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
A great book says, "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.
Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your
good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."
Today, I see so many lights that are going to light up the world and shine in the darkness, and the darkness will not overcome them. The light I am talking
about is our special guests, 'our graduates' who, today, are getting the results of their toil and selfless sacrifice, total dedication and investment in a
better future, not only for themselves, but South Africa as a whole.
Programme Director, Ms Duduzile Zwane; College Council Members; Ms Hellen Ntlatleng, Regional Manager: Gauteng and Free State; Executive Management of the
College; Broad Management Team; Pastor Ngobeni; Mr Given Mkhari, who is our guest speaker; The Afro Tenors; College Partners; sponsors of the top achievers;
invited guests; staff of EWC; Ladies and Gentlemen; good afternoon.
I am intensely grateful to you for choosing to celebrate the accomplishments of our students who are now graduating in this month in which we are celebrating
Africa month. As Africans, we celebrate and acknowledge the successes of the African Union, from its creation in 1963 in the fight against colonialism and apartheid,
as well as the progress that Africa has made, while reflecting upon the common challenges that the continent faces in a global environment.
Today, I am proud to say that the college is conferring graduates who are going to add to the pool of the work force that is going to continue to fight
the ailments and challenges that the continent is facing, which are joblessness, moral decay, poverty and crime, in quest of achieving the aspirations of
the African Union. By do so, we will be building the Africa that we and all Africans want.
Graduates and parents, we acknowledge the fact that you endured some difficult circumstances, where you, as parents, would sacrifice lots of things to make
it possible for your children attain their qualifications; and we know that you, graduates, have committed long hours of hard work and made sacrifices for you
to be where you are now. We really acknowledge that the journey for some of you was not rosy; it was difficult, but you thrived through.
My beloved graduates, through the indisputable power of your achievements, everyone who is witnessing this ceremony today can ascertain that this declares
the dawn of a new era in your lives.
Now that you hold your qualifications, use them to transform your surroundings for the better. As graduates you should be committed to use the knowledge and
skills you acquired to help South Africa to realise the 2030 vision of the National Development Plan. The country is looking up to you who are graduating here
today to take the lead in raising employment through faster economic growth. We look to you to be at the forefront of the necessary transformation of our economy
by either becoming part of the workforce or establishing your own businesses, and creating work for other people. I am certain that if you direct your skills,
knowledge, ingenuity and consciousness, as a country, we will be on the right track to the eradication of poverty.
Ladies and gentlemen, our country is facing lots of challenges and scourges, from unemployment, to poverty, gender-based crime, crime in general and moral
decay. We are crossing our fingers with hope that these graduates will assist the country to thrive through these plaques that are ravaging our country. We are
hoping that they will become the light and the salt of the earth. We all know that the light outshines the darkness and that salt brings flavour to food or
that salt is a flavour enhancer.
Read more at: Principal's Message.
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.
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.