Vacancies and Opportunities

Position: Business Internship

  • Location: Western Cape, Cape Town, Plumstead
  • Stipend: from R3500
  • Duration: 3-6 months
  • Start Date:  Immediately


Would you enjoy being part of a team that seeks innovative solutions to global challenges? Fetola, South Africa’s leading independent small business growth specialists urgently need two interns in their entrepreneur development programmes. Fetola is well known for its innovative and dynamic working environment.

The Fetola internship has helped to launch graduates from all over the world into successful careers. The position provides an exciting opportunity for high performing graduates to experience all aspects of business, and to work closely with a team that is making a visible difference to the future of South Africa.


  • A qualification in Entrepreneurship, Human Resources Management, Business Management, Project Management or related, Information Systems, Computer Science
  • Ability to speak another South African language – Xhosa, Zulu (advantageous)
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Computer literate with advanced MS Office skills preferred
  • Innovative thinking and strong leadership advantageous
  • Research and report-writing capabilities


Well-spoken, has a passion for learning, quick-thinking, born leaders, flexible, goal driven and intelligent high achievers with a desire to contribute to a better future!

How to apply:

Please send your CV to

Position: Business Mentor                                        

  • Reporting to: Senior Business Mentor (Cape Town)
  • Fees Bracket:  R 500 – 750 per hour
  • Employment Type: Short-term contract/part-time basis
  • Location: National

Fetola is expanding and we are on the lookout for excellent Business Mentors! Over the past ten years as leading SME-growth facilitators, Fetola’s pool of mentors has become the cornerstone of our success – working nationally with mostly black-owned, rural, women and youth-owned businesses (ranging from early stage to R20m turnover).

We are proud of the quality, commitment and capabilities of our mentors, and our on-going professional development programme ensures their continued enthusiasm and skill. Fetola mentor selection is a competitive process, as we identify those who demonstrate passion, interpersonal and technical skills, and a proven ability to empower others.

Individuals with entrepreneurial experience, practical business skills, a solutions-focused approach and an empathetic interpersonal style are invited to apply.  This includes mentors from all sectors, with a range of skills including sales, marketing, costing and pricing, finance management, human resource management, engineering services, agro-processing etc. Our appointment of mentors is dependent on the nature, location and numbers of SMEs in need of assistance, currently with a greater need in the more rural provinces.

Minimum Requirements

Education or Qualification: University Degree or Diploma preferred.

Experience and/or Training: 15+ years of hands-on business experience. Own business/entrepreneurial experience and basic computer skills required.

Core Competencies:

Demonstrated skills & practical experience in business; relevant life experience and entrepreneurial exposure; and well networked with proven ability to contribute materially to the continual improvement and growth of SMEs.

We require candidates who are personally presentable, professional and with a positive outlook; flexible and adaptable, self-motivated, enthusiastic and results driven; culturally sensitive and with friendly open personalities who are able to create a ‘safe space’ for learning.

Job Overview:

You will be responsible for assessing the needs of the business and entrepreneur and provide appropriate mentorship to selected entrepreneurs in a range of sectors, across peri-urban and rural areas of the country. Your specific role will then be to facilitate appropriate changes, increase confidence and practical skills, and support market/growth opportunities.  We require candidates who have high-energy levels, a passionate commitment to making a difference, and an encouraging results-driven, yet empathetic nature.

You will work closely with your mentor-manager, and provide real-time feedback on progress via our online system.

How to Apply:

If you are interested, please complete your application form by clicking here. Alternatively, we encourage you to forward this message to anyone in your network who you feel might be interested.

Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Should you not hear from us, please assume that in this instance your skills and location did not match our SME needs.

If you have previously applied and have not heard from us, do not be disheartened! You may not have previously met the needs of the programme requirements, but please forward us a recent copy of your CV for a fresh look.


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