The department of Sport, Art and Culture has responded to a call for opening a workplace as training space by introduction of Graduate Internship Programme as one of initiatives to cap high level of unemployment especially among young people. The programme is offered to a person who has completed a qualification and is unemployed but requires workplace experience in order to enhance future employment opportunities. The programme run for a period of 24 Months. The following are key objectives for internship Programme:

  • provide graduates with practical working experience in the field of, sport and recreation, arts, culture, heritage, language services and administration.
  • ensure that graduates develop skills and techniques directly applicable to their career;
  • empower graduates in developing attitudes conducive to effective interpersonal relationships;
  • increase their sense of responsibility;
  • prepare graduates to enter into full-time employment in their area of specialization; and
  • enhance advancement possibilities for graduates.

Recruitment Process 

Toward the end of 2020 the department ran a recruitment drive through issuing an advertisement for identified internship opportunities in all branches within the department. The responses received from eligible candidates were enormous and far beyond number of opportunities available. 


The applications received were processed and the first group of 30 Interns were placed in different Chief Directorates and Directorates within the department from March 2021. 

After re-evaluation of the resources required and space allocation the department further placed a second group of 35 interns from May 2022 for period of 24 Month. 

Possible future opportunities  
The department will further engage in the process of introducing other developmental programmes such as Learnership, Work Integrated Learning (WIL) etc. The new recruitment drive will be conducted as soon all as resources for identified developmental programmes are secured 

DSAC Bursaries for Heritage Related Studies: 2024

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture invites applications for bursaries from institutions accredited and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training for students who wish to pursue studies in heritage related programmes.

•    South African citizenship;
•    Letter of provisional acceptance / letter of admission from the institution; 
•    Not older than forty (40) years;
•    Outstanding / satisfactory academic performance (academic progress report if already at an institution) or (Grade 12 if you are a 1st year student);
•    Field of study (heritage related)
•    Not employed full time by government, state agencies or private sector with a salary of more than R350 000.
•    Students who are beneficiaries of other bursaries or donors for the 2024 academic year will only be considered if tuition fee at the said university or institution exceeds the DSAC’s threshold by at least 10% upwards.  

Fields of study
•    Anthropology (exclusively with a focus on forensic / medical anthropology)
•    Archaeology (exclusively with a focus on marine and underwater cultural heritage, and forensic)
•    Archives and Records management
•    Conservation of the built environment including preventive conservation (this includes only a field of study and not a course/subject of study)
•    Collections (cultural & natural) management (excluding Nature Conservation)
•    Palaeontology
•    Museum Studies or Management and Curatorship
•    IKS or Courses that contribute to the preservation and promotion of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) and S.A. Living Heritage
•    History
•    Digital heritage
•    Fine Arts

•    The maximum value of the bursary is R110 000 per student.
•    Study fees:  The total amount of study fees will be covered.
•    Books:  The total amount of prescribed books will be covered.
•    Electronic devices not costing more than R10 000.  This will be paid according to receipt/invoices of three quotations.
•    Accommodation: R 50 000 maximum amount (NB where applicable)
•    Meals:  R 18 500 maximum amount (NB where applicable)
•    Transportation:  R10 000 maximum amount (NB where applicable)
•    NB: Funds are payable directly to the higher institution of learning 

Before you apply for the Heritage Bursary, please reflect on the following questions:

1.    Have you provisionally/been admitted to study in the 2024 academic year?

2.    Does your qualification fall within the fields of study highlighted above?

Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Heritage Bursary using this link:  All prospective students who wishes to apply for the Heritage Bursary are advised to scan all the documents required so that they can upload them at the time of applying. 

Enquiries regarding the bursary applications should be directed to Ms Reinette Stander at telephone: 083 469 2931 or by email to; or to Mr Maano Muhadi at telephone: (012) 441-3622 or by e-mail to

Closing date for applications is 28 February 2024.



Closing Date


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