Ekurhuleni West  (EWC) Technical and Vocational Education and Training College (TVET) 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.

Farewell: Mr John Pampallis

Ms Hellen Ntlatleng - Principal

03 July 2015

There's a certain poignancy in celebrating someone's achievements and also saying farewell to them at the same time... A sadness mixed with joy at the fact that today we say farewell to someone who showed such love and passion - both for his work in general from the days in exile (which we never had an apology to enjoy you) and indeed for the people of this country as found in the education sector in general and the Further and Higher Education and Training sector in particular.

There's documented evidence of your passion for education and social transformation; evidence of you bowing consistently at the altar of freedom for all, justice and democracy. It is further befitting that we not only celebrate your love for your work, but also acknowledge the skill you brought to the myriad of tasks assigned to you over decades.

As John Ruskin - a leading English art critic of the Victorian era - so aptly says and I quote, "When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece."

Read the full message here: Principal's Message.

EWC Diploma Ceremony 2015

22 May 2015

EWC's Graduation Ceremony took place on the 22nd of May 2015 at the Transnet Hall, Essellen Park.

The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Hon. Mduduzi Manana (MP) was unable to attend the Diploma Ceremony due to other engagements whilst standing in for the Minister, who was abroad at the time. Ms Patricia Garza, Project Manager: Implementation of VCET Institutions Turnaround Strategy, was requested to take his place at the ceremony. The Ceremony was blessed by Father Bam. Tumelo Mothotoane,  SABC news anchor, presented a motivational talk and the ceremony was further honoured by the presence of the Afro Tenors, who entertained the audience with their wonderful musical repertoire.

Our top graduates received prizes and trophies, donated by the following organisations:

  • ABSA
  • Future Managers Publishers
  • VMR Architects
  • Kriel N Bismillah
  • Sangari SA
  • Hopes and Dreams Trading 21
  • Spaghetti Emporium
  • Macmillan
  • Transnet (SoE)
  • SAAT
  • Dippenaar & Reinecke
  • Reprocentre

These companies are thanked for their generosity and support.

From left to right: Ms Patricia Garza, delivering a speech on behalf of the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Hon. Mduduzi Manana. Ms Tumelo Mothotoane, SABC News Anchor, motivating the graduates. Father Bam, blessing the ceremony.

The Afro Tenors, performing their repertoire.

Ms Ouma Kobe - Overall Top Achiever NC(V) (centre), receiving her prizes and awards from the following companies: Future Managers, Sangari SA, ABSA, Dippenaar & Reinecke.

Ms Phumudzo Singo – Top Achiever Business Studies Report 191 (centre), and her mother, receiving her prizes from the following companies: Future Managers, Sangari SA, ABSA, Dippenaar & Reinecke.

Mr Vuyo Taho (not present) – Top Achiever Engineering Studies report 191, received awards and prizes from the following companies: Sangari SA, South African Airways Technical and Transnet (SoE), Future Managers and ABSA.


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

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Application for Admission 2016 (new Entrants)

28 September 2015

Students wishing to apply for admission to EWC in 2016 can download the Application Form here: EWC Application for Admission Form 2016.

Vacancies at EWC

30 September 2015

EWC is currently advertising some vacancies. Please check the VACANCIES AT EWC page for more details, or click here: Vacancies.

EWC Fun Run/Walk 2015

12 September 2015

On Saturday, 12 September 2015, Ekurhuleni West TVET College hosted a 5km Fun Run/Walk that took place at EWC's Kathorus Campus. The theme for the event was, "Substance Abuse kills (Nyaope, Wunga)." The Fun Run served as a charitable event aimed at raising awareness about the substance abuse.

A group picture of some of the runners/walkers. To read the full report, click here: Fun Run/Walk 2015.

Environmental Practice Learnership Graduation Ceremony

September 2015

The Environmental Affairs Department and Ekurhuleni West TVET College hosted a graduation ceremony for a recently completed Environmental Practice Learnership programme at Birchwood Hotel Conference Centre. The Director-General of Environmental Affairs, Ms Nosipho Ngcaba, and the Principal of Ekurhuleni West TVET College, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng, presented 94 unemployed youth graduates, who had successfully completed the Environmental Practice Learnership programme, with certificates.

The Principal of EWC, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng (left), and the Director General of Environmental Affairs, Ms Nosipho Ngcaba, presenting an Environmental Practice Learnership Programme graduate with her certificate.. To read the full report, click here: Environmental Practice Learnership Graduation.

EWC Hosts German Deputy Minister of BMZ

21 November 2014

On 21 November 2014, the Deputy Minister of BMZ in Bavaria, Germany, Mr Thomas Silberhorn, visited Tembisa Campus. He was with a delegation of about 15 people. His visit will be followed by a project that will take place at Tembisa Campus where the German government, through Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) will assist with training students in plumbing and electrical trades.

Mr. Silberhorn interacting with students at EWC's Tembisa Campus. To read the full article, click here: EWC Hosts German Deputy Minister of BMZ.

Ford Donates A Ford Ranger

13 November 2014

At a function held at the Germiston Campus on 13 November 2014, attended by the DHET DDG - VCET Branch, Dr Maharawa, College Council members, Ford Motor Company representatives, College management and the campus' automotive students, the Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa donated a Ford Ranger to EWC's Germiston Campus.   

Function dignitaries with the Ford Ranger donated to Germiston Campus by Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa, represented by Mr. Charles Kemp (right). To read the full article, click here: Ford Donates A Ford Ranger to EWC.

Mandela Day 2014

18 July 2014

EWC's Marketing Department and Tembisa Campus staff jointly participated in 67 minutes of good will, dedicated to Nelson Mandela, at the Lethabong Orphanage Home in Tembisa. The staff volunteered their services by a way of fixing all things that were collapsing or in a state of disrepair. This included fixing of doors, welding the burglar proofing, plastering, garden maintenance, as well as general cleaning of the premises. The staff showcased their skills in the trades they instruct in at the college.

Children from Lethabong Orphanage Home being served a meal by volunteers from EWC's Marketing Department and Tembisa Campus staff. Read the full report here: Mandela Day 2014.

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 officials.

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 Partnership.

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.



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