St. Joseph 's Theological Institute has been registered with the South African Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1977 (Act No 101 of 1977). Our registration number is 2003/HE08/003.
The Institute is home to more than 200 students and 40 staff members, comprising a mosaic of different cultures from more than 20 African countries, with frequent representation from Asia, Europe, South and North America . Apart from the cultural richness of our members, we are also blessed with the rich diversity of charisms with most students coming from more than 20 male and female religious congregations within the Catholic Church. There are also several diocesan and lay students. (For detailed annual statistics go to our Year Book page. )
St. Joseph 's equips candidates for ordained and non-ordained ministry particularly within the Catholic Church. We are also part of an ecumenical cluster comprising the School of Religion and Theology of the local University (UKZN), the Evangelica l Seminary and ourselves. One fruit of this collaboration is Cluster Publications which makes authentic contextual theological works accessible to our students and associates at affordable prices.
Registration of New Qualifications: The following qualifications have been registered on the NQF in terms of NSB Regulations 19(1)(e) and (f):
• Higher Certificate: Human and Social Development
• Advanced Certificate: Human and Social Development
• Higher Certificate: General Philosophy
• Advanced Certificate: General Philosophy
In terms of qualifications we confer three degrees viz. The BA and BTh in Theology and the BA in Philosophy. We award diplomas in Philosophy and in Religious Studies but these will be faded out as current registrations for these courses expire. The new qualifications viz. Higher Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Human and Social Development and in Philosophy will replace these old diploma courses. Under the auspices of the University of KwaZulu-Natal we also prepare students for Honours, Masters and Doctoral degrees.
In terms of publications, our Grace and Truth journal is a widely read theological periodical. Our Denis Hurley Library is up to international standards and boasts a collection of 40,221 volumes, 108 periodicals, 51 DVDS, 48 CDS, 5 CDROMS and 259 audio cassettes and 299 videos. Considering the rich reading resources of the various student residences associated with the Institute we have 60 000 books and 150 journals available to our students. We are also integrated into the data base of the Oblate School of Theology and also have access to the country wide interlibrary loan system thereby making most published works and dissertations accessible to our staff and students.
Richfield Graduate Insititute of Technology (PTY) Ltd (Richfield) commenced operations in 1998 in Tongaat previously know as PC Training & Business College. It established branches in the various provinces and today has a national footprint of over 65 sites.
The Institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education as a Private Further & Higher Education and Training Provider under the Further Education and Training Colleges Act, 2006 (Reg. no. 2008/FE07/050) and the Higher Education Act, 1997 (reg. no. 2000/HE07/008) respectively. The Institution is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE), Umalusi and numerous SETAs. It is also aligning itself to the Quality Council on Trades and Occupations (QCTO).
Post School Education qualifications are offered at National FET Certificate, Higher Certificate, Advanced Certificate, Diploma and Degree levels in the fields of Media, Information & Communications Technology and Business, Management and Economic Sciences. In addition skills development, learnerships and Short Learning Programmes are offered at all sites. PCT & BC has a proud track record with over 130 000 learners completing a range of programmes and qualifications in its twenty two year history.
The Institution has made significant progress in increasing the number of accredited sites from 21 to 30, offering 22 Higher Education programmes. In the Further Education and Training Sector, it has 39 accredited sites offering 25 accredited programmes through various SETAs. The Institution also undertakes training with SETAs,corporates,municipalities and government departments.
The Institution has developed an extensive national database of corporate employers that are currently providing work integrated placements for learners. The Institution has a database of over 850 companies that have provided Work Integrated Learning(WIL) for learners. Work Integrated Learning has increased the rate of employability of learners.
The Work Readiness Programme (WRP) complements the theoretical knowledge with contextualised, well structured authentic learning in the work contexts aimed at addressing the needs of employers. WRP addresses areas not included in Work Integrated Learning i.e. WRP complements WIL. From 2011 the Institution implemented a compulsory Work Readiness Programme consisting of life skills, soft skills and employment skills which would bridge the gap between life at college and Work Integrated Learning. The Institution’s intervention of WIL and WRP makes a positive contribution to the standard of Graduates to the corporate world as endorsed by many employers during the employer surveys.
Ratings based on employer surveys regarding the Institution’s Graduates indicate that 86% of employers rated Richfield Graduates knowledge and technical skills as “good to excellent”.
The Institution continues to promote access and success nationally through sponsorship of the Matric Supplement through a joint initiative with the Department of Higher Education and Training, Mondi and Avusa. The Institution’s sponsorship in 2009 was R500 000 and the Total Economic Value was R 3, 2 million. In the year 2010, R750 000 was sponsored and the Total Economic Value was R 5, 2 million. In 2011, R1 million was sponsored and the Total Economic Value was R 5, 8 million.
Umfolozi College is one of 9 public Further Education & Training Colleges in the province of KwaZulu-Natal and one of only 50 in the country. The College has 5 main campuses: Chief Albert Luthuli, Eshowe, Esikhawini, Mandeni and Richards Bay. In addition, 7 skills centres are located at Sundumbili, Isithebe, Eshowe, Nseleni, Heatonville, Esikhawini and the ZCBF Community Park.
The College offers a range of national business and engineering programmes which include the National Certificate (Vocational) and N4-N6 Diploma programmes. An extensive selection of skills programmes ensures that the College is also meeting the need for skills training at a grassroots level. Learnership and co-operative programmes are also very active at Umfolozi College.
The College has SETA accredited Trade Test Centres based at Mandeni and Richtek Campus. The Trade Test Centres are accredited to offer trade tests for trades of: Electrician; Fitter; Fitter & Turner; and Instrument Mechanic. The Richtek and Mandeni Campus are accredited to offer ICDL (International Computer Drivers Licence) training and testing.
Sekhukhune Further Education and Training College is a South African Public institution accredited by Umalusi (the body responsible for quality assurance of programmes offered at the general and TVET institutions) and governed by Further Education and Training Colleges Act (FETC Act no 16 of 2006). The College emerged as a result of the merger process between two Colleges, namely, CS Barlow and CN Phatudi as declared by the Minister of National Education in order to change the TVET landscape.
The Sekhukhune TVET College has been registered with the Limpopo Department of Education in terms of the Provincial regulations for registration of institutions and its EMIS number is 996603305. The College is situated in the South Eastern part of Limpopo Province and services mainly rural areas of the Greater Sekhukhune District Municipality which incorporate Five Local municipalities, namely, Elias Motsoaledi, Greater Marble-Hall, Greater Tubatse, Fetakgomo and Makhuduthamaga local municipality.
The College focuses on Engineering, Business, Information Technology and Utility Studiestraining which relates directly to the needs as identified by ASGISA (Accelerated & Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa) and JIPSA (Joint Initiative on Priority Skills Acquisition) for skilled people in the engineering, Financial and Managerial fields while it is also addressing the needs for skilled artisans, IT Technicians, Employees in the Tourism and Hospitality fields.
Our staff is fully geared to take the bold step to implement the new SAQA Unit Standards, National Certificate Vocational (NCV) and the NQF Level 2 - 4 qualifications, to actively participate in Community Education. We have ample Accredited OBE Educators, Assessors, Moderators and Verifiers that will ensure the quality of our training. The College provides various study opportunities in the National Certificate Vocational courses, such as: Generic Management, Marketing Management, Tourism Management, Information Technology & Computer Science, Electrical Infrastructure Construction, Finance, Economics & Accounting, Civil Engineering Construction, Manufacturing and Assembly, Engineering Related and Design, Fabrication & Extraction, and Office Administration.
The results orientated approach of Sekhukhune TVET College ensures academic integrity and the ability to reach competitive results. The College boasts excellent facilities such as well-equipped workshops, computer centres and business simulations that afford students to experiment hands-on workplace skills.
Sekhukhune TVET College has also certified all Quality Management Systems requirements and has been certificated as ISO: 9001:2008, compliance during the year 2006 certified by Alpha Certification Services. The certificate certifies that all the College processes are structured for ‘CUSTOMER’S SATISFACTION’ at all times.
Situated in Newcastle, in the northern part of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Majuba College is an integral component in the regional strategy for economic development, poverty alleviation, employment creation, skills development and empowerment. Comprising of 5 separate campuses that offer a comprehensive range of knowledge and skills programs, Majuba College is focused upon making a positive impact on the community, social development and the environment, as well as contributing
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, engineering workshops and primary agriculture. Newcastle and its environs have been identified as a major growth area in the 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 economic activity needed for long term sustainable realizing the shared socio-economic objectives of local provincial and national government. Majuba FET College is committed to training using cutting edge technology.
Flavius Mareka TVET College has three campuses. The Sasolburg campus has two sites specializing in Engineering Studies and Business Studies courses respectively. The other two campuses- Kroonstad campus and Mphohadi campus- are located in the Kroonstad area.
Apart from offering full-time and part-time formal programmes at its three campuses, Flavius Mareka TVET College is also proud of the fact that it takes education and training to communities. A number of learnership and skills programmes are offered through-out the Free State province in smaller towns, such as Heilbron; Parys, Koppies and Villiers.
Nkangala Further Education and Training College was formed in 2003 with the merger of Witbank, Middelburg, Mpondozankomo, and CN Mahlangu campuses (formerly Technical Colleges) in Nkangala region. Waterval boven Campus was transferred in 2011 from Ehlanzen FET College. The college was formed after the adoption of FET Act of 1996 by Parliament.
The College is the largest educational institution in the Mpumalanga Province, serving the community in the Nkangala region. CN Mahlangu and Waterval Boven are the predominately rural.
The majority of the learners are drawn primarily from the urban areas of Witbank and Middelburg that are the most densely populated areas in the entire region. The remainder of the students comes from the rural areas of former Kwa-Ndebele and Waterval boven. In 2007, 719 students were enrolled in NC(V) programmes and 11,917 students in Nated 191 courses. More than 95% of our students come from the previously disadvantaged groups.
The College offers eight NC(V) programmes namely Civil Engineering and Building Construction, Electrical Infrastructure Construction, Engineering and Related Design, Finance, Economics and Accounting, Hospitality, Tourism, Information Techmology and Computer Sciences and Office Administration. Nated (191) programmes are still presented, and in all we have exactly seven courses. All programmes curriculum is developed and recognised by the Department of Higher education and Training.
The focus of the Extended Learning Unit (ELU) is on occupational training presenting accredited programmes and learnerships. The delivery of learnerships commenced very well with 2947 learners participating in learnerships that had a contract value of R 6,232,500.00.
The initial college staff compliment in 2003 was 247 educators and 108 support staff. 66,5% of all the employees are African, 32,9% are white and only 0,6% are Indian.
The College is situated in the North West Province with the Head Office (Corporate Centre) in the CBD of Klerksdorp. The College consists of 5 campuses namely:
Jouberton Centre for Engineering Studies
Klerksdorp Centre for Business Studies
Potchefstroom Centre for Information, Communication & Technology Studies
The Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography opened its doors in January 2003 in a quaint historic building on Dorp Street, but due to rapidly expanding application numbers soon had to relocate to Techno Park, the innovation hub of Stellenbosch. This has been our home ever since
In just a short period of time, the Academy became one of the top five creative institutions in South Africa and has maintained that rating for the past six years. Added to this, the Academy was named the number one creative institution in South Africa by the Loeries in 2012.
Our Academic team, led by Dr Ian Marley, are highly educated and experienced within their fields, offering the best instruction and inspiration this country has to offer. In the fast-paced media landscape in which we find ourselves, thinking on your feet and adapting to new tools, media and audiences is key.
Applying creative thinking to new sets of problems means new solutions every day and this is what gets us out of bed every morning. This infectious enthusiasm filters through to our students and results in graduates that can think on their feet and do us proud in the industry.
The Lyceum College team is committed to providing practical learning opportunities at affordable prices in a medium that suits your lifestyle.
We provide quality student service by offering courses that are innovative and flexible. We strive to provide each student with a qualification that will empower them and enhance their career prospects