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June 17, 2020 By Dhesan Govender 6 Comments

HWSETA Funds Interns That Are Now Permanent Employees at FAMSA National

Nontebeko Magwaza (28) and Lunga Mtshali (26) both from KZN formed part of a HWSETA-funded internship programme at FAMSA National. They have been absorbed permanently by the organisation as Social workers and both situated at the Head Office.

Nontebeko studied a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of South Africa and graduated in 2017. From a young age she has always been passionate about social work and making a difference in people`s lives. She is very grateful for the opportunity from HWSETA, she adds that doing her internship at FAMSA National has taught her so much, within a year of working at FAMSA she was already able to put a lot of work she studies into practice. Today she is a proud social worker with so much experience., and it`s all thanks to her team.

Lunga also studied a Bachelor of Social Work degree from University of South Africa. He says the reason he chose to study this course is because he grew up in a vunerable community which was affected by drugs and alcohol, where most children were raised by a single parent. He further elaborates that he chose social work as a career because he wanted to help dysfunctional families with their social issues.

“I’m grateful for being part of HWSETA internship program because I got a chance to put my theory into practice and the opportunity to change and empower people’s lives. Working at FAMSA is a great platform for my career, I learn new things everyday I’ve got good supervisors and a very supportive Director. I hope HWSETA continues to help other graduate in need’’, He says with a smile.

Their duties both include strategic planning for relevant activities and projects, monitoring and evaluating FAMSA programmes and services, supervision, counselling, conducting and facilitating trainings and handling media interviews.

Asked what they want to gain or take from this opportunity they tell me they want to help communities with issues affecting them, also independence or working under little supervision especially now that they are permanent and lastly creativity and planning. In 5 years’ time they see themselves sharing many success story of the many families they would have helped, and being the best in their careers.

HWSETA wishes both of you well in your career endeavours!


  1. Gaylene
    10th May 2021 reply

    Good day do you have bursaries available for social auxiliary worker or is the course free?

    • Wendy Tembe
      Wendy Tembe
      12th May 2021 reply

      Dear Gaylene

      Kindly note that HWSETA does not recruit students directly for any funded programmes except for Postgraduate. HWSETA advertise funding to HWSETA registered Employers i.e. Department of Health and Social Development, private hospitals, and private clinics. Once they are approved for funding, they select students. HWSETA also administer partnerships with the public universities and TVET Colleges and once they are approved for funding, they recruit students.
      Trust you will find this note in order.
      Thank you.

  2. Matilda
    17th June 2021 reply

    Hi my name is Matilda Lesufi I am qualified social worker and I have applied for social worker internship with wits health, I got respond from HR manager Earl King which I was advised to send my documents together with proof of account which I did but since then I have not gotten any way forward.

    Please do advise way forward

    Matilda Lesufi

    • Wendy Tembe
      Wendy Tembe
      18th June 2021 reply

      Dear Matilda
      Kindly follow -up with Wits Health, HWSETA does not recruit graduates for any funded programmes.
      Trust you will find this note in order.
      Thank you

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