INNOVATION IS THE NAME OF THE GAME AT GOLDFIELDS TVET COLLEGE

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From Left :Tebogo Mochosho,Amund Weeber and Tian Potgieter.

Often the people that make the greatest impact on progress are not national leaders, but brilliant men and women of ideas. It is said that many people had no idea that the first notion of the sun’s energy to create power was conceived in 1876, When W.G Adams and R day discovered that a small amount of electricity was formed when selenium cell was visible to the sunlight . The cells were hardly effective, but it was proven that light could be converted into energy.

Three of our Level 2 student at goldfields tvet college, they have also proven to us that, Nowadays solar energy is developing and  increasing as technology and science frequently emerging and more people are now getting aware of the positive result that  solar energy has on their lives and environment. These student have created a solar Panel Charger which uses recycled material and the sun’s UV rays as a power source. The Solar Panel has 31 warts and 12 voltages and therefore has the capacity to charge two to five cell phones at once and power a radio and connect to the stations free of charge. These innovations were motivated by load shedding, the rate of electricity bill and the need for students to charge their cell phones whilst at campus. These panels reduce climate change and independency on fossil fuels.

Our student’s show that through hard work and dedication more can be achieved their commitment proves that there is more to be expected from them and other fellow students at Goldfields Tvet College. We can’t wait to see what they will be displaying during science expo week next month.

MR. ANTHONY TIME A BEACON OF HOPE ATTESTING THAT EDUCATION IS LIMITLESS TO AGE

 

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When Mr. Anthony Time matriculated back in 1983, his father told him that he could not afford to take both him and his brother to institutions of higher learning; instead Mr. Time was left with no option but to pursue a career as a technician at a well-known government parastatal. After 25 years of service, he decided to terminate his service with his employer hoping to make a huge success as an entrepreneur within property development services, which eventually did not work in his favour.

Being a naturally tenacious and spirited individual, Time did not let the life challenges deter him to keep moving forward and lingering on hope. Instead, he sought for another employment at a private company and served between 2008 and 2010. For latter two years before making a decision to come to Goldfields TVET College and study NC(V) Civil Engineering and Building Construction; Time struggled to make ends meet and ventured into another entrepreneurial efforts that he operated in his home premises; assisted by his wife and children, but that too did not work out well in the end.

2013 was a turning point for Mr. Time as he boldly utters, he enrolled for a programme at the College where he was encouraged by Tosa Campus Lecturing Personnel to pursue his dreams. He is swift to acknowledge that becoming a full time student at the age of 46 was not an easy task since that was coupled with juggling his studies and having to labour during the weekends so that he can be able to provide for his family too. Despite the challenges he was bombarded with, Time is proud of completing his studies on record time and now at the age of 50 studying towards a National Diploma in Building Construction at Central University of Technology.

Time has received numerous academic awards and certificates for excellence, in addition, he was a top achiever for NCV level 2 to 4 in Civil Engineering and Building Construction for 3 consecutive years. The College is very pleased to constantly service and render quality education and training to all its stakeholders young and old; and binds itself in continuing to educate the students at the full development of human disposition, instilling sense of dignity by bestowing necessary skills to enable all our students to enjoy and appreciate human existence, and participate in the future economic development. The College wishes Mr. Anthony Time the best of luck in all his future endeavours.

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MECHANICAL-ENGINEERING: FITTING AND MACHINING NCV– (1 Post)

MECHANICAL-ENGINEERING:
FITTING AND MACHINING NCV– (1 Post)

4 Months Contract

(Ref: GTVET 01/06/2016)

SALARY: R 173 130 – R 386 238

Requirements: an appropriate recognised 3 year bachelor’s degree/teachers diploma (REQV 13 or related Trade Test Certificate. Extensive knowledge in the field. Sound communication skills, Computer Literacy, ability to teach Fitting and Machining Theory, Engineering Fundamentals, Material Theory, Engineering Practice Maintenance and Engineering Process on NCV Level.

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DIMAKATSO TAU SECURES GREAT PRIZES AT THE NATIONAL GREAT SOUTH AFRICAN COOKOUT COMPETITION.  

 

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After positioning the College Provincially, Tau went to on to represent Goldfields TVET College Nationally at the Great South African Cookbook Competition on the 16th of June 2016 at the Constitutional Hill – Johannesburg. Ms. Tau was accompanied by her Hospitality Lecturer Mrs. Sophia Duplessis – who was acting as her subordinate during the competition.

This competition was held amongst 10 contestants around all 9 provinces, each contestant representing their TVET College(s), in effort to celebrate the National Youth Month-corroborating that South Africa is indeed moving forward and bettering its education system after the 1976 Soweto Uprising, likewise; the 67minutes of Mandela where people from on corners of the world are encouraged to make a small gesture of solidarity with humanity and a step towards a global movement for good.

Tiger Brands endowed Tau the following prizes: A year of tuition and book fees paid, R5000.00 in cash to enjoy as she pleases, three copies of the Great South African cookbook to share with her family and friends, a video clip of the lead up to the Tiger Brands Great South African Student Chef Cook-Out. Ms. Tau has also been awarded a six months Internship Programme from the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

The College would like to extend a word of appreciation to both Tiger Brands and Ms. Dimakatso Tau for the prizes received on behalf of the College viz: R5000.00 of kitchen equipment, and a six-month sponsorship worth of tangible products to be utilized in the College Kitchen.

The College would like to wish Ms. Tau a thrive on! towards her immediate endeavors that she will be embarking on, and hopes that she will juggle her Studies and Internship Programme at Air Chefs well to prove again that she is indeed the Cream of the Crop.

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THE COLLEGE COUNCIL OBTAINS TRAINING FOR AN ENHANCED AND EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE.

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From left: Miss Sekonyela, Mrs Kau, Dr Matshaba,Mr Die, Mr Sefo, Mr Kgobe, Mrs Natasha, Mrs Smith, Mrs Zonke, Mr Ramokopu, Mr Kgapola, Mr Pinkoane, & Mr Lesenyeho.

On the 23rd of June 2016 The College Council was afforded an opportunity to enhance their knowledge on what makes an effective governance through topics comprising of:

  • Governance within the TVET Context
  • A focus on King IV
  • Characteristics of good governance
  • Cooperative governance
  • The pertinent legislation and associated practical implications
  • The Council role and responsibilities
  • College governance and College management
  • Goldfields TVET College Strategic Planning and Organisational Performance
  • Key Council Contributions.

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