History of Odi Campus
Odi campus buildings are built on ERF No. 5218 North West of Pretoria. The distance is about 48km from Tshwane South College head office which is also close to the centre of Pretoria. The size of the stand is 32000m² with two entrance gates close to one another where staff and students enter from Molefe Makinta highway (previously Lucas Mangope highway). Kgosi Lucas Manyana Mangope (born 27 December 1923) was the President of Bophuthatswana from 1977 to 1994.
Building plans were drawn in 1985 by an Architectural company situated in Aucklandpark (Johannesburg). They were instructed by the Bophuthatswana government at the time to design a skills training centre. Building started early in 1986 and by middle of 1987 it started offering the first classes as Odi Manpower Centre under former Bophuthatswana Government and was under the umbrella of the Department of Labour. In 1994 Odi Manpower Centre was taken over by the Department of Education although the name was not changed.
In November 2002 four technical colleges in the North West province merged to form a new institution called Orbit FET College. The colleges were Odi, Rustenburg, Brits, and Temba (note that Orbit basically derived from the colleges merging and the “i” represented institutions). In 2007 with the changes in provincial borders, Odi and Temba campus formed part of Gauteng province and Odi formed part of TSC and Temba by TNC. Currently Odi campus is one of four TSC campuses, Atteridgeville, Centurion and Pretoria West with the Head office in 85 Francis Baard Street (former Schoeman Street).
Odi Campus has 89 staff members in total.