13th September 2011
Please note that the normal telephone lines at Tembisa are now functional.
The numbers are: 011 925 1005 and 011 925 1006.
The other two numbers that were used in the interim are also still in operation. They are: 071 389 4006 and 079 972 9532.
Ekurhuleni West College (EWC) for Further Education and Training (FET) is a public institution regulated by the FET Colleges Act no 16 of 2006. 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 College is situated 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" is originated 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] (NDR) 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.
Principal's Speech - Artisans Development Launch
04 February 2013.
It is a great honour for me to welcome you to our institution. We are enthused by your presence here today, and indeed hope that Ekurhuleni West College will give you all a reason to return, on another occasion, to this beautiful Tembisa campus. Please do feel welcome and thank you for choosing this campus in partiular to launch "The Year of the Artisan" for many reasons, and among others - Tembisa as a township has grown so fast that this campus can't deal with the numbers that enter their gates during enrollment time. Tembisa campus has been producing the best results at EWC for three consecutive years, especially their Engineering Department - Civil and Construction. We have here among our midst the best Level 4 student at EWC who is a Civil student.
Minister, whilst significant progress has been made towards making South Africa a more just, inclusive and developmental society, deep inequalities associated with extraordinarily high levels of poverty and joblessness still persist - as you get into Tembisa that is very evident. True, we have achieved moderate growth in the formal economy and attracted some foreign investment; we have, however, failed to skill the nation for these new challenges to the structure of our economy. This situation is worsened by the global economic downturn which has seen many people losing their jobs and therefore unable to provide for the basic needs of their families. This has not left South Africa unscathed...
EWC Diploma Ceremony 2012
18 May 2012
The Diploma Ceremony took place on 18 May 2012 in the Transnet Hall at Esselen Park. About 305 graduates were conferred. Sponsorships from various companies were solicited. 21 Students received merit awards (trophies) that were sponsored by various companies.
The ceremony was honoured by the presence of DHET and GDE officials, Setas officials, private and public sector representatives and sponsors. The world acclaimed Afro Tenors entertained the guests, graduates and parents. The guests, graduates and parents gave an audience to a dynamic motivational speaker, Professor Joe Diescho, as he presented his motivational talk.
Sponsors of the ceremony were: The Principal of EWC Ms Hellen Manakedi Ntlatleng, South African Airways Technical, Barloworld Equpiment, VMR Architects, Nala Consulting Engineers, NDK Consulting Engineers, Sangari SA (Pty) Ltd, Absa, Hope and Dreams, Mc Millan, Dippenaar and Renneke.
Ms Hellen Ntlatleng, Principal EWC (left) and the representative from ABSA (right), presenting a cheque to a N.O. Nyandeni (centre).
Ms Hellen Ntlatleng (left) and a representative from Barloworld Equipment (right) presenting a trophy to P Chauke (centre).
Ms Dangazele, of Germiston campus (centre) receiving a trophy on behalf of a student, from the NDK Consulting Engineers representative (right). On the left is the Principal of EWC, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng.
Ms Hellen Ntlatleng (left), and a representative of South African Airways Technical (right), presenting a trophy to a student (centre).
Ms Hellen Ntlatleng (left), and a representative from McMillan (right), presenting a trophy to B.O.B. Bonani (centre).
The SRC President (centre) receiving trophy on behalf of PD Ramudidibi, Overall Top Achiever, Engineering Studies Nated, from the South African Airways Technical representative. On the left is Principal of EWC, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng.
16 February 2011
Alberton and Kempton Campuses
City and Guilds Certificates in Hospitality and Food Services
There are no accommodation facilities for students available 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.
Annual Report 2010
Ekurhuleni West College's Annual Report for 2010 is now on the web! Click here, or click in the menu at left to access it.
Registrations & Important Dates
20 May 2013
EWC is advertising vacancies at some of its campuses. Please click on VACANCIES AT EWC in the menu on the left, or click here more information: Vacancies.
EWC And Transnet To Sign MoU
09 May 2012
EWC and the Transnet School of Engineering are to sign a cooperation agreement. The signing of an MoU with Transnet is in response to the call from government to produce artisans in the country. The MoU will present both institutions with an opportunity to collaborate in the production of the artisans, a crucial priority for South Africa. South Africa's pool of intermediate skills, especially artisanal skills, is too low to support National and Sector Development and Growth, leading to these skills being imported from other countries for the implementation of some developmental projects. The Transnet / Ekurhuleni West College cooperation will be an instrument to help alleviate the challenges the country has, as well as achieving the National Skills Development Strategy III (NSDS III)’s objectives such as:
This cooperation will not only assist EWC in achieving its objectives and to deliver its mandate, as prescribed by the DHET, but also assist Ekurhuleni West College to become an FET institution of choice as well as assisting government in alleviating unemployment due to scarcity of skills in our country.
Ekurhuleni West College welcomes and appreciates a donation of fifteen welding machines from Transnet. This donation symbolises commitment from Transnet to the cooperation and will assist EWC in achieving the objective of becoming a college that thrives in excellence. Our students will be afforded the opportunity to be trained in the welding trade, using the latest technology.
Media is invited to come and witness the signing of the MoU and the handing over of welding machines that will take place as follows:
Danish Prime Minister Visits EWC
4 March 2013
The Prime Minister of Denmark, Her Excellency, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, visited EWC's Germiston campus on 04 March 2013. The purpose of the visit was to see and understand how FET colleges operate in South Africa. The Prime Minister and President Jacob Zuma, are due to report on the impact of vocational education to the UN Education Portfolio Committee.
The Prime Minister of Denmark, Her Excellency Helle Thorning-Schmidt, addresses staff at EWC's Germiston Campus. Pictured with her is Principal of EWC, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng.
Click here to read the full report: Danish Prime Minister Visits EWC
Ms Helle Thorning-Schmidt's acknowledgement to the Principal and staff of EWC in appreciation for her visit to the college: Letter from the Prime Minister of Denmark.
2013 - The Year Of The Artisan
Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, declared 2013 The Year of The Artisan. The official launch of The Year of The Artisan took place on 04 February 2013 at EWC's Tembisa Campus.
In his address, Minister Nzimande said that government views the production of artisans and other mid-level skills as priority, and this is the reason that billions are being invested into the development of FET colleges, turning them into institutions of choice, so that South Africa would not have to import skills from other countries in order to deliver on its Strategic Infrastructure Projects. He ended by saying that to successfully deliver on the Strategic Infrastructure Projects, the country needed artisans.
Read more here: 2013 - the Year Of The Artisan
The Year Of The Artisan was officially launched at a nationally publicised event at EWC's Tembisa Campus by Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande.
EWC Prospectus 2013
13 January 2013
EWC's 2013 Prospectus is available from this website. Click on EWC PROSPECTUS 2013 in the menu on the left of the page, or click here: Prospectus.
EWC Brochures 2013
13 January 2013
The EWC NC(V) and Report 191 (NATED) Course Brochures for 2013 are now available on the website. Click on "EWC Brochures 2013" in the menu at left, or click here: Brochures.
07 February 2013
EWC's latest newsletter (Issue 24) is now available on the website. Click on NEWSLETTERS in the menu at left, or click here: Newsletters.
FET Colleges Make Their Presence Felt
Press Release - 03 January 2013
And so once again South Africa finds herself in a frenzy of excitement following the release of the National Senior Certificate Results results for the Class of 2012 by Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, on the 2nd of January 2012. While a notable improvement in the pass rate has been achieved, the announcement of these results has once again exposed the realities facing a small post-schooling sector in South Africa...
To read the press release in full, please click on the link: Press Release.
Swiss Minister's Visit
01 November 2012
On 1 November 2012, Ekurhuleni West College hosted the Swiss Minister of Education and Research, Dr Mauro Dell' Ambrogio, the Swiss Ambassador to South Africa, His Eminence, Mr Christian Meuwly, and delegates from the Swiss-South African Co-operation Initiative, who all visited the Tembisa Campus.
Read more here: Swiss Minister's Visit.
EWC Job Fair
26 September 2012
Ekurhuleni West College hosted the Job Fair on 26 and 27 September 2012 at the Kempton Campus.
The Breakfast Opening Ceremony took place at 08:30 on 26 September 2012. Ms Hellen Ntlatleng, Principal of EWC, welcomed the guests of honour and prospective employers and declared the Job Fair officially open. Ms Esther Tloane, Chief Director, Employer Services from the National Department of Labour did a presentation on the Employment Services system of South Africa and the Employment Service Bill.
Click here to read the full article: EWC Job Fair.
Apply Before You Register Campaign
01 September 2012
On 01 September 2012, Ekurhuleni West College and Y FM Launched the EWC Student Application Campaign at the Chris Hani Mall in Vooslorus...
More information: Apply Before You Register Campaign.
Bonang Mathebe, Y FM Presenter (left) interviewing the Principal of EWC, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng (right), during the launch of EWC's student application campaign at Chris Hani Mall, Vosloorus.
EWC Hosts Ministerial Event
1 August 2012
On 01 August 2012, EWC's Germiston Campus hosted a ministerial event, where the Minister of Higher Education and Training officially handed over allocation certificates worth R2.5 billion to FET Colleges for their expansion and capacity building development programmes.
Read the full event report here: Ministerial Event 2012.
Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, addressing the FET College Councils and Principals.
Donors Thank You Lunch
31 July 2012
On 31 July 2012, EWC's Marketing Department hosted a Donors Thank You Lunch at the Germiston Campus' Seasons Restaurant. Companies that contributed financially or in kind to college events were invited to the lunch.
Read the full event report here: Donors Thank You Lunch.
Some of the company representatives networking at the function.
Professor Carol Mayford, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA, visited and worked at EWC on a Fulbright Project regarding Assessment. On her return to America recently, she gave the following speech.
"Colleagues, I appreciate this opportunity to speak to you one last time before I head back to Chicago. First, I need to offer my thanks...
Mandela Day 2012
16 July 2012
Ekurhuleni West College went beyond the 67 minutes of good will. On Monday, 16 July 2012, Marketing Department visited Ubuhle Bezwe Orphanage home in Tembisa. The centre is currently home to more than 50 orphans who have been neglected by families or robbed of their parents by death and many other social challenges.
The Principal EWC, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng, handing over blankets and groceries to the orphans.
EWC Fun Run/Walk 2012
05 May 2012
On Saturday 05 May 2012, Ekurhuleni West College in Association with Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality hosted a 5km Fun Run that took place at EWC Tembisa Campus. The theme for the event was "Run to Shelter the underprivileged."
Read the full report here: 2012 EWC Fun Run/Walk
New Programme Introduction 2012
From 2012, EWC is pleased to introduce 2 new programmes. They are:
Please contact Marketing or the respective campuses for more information.
Proto-type Car for Tembisa Campus
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
EWC’s Tembisa Campus was privileged to receive a prototype Renault Sandero from Renault SA. This is the second donation of a prototype car from Renault – the first one was donated to Kathorus Campus last year in May.
Read the full article here: Proto-type Car for Tembisa Campus
From left: Mesdames Jenni Stephen - Vice President Renault SA; Annelie du Plessis - Campus Manager, Tembisa and Mr Gert Smit - Deputy Principal Academic Affairs.
Cooperation Agreement Between South African Airways Technical (SAAT) And Ekurhukeni West College (EWC)
30 June 2011
The Principal and CEO of Ekurhuleni West College, Me Manakedi Hellen Ntlatleng, and the CEO of SAAT, Mr Musa Zwane, signed a Cooperation Agreement between Ekurhuleni West College (EWC) and South African Airways Technical (SAAT).
Read the full report here: Signing Ceremony.
The signing was witnessed by esteemed leaders of our society, amongst others, the Honourable Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande; the Honourable Minister of Public Enterprises, Mr Malusi Gigaba; Honourable Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises, Mr Ben Dikobe Martins; SAA Chairperson, Ms Cheryl Carolus; EWC College Council Chairperson, Mr Thembani Bukula; SAAT Chairperson, Mr Teddy Daka; the Acting Director General Department of Higher Education and Training, Mr Gwebinkundla Qonde.