Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone: Economic Transformation Internships 2024

Job Summary

The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) is recruiting for the 2024 Economic Transformation Internships.

Closing date: 23 February 2024

Internship Duration: 24 Months.

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

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Inclusive Economic Transformation – ●Assist Economic Development Team with the coordination and implementation of economic transformation programs as per transformation plans. ● Assist with coordination of BBBEE verifications.

Set up internal B-BBEE meetings in all elements of skills development, supplier and enterprise development, socio-economic development, management control and employment equity. ● Assist with handling queries related to transformation programs.

Assist with compiling reports and tools for economic transformation programs. ● Stakeholder Engagement -● with participation in stakeholder transformation forums at a local community.

Assist with identification of transformation risks and develop risk mitigation plan. ● Participate in B-BBEE communication meetings. ●Attend workshops, community imbizo, war rooms and dialogues, career expos that are related to economic transformation programs.

Relationship Management – ● Assist with specific events aimed at governmental role players pertaining to transformation issues. ●Contribute to team success through driving a collaborative work environment.

Assist with economic transformation programs communication. ●Financial & Risk Control-● assist in finance, risk & compliance by: ● Identifying, mitigating, and monitoring potential business risks in relevant business section.

Supporting SHE policies & procedures and ensuring compliance thereto. ● Compile Reports-● Assist to compile Economic Transformation Reports ●Assist with reporting the progress on implementation plans.

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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.


  • Grade 12 
  • National Diploma/ Degree/BTech Degree in Economic Science Social Science or Business administration Development /Community Studies.
  • Certificate in Project Management (Advantageous).
  • Must not have previous internship experience.

How to Apply

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

Closing Date: 23 February 2023

Register your profile and apply via the link below:


  • Itumeleng Tladi

    Itumeleng teaches high school Mathematics in Groote Schuur. In addition to curating career opportunities on, Itumeleng mentors a community group of youth in STEAM. At chess, he's Western Cape's best.

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