Do I have to pay to apply to Harambee?

No. Harambee Youth Employment Accelerators is a free service to work-seekers. The only cost in applying is for transport to our assessment centres. Be aware that there are many scam artists posing as Harambee employees who take money from candidates and “guarantee” them a position. These people are criminals: you must never pay anything to anyone promising you a place at Harambee.

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What are the basic requirements for becoming a Harambee?

To become a Harambee, you have to:

  • Be 18 to 28 years old
  • Be a South African citizen
  • Have a matric 
  • Have never been blacklisted
  • Have no criminal record
  • Have attended a township or rural school
  • Be currently unemployed
  • Have not been permanently employed for more than 12 months
  • Have been actively looking for work for more than six months

Where are the Harambee assessment centres?

We have assessment centres in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth. All our centres are close to main transport hubs and you only have to come in once to be assessed.

How long is the assessment?

Expect to be at our centre for about five hours. First we give you a Harambee overview, then you will write a computer assessment and receive feedback on your assessment. There may also be interview training on the day to prepare you for potential interviews.

What happens if I don’t pass the assessment?

You may not be suitable for a specific job we are recruiting for but Harambee will keep your details on our database. If you meet the requirements for a new job that becomes available we will contact you.

If I fail the assessment can I reapply to redo the assessment?

No, you can’t reapply to Harambee. Once you have had your first assessment we will have your information on our database and will call you back for any opportunity that matches your profile.

If I get a job through Harambee but don’t like it, can I come back for more bridging?

No, you can’t. Once you get a job you are removed from our system.

Will the bridging guarantee me a job?

No process at Harambee guarantees you a job. We try to facilitate opportunities and links with businesses for young people, but it is up to you to get the job.

How can I get my friends to apply?

Give them our email, mobisite and website details.

Can I work at Harambee?

We only recruit through our assessment processes. We do not accept CVs for casual work in our assessment and sourcing teams.

What if I have no computer experience?

Many of the Harambee candidates do not have computer experience. This is not a problem, we train all candidates on essential computer skills during the bridging programme.


How do I apply to become a Harambee?

You can apply using your cellphone on our mobile site:

We DO NOT accept applications via our Facebook page.


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