Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone: Customs Controlled Area Internships 2024

Job Summary

The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) is recruiting for the 2024 Customs Controlled Area (CCA) Internships.

Closing date: 23 February 2024

Location: Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal

The RBIDZ Special Economic Zone is looking for skilled and competent individuals to submit applications for permanent job opportunity/ and internship opportunities that have become available.


The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) is a state-owned, legally registered, industrial development company situated in KwaZulu-Natal.

It has the responsibility of encouraging international export competitiveness. It achieves this in several ways including tax and duty free incentives, providing world-class infrastructure and competitive input costs.

The KwaZulu-Natal government is the sole owner of the RBIDZ, reporting to the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DEDTEA) through an accounting authority (Board) that is appointed by the MEC.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidates will be provided with relevant workplace skills and experience in order to prepare the intern for the job market, the development and training areas will include but not limited to the below;

  • Assist with the maintenance of sound customs processes and control systems to deliver efficient Customs Controlled Area service.
  • Providing administrative support in the setting up of unit meetings, drafting of agendas, minute taking, and writing progress reports.
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  • Assisting in collection of all relevant documents for SARS representatives, internal and external auditors.
  • Data collection for reports, and liaison with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Update the business on any changes of SARS acts pertinent to the RBIDZ.
  • Assisting with compliance monitoring through SARS audits, and regular review on CCA processes, etc.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of SARS legislation and statutory requirements
  • Customs Act, Excise Act, Value Added Tax etc.
  • Communication skills in terms of written correspondence, general interaction and presentations.
  • MS Office proficiency (incl. Word, Excel and Power Point).


  • Confident and results driven.
  • High level of commitment and initiative.
  • Positive team spirit and good social skills.


  • Matric
  • Applicant must be in possession of N4, N5 & N6 certificate in Taxation/ Accounting/ Financial Management or related Finance fields (mandatory)
  • Students from TVET colleges in need of work integrated learning.
  • A signed letter for the institution confirming that the student needs in-service training

  • Applicants must Unemployed, must not have participated in any internship or in-service training before.
  • Must be between ages of 18 -35.
  • Valid driver’s license (advantageous)

How to Apply

To be considered you need to ensure that your profile is registered &updated on Direct Hire????.

Closing Date: 23 February 2023

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    S'bo has a passion for web content creation and develops apps and games for fun! It all started at the University of KwaZulu-Natal where she gained skills in automated machine learning (AutoML), machine learning algorithms and MLOps. S'bo loves electric vehicles and uses 100% solar energy.

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