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
SITA challenges need to be addressed
The capacity challenges at the State Information Technology Agency (Sita) needs to be attended to as a matter of urgency, says the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training. The committee, which visited the agency, said Sita was one entity that needed not to fail as the world was... 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
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
Umfolozi TVET College: Grooming future engineers
Umfolozi TVET College Work Based Experience (WBE) Officer and the Tongaat Hulett, (the huge sugar producer) delegation recently held an interactive session with College students who were placed at the Felixton Mill. Each student was invited to the boardroom to speak of what they had learnt since their arrival... Read more
The German dual training system has become one of the most successful in the world. The system has gained recognition for having contributed to the lowest unemployment rate of young people between the ages of 16 and 24 in Europe. The Dual system combines continuous apprenticeship training in a... Read more
The Minister of Small Business Development, the Honourable Lindiwe Zulu recently launched the ninth of the ten planned new Centres for Entrepreneurship (CfE), at Goldfields TVET College. This is a part of an integrated youth rapid incubation model designed by the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA). SEDA is an... Read more