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
Principal's Address - Closing Ceremony 2013
|Ms Hellen Ntlatleng -
05 December 2013
Programme Director, Ms Ntombizodwa Dangazele; Member of College Council
present, Ms Elsabe Allers; Executive Management and Management team; Ladies
and gentlemen – good afternoon.
I wish to send my condolences to Mr Cecil Brink’s family who are mourning
his passing on at this moment.
Ladies and gentlemen, accept my sincere thanks for availing yourselves of
this year’s function. I appreciate that more than words could express it. My
many thanks to the College Council members present, even to those who could
not attend for the five (5) years we spent working hard together. Thanks for
the vision you displayed as Council that gave Ekurhuleni West College a
space in the business world.
Read the full address here: Closing
EWC Diploma Ceremony 2013
24 May 2013
EWC's Diploma Ceremony took place on 24 May 2013.
Ms Hellen Ntlatleng, Principal of EWC (left), and a representative from
Sangari SA (centre), presenting a trophy to NC Tshilamathanda (right).
Ms Hellen Ntlatleng, Principal EWC (left) and a representative from ABSA
(right), presenting a trophy and a cheque to RDM Mokoena (centre).
Ms Hellen Ntlatleng (left) and a representative from Hope and Dreams Trading
21 (centre) presenting a trophy to N.E Baloyi (right).
Ms Hellen Ntlatleng (left), and a representative from Nala Consulting
Engineers (right), presenting a trophy to D Henderson (centre).
Ms Hellen Ntlatleng (left) and a representative from Transnet (centre)
presenting a trophy to B Resinga (right).
AS Komane (centre), overall Top Achiever Engineering Studies NC(V),
receiving trophies from representatives from MacMillan (left centre), and
Transnet (right centre).
16 February 2011
We are pleased and proud to announce that the Alberton and Kempton Campuses of
EWC have acquired the following occupational programmes accreditations:
Alberton and Kempton Campuses
City and Guilds Certificates in Hospitality and Food Services
Qualifications in Food and Beverages Services, Food Preparation and Culinary
Accreditation: City and Guilds
Duration: 3 years full time study
Minimum requirements: Grade 9
Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation & Cooking
Level 1 Certificate in Food & Beverage Service
Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation & Cooking (Culinary Arts)
Level 2 Diploma in Food & Beverage Services
Level 2 Diploma in Patisserie
Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts
Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Food & Beverage 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 2011
Ekurhuleni West College's Annual Report for 2011 is now on the web!
here, or click in the menu at left to access it.
Registrations & Important Dates
NEXT REGISTRATION DATES:
- N4-N6 Business Studies (semester): 15-18 July 2014
- N3-N6 Engineering Studies (trimester): 27-29 August 2014.
Vacancies at EWC
05 July 2014
The following vacancy is being advertised at present. For more information,
please click on VACANCIES AT EWC in the menu to the left, or click here:
Deputy Minister Visits EWC
12 May 2014
On 12 May 2014, the Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry (the dti),
honourable Elisabeth Thabethe, visited the Ekurhuleni West College Centre for
Entrepreneurship which is based at the Kathorus Campus.
The aim of the visit was to check on the progress made since the CfE was
established and launched. Read more about it here:
Deputy Minister Visits EWC.
Honourable Elisabeth Thabethe (third from right), Deputy Minister of the
Department of Trade and Industry, at EWC's Centre for Entrepreneurship with the
Principal of EWC, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng (third from left) and other college
DHET - SwissCham College Improvement Partnership
16 April 2014
The Minister of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Dr. Blade Nzimande,
launched the Department of Higher Education and Training - SwissCham College
Improvement Partnership during a breakfast engagement at Ekurhuleni West College
Germiston Campus on 16 April 2014.
"The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and SwissCham, the
representative body of Swiss businesses and their associates in South Africa,
have entered into a partnership aimed at improving the quality of teaching and
learning in public technical and vocational education and training (TVET)
colleges, aimed at making them 'centres of excellence' in the national skills
development landscape," the Minister revealed. Read more about it here:
DHET - SwissCham College Improvement
Dr Blade Nzimande, Minister for DHET - being interviewed by the RSI media
journalist during the media briefing at the launch.
LGSETA WSP 2014/5 Launch
10 February 2014
On 10 February 2014, LGSETA hosted the WSP 2014/5 Season Launch for Gauteng
and North West provinces at EWC's Boksburg Campus. The Launch was honoured by
the presence of the honourable Minister Lechesa Tsoneli of the Local Government
and Traditional Affairs Department...
For the full report: LGSETA WSP 2014/5 Launch
OECD Delegation Visits EWC
03 February 2014
On 03 February 2014, a delegation from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an international organisation, visited Ekurhuleni West College. The members of the delegation were Dr Simar Field, Dr Jose Alvarez and Ms Pauline Musset. The OECD is a forum of countries committed to democracy and the market economy, and provides a platform for the comparison of policy experiences, for finding answers to common problems, and for identifying good practices and co-ordinating the domestic and international policies of its members.
To read the full report, please click here: OECD Delegation at EWC.
The OECD Delegation, with members of EWC's management team.
EWC - Ukhozi FM Radio Campaign
04 January 2014
On 04 January 2014, EWC, in conjunction with SABC's Ukhozi FM, embarked on a College Registration Campaign. The campaign was aimed at reminding the audience about the 2014 commencement of registration at EWC, as well as promoting the Department of Higher Education and Training's (DHET) Bursary opportunities.
Ukhozi FM's Top 20, hosted by DJ Njinji "njinjiwami," aka Mandla Magwaza, was broadcasting live at Letsogo Shopping Centre.
The principal of EWC, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng (right) giving details about the college to prospective students and parents.
LG Electronics And EWC Sign Agreement
Johannesburg, 18 October 2013
On 18 October 2013, the Ekurhuleni West College (EWC) and LG Electronics S.A.
signed a pledge of commitment to work together. The signing of the pledge
between EWC and LG Electronics (SA) is in response to the call from government
to produce artisans in the country.
L to R: Principal of EWC, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng; Dep. Minister of Higher
Education and Training, the Hon Mduduzi Manana; and Managing Director of LG
Electronics SA, Mr Il Hwan Lee, after the ceremonial signing of
The LG Electronics S.A. - Ekurhuleni West College cooperation will be an
instrument to help alleviate some of the challenges the country has, as well as
contributing in the National Skills Development Strategy III (NSDS III)’s
For the full report, go to: LG - EWC Agreement.
EWC Family Fun Day
12 September 2013
On 12 September 2013, EWC hosted a Family Fun Day. Families of the EWC staff were introduced to the College. Lots of fun activities were organised for both the kids and adults - from volleyball, tug-of-war, hoola hoop, sack racing, to jumping castle, to name just a few. Later, all who attended the event were treated to a braai. Everyone agreed that it was great day, full of fun!
A lively game of volley ball!
Mandela Day 2013
18 July 2013
The EWC Marketing Department and students and staff of Kathorus Campus
jointly participated in the 67 minutes of good will dedicated to Nelson Mandela
at the Zibeleni School for the Disabled. All the people involved volunteered
their services in the form of cleaning, painting and playing with the children.
EWC donated 80 blankets to the principal of the Zibeleni School, enough for the
learners who stay in the school hostel.
A child at the Zibeleni School for the Disabled receiving a blanket.
Click here to read the full article: Mandela
Entrepreneurship Centre Launch
18 June 2013
The Department of Trade and Industry, in partnership with Ekurhuleni West
College, launched the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development at Kathorus Campus on 18 June
2013. The Centre is an initiative that is geared to promote Entrepreneurship
Education, Training and Development.
The Deputy Minister of the dti cuts the ribbon to officially launch the new
Click here to read the full article:
EWC And Transnet Sign MoU
09 May 2013
EWC and the Transnet School of Engineering have signed a Cooperation
Agreement. The signing of a Cooperation Agreement with Transnet is in response
to the call from government to produce artisans in the country. 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 some of the challenges the country has, as
well as contribute in the National Skills Development Strategy III (NSDS III)’s
objectives. Read the full report here: EWC and
Transnet sign MOU.
Ms Hellen Ntlatleng, Principal of EWC, and a Transnet representative signing