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Western Cape Business 2021

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The 2021 edition of Western Cape Business is the 14th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2005, has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the Western Cape. The Western Cape has several investment and business opportunities. In addition to the regular articles providing insight into each of the key economic sectors of the province, a special feature on thriving agricultural exports gives insight into the details of what fruits and wines go where. An interview with the Port Manager of the Port of Cape Town provides more understanding of the scale of the logistics operation that is a major port. Another special feature examines the City of Cape Town as a national headquarters for the thriving asset management sector. The cover picture reflects an exciting new find of gas condensate off the south-eastern coast, a potential game-changer for the Western Cape and South African economies. This new development is covered in the overview of the oil and gas sector.

FOCUS New BPO Academy

FOCUS New BPO Academy Launched by the College of Cape Town Offering courses that are in high demand by commerce and industry. The College of Cape Town’s Gardens Campus has launched Sub-Saharan Africa’s first Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Academy. The suburb of Gardens is a hub for the Cape Town creative industry, with’s studios nearby. All of the eight campuses of the College of Cape Town are situated in the central area of the Peninsula and serve the greater Cape Town area, including a large percentage of traditionally disadvantaged areas and townships. The Gardens Campus formally housed the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Department and a Day Care Centre which has now been relocated to the redeveloped Crawford Campus. The Gardens has been revamped and transformed into a BPO Academy and is well set to support the BPO sector with the skills it requires. The College of Cape Town has entered into an agreement with Business Process Enabling South Africa (BPeSA) to develop and operate the BPO Academy. At the launch of the Academy, Western Cape Economic Opportunities MEC, David Maynier, reported that the BPO was one of only two sectors that created jobs in April and September, adding 5 160 jobs to the economy in that time. Training people for sectors where they will gain employment goes to the heart of the mission of colleges. Background 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. The College of Cape Town for TVET is a public TVET College which falls under the auspices of the The BPO Academy was launched in November 2020. Department of Higher Education and Training. The College mandate is to provide inclusive quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training responsive to the labour market. All campuses are accessible by public transport. Although the majority of students are from the greater Cape Town metropolitan region, students from other regions of South Africa, Namibia and other African countries and countries abroad are accepted. Courses offered lead to recognised, accredited qualifications that are in high demand by commerce and industry. The College offers an extensive range of programmes, including National Certificate Vocational (NCV) on Levels 2 to 4, NATED Report 191 on N1 to N6, National N Diploma, Occupational Qualifications on Level 1 to 5, Short Skills and other Skills Programmes, Learnerships, Artisan Related Learning Programmes (ARLP) and Trade Testing. The WESTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2021 42

FOCUS College also offers Higher Education programmes in partnership with University of South Africa (UNISA), the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and the University of Cape Town (UCT). Delivery sites and facilities All campuses have well-equipped workshops, lecture rooms, computer rooms, studios for practical work and media centres. The eight campuses are: Athlone Campus: The campus has four fullyequipped Automotive and Skills workshops and is accredited in Automotive Motor Mechanics Training as well as Trade Testing. Athlone campus was awarded the Centre of Specialisation for Automotive Motor Mechanics in 2018. City Campus: Located in the heart of Cape Town, it is accessible to all amenities such as food chain stores, businesses, retail stores and public transport. The campus was formerly Cape College. Crawford Campus: Formerly known as Hewat Teachers Training College, it is one of the college’s biggest campuses. The campus offers Business Studies, Information Communication and Technology, Early Childhood Development Education and Training, Primary Health and Occupational Programmes. The campus also has partnerships with the University of South Africa (Bachelor Degree in Foundation Phase), the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Level 5 Higher Certificate in ICT Service Management) and the University of Cape Town (development and design of a Level 5 Higher Certificate in Early Childhood Development). Crawford Campus has a well-equipped daycare centre. Visitors from daycare centres are accommodated through short courses and workshops on best practice. When students enter the campus using the gate located next to the Trojan Horse Massacre Memorial Wall, they are constantly reminded of the youth whose lives were tragically lost in the apartheid era. Gardens Campus: The campus has a rich history with its building being more than 100 years old. Its age makes in a heritage site in the greater city bowl. Guguletu Campus: Situated in the Guguletu township 15km from central Cape Town, its name is A Welding Academy has been established on the Thornton Campus of the College of Cape Town. derived from the contraction of “Igugu lethu”, which is IsiXhosa for “Our Pride”. The Guguletu Campus was established to service the broader Guguletu area and the Cape Flats and offers Business Studies and Electrical Engineering. Pinelands Campus: The College’s hub for Electrical Engineering studies has 22 workshops and laboratories for a growing number of students. The campus is also an accredited Refrigeration and Electrical Trade Test Centre. Thornton Campus: Engineering is the focus at Thornton, which offers the following fields: Building and Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The campus has seven fully-equipped Building and Civil Engineering and Skills workshops and a Welding Academy offering international welding qualifications. Thornton Campus was also awarded the Centre of Specialisation for Plumbing. Wynberg Campus: Wynberg is an Occupational Training campus servicing the broader communities in and around the Wynberg as well as Mitchells Plain, Mannenberg, Hanover Park, Strandfontein, Bishop Lavis, the southern and northern suburbs as well as areas outside Cape Town’s borders. The Central Office is located in Salt River and hosts Finances, Human Resources, Corporate Communication and Marketing, Physical Resources, OHS, Quality Management, Management Information Systems, and the Linkages and Partnership Units. The College of Cape Town also has three residences, namely City Residence, Crawford Residence and Thornton Residence. The City Residence is for ladies only. ■ 43 WESTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2021

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