that we will expose all of them to the great world of broadcasting to gain valuable knowledge and skills that will prepare them for them for the broader media industry”.

“In addition, we would like to express our gratitude to MICT SETA for working with us in nurturing the future broadcasting talent”.

Mr Matome Madibana, Acting Chief Executive Officer from the MICT SETA adds, “The National Development Plan (NDP) is a blueprint for the country to eliminate poverty and reduce inequalities by 2030 through uniting South Africans, unleashing the energies of its citizens, growing an inclusive economy, and building capabilities, which are part of what we have been established for as SETA’s.

“Partners such as the SABC are at the forefront of working collaboratively with us to solve complex problems and achieve this mandate. That our partnership dates back 11 years is a testament to its effectiveness in offering learners a wealth of knowledge and upskilling in scarce skills that are in line with the needs of the job market in South Africa; as well as forms part of a hybrid of successful interventions and partnerships that the MICT Seta has undertaken to grow the pool of skills in information and communication technologies. It is key to note that these programmes are considered annually after extensive research in terms of sector priority occupations in line with economic priorities within the sector.”

At least 75%-80% of these learners will be absorbed into permanent roles, as part of the SABCs commitment to BBBEE Skills Development Action Plan