thuthuka skills development

The Department of Transport in KwaZulu-Natal has announced an innovative and ground-breaking programme aimed at providing 3 000 unemployed citizens with the opportunity to obtain driver’s licenses.

In an effort to empower individuals with valuable skills and enhance employability, the Thuthuka Skills Development Programme is set to make a significant impact on the lives of many.

Unemployment remains a pressing issue in South Africa, and access to transportation and relevant skills can often be a barrier to finding employment.


– Citizens of KwaZulu-Natal
– Must have no criminal record
– Must have basic literacy skills

– Code 08-14 drivers licenses are being provided
– 3000 participants are targeted

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How to Apply for the Thuthuka Skills Development Programme

To take advantage of this opportunity, unemployed individuals in KwaZulu-Natal are encouraged to apply.

The application process is simple and can be completed in the following ways:

Step 1. Download application form

Online Application: Applicants can visit the official KZN Transport website at

On the website’s left-hand sidebar, click on “Electronic Reading Room” and choose “Forms” from the options.

Then, select “Forms” again and click on the “Thuthuka Skills Development Programme Application Form” to download the form.

Application Form Link: An application form is also available online at for easy access.

Step 2. Complete the application form

You are required to enter your personal details as shown on the form.

thuthuka skills development application form
Please click on the links provided at the bottom of the article to download the form. Pic Form Screenshot

You should also have proof of address (Stamped letters from the Cllr and TC are allowed). You are also required to write a brief motivation as to why you should benefit from the project.

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Step 3. Submit the application form

Submission: Once the application form is completed, applicants can submit it at their nearest Regional Office or Cost Centre office, as well as at the KZN Department of Transport’s Head Office.

The closing date for applications is 17 October 2023.

Key Benefits

The Thuthuka Skills Development Programme aims to equip participants with essential driving skills, enabling them to obtain a driver’s license.

This credential opens up new opportunities for employment and mobility, which can significantly improve the quality of life for unemployed individuals.

This initiative aligns with the government’s efforts to address unemployment and promote skills development.

By providing support to those seeking to acquire driver’s licenses, KZN Transport hopes to contribute to a more empowered and economically active society.

The launch of the Thuthuka Skills Development Programme by the KZN Department of Transport marks a significant step toward addressing unemployment and improving the prospects of job seekers in KwaZulu-Natal.

By simplifying the process of obtaining driver’s licenses, this program offers a tangible path to better opportunities for countless individuals in the region.

Unemployed citizens are encouraged to take advantage of this initiative and apply for the program.

With determination and access to essential driving skills, many are expected to embark on a journey toward a brighter and more prosperous future.

For more information and to access the application form, please visit or use the direct application link at Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your prospects and contribute to the growth of KwaZulu-Natal’s workforce.