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Eastern Cape TVET colleges have R2.7 billion to upgrade facilities and expand enrolment. 9 Colleges serve approximately 62,000 students annually.

Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges in the Eastern Cape

TVET Education in South Africa: Eastern Cape TVET Colleges

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) oversees Post-School Education and Training in South Africa. Public TVET Colleges are established and operated under the authority of the Continuing Education and Training Act 16 of 2006.

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Post-School Education and Training includes Universities and Private Higher Education Institutions, TVET Colleges and Private Colleges, Community Education and Training (CET) Colleges, Sector Education and Training Authorities, and regulatory bodies such as the South African Qualifications Authority and Quality Councils.

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) services include vocational, occupational and Artisan education and training.

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Eastern Cape TVET Colleges

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Here are some interesting details about TVET education in the Eastern Cape:

  1. The Eastern Cape Department of Education has established 9 TVET colleges in the province. They provide technical and vocational education and training to approximately 62,000 students each year. Source: Eastern Cape Department of Education website –
  1. The EC province is investing heavily in TVET education, with plans to spend R2.7 billion over the next three years to upgrade facilities and equipment and to expand student enrolment. Source: Daily Maverick –
  1. The province is also working to improve the quality of TVET education, with a focus on increasing the number of qualified instructors and improving the curriculum to better align with the needs of the industry. Source: South African Government News Agency –
  1. One of the major challenges facing TVET education in the Eastern Cape is low student retention rates. To address this issue, the province has implemented a range of support services, including academic and career counselling, tutoring, and financial assistance. Source: Eastern Cape Department of Education website –
  1. The TVET colleges in the Eastern Cape offer a wide range of programmes, from engineering and construction to hospitality and tourism. Some of the most popular courses include electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and business management. Source: South African Government News Agency –

Overall, the Eastern Cape province is committed to improving TVET education and ensuring that its graduates are well-prepared to enter the workforce. With continued investment and improvements, the province’s TVET colleges have the potential to become major contributors to South Africa’s economic growth and development.

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List of Eastern Cape TVET Colleges

Buffalo City TVET

CollegePrincipal: Mr DR (Daramchand) Singh

Telephone: 043 704 9218/777 5453

Telephone: (437) 049 9201​

Eastcape Midlands TVET College

Principal: Ms N Chagi (Acting)w

Telephone: 041 995 2000

Ikhala TVET College

Principal: Mr N (Ntozeliwe) Tom

Telephone: 047 873 8843

Ingwe TVET College

Principal: Ms S Motoboli (Acting)

Telephone: 039 255 0346/1204

King Hintsa TVET College

Principal: Ms Noluthando Balfour

Telephone: 047 401 6400

King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College

Principal: Mr G Smit (Acting)

Telephone: 047 505 1000/1/2

Lovedale TVET College

Principal: Mr L Ngubelanga

Telephone: 043 642 1331/604 0700

Port Elizabeth TVET College

Principal: Mr K Matiso

Telephone: 041 585 7771

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