Frequently asked questions

What is the Khwela program?


Khwela is an innovative youth tourism Skills academy for young unemployed women in South Africa with the vision to create an African sisterhood of self-empowered and resourceful women.




Who can apply?


Any South African female between the ages of 18-35, with matric certificate/ N4 equivalent certificate, passionate about the Tourism industry and who has basic computer skills.




Is the program free?


Any South African female between the ages of 18-35, with matric certificate/ N4 equivalent certificate, passionate about the Tourism industry and who has basic computer skills.




I am not based in Cape Town, can I still apply?


Currently the program only services the Cape Town area and surrounds. We do not provide accommodation for learners.




I just graduated in Tourism, can I get an internship?


The program is for young women who are currently unemployed and not studying.If you are unemployed and not studying (but have studied in the past) you can apply to join the full program




What other provinces is the program available in?


For now, it is only available in the Western Cape Province.




Why can't men apply?


The program caters to women with the aim of empowering women. With the notion that women do not get the same opportunities as men.




The form does not work on my phone, can you email me a form?


The form is on our website, unfortunately, it cannot be.




When is the next intake?


Starting in March 2020.




What happens after completing an internship?


As the main focus of the program is to empower young unemployed women to get employed and become resourceful, what happens after completing the internship follows a graduation and a career path in tourism and hospitality.




Where can I find more information about the program?


For more information, please go to the website www.khwela.org.za or contact us on 061-365-8554.




Is the program registered?


Yes the program is registered as an NPC and it works closely with the Department of Economic Development and Tourism.




What are the requirements of the program?


- Have a passion for tourism and / or hospitality. - Have a desire to learn and develop yourself. - Be female. - Be between the ages of 18 and 35. - You must be able to attend classes in Cape Town. - Have a South African ID and passport. - Have a Matric certificate (Grade 12). - Be unemployed & not studying.





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