How to Apply for the Free eThekwini Driver's License Assistance Program

The eThekwini Municipality has launched a Driver’s License Assistance Program aimed at empowering unemployed youths.

This groundbreaking initiative is designed to facilitate eligible individuals in obtaining their driver’s licenses.

Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda’s youth office initiated this pilot project, set to benefit approximately 150 or more young residents annually.

The program, which was launched in September, represents a significant step towards addressing the challenges many jobseekers encounter in securing employment opportunities that require a driver’s license.

Who Can Apply?

This program primarily targets unemployed youths from disadvantaged backgrounds who encounter obstacles in obtaining a driver’s license independently. To be eligible for this opportunity, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Age Requirement: Applicants must be between 18 and 35 years old.
No Prior License: Applicants should not possess any form of driving license, including a learner’s license.

How to Apply:

To apply for the eThekwini Municipality’s Driver’s License Assistance Program, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Visit the eThekwini Municipality’s official website at and navigate to the “Jobs” section. Select “Internships and Learnerships.” It is crucial to ensure that you choose the correct option for the program.

Step 2: If you are a first-time user, create a user profile by clicking on “Sign Up.” If you already have an existing profile, simply click “Log In.”

Step 3: After successfully creating your profile in the system, you will receive a confirmation email to validate your registration.

Step 4: Once logged in, you can proceed to complete and submit your application.

Step 5: Ensure that you fill in all the required fields accurately. Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Step 6: Following the submission of your application, you will receive an acknowledgment email in your inbox. Providing a valid email address is vital to receive this confirmation.

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The eThekwini Municipality’s Driver’s License Assistance Program represents a crucial initiative to empower young individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, equipping them with a valuable tool for employment opportunities. With the promise of ongoing yearly intakes, this program is expected to make a significant contribution to the economic and social development of the community.

For more information about this program, please visit the eThekwini Municipality’s official website or contact their dedicated support team for assistance.


Applications for the Youth Driver’s Licence Programme are now open. Applications must be submitted ONLINE on the City’s e-Careers platform on

— eThekwini Municipality (@eThekwiniM) October 8, 2023