Book Review and Poetry competition winners receive trophies and prizes for their outstanding achievements.

Recently Majuba TVET College hosted the KwaZulu- Natal TVET Colleges Book Review and Poetry Competition at the Newcastle Training Centre. Most of the KZN TVET Colleges were part of the competition which had two different sessions on the day. The first session was the book review competition and the second session was the poetry competition.

Mrs. Zandile Nkabinde (Deputy Principal: Academic Services), spoke on behalf of the College Principal, Mr S. J. Mlotshwa saying, “We pride ourselves as Majuba TVET College to host this years’ Provincial Competition and I welcome every one of you, may you feel at home.” Mrs. Nkabinde went on to encourage the students to continue reading. “Reading stimulates your brain, it melts away stress and also improves ones reading,” she accentuated.

Mrs T. V. Dlamini (Act AD: Student Support Services) hands over a prize to Asheen Omaram (Student: Majuba TVET College) after claiming 3rd place in the Book Review competition.

The Keynote Speaker of the event, Dr. Nompumelelo Mahlubi started by appreciating what the Colleges are doing for their students, saying they are nothing without reading. “Those who were afraid of entering the competition have a limited understanding. All of you here have started this journey and you are running with it, that proves that nothing is impossible,” she said.

The adjudicators, Mrs. M. S. Shabangu, Ms L. N. Gigaba and Dr. D. M. Ntshangase were faced with a tough decision as all the Colleges brought their best competitors. In the Book Review Competition, the winners were Asheen Omaram from Majuba TVET College (3rd Place), Sindiswa Gabuza from Mnambiti TVET College (2nd Place) and Siphokazi Cele from Elangeni TVET College (1st Place).

In the Poetry Competition, it was Ayanda Dlamini from Coastal TVET College (3rd Place), Sibongakonke Mchunu from Majuba TVET College (2nd Place) with Nhlakanipho Thabethe from Umfolozi TVET College taking the 1st Place.

Adjudicators join the competitors who received Certificates of participation for a group photo.

Majuba TVET College would like to congratulate all the competitors for representing their Colleges well and with dignity. It is through these initiatives that our students’ professional development is enhanced. Majuba TVET College prides itself on being the Educational Institution of choice.