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 Principal's Desk
|Ms Hellen Ntlatleng - Principal
It is with happiness that I welcome you back to Ekurhuleni West TVET
College for the academic year 2018.
Academic performance, in our business, is an internal barometer
reflecting the state of health of the business. I am proud to highlight our
achievement of a subject pass-rate in National Certificate Vocational -
NC(V) - of 83,83% in the 2016 results, and Report 191 Business Studies,
Semester 1 of 2017 - 84,24%; and Engineering Studies, Trimesters 1 and 2 of
2017 - an average of 74,03%. This success indicates a significant number of
our young citizens have learned a new skill, subject by subject. As a
college, we have placed great effort in increasing the work-place based
learning opportunities for our students. To this end, the college has
instituted a synchronised, common database from which students’ information
is drawn. We have remained mindful of implementing best practices that
reflect our business values and culture to our stakeholders, such as our
Quality Management System based on a myriad of standards, recognised
worldwide; ISO: 9001 of 2008; OHS 18001; ISO: 14001 and ISMS: 27001. It is
noted, with pride, that the college has retained the first two standards in
the previous years in succession, based on SABS annual audits. These quality
standards ensure the highest quality in the manner in which we deliver our
mandate. Further, the college has received a clean financial audit from the
highest office in the country - the National Auditor General. It also
indicates the reason we adopted the following corporate motto for 2018:
'Be Accountable, Regardless'
The college has made significant gains in the area of establishment of
partnerships and linkages with industry. To mention but a few: Fiat Chrysler
Automobile South Africa donated brand new Fiat motor vehicle components
to our Boksburg campus; Volkswagen SA donated eight engines and
gearboxes to our Tembisa campus, and Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa
donated four Ford Rangers to our Germiston, Kathorus, Kempton and Tembisa
campuses. Long-standing partnerships with Bosch, Samsung Engineering, LG
Electronics, South African Airways Technical, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan
Municipality, Transnet Engineering, ACTOM, and Emperors Palace have been
maintained. The extent of our success is also indicated by our network of
international partnerships as well as those we have with SETAs with regard to delivery of
scarce skills. We have made successful inroads in expanding our current net
of SETAs (MerSETA; ETDPSeta; W&RSETA, F&PMSeta, EWSETA, BankSETA) to include,
among others, INSETA, in the preparation of the delivery of short term
We also pride ourselves on the completion of capital investment
projects - a mix of refurbishment of our workshops for accreditation, and
building of new infrastructural facilities in line with our mission
statement - opening access, and delivering high quality teaching and learning.
Among these is the completion, to occupation status, of the mega Corporate
precinct near Germiston Campus; the Entrepreneurial Centre at Kathorus, and
the examinations halls at Kempton and Germiston campuses.
I am grateful
for what we have achieved in 2017 and that we continued to walk-the-talk to ensure
maximum achievements, quality and student success.
2018, here we come!!!
Hellen Manakedi Ntlatleng
There are no accommodation facilities availabe 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.
Quicklinks / Important Numbers
- National Anti-corruption Forum: 0800 701 701
- DHET Hotline: 0800 202 933
- Enquiries: Call 0861 EWC 111 (0861 392 111)
(09 Jan 2017 - Temporarily out of order
Please use 082 569 6329 until further notice.)
- Online Enquiries: EWC Enquiry form
- General Information Page
Registrations & Important Dates
The next registration dates are:
- NATED ENGINEERING STUDIES
07 May 2018
- NATED BUSINESS STUDIES
16 July 2018
- NATED ENGINEERING STUDIES
03 September 2018
18 April 2018
Vacancies are being advertised. Please go to VACANCIES AT EWC in the menu on
the left for more information, or click here:
Fee-free Education Meeting
In January, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Honourable
Buti Manamela, and TVET College Principals, converged on Ekurhuleni West TVET
College. The meeting was attended by TVET College Principals, their Chief
Financial Officers, NSFAS and Higher Education and Training Department
Officials. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss, among other things, the
implications of fee-free education, the NSFAS bursary scheme, and the state of
readiness regarding the 2018 Academic Year registrations.
For the full story, click here:
SA / Mauritania Educational Co-operation
In November 2017, Ekurhuleni West TVET College hosted the South African
Minister of Higher Education and Training, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, and Dr
Sidi Ould Salem, her counterpart from the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. The
meeting focused on exploring opportunities for co-operation between the two
countries in the areas of technical and vocational training.
For the full story, click here: South
Africa / Mauritania Educational Co-operation.
2017 CEO Business Plan Competition
Ekurhuleni West TVET College’s aspiring entrepreneurs were dared to break the
chains of norms set out within the business fraternity. This was guidance
offered by the keynote speaker, Phaswane Motshana, at the third Annual CEO
Business Plan Competition Awards held in Germiston on November the 10th.
Phaswane, is a self-made millionaire from Ga-Mabintane in Limpopo Province,
trading in car rentals amongst other business ventures. The speaker dismissed
the notion that entrepreneurs don’t sleep while acknowledging the field is about
exploring opportunities and believing in one’s own ideas. He said most
businesses do not fail because the idea was not right, but usually because the
timing was not right. One of the norms he discouraged was the trend of quitting
businesses due to lack of funding and the non-flexibility displayed by most
For the full story, click here: Business Plan Competition.
EWC's Latest College Newsletter
24 October 2017
EWC's latest newsletter is now available on this website. Click on EWC
NEWSLETTERS in the menu on the left, and update yourself on all the latest
EWC Hosts Youth Imbizo
The Department of Correctional Services, in conjunction with the Gauteng
Department of Community Safety and Ekurhuleni Municipality, held a youth Imbizo
at Ekurhuleni West TVET College’s Kathorus campus in June 2017. The aim of the Imbizo was the mobilization of students and the community to
rise, and contribute meaningfully to the creation of crime free zones and also
to encourage students to refrain from criminality and substance abuse, as youth
are key in the quest to build safe and secure societies.
For the full story, click here: Youth Imbizo.
EWC Diploma Ceremony 2017
Seven hundred and ninety-four (794) graduates were conferred at the 13th
edition of Ekurhuleni West TVET College's Graduation Ceremony, held on 26 May
For the full story, click here: Diploma
World Skills South Africa
EWC brings home two silver medals from World Skills South Africa, held in
February 2017, in Durban. 19-Year-old Kyle Ritchie, a Boksburg Campus Electrical
Engineering student, ended one position short of a place in the World Skills
Competition to be held in Abu Dhabi later in the year.
For the full story, click here: World Skills South Africa.
Mandela Day 2017
18 July 2017
Ekurhuleni West TVET College commemorates Mandela Day with the launch of its 2nd annual Mandela Day "Build a House" Programme.
This year, the college, together with sponsors, employees, students and neighbours, renovated a house in Kaalfonein near Tembisa. The house
belongs to an orphaned Tembisa Campus student, who lives with her brother.
Read the full article here: Mandela Day 2017.
The EWC Mandela Day 2017 team, hard at work renovating the home of an orphaned EWC student.
Social Media Campaign Against Gender-based Crimes
Ekurhuleni West TVET College embarked on a social media campaign against
gender-based crimes, targeting mostly young women. This comes in the wake of the
murders of several women and children in the country in recent weeks. Messages
were communicated by the College Principal, College Council Chairperson and the
College Educational Psychologist.
Send your message of support to affected parties on our social network
Facebook - Ekurhuleni West TVET College/a>
The campaign runs under two hashtags:
Click on the pictures to enlarge them.
Ford Rangers for EWC's Mechanical Workshops
The Ford Motor Company has donated Ford Rangers to EWC. The 3 automatic
transmission vehicles are to be used to enhance teaching and training at the motor
mechanic workshops for Kathorus, Kempton and Tembisa Campuses. This is in
addition to the one donated in 2014 for Germiston Campus. The American
multinational automaker is one of the college’s strategic partners, a
relationship managed within the Partnerships and Linkages department, headed by
Mr Raymond Dladla.
A Ford Ranger being delivered to the Kathorus Campus's mechanical workshop.
See more: Ford Rangers for EWC's Mehanical Workshops.
EWC's First Female SRC President!!
While South Africa is divided on whether the country is ready for a woman
president, Zanele Mndaweni has ascended to the driving seat of the College’s
Student Representative Council. The twenty-one-year-old's climb to the
prestigious seat marked an end to the customary male domination in the history
of the College since its merger in 2003, to make her the first female Executive
SRC President. Ekurhuleni West TVET College is known for its progressive
transformation in terms of woman empowerment, as three out of four Executive
Managers are women.
Zanele Mndaweni, EWC's SRC Executive President, 2017.
See more: EWC's First Female SRC President.
Absa ReadyToWork Initiative
Absa responded to the Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's 'adopt a TVET
college' plea by partnering with Ekurhuleni West TVET College on the 'ReadytoWork'
initiative. The Deputy President has called on companies across all sectors of
the economy to adopt a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
college to help with skills development and job creation.
The ReadytoWork programme is an Absa Corporate Social Investment project aimed at
equipping young people with the skills required to transit from a world of
education into a world of work. The programme focuses on the four key areas of
people skills, work skills, money skills and entrepreneurship skills. Students
can work through the online programme at their own pace, or as part of a more
structured programme, supported by trained facilitators and additional
Mr Fiks Dlamini, Absa Head of Public Sector, addressing students at the
launch of the Absa ReadyToWork initiative.Ready To
See more: Absa ReadyToWork Initiative.
FCA Urges Students To Perfect Their Skills By Practice
Fiat Chrysler Automobile South Africa’s Richard Sloman urged Ekurhuleni West
TVET College students to learn by practice if they are to perfect their skills.
Mr Sloman, FCA’s head of Public Relations, was addressing the college students
at a car components donation handover function, held in February at EWC's
Boksburg campus. The Italian-controlled multinational corporation donated brand
new Fiat motor vehicle components, valued at R600 000, to the automotive
workshop to help students with practical studies. The components comprised the
wherewithal to build a car with the exclusion of the body. The majority of the
components came from their subsidiary car parts company, Mopar.
The world’s seventh-largest auto maker vowed to make available their
personnel for technical support, and also encouraged the college to send
students and lecturers to their service centres and plant in Rosslyn to enhance
their skills development.
See more: Fiat Chrysler Automobile South Africa Donation.