MESSAGE FROM THE ACTING PRINCIPAL
2018 was a year of many changes. We bid farewell to the Acting Principal Dr Mashele and after a very long time welcomed a full complement of Executive Management in the form of a new Deputy Principal, Academics, Ms Elizabeth Musi, Deputy Principal, Corporate Services Ms Ayanda Mhlauli, whilst the SAICA:CFO will remain until the appointment of a permanent Deputy Principal, Finance in 2019 and myself as the new Principal of the College. On behalf of the Northern Cape Urban TVET College, allow me to present the Annual Report for 2018.
We have been going through major transformation over the past years and it is not easy to assess the transformation impact from one single year’s results, so hopefully 2019 will give us a better picture to report on.
Phatsimang Campus is officially part of the College, with the appointment of a permanent Campus Manager and independent exam number. We have now applied for staff establishment from DHET.
Moremogolo Campus was selected as one of 2 Colleges in the country to become a Centre of Specialisation for the training of apprentices in Carpentry and Joinery. This is an achievement to be very proud of.
City Campus is busy with re- accreditation of workshops.
We recognize that the same factors that affected our performance at some point last year will continue to weigh in on us. However, we are confident we will improve our effectiveness during the year and we know what to do in order to make progress.
• We expect to continue improving our partnerships and stakeholder engagements for the advancement of training and development.
• All qualifying and deserving students received NSFAS bursaries and allowances.
• We continued with the provision of bursaries to staff studying towards relevant professional qualifications.
• The College, through the Seta’s, offers internships to students who completed their studies. The interns receive stipends which assist them for transport and accommodation
• The 2019 Strategic Plan has been approved by the Minister of Higher Education and Training.
• The College Council is functional. Council committees have been established and are effective. The SRC is democratically elected.
• The college is in stable financial standing and received an unqualified audit from the Auditor General.
• In addition, we will start to see some benefits from the ongoing expansion and cost improvement investments.
Thank you to all students, partners and Councils for their continued trust. My heartfelt gratitude to all employees for their commitment, energy and irrepressible drive to always improve our capability, as team.
Mr B Madalane