National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC)

The Rural Development and Land Reform Department is in the process of establishing a Mega Co-operative for the NARYSEC youth, to be owned by the youth with strategic support from the department and other sister departments together with state owned enterprises.

The National Rural Youth Service Corps (Narysec), is the department’s flagship programme for young South Africans.

The Narysec was established in September 2010, with its main goal to recruit and develop rural youth to perform community service in their own communities. The Narysec headquarters are in Thaba Nchu in the Free State. The main aim of which is to recruit and develop young persons aged 18-35  years to be trained to perform community  service in their own communities.

To be considered for enrolment into NARYSEC, a youth must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be unemployed
  • Must be in the 18 to 35 age group.
  • Must have completed Grade 10, 11 or 12.
  • Must be living in a rural area.
  • Must be committed to staying in the programme for 48-months.

Applicants are required to write a compulsory one page essay in your own language staying what contribution you will make to rural development, should you be accepted.

The applicants should be available  to attend training approved by the Department Rural Development and Land Reform for a given period away from home. The applicant must be able and willing to use the skills acquired to provide the necessary services within their community to stimulate development and local economic growth. Good verbal communication in local language. Successful applicants will receive monthly stipend.

How To Apply

Application forms for enrollment at NARYSEC can be obtained from your nearest Department of Rural Development and Land Reform and municipal offices. Alternatively click here to access the forms on the department’s website or call 012 312 9671 to find out more about the programme