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
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
Registration will commence on 06 January 2014.
Tender Notice and Invitation to Tender
21 November 2013
EWC is advertising Tender No: EWCBID05/2013. For more information, click on
"TENDERS" in the menu on the left, or click here:
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)ís
For the full report, go to: LG - EWC Agreement.
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:
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)ís
objectives. Read the full report here: EWC and
Transnet sign MOU.
Ms Hellen Ntlatleng, Principal of EWC, and a Transnet representative signing
EWC And INSETA Sign 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:
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
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
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.
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.