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Western Cape Business 2017 edition

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The 2017 edition of Western Cape Business is the 10th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2005, has established itself as the premier business and investment guide to the Western Cape province. The Western Cape has numerous promising investment and business opportunities and this issue includes contributions from Alan Winde (Minister of Economic Opportunities for the Western Cape Government), interviews with Ryan Ravens (CEO of Accelerate Cape Town), Arifa Parkar (Western Cape Business Opportunities Forum CEO), Wesgro CEO Tim Harris and Lance Greyling (Invest Cape Town) as well as contributions from various business leaders. In addition, you will also find comprehensive features on all the key sectors in the Western Cape.

PROFILE College of

PROFILE College of Cape Town The forward-looking college has a history dating back to the early 20th century. Louis van Niekerk, Principal of the College of Cape Town The College is a public Technical and Vocational Education & Training (TVET) College, under the Department of Higher Education and Training. Qualifications offered are accredited, affordable and quality assured by Umalusi, various SETAs and SAQA. Description of educational offerings The College is a leading provider of education and training in mainly the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) band and has much to offer students and prospective partners as an alternative to Basic and Higher Education and Training. Qualifications include skills programmes, technical, vocational and occupational training that lead to recognised, accredited qualifications that are in high demand by commerce and industry. Students are able to pursue a range of courses in the following disciplines: • Art and Design • Beauty Therapy • Building and Civil Engineering • Business Studies • Education and Training • Electrical Engineering • Hair Care • Hospitality • Information Technology • Mechanical Engineering • Travel and Tourism Location of facilities The College is situated in the central area of the Peninsula. The central office is located in Salt River, and the College of Cape Town also has three residences. It has eight campuses located in: • Athlone • Cape Town city centre • Crawford • Gardens • Guguletu • Pinelands • Thornton • Wynberg Support services Students at the College may access a variety of support services to assist them within coping with problems and difficulties, whether personal or academic. These services are provided free of charge and include: • Counselling • Academic support • Health education workshops • Assistance in applying for loans (loans are not supplied directly by the College) WESTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017 66

PROFILE • Work placement services • Social and cultural services Key facts and figures Year established: The College of Cape Town is the oldest Technical and Vocational Education and Training institution in South Africa with a proud history dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. As the name suggests, we are based in Cape Town. Four former technical colleges, Athlone College, Cape College, Sivuyile College and Western Province Technical College, were officially merged on 1 February 2002 to become the College of Cape Town. This arose from a rationalisation in TVET colleges in which some 150 colleges around the country were reduced to 50. No of staff: 670 (full-time) No of registered students: 14 379 Qualifications offered: Certificates, Higher Certificates, Diplomas, UNISA B.Ed Degree (Foundation Phase), Skills Programmes, Learnerships, Accredited Trade Test Centre CONTACT INFO Key contact people: Louis van Niekerk, Principal. Wilfred Jackson, Chief Financial Officer. Sharon Grobbelaar, Marketing Manager. Physical address: 334 Albert Road, Salt River, Cape Town 7945 Postal address: PO Box 1054, Cape Town 8000 Tel: +27 21 404 6700 / 086 010 3682 Fax: +27 21 404 6701 / 086 615 0582 Email: Website: 67 WESTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017

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