Majuba TVET College launches WorldSkills South Africa Competition Cycle 2020/21

Programme Director Mr. T.D Ngwenya(Campus Manager – Newcastle Training Centre) and Mr. P.R.B. Bhungwandass (Interim Deputy Chairperson – College Council) pose for a photo during the event.

WorldSkills is a global organization founded in in 1950 which aims to improve economic competitiveness and raise the level of skills throughout the world. In South Africa WorldSkills was formally established in April 2013. This initiative is championed by the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology (DHET).

Recently Majuba TVET College held the WorldSkills South Africa Completion Cycle launch 2020/21 which formed the beginning of the 3rd WSSA International Competition whereby Majuba TVET College students will be fiercely training with the hope of participating at an International level.

Mr N. E Mchunu (Principal- Thekwini TVET College), Mr S. J. Mlotshwa (Principal – Majuba TVET College), Mr G. N Dimba (Principal – Mtshana TVET College) and Mrs. Z. B. Nkabinde (Deputy Principal: Academics – Majuba TVET College) gather for a group photo at the event.

The launch took centre stage at the BlackRock Casino Conference centre in Newcastle KZN. Distinguished guests who had graced the function were; Mr. P.R.B. Bhungwandass (Interim Deputy Chairperson – College Council), Regional DHET representatives, Senior Management (Majuba TVET College), Senior Management (various TVET College’s), Industry partners (Amajuba District), TVET College representatives, Management (Majuba TVET college) and the WorldSkills committee members (Majuba TVET College).

“As principals and management of TVET College’s our core social, educational and professional values should be used to provide college’s with clear examples of how skills competition participation can contribute to excellent teaching and learning,” said Mr. S. J. Mlotshwa (Principal – Majuba TVET College) as he took to the podium to deliver the Welcoming Address.

Industry partners (Amajuba District) who play a crucial role in the Worldskills South Africa competitions.

Guest speaker Mr. V. Singh (Training Manager – ArcelorMittal) outlined in his speech, “Skills development is very important in South Africa, especially from a longer-term perspective and therefore it is imperative for industry to positively influence training at institutes such as the TVET College’s and Training Centre’s.”

All Distinguished in attendance who jointly pose for a group photo after a successful event.


This year Majuba TVET College will be inspiring  students to  pursue excellence  in these competitions whilst developing a passion for skills.

Majuba TVET College hosts a Business Breakfast to strengthen its partnerships

Majuba TVET College and external stakeholders gladly pose for a photo after the Business Breakfast meeting.

Recently Majuba TVET College hosted a Business Breakfast Meeting for its partners and potential partners in the Public and Private Sector, at Tramonto Boutique Hotel in Newcastle.

The aim of the meeting was to promote and strengthen Workplace Based Learning within the two Sectors. This meeting was organised by the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Unit together with the Occupational Programmes Unit (OPU).

In attendance were the Interim College Council Chairperson, Dr. P. D Thabethe and Interim College Council Deputy Principal, Mr. P. R. Bhagwandass, Mr. S. J Mlotshwa (Majuba TVET College Principal) and all College Senior Management. Guests from Singapore (Institute of Technical Education) graced the event with their presence as well as a variety of external stakeholders that have partnered with the College and potential partners from various business sectors.

Mr. S. J. Mlotshwa (Principal – Majuba TVET College) hands over a small token of appreciation to Ms B. Shoo (Enterprise Singapore).

The College Principal, Mr. S. J. Mlotshwa greeted and welcomed all distinguished guests and extended a special warm hearted welcome to guests all the way from Singapore. “Majuba TVET College is very proud to partner with esteemed Sectors of the economy to promote Skills Development and Workplace Based Learning. Workplace Based Learning is a critical component of Education and Training within the TVET Sector,” said Mr. Mlotshwa.

The meeting continued with the partners from Singapore at the College Central Office before heading to the College Training Centre for a tour of the College’s Engineering Workshops.

Majuba TVET College partners with the National Development Plan Vision 2030

Mr. Patrick Ntshangase (Majuba TVET College DP: Innovations and Development) hands over the Skills and Development Award to Deloitte Consulting, during the NDP Vision 2030 Awards Ceremony.



Majuba TVET College continues to commit itself towards contributing in achieving the goals of the National Development Plan (NDP) and boosting the country’s economic growth. Not only by words but by actions as the College participated in the NDP Vision 2030 Awards that were taking place at the Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg recently, with more than 700 stakeholders from both Private and Public Sector.

The purpose of this prestigious event was to honour and celebrate the hard work of organisations, enterprises, and individuals who are playing key and leadership roles in recognising vision of the NDP to move the nation forward.

As the sponsor of the Education and Skills Development Award, the College was represented by Mr. Patrick Ntshangase (Deputy Principal: Innovations and Development) to announce Deloitte Consulting as the winner of Skills and Development Award.

This initiative has provided the College with a good reputation and recognition as a leader in Education and Skills Development, therefore allowing great opportunity for networking and formation of new partnerships.


Partnering continues to develop Majuba TVET College Students

Mr D. Mohan (Acting Assistant Director: Work Integrated Learning Unit), delivered the opening and welcome during the Bank SETA Induction which was held at the Newcastle Training Centre Hall.

40 Financial Management students from Majuba TVET College were selected to be placed at Ithala Bank to receive training over an 18-month period.  These students are to receive a monthly stipend from Bank SETA during this period.

Mr Deepak Mohan (Acting Assistant Director: WIL Unit), welcomed everyone on behalf of Mr. S. J. Mlotshwa (College Principal) and advised the students to be committed in their workplace and to represent the College well. “We have a very good relationship with Bank SETA and Ithala Bank, and we want to keep it that way, so be good and make sure you do not mess up the opportunity for others to come,” said Mr Mohan. He further congratulated the students for studying hard and completing N6.

Miss Busi Bhudulwayo, a representative from Bank SETA gave a presentation regarding the contract agreement. Miss Bhudulwayo emphasized that the experience they will receive in their workplace is relevant to what they studied, with Ithala Bank as their host employer.

Mr. Skhona Mthembu, a representative from Ithala Bank also welcomed the students and congratulated them for the opportunity they have been presented with. Mr Mthembu said he is happy to be welcoming this group of students in the Ithala Bank family.

This initiative forms part of the Department of Higher Education and Training’s strategy and quest to turn every workplace into a training space.


DHET TVET Communication Forum produces beneficial information.

Marketing Managers from various TVET Colleges in attendance at the DHET TVET Communicators Forum held at Ekurhuleni West TVET College in Boksburg, Johannesburg.

Recently the Marketing Team attended the TVET Communicators Forum which was hosted by Ekurhuleni West TVET College in Boksburg, Johannesburg.

The meeting got underway with Ms Lulama Mbobo (DDG: Corporate  Services)who delivered the opening and welcome to all 55  guests mainly comprising of Marketing Managers from various TVET Colleges.

Mr Ishmaeel Mnisi (Media Liaison Officer – DHET) in his address touched on Media protocol and the importance of following the correct procedures, he also outlined 10 principles for effective communication. He further went on to discuss the District Development  Model and expectations.

Programme Director Ms Seema Ramnarain (Chief Director: Corporate Communication – DHET) gets proceedings underway at the meeting.

The meeting was directed by Ms Seema Ramnarain (Chief Director: Corporate Communication – DHET) who introduced the next speaker Mr Elijah Mhlanga (DBE Head of Communication) who delivered a very informative presentation on the General Education Certificate, the presentation focused on the background, rationale behind the GEC, how it fits into the National Qualification Framework (NQF) as well as the primary purpose of this initiative.

Other presentations such as the NSFAS 2020 TVET plans and TVET College Times Editorial Debriefing were also carried out. A Question and answer Session followed and  the meeting was officially closed  by Mr Fanie Ngoma (Director: External Communications).

Overall the forum proved to be highly informative. Simple discussions like these around new ideas which often evolves into valuable knowledge that can be beneficial to the entire TVET Sector.


IT and Business Campus rewards its Top Achievers

Mr M. Ngubo (Lecturer – IT and Business Campus) has the extreme honor of presenting Nombulelo Ngobese with a Certificate and trophy for her outstanding performance in Hospitality (Level 3).

The IT and Business Campus was a scene of jubilation as it held its annual prize giving ceremony to celebrate and recognise top performing students in the Campus.

The keynote speaker, ITB Campus Manager, Mrs. Florence Mabaso applauded the students for undoubtedly working hard to reach the top, and receive awards for it. “I am very happy for you and congratulations, she exclaimed. She continued to give advice and motivated the students, “Continue to do what is right, you can still do more for yourself. You got the free education, which you fought for, now let us encourage others to use the opportunity,” concluded Mrs Mabaso.

The top achievers each received a certificate and a medal; whilst the first position for each level also got a trophy. These were not only a token of appreciation and acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication put in by students, but served as a form of encouragement to other students to always strive for the best in all they do.

Gratitude went to several stakeholders, lecturers, mentors and those who played an important role in the students’ success.

Graduates realise their dreams

Congratulations to Ms Magwenyane Siphidile for her astounding 9 Distinctions in the course Financial Management, she received a cheque to the value of R 5000.00 which was generously sponsored by ABSA Bank at the 2019 Graduation Ceremony.

It was all excitement as more than 530 Students graduated at Majuba TVET College, during the 2019 Graduation Ceremony in October. The Ceremony took place at the Centre for People Development Campus in Madadeni, Section 2. Distinguished Guests, Family and Friends attended as hundreds of Students reaped the fruits of their studies and hard work.

Graduates from the College received their National Diplomas in various fields such as: Business Management, Human Resource Management, Engineering Studies, Public Relations, Farming Management, Management Assistant, Financial Management and Hospitality Studies. The ceremony commencement was performed by the Programme Director, Mr. T. D. Ngwenya who executed his duties with aplomb and kept the audience entertained.

A sense of tradition can be felt at the 2019 Graduation Ceremony as dignitaries’ march together adorning themselves in traditional academic dress.

The Ceremony was graced by Dr. S. J. Nzimande (DHET Regional Director), who delivered the keynote address. Dr. Nzimande gave words of advice to the graduates saying, “Never give up. In the hardest times, never give up! You must not be the generation of failures. Our Country needs you most in the time of the 4th Industrial Revolution and poverty alleviation.” Concluding he said to the graduates “Our country needs you, and you must change it!”

Ecstatic graduands are eager to go up onto the stage to be presented their Diplomas, here on Day 2 of the Graduation Ceremony being held at the Centre For People Development Campus in Madadeni, Newcastle.

Mr. S.J. Mlotshwa (The Principal of Majuba TVET College) said he takes great pride in our graduates’ accomplishments. “You have made it. You deserve a very big round of applause.” He also congratulated the Parents on the Students’ accomplishments, “To the Parents, you have done a sterling job in supporting our Students. I must also express gratitude to the Lecturers and Peer Tutors who have contributed to our Students’ success.” He further pleaded with graduates to be good Ambassadors of Majuba TVET College, wherever they go.

During the ceremony individual Students were also recognised for their outstanding overall academic performance in their individual study programmes. The top achievers were presented with a cheque of R5 000 each, sponsored by ABSA Bank.

Mrs Thandekile Dlamini (Assistant Director: Student Support Services) said the Graduation Ceremony is a highlight of the year for all Institutions. “The Graduation is where we get to celebrate and showcase what we are all about, as an academic institution. It is fulfilling to actually see our Students graduate and achieve their dreams,” she stated.

Proud moments for Mr. Sthembiso Ndumo as he is being present with his Diploma by Mr. S. J. Mlotshwa (Majuba TVET College) during the Colleges’ 2019 Graduation Ceremony.

Mr. Sthembiso Ndumo, a Business Management graduate said he had mixed feelings about today; “I am excited and emotional at the same time, as this has been a long journey. A lot has happened, but I am here today, graduating. Credit must also go to our Lecturers who worked tirelessly and never gave up on us. Mr. Ndumo also shared with us his dreams of getting additional qualifications, and opening his own business to create job opportunities.

The Management and Staff of Majuba TVET College proudly extend their well wishes to all graduates, in their future careers or studies, and congratulate them on their excellent academic achievements.

The College reaches out to High Schools with the aim to boost interest in the TVET Sector

Ms Florence Mabaso (Campus Manager – ITB) with distinguish guests from various schools are looking forward to building stronger relationships.


Majuba TVET College IT and Business Campus (ITB), hosted the first annual Principal’s Breakfast recently, where all School Principals around the Amajuba District were invited. The aim of this event was to get the Principals to better understand the TVET Sector so that they are able to convey the correct information to their Learners.

Mrs. Florence Mabaso (ITB Campus Manager) warmly welcomed all the College management and guests, before the programme got under way. Mrs. Zandile Nkabinde (Deputy Principal: Academics), started by appreciating the initiative by the ITB Campus to host the meeting. “The aim of this meeting is to get the School Principals to better understand our sector. Our main focus for today is ministerial programmes, where we will be unpacking both the NCV and Report 191 programmes that we offer,” she elaborated.

Ms. S. Tshabalala (HOD: NCV) gave a presentation on all the Business Studies Programmes offered in the College, and Mr. B. Dladla (HOD: Engineering) presented all the Engineering Studies Programmes. The two HODs highlighted the benefits of studying at Majuba TVET College. Mrs Thandekile Dlamini (Assistant Director: SSS) also gave a presentation on student support services offered by the College.

Towards the end of the programme, the School Principals were given a chance to ask questions and pass general remarks. Mr. Q. Seyama (Deputy Principal: Hlalanathi High School) said he found the session very informative and wished that Learners, of all Grades, could have been present. “I would have loved for Learners and Parents to have gained the knowledge that was imparted today. I now know that TVET Colleges develop the skills of our Learners, which Universities cannot do,” he stated.

The session was a huge success. Majuba TVET College prides itself on being the Educational Institution of choice, in closing the skills gap and giving our youth chance to better their lives.

Changing the mind sets of Majuba students for the better

Mr. Bradley Mattes (President: Life Issues Institute) gave a detailed presentation about teenage pregnancy.

The transition to parenthood is a major event in the lifespan of any individual, but takes on special significance when it precedes the transition to education, work, citizenship and marriage that offer the skills, resources and social stock necessary to succeed as parents.

The Doctors for Life Organisation recently visited Majuba TVET Colleges’ Newcastle Technology Centre Campus (Newtech). The organisation came to educate students about abortion. Mr. Bradley Mattes (President: Life Issues Institute) gave a presentation about teenage pregnancy and said that teenage pregnancy leads to abortion and in turn teenage suicide. He further stated that teenagers are on the highest rate of suicides in the country.

Students  who were also given an opportunity to ask questions regarding the topic during the session.

The students were given an opportunity to ask questions regarding the topic. Education is central to the development of young people as it prepares them for the world of work and for life. As young people spend longer periods in education, as part of the natural course of development, sexual experimentation and maturity is increasingly coinciding with secondary schooling.

This event proved to be a huge success as students participated and said the educational session was very informative.

Majuba TVET College sets in motion new FASSET Office

Representatives from both Majuba TVET College and FASSET stand proudly after the official launch of the new FASSET Office based at the IT and Business Campus.

FASSET is one of 21 SETA’s in South Africa. The Financial and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority (FASSET) has partnered with Majuba TVET College to assist Finance Management students with skills development in the College, has now opened an office at IT& Business Campus.

Mr. Sanele Mlotshwa (Majuba TVET College Principal) welcomed representatives from FASSET and assured them that the College will work very closely with them to achieve what needs to be achieved. “We are so excited to host FASSET, and appreciate our relationship with you and assure you that, you have the Senior Management and Council’s full support,” Mr. Mlotshwa accentuated.

Mr. Sanele J. Mlotshwa (Majuba TVET College Principal) delivers a heartfelt welcome at the Official launch of the new FASSET Office.

Ms. Maria Matlosa from FASSET said, “We partner with TVET Colleges to empower the youth. Our office at IT& B will focus on upskilling students and lecturer development as well.” Mr. Amos Nokoane (FASSET Project Manager) gave thanks to the College for its warm welcome and approval to open their satellite office. “It was easy to identify Majuba TVET College as a College to partner with in KwaZulu- Natal, when we were given an opportunity to choose. We will not only continue to fly the FASSET flag high but that of Majuba TVET College as well,” said Mr. Nokoane.

The CEO of FASSET, Ms. Ayanda Mafuleka is also said to be a product of the FASSET programme, which assisted her with her Chartered Accountant qualification. Majuba TVET College continues to look towards building stronger relationships with industries within South Africa and abroad in order to overcome skills shortages in critical arears.