Ekurhuleni West Technical, Vocational, Education and Training College (EWC) is a public institution regulated by the FET Colleges Act
no 16 of 2006, as amended. 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 TVET College is situated in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality 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" originates 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 [SDR) 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.
From The Acting Principal's Desk
|Mr Peter Mudau - A/Principal
21 May, 2021
Executive and Broad Management team; SSS and Marketing staff; our SRC, who are our special guests today; to
everyone present here today - receive my greetings and my best regards.
Today, the 21st May 2021, will remain a great day in the history of EWC. It is a day on which we are hosting
our first ever SRC inauguration ceremony where SRC members will take oath, or pledge to serve the students
with dignity and prudence.
Ladies and gentlemen, let me take this opportunity to congratulate all of you, our 2021 SRC, for having
been elected by your fellow students so that you may represent them at all our six (6) campuses in Alberton,
Boksburg, Germiston, Kathorus, Kempton park and Tembisa. All these students at our campuses have put their
vote of confidence in you. When students elected you, they bestowed their trust in you, to serve them with
respect, kindness, humility and honesty. You should always remind yourself that students did not elect you
for self-recognition, self-development and self-enrichment.
You should always bear in mind, for you to be in office, you are not there for your own student formations.
You are not here to serve SASCO, EFF student command, PASMA, DASO and other formations. You are here to serve
the entire student body equally, regardless of which formation they are affiliated to.
Serving all the students without hesitation and with dedication and determination will evidently show
that EWC is not a political organisation. It is an organisation that stands for, and by, the truth, honesty and
evidence. It is an institution where debates and engagements are not politically influenced; and where decisions
and resolutions are taken based on the voice of reason, not informed by the numbers.
SRC, you are now in the leadership. Some of you could be in the leadership for the first time. Do not shake
like a leaf and tremble with fear thinking of how are you going to lead the students of this gigantic college. I
can assure you that you are going be great leaders, like Moses, the great leader in the great Book. You should
learn from Moses, who led the Israelites. He led without experience but became an exceptional leader.
You should note that the qualities required for leadership are not cultivated in a day. But with time and
patience, you can earn such qualities. Leaders who possess great leadership qualities have learned and earned
them with time. Remember, leadership is placing the benefits of others first. It is thinking for your fellow
students and linking your individual goals to the goal of the student community. If you do not have the skill of
listening, now it is time to learn to listen, since listening is a great tool that enhances great leadership.
Remember, God gave us two ears to listen and one mouth to speak, which means that we should listen twice as much
as we speak.
Ladies and gentlemen, let me stress that history is filled with stories of various types of leadership and
great leaders, but all reflected one common trait, which is selflessness. We should take our cue from great
leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin King Luther and our own Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. They led their people
selflessly. They never moved from their objectives. They were focused on their end goals and they never allowed
them to be derailed. In the same way, I urge you to focus on your studies, which is primarily why you are here
at the college. In this regard, lead from the front and let your fellow students follow.
You should note that the real essence of leadership is achieved when a leader is focused on the needs of the
followers and aims to accomplish them. So, the needs of the students is education. Gratify that need.
To read the whole message, please click here: Principal's Message.
There are no accommodation facilities available for students 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.
EWC's ISO Policies are available upon request. For Information Security purposes they are classified as Internal and
not Public, and therefore not displayed on the Website.
- ISO 9001: 2015
- ISO 18001: 2007
- ISO 14001: 2015
- ISO 27001: 2013
Issuing of policies will be upon request to the Quality Manager, who will only issue such policies after a confidentiality statement has been signed.