Ekurhuleni West Technical, Vocational, Education and Training College (EWC) is a public institution regulated by the FET Colleges Act
no 16 of 2006, as amended. It was established in terms of the Further Education and Training Act, Act No .98 of 1998, declared as such by
the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Education (Gauteng Province) in terms of a Provincial Gazette Extraordinary (dated 7 December 2001).
Ekurhuleni West TVET College is situated in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng Province in South Africa. EWC operates
within a broad band and diverse communities and comprises of the following six (6) campuses: Alberton, Boksburg, Germiston, Kathorus,
(in Katlehong/ Vosloorus/ Thokoza), Kempton (in Kempton Park) and Tembisa.
The name "Ekurhuleni" originates from the geographical and municipal areas (the Southern Service Delivery Regions [SDR]), namely: Germiston
(as regional centre), Alberton, areas of Boksburg, Katlehong, Thokoza, Vosloorus and sections of Freeway Park and the Northern Service Delivery
Region [SDR) namely Kempton Park (as regional centre) Tembisa, Edenvale, including Bedfordview and Primrose, in which the College is situated.
"Ekurhuleni" - means place of peace in Xitsonga. "Ekurhuleni" was taken from the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality and "West" from the
Western Belt within the Municipal area, where all the campuses are situated.
Message From The Acting Principal's Desk
|Ms Ntombizodwa Dangazele - A/Principal
College Reopening - Welcome Message
01 June 2020
The world is facing a health medical emergency; it is in crisis mode due to the coronavirus outbreak. The
way this epidemic is spreading, it is without doubt that no one is immune from it. The epidemic is a global
problem which needs every one of us to respond to it.
On 15 March 2020, His Excellency, President Ramaphosa, declared coronavirus a National State of Disaster.
This was followed by the implementation of a national lock down, which has been in effect since midnight on
26 March 2020, and was extended to 31 May 2020. The intention of this drastic measure is to "flatten the curve"
and contain the spread of the coronavirus to enable healthcare workers to effectively treat those affected as
well as ensuring that the country is ready to deal with the epidemic.
On 23 May 2020, Dr Blade Nzimande announced that at COVID-19 alert level 3, which starts on 01 June 2020,
following the President's announcement of lowering the alert level 4 to level 3, Higher Education institutions
will resume their teaching and learning.
On that note, it is such a great pleasure to welcome all the staff and students back from the lock down. I must
say that it will not be easy to continue with teaching and learning as we used to before the emergence of the
COVID-19 epidemic. As a college, we will introduce new ways of teaching and learning, and the way we operate, as
guided by the COVID-19 regulations and protocols.
The college is ready to conduct its business while ensuring that it combats the spread of the disease. The following
measures are in place:
- A steering committee, to deal with all issues concerning COVID-19, has been established.
- Rigorous daily screening methods are in place.
- The college will provide masks and sanitisers to staff and students to use to combat or reduce the spread
of the virus.
- Perspex shield screens have been installed at the reception of all EWC campuses.
- COVID-19 screening booths have been installed at all EWC campuses.
- All the work areas and classrooms have been disinfected.
- Measures to create awareness are in place.
- All lecturers, support staff and students will be inducted on the new reopenng guidelines.
- The college will keep on informing all its staff and students about the epdemic developments.
As announced by the minister, the college wll resume its operations in this manner:
Management and staff will return to work as follows:
||01 June 2020
|Heads of Divisions
|03 June 2020
|Report 191 Engineering Studies Lecturers
||08 June 2020
|Report 191 Business Studies Lecturers
||11 June 2020
||23 June 2020
Students will return to the college in a staggered manner. Below are the calendar dates for college reopening:
|N6 and N3: 10 June
|N5 and N2: 15 June
|N4: 22 June
|Business Studies Students
|N6: 25 June
|N5: 29 June
|N4: 06 July
|National Certificate (Vocational) Students
|Level 4: 13 July
|Level 3: 20 July
|Level 2: 27 July
|PLP: 20 July
Upon returning to college, all lecturers, support staff and students are reminded to continue adhering to
the COVID-19 measures and regulations to prevent the epidemic infections; and always ensure that hygiene
measures, such as washing your hands regularly with soap for not less the 20 seconds, or sanitising your
hands, as well as maintainng social distance are practised. All staff and students will be required to wear
fabric face masks as an additional preventative measure against COVID-19. These simple but effective measures
are the most important ammunition in our fight against COVID-19 in the absence of a cure or vaccine.
Let us unite in fighting the scourge of this epidemic.
Should you wish to enquire, please do not hesitate to contact the dollowing officials:
Ms Ntombizodwa Dangazele
There are no accommodation facilities available for students at EWC.
Special Note: Bursary funds are limited, and not
all students will be successful. Bursaries are not guaranteed and they are
subject to approval and availability of funds. An application for a bursary is
not a guarantee that the bursary will be awarded. Class fees must still be paid
and will then be refunded in the event of a bursary being awarded.
EWC's ISO Policies are available upon request. For Information Security purposes they are classified as Internal and
not Public, and therefore not displayed on the Website.
- ISO 9001: 2015
- ISO 18001: 2007
- ISO 14001: 2015
- ISO 27001: 2013
Issuing of policies will be upon request to the Quality Manager, who will only issue such policies after a
confidentiality statement has been signed.
Quicklinks / Important Numbers
To apply online, please click here:
Vacancies at EWC
30 June 2020
Vacancies are being advertised. For more information, please go to VACANCIES AT EWC in the menu at
left, or click here: Vacancies.
Important Announcement For Invitation To Register In The EWC Supplier Database
18 June 2020
EWC is pleased to invite all suitably qualified and reputable prospective service providers and suppliers to apply
for registration in the EWC database.
The closing date for applications was previously advertised as 10 April 2020. The new date is as follows:
Friday, 26 June 2020 - 13h30.
For full details and access to the registration form, please click here: Supplier
Academic Support Timetable For Distance Learning
Academic Support Timetable - Distance Learning -
01-05 June 2020
Back To Campus Booklet
25 May 2020
All students - please read:Back to Campus Booklet
Holding Statement - Fake News On WhatsApp Audio
05 April 2020
For Immediate Release
It has come to the attention of the college management that there is a WhatsApp audio that is doing
rounds informing students that a meeting was held to come up with strategies for distributing laptops
and data to all EWC students, and that students need to register their current residential addresses
onto the link provided on the WhatsApp.
The College is distancing itself from this WhatsApp audio that contains false information. We, therefore
call on all students to disregard the content of the WhatsApp audio. We also plead to all the students to
not continue forwarding such audio that contains bogus information.
Considering the gravity of this matter, the college will report this matter to the police for further
Please click here to read the full statement from College management:
Free Study Guides
26 March 2020
During this difficult time we are all facing, it is important, as our President said, to all play our part. With
this in mind, Future Managers has taken the step to offer free electronic study guides to all Colleges for three
Now you can confidently study and navigate your course with the learning roadmap the guide provides.
For more information about the guides and how to access them, click on the following links:
Future Managers Free Study Guides.
How To Download The Free Study Guides.
Other Important Study Links
07 April 2020
MacMillan Lecturers & Students Downloads.
MacMillan (prepexam.co.za) Nated & NCV Exam Question Papers & Memoranda.
Ask Archie Education - TVET Programme
Deputy Minister Buti Manamela Visits EWC's Germiston Campus
05 June 2020
Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Hon. Buti Manamela, paid the college a special visit
on Friday, 05 June 2020, to ensure the college was ready to welcome back students from June 10 onwards. The purpose of the
visit was to monitor the state of readiness and progress towards the planned phased return of students to the
Read the full story here: Deputy Minister's Visit.
EWC Students Graduate
30 & 31 May 2019
More than 1300 graduates were conferred at Ekurhuleni West TVET College's 15th Graduation Ceremony,
held on the 30th and 31st of May, 2018, at the Transnet School of Excellence Hall in Kempton Park. Graduates
included students from all six campuses of the college, graduating in both National Certificate (Vocational)
and National N Diploma.
Read the full story here:
EWC TVET College Graduation 2019.
Samsung Academy Graduation
Samsung Academy hosted a successful graduation ceremony at EWC's Boksburg Campus hall, where over 160 students
from TVET Colleges and Technical High Schools graduated, in April 2019.
Samsung Electronics Academy provides hands-on skills training, at no cost, to grade 10 - 12 students from
Technical High Schools and TVET Colleges in Gauteng. Samsung Electronics’ initiative also supports the South
African government’s drive to address the problem of youth unemployment, by ensuring that qualifying students are
provided with job opportunities within the electronic industry. More students enrol yearly on the programme to bridge
the technical skills gap amongst underprivileged young South Africans.
Read the full story here:
Samsung Academy Graduation.
EWC Hosts SA-China Enterprise & Trade Association (SACETA) Job Fair Expo
The Ekurhuleni West TVET College’s Boksburg Campus hosted more 40 Chinese companies operating in South Africa
for the inaugural South Africa-China Enterprise and Trade Association (SACETA) Job Fair, organised in partnership
with the Chinese Culture and International Education Exchange Centre (CCIEEC). The event was held in April 2019.
Read the full story here:
EWC Hosts SA-China Job Fair Expo.
EWC Students To Represent SA At International World Skills Competition
Ntsako Shidzinga and Melanie De Lange, who represented EWC and Gauteng TVET Colleges in Restaurant Services and
Food Preparation and Cooking at the competition respectively, walked away with gold medals in their fields,
and will be representing South Africa at the International World Skills Competition, to be staged in Kazan, Russia,
around August 2019.
Read the full story here:
EWC Students To Represent SA At International World Skills Competition.
EWC And NAFCOC Sign MoU
Ekurhuleni West TVET College and NAFCOC (National African Federation of Commerce and Industry) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 12 April 2019. The signing took place at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubation at EWC's Kathorus campus.In her welcome address, Ms Ntombizodwa Dangazela, Acting Principal EWC, expressed her appreciation of the work that had resulted in NAFCOC and EWC signing the MOU. She welcomed NAFCOC as one of the many partners that the college already has. She said that partnerships are key drivers in broadening the service scope of the Centre for Entrepreneurship.
Read the full story here:
EWC and NAFCOC Sign MoU.
Tembisa Campus Hosts American Delegation
In a quest to learn more about South African TVET Colleges, an American delegation, led by Dr Jeffrey Ayala Milligan, a professor and Director of the Learning Systems Institute in Florida University, and Dr Vilma Fuentes, an Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at Santa Fé College, visited Ekurhuleni West TVET College, Tembisa Campus, in March 2019. Their visit forms part of an exchange programme between the Department of State of the United States of America, and the Department of Higher Education and Training in South Africa, with a view to establishing Community Colleges in South Africa.
Read the full story here:
Tembisa Campus Hosts American Delegation.
Inauguration Of New Boksburg Campus Buildings
On the 13th of March 2019, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and
Training, Honourable Buti Manamela, officially inaugurated Ekurhuleni West TVET
College (EWC) – Boksburg Campus' newly built Hall, Staff Room and Media Centre.
Hon. Manamela was joined by the Gauteng and Free State Acting Regional
Manager, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng, the Chairperson of College Council, Dr Mpho
Mohlala, as well as other dignitaries from different sectors.
For the full story, click here:
New Boksburg Campus Buildings.