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Ports Regulator of South Africa: Internships 2023

Are you new to the working world? Do you think you can make it in the finance in one of many roles? If the answer is yes, then you’ve come to the right place!

The Ports Regulator of South Africa is now accepting applications for its internship program.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to get a start in the working world and also gain some valuable work experience at the same time.

If you want to join, then you need to apply right now.

We’ve provided a breakdown of how this internship program works and what it will need from you during the application process works.

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This internship will not be accepting applications after 02 April 2023. Please make sure that your application and all supporting documents are submitted before this date.


This internship will be held in various locations throughout Durban, South Africa

What is The Ports Regulator of South Africa?

The National Ports Act, Act No. 12 of 2005, established the Ports Regulator. The Regulator is an important part of the port regulatory architecture envisioned in the National Commercial Ports Policy.

The major purpose of the Regulator is economic control of the South African port system in accordance with the state’s strategic development backdrop.

According to this mandate, the Regulator performs certain functions and activities in the industry, primarily relating to the regulation of pricing and other aspects of economic regulation, the promotion of equity of access to port facilities and services, monitoring the industry’s compliance with the regulatory framework, and hearing any complaints and appeals lodged with it.

The Regulator has created Directives and Policy Guidelines to broaden the regulatory framework. These publications outline how interested parties can participate in the Regulator’s procedures and give clarity on the process and content standards that all stakeholders should expect from and in their regulatory interactions.

The Regulator is made up of a Chairperson and members selected by the Transport Minister.

A Secretariat, led by a permanent ex officio Member of the Regulator, the CEO, assists the Regulator in its operations and responsibilities.

The Regulator works with statutory and non-statutory committees that focus on certain parts of the Regulator’s responsibilities.

Under the context of the current policy and regulatory framework, the Regulator is an independent regulator.

The Regulator is supported financially by the national government. The Regulator’s headquarters are in Durban, near the Port of Durban.

What is This Internship Program?

The Ports Regulator has five internship positions available over the next twelve (12) months: Unemployed students are invited to apply for the Ports Regulator’s in-service training program:

Those with good analytical and critical thinking abilities are suited for the Internship Program. The successful graduate will receive experience in a variety of jobs within the organization.

Corporate ServicesB.Comm or National Diploma in Accounting/Finance/Auditing1
LegalLLB degree or equivalent 4-year degree in law1
Policy Strategy & ResearchPostgraduate qualification (Honours / Masters) in the field of Economics, Econometrics or equivalent1
Industry DevelopmentPost graduate qualification in the fields of Economics, Stakeholder Management/Communication, Research1
Office of the CEOBachelor of Administration/ Public Administration /B.Comm degree1


Please make sure you meet ALL of the following minimum entrance requirements before submitting your application because if you don’t, your application will be rejected:

  • A covering including, inter alia: * Date of availability to commence internship * Employment Equity status * Residence status (RSA citizen, etc)
  • A complete CV indicating  * academic and/or work history * Languages spoken and its proficiencies * Responsibilities in any position held
  • Recently certified copies of the candidate’s Identity Document (or passport if not a South African citizen) and qualifications

How To Apply

Applications are quite simple. All you need to do is forward your application with supporting documentation, clearly stating the intern department for which you are applying, in the e-mail subject title, to: 

Contact Details

If you have any questions or concerns related to this internship program, then you can contact The Ports Regulator of South Africa directly through the following means:


+27 (0)31 365 7800


Good luck with your application!