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The Centre for People Development in Madadeni, a delivery site of Majuba FET College, recently held an awards ceremony to present their 96 co-operative entrepreneurship learners with certificates. The Centre for People Development Campus urbanized a partnership with the “Department of Economic Development” to fund Co-Operatives Theory and Practical Training to these competent learners so that they can contribute effectively to the development of their enterprise project. On the day, the skillful co-operative learners set-up displays to showcase their masterpieces that left all guests hanging over their unquestionable talent. Their businesses ranged from fashion designing, honey making, vegetable and poultry farming, bead making, bed and linen manufacturing, catering and many more to point. To launch the function in true South African style, Majuba staff members were chosen to model in the traditional and elegant wear designed by the fashion designing co-operatives.

CPD : Co-Operatives

Majuba College Co-Operatives Specializing in Contact Person Contact Number
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Surprise Co-operatives

Catering and décor for all functions

Juju 082 503 7738
Silwanobuphofu Co-operatives
Silwanobuphofu Co-operatives

Bead-making, Beaded frames, beaded shoes, bead earrings, Dresses. Contact: Winnie Mak

Hatini 072 239 7205
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Cre-Active Printing Worx Co-operatives

Printing of logos, emblems, designs and text on t-shirts and all materials.

Nhlakanipo Mtshali 073 462 7911
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Vukani Ma Africa Co-operatives

Stage décor, Draping, catering, Bead-making, beaded jewellery, necklaces, etc

082 978 2348 Rachel Mbatha 082 978 2348
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Imisebe Co-operatives

Sewing of dresses, customized school uniforms, jackets, etc.

Winnie Makhatini 072 239 7205
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Sbekaphambile Co-operatives

Cushions

Agnes Zikale 076 089 3936
Zibindlala Co-operatives

Vegetable Farming

Edmond Selepe 073 117 6551
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Madadeni Self Help Co-operatives

Wedding Cakes, Beadwork, Sewing

Florence Mazibuko 073 644 5990
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Inhlanhle Enhle Co-operatives

Fashion Designing, Wedding Dresses/Gowns, Traditional Wear, Sewing, Beadwork, Bed Linen, Curtain

Mrs Hlatshwayo 072 080 7282
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Zaminhlanhla Co-operatives

Bridesmaid Dresses, Wedding Dresses/Gowns, Traditional Wear.

Sibongile 073 068 4669

Majuba College is the Key driver of skills development in the Amajuba, Umzinyathi and Tugela District Municipalities.
These areas comprise eight major towns and numerous townships, both rural with a population of approximately 3.5 million people. The major industries in these areas are in the sectors of iron- and steel manufacturing, mining (mainly coal), textile and clothing production, cement chemical manufacturing, tyre production, engineeringworkshops and primary agriculture.

Newcastle and its environs have been identified as a major growth area inthe KZN Provincial Growth and Development Strategy, which provides a strategic framework for the next ten years that is based on partnerships among all sectors of society. Additionally, they will drive the economicactivity needed for long term sustainable growth.

Majuba College comprises of 7 different Campuses in Newcastle, Madadeni, Utrecht and Dundee.

Majuba FET College has recently completed the R23 Million building project of the new Central Office complex. The new building became a necessity when the previous premises could no longer cope with the rapid growth, and the resultant needs of the College. The new Central Office is of contemporary design and will establish and promote innovation going forward in the second decade of the millennium.

The Central Office building itself is a new, cutting-edge building that is sustainable or “green” in the sense that it focuses on increasing the efficiency of resources used, namely energy, water and materials. The entry statement of the building is a taste of things to come – a contemporary piece of architecture as it is the only one of its kind in Newcastle and unique amongst Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges in South Africa.

The architects, BBA Architects run by Eugene Barnard and Ben Burger, were commissioned to use earthy colours and materials to design a vibrant, dynamic and functional building in the modern context which embodies technology and design.

The R23 million Office complex, covering an area of approximately 2370m, consists of staff facilities, boardrooms, storerooms, as well as a reprographics room. Lustrous screamed concrete floors greet you as you enter into the fresh and open environment. The lighting is both functional and aesthetic and the open-minded use of glass means than not only has natural light been introduced, but also great views to the horizon from almost every viewpoint. The interiors are decorated in a natural palette of beiges, browns and greys, with touches of terracotta and reds. Internally, the building is also very transparent – open plan offices for the most part.

The Central Office (i.e. Head Office of Majuba FET College) supports all the delivery sites/campuses of the College by rendering services related to the following portfolios: Curriculum Services; Quality Management Services; FET Management Information Systems; Financial Management Services; Asset Management and Admin Services; Human Resource Management Services; Marketing, Communications and Public Relations Services; Student Support Services; ICT Services; and Health and Safety Management Services.
The bulk of administration and management, however, is decentralized to the SIX campuses situated across the Newcastle district.

In opening this new Central Office building, Majuba FET College once again lives up to one of its values: ensuring that innovation, creativity and responsiveness remain the underlying driving force behind all initiatives in the College.

Majuba FET College has partnered with the Endumeni Municipality to establish a campus in Dundee. Dundee was identified as a high priority area due to the very high unemployment rate in the area. The Municipality has temporarily availed the ex-Commando buildings (formerly the Dundee Junior School) to the College to offer education and training.
Research was conducted to identify relevant, responsive courses that will enable the Dundee community to become economically active, with the intent of impacting positively on poverty alleviation, employability and entrepreneurship opportunities.

Future Plans
Previously, students from Dundee, Glencoe, Nquthu and other surrounding areas travelled to Newcastle to attend courses at Majuba FET College. Further good news is that the utilization of the former Commando buildings comprises only the first phase of Majuba FET College’s commitment to Endumeni. Dan Mabuyakhulu, Council Chairperson of Majuba FET College, said that phase two, the building of a new Campus at the Mpati entrance to Dundee would soon be a reality. “Majuba FET College is committed to developing communities and we cannot wait for this development.” He said that the College would continue to work closely with the Municipality to ensure maximum benefits for the entire area.

As part of the Umzinyathi Community Education Project, Endumeni Municipality has donated land to Majuba FET College at the entrance of Dundee (i.e. the vacant land next to the Traffic Dept.) This land will be used to establish a major education and training complex to house the Dundee Technology Centre (DTC). A diverse range of programmes will eventually be offered.

Majuba FET College is the catalyst that will galvanize the Endumeni district by enhancing employability of its people - thus creating entrepreneurial opportunities in the long road to poverty alleviation.

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