The Department of Higher Education and Training will build a R380 million Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Campus of False Bay College in Mitchell’s Plain in Cape Town.
This announcement was made by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Naledi Pandor at Beacon Hill High School, in Mitchells Plain, yesterday, where she was speaking at a Youth Summit event, organised by her Department.
Minister Pandor said the construction of a new campus “will start as soon as her Department has come to an agreement with the City of Cape Town, regarding a piece of land where this new campus will be built.”
“I have recently learnt to my astonishment that the City of Cape Town wants part of the amount allocated to build the Campus to be used to purchase the land that it has made available for the construction of the Campus.
“We say, the land should be given for free, given that it belongs to the City so that every cent can go towards making this campus a state-of-the-art building, that the people of Mitchell’s Plain so deserve”, Minister Pandor said to thunderous applause of the very large gathering of youth and parents.
The new campus is expected to be completed in two years. It will be an addition to four other Falsebay TVET College campuses, namely Khayelitsha, Swartklip, Westlake and distant learning campuses.
The Mitchell’s Plain campus will offer a host of interesting and relevant programmes to young people, directly linked to the economic drivers of
The range is impressive and includes electronics, electrical engineering, PV installer and spray painting, civil engineering and construction subjects, ICT, early childhood development, tourism, retail and will add to these as demands are identified.