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 - Diploma Ceremony 2014

Ms Hellen Ntlatleng - Principal

16 May 2014, Esselen Park

Programme Director, Ms Bennita Sisi; Deputy Chairperson of the College Council, Mr Neil Diamond and Council members present; our guest speaker, Dr Anniekie Ravhudzulo; the presiding priest, Pastor Kingsley Ramahala; Executive of the College, Broad Management and staff present; our sponsors of the Diploma Ceremony; distinguished guests; parents; most importantly, employers. If it was not for you, our students would not have completed their National N. Diploma. Students; ladies and gentlemen; comrades.

Mine is a simple one, just to thank you. On behalf of Ekurhuleni West College, we would like to express our sincere thanks.

Allow me to start with the most important people of this occasion, the students.

Read the full address here: Diploma Ceremony 2014.

EWC Diploma Ceremony 2014

16 May 2014

EWC's Diploma Ceremony took place on 16 May 2014, at Esselen Park.

Seen here, presenting Achievement Awards and cheques to Ms L M Tshihumo - Top Achiever Business Studies (centre), are from left to right, representatives of  Pothlako Security, VMR Architects, MacMillan, Ms Hellen Ntlatleng Principal of EWC, and two representatives from ABSA Bank.

Ms B J Shishaba - overall Top Achiever Business Studies NC(V) (3rd from right), receiving her awards and prizes from (left to right), representatives from Sangari SA, VMR Architects, Transnet, the Principal of EWC , and the representative from MacMillan.

Ms K M Sehata - Top Achiever (2nd from right), receiving her prizes and awards from representatives from ABSA Bank and Sangari SA, and EWC's Principal.

Ms J C Swart - Top Achiever (centre) receiving her awards from the MacMillan representative (left) and the Principal of EWC (right).

Mr D D Selepe - overall Top Achiever Engineering Studies NC(V) (centre), receiving his prizes and awards from (left to right) representatives of Barloworld Equipment and Sangari SA, the Principal of EWC, and the representative from Transnet.

Mr M E Mmatlwa - Top Achiever (3rd from right) receiving his awards from (left to right) the representatives of Sangari, VMR Architects, South African Airways Technical, the Principal EWC, and the representative from MacMillan.

Mr P E Matlala - Top Achiever (2nd left), receiving his awards from MacMillan's representative (left), Sangari SA's representative (2nd from right), and Ms Hellen Ntlatleng, Principal EWC.


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): 27-29 August 2014.

Vacancies at EWC

29 July 2014

To view vacancies currently being advertised at EWC, please click on VACANCIES AT EWC in the menu to the left, or click here: Vacancies.


29 July 2014

EWC is inviting bids for two tenders. For full information, please click on TENDERS in the menu to the left, or click here: Tenders.

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.

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.

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.



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