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 Address - Closing Ceremony 2013

Ms Hellen Ntlatleng - Principal

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 Ceremony 2013.

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 Arts
Accreditation: City and Guilds
Duration: 3 years full time study
Minimum requirements: Grade 9

Year 1
Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation & Cooking
Level 1 Certificate in Food & Beverage Service

Year 2
Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation & Cooking (Culinary Arts)
Level 2 Diploma in Food & Beverage Services

Year 3
Level 2 Diploma in Patisserie
Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts
Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Food & Beverage Services

Please Note:

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!  Click here, or click in the menu at left to access it.




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Registrations & Important Dates

  • N3-N6 Engineering Studies (trimester): 5-9 May 2014
  • N4-N6 Business Studies (semester): 15-18 July 2014
  • N3-N6 Engineering Studies (trimester): 27-29 August 2014.


13 April 2013

Several vacancies are currently being advertised by EWC. To access the information, please click on VACANCIES AT EWC in the menu on the left, or click here: Vacancies.


02 April 2014

Several tenders (for security services, cleaning services and waste management services) are currently being advertised. Companies wishing to tender for these services can obtain the necessary information by clicking on the TENDERS link in the menu on the left of the page, or by clicking here: Tenders.

Invitation to Suppliers to Register

04 March 2014

In order to ensure transparency and a competitive process, EWC invites all prospective suppliers and service provides to apply for registration on the EWC database for various commodities as per the supplier database registration form.

For full information and access to the registration form, please click here: Supplier Registration.

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.

The Nation Is Mourning

We mourn the passing on of our former President, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Let us give praise for a life lived well. He lived a selfless life for all of us and the Nation to come to enjoy the fruits of freedom and peace in our country. He never asked what the country has for him but knew and understood that South Africa needed a lot from him. The man that had peace and taught us forgiveness. An icon of Reconstruction and Development and let us promise to take the baton from him.

We knew and understood that he was on earth for a season. We knew and have known that someday this will happen but the finality and reality of it are piercing. One thing certain is that death cannot kill love and no humans hands can bury it.

Aluta Continua!!!

Hellen M. Ntlatleng - Principal.

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 pledge.

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 objectives...

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 Day 2013.

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 centre.

Click here to read the full article: Entrepreneurship Centre.


29 May 2013

Please note that posts advertised in April 2013 (Vacancy list 1 of 2013) have been postponed. For more information, please contact Mr Tema on 011 323 1600.

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 the MOU.


30 April 2013

On 30 April 2013, Ekurhuleni West College and INSETA signed a Memorandum of Agreement. The college received a donation of R500 000.00 from the Insurance Seta (INSETA) which will assist students who would like to pursue careers in the disciplines of financial planning. In her address Ms Sharon Snell - Chief Operational Officer of the INSETA - said that insurance opportunities are uncharted territory for many. "But," she said, "I am happy that things are now changing as people are becoming aware of the career opportunities in the sector." She added that this venture would assist in attracting and getting a number of young people qualified in the field of insurance and making them employable. In conclusion, she said that she hoped that the partnership between EWC and INSETA would rise to higher heights. Read the full report here: EWC and INSETA sign MOU.

The principal of EWC, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng, a student, the COO of INSETA, Ms Sharon Snell, and the CFO of EWC, Ms Magda Marais, proudly displaying the INSETA donation cheque.

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.



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