Your stepping stone to an amazing career

Vuthela presents the iLembe ICT Project, funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

The iLembe ICT project is looking to advance 100 young people who live in KwaDukuza or Mandeni Municipalities of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, on their journey to success in IT careers.

The project is a joint collaboration between IT varsity, Vuthela, the Swiss Government, the Moses Kotane Institute, the municipalities of iLembe, KwaDukuza and Mandeni, and Enterprise iLembe.

If you meet the necessary criteria, you can apply for the unique opportunity to become a recipient of an opportunity to attend a funded one year Apptrepreneur course at IT varsity.

Use the form below to apply.

Applications close 15 June 2021. All the best!

You will be eligible to apply for this opportunity if:

  • You are a South African citizen
  • You are between 18 and 35 years old
  • You have completed matric
  • You are unemployed
  • You live in KwaDukuza or Mandeni
  • You are hardworking and determined to succeed
  • You are able to commit to at least 16 hours to studying per week
  • First, check that you are eligible
  • If you are eligible, fill in the form below
  • When you submit the form, you will receive an email from us. Please check your email.
  • In the email there will be a link to an Aptitude Test and a link to sign up for Module 0.
  • You will need to complete the Aptitude Test and Module 0 at either the KwaDukuza or Mandeni training centres.
  • A team of professionals will evaluate all submitted projects and the top best 100 projects will be selected.
  • We will let you know by 15 June 2021 if your application has been successful. Please do not contact us about this.
  • If your application is successful, we will need the following documents. Please keep them ready:
    1. Copy of your ID
    2. Matric certificate
    3. Proof of residence
    4. An affidavit from the Police stating you are unemployed.

19 April – Registration opens. You may register if you have a computer and internet access.  If you don’t have a computer, you may register at a centre.
1 May – Centres open for registration
15 June – All registrations close
1 July – Learning begins

Students will be able to study at two especially-designated classrooms provided by the project: one in KwaDukuza and one in Mandini.

No. Computers and internet access will be provided in the designated classrooms.

You will have to commit at least 16 hours per week to your studies.

No, the project is currently not in a position to pay monthly stipends or travel expenses to students.

Don’t worry! Our team is here to help! Simply go to one of the Youth Centres and they will be happy to assist:

  • KwaDukuza: 41-42 Hulett Street, KwaDukuza
  • Mandeni: Municipality Youth Advisory Centre (opposite Clicks), Rencken Super Spar, Old Main Rd, Sundumbili, Mandini


Apptrepreneur = App + Entrepreneur

Launch your career in App Development, coding and Web Design with an accredited 1-year national qualification in App Development.