Students take to entrepreneurship and are embraced by success
Two former students are on their way to the top as entrepreneurs. Tumelo Pholwane and Teboho Seliane are both very talented and in business. They are unstoppable. Teboho Seliane, also known as “Mr S”, obtained his fashion design qualification at Motheo TVET College in 2012. He then went ahead... Read more
Minister of small business development opens entrepreneurship rapid incubator facility
The centre for entrepreneurship at ORBIT TVET College and the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA), have entered into an exciting partnership. The culmination of the partnership saw a Rapid Incubator (RI) facility being launched at the Mankwe Campus in March. The RI was the fourth to be launched country-wide... Read more
PE college well represented at 2nd Worldskills SA
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) hosted the second WorldSkills South Africa (WSSA) Competition at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban in February. The WSSA Competition celebrates the talent of young artisans and technicians. It also serves as an advocacy programme to highlight... Read more
ECD students make a difference
Nestled in the heart of Khayelitsha is the Khumbulani Health, education and resource centre. Khumbulani was initiated in 2000 by nine women from Khayelitsha. Initially the objective was to take action against the consequences of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The director of the centre, Gloria Bebeza, is currently completing her... Read more
HEAIDS campaign: seventh year and approximately half a million students tested and screened
Hundreds of students were recently tested for HIV and screened for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and Tuberculosis (TB) at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University during the promotion of the 2017 First Things First campaign. Now in its seventh year, First Things First has tested nearly 500 000 students for... Read more
From TVET college student to BTech graduate
It has been proven that with a TVET College education, there are no limits to the possibilities. When Gilroy Forbes enrolled at West Coast TVET College, his vision was only to complete a qualification and to get into the labour market. Coming from Saron, a rural town just outside... Read more
TVET college applications open for second semester
TVET college students who wish to apply for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) have until 4 August 2017 to apply. The scheme, which is an entity of the Department of Higher Education and Training, says that only applicants who intend studying or are already studying... Read more
Eight ‘Made in SA’ engineering college graduates jet off to China
Seven ORBIT TVET College students jetted off to Beijing, China on Thursday, 16 March, to participate in a 12-month internship programme. The programme forms part of a collaboration between the Chinese Culture and International Exchange Centre and the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA (MerSETA). They were later joined... Read more
Alert: Fine art college in Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg illegal
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) would like to reiterate that the annulment of an operating licence for the Centre for Fine Art Animation and Design (CFAD) College effected in November 2016 still remains. The Institution has until 31 December 2017 to phase out pipe-line students. Similarly... Read more
Mostly women graduate in construction
Of 200 graduates in the recent Nongoma certificate awards ceremony for students who had completed their training in bricklaying, plastering and carpentry, 126 were female. This was the culmination of a partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Human Settlement. In his speech, Nongoma mayor, Sthembiso Mathaba, said that this... Read more