Adv. JT Chiloane
FROM THE DESK OF THE CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER (PRINCIPAL)
Since 2019 is drawing to a close, I think it will be proper and befitting to thank all the staff members who put our College on the map. I can report with pride and confidence that our College is doing well in a number of areas. The aforesaid would not be attained without your dedicated and selfless contribution. Secondly, I would also like to thank the class of 2019 as without them we would not have a College.
I wish you all of the best and a restful as well as peaceful Festive Season. I implore all of you to take good care of yourselves. Make sure that your batteries are recharged to once again ensure that Tshwane South Technical and Vocational Education and Training College (TSC) ranks high as one of the best institutions in the Republic of South Africa en route to be the best globally.
The College has done and continue to do well in a number of fronts. The Gandhi-Mandela Centre of Specialisation at Pretoria West Campus is on a verge of being completed. We have started to unpack and commission the machines bought for us by the Indian Government and for the foregoing, we are very grateful. The College continues to develop its staff members through numerous workshops. I have noted with excitement that the College is in the process of reproducing itself as most of the staff members who were recently promoted are the direct product of TSC (LOCAL IS LEKKER). The Student Support Services of the College is still rated as one of the best in the TVET Sector etc.
The beloved brethren let us all contribute to a noble course of drastically reducing the number of fatalities on our South African roads. Let us avoid that which we can avoid to ensure that our roads are free from accidents.
WISH YOU A FESTIVE SEASON FULL OF GOD’S GRACE AND BLESSINGS.
Adv. JT Chiloane
From the office of the 2017 SRC Public Relations Officer: Karabo Oliphant
As a Public Relations Officer both on Campus and College level, my duty and purpose has been/is to ensure a link between students of the college and the SRC, to disseminate credible information, and to offer support and guidance to the students while safe guarding their reputation. My responsibility has also been to implement campaigns that would improve the livelihood of our students as well and advance their needs. More importantly to make sure all students are heard and their enquiries are prioritised and resolved.
• College Orientation Festival
All four of our campuses, successfully hosted an Orientation festival on 10/03/2017 that was aimed at ensuring all new and old students of the college assimilate all required information, also feel a part of the college and boost their engagement and loyalty to the college.
Various known artists were made available for entertainment and also some students were afforded a chance to showcase their talents to other fellow students and people with potential to advance them in their respective fields of entertainment. The festival was a total success as students came in good numbers.
On the 26th of April 2017, the entire leadership of the SRC attended an official Inauguration at Centurion Campus. This was a successful exercise aimed at affording all SRC members a chance to sign oaths of office. Parents showed up to support the course and it was a great success. Our principal Adv JT Chiloane delivered the key note speech.
As the collective SRC we worked together on the car wash fundraising at Attridgeville Campus on the 30th of March 2017. The money that was raised was used to have a mini feeding scheme whereby we made tea and coffee for students, mainly focusing on the students who are not financially stable. The project was a huge success, as students came in large numbers to collect some coffee.
• 67 Minutes Of Nelson Mandela Day
On the 18th Of July 2017, We went to Secunda Mbalenhle stadium for a Youth Imbizo aimed at recognising Nelson Mandela day and as an honour to an invite from the Minister of Higher Education Dr Blade Nzimande. It was a success, many other institutions were in attendance as well as our entire SRC and SSS coordinators.
• Spring day bash
• Feeding a student project
• Women's Day
Words of Encouragement from our 2017 SRC Secretary General: Ofentse Maloma
I would like to quote the words of Anne Frank
‘Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don't know how great you can be. How much you can level! What you can accomplish and what your potential is.’
It has been a year of achievements and also challenges in our country but we live to better the conditions of living by educating ourselves to the core.
As the SRC of 2017 we are very much in progress of championing our students Grievances and all the challenges we facing as a College. I would like to encourage students to pass with distinctions and excel to achieve the future. Maintain high level of discipline and moral in what you are doing in the college.
The SRC is always available to render services to students and hence students need to make use it. We are elected by students and we are here to be the mouthpiece of students at large. We have achieved some of our plan of actions and has challenges on some other actions but we are dealing with it in order to better our services and achieve our mandate given by students.
We have a supportive management in our College that meets students’ needs halfway whenever they are. We are a College of good reputation and known for excellence in academics. Let us make use of the facilities we have in our college in order to harness our educational capacity.
There are more programs to be introduced that involve students and we would like to see a maximum participation from students at large.
May everyone have a blessed academic year and achieve the future.
Distinctions must rise.
Note from the SRC President
First of all, let me assert my firm believe that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyses needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
With malice towards none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the institutions wounds, to care for him who shall borne the battle, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all four campues.
We are all Tshwane Southerns, we are all federalists. If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or to change it's republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of safety with which error of option may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
And so, my fellow students: ask not what your college can do for you - ask what you can do for your college. My fellow compatriots of Tshwane South TVET College: ask not what I and our fellow leadership of the SRC will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of men in the college.
In this present crisis, the SRC is not the solution to our problem; the SRC is the problem. From time to time we've been tempted to believe that society has become to complex to be managed by self-rule, that the SRC by an elite group is superior to the SRC itself for, by, and of the people.
Well, if no one among us is capable of governing themselves, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of the SRC, must bear the burden. The solutions we seek must be equitable, with no one group singled out to pay a higher price.
On this day, as we've gathered; we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. And on this day, we come to proclaim an end to the pretty grievances and false promises, the recriminations, and worn out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our institution.
We remain a young nation. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit, to choose our better history, to carry forward the precious gift that noble idea passes on from this generation to another; that God-given promise that all are equal, that are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of decent education.
One of the greatest philosopher once said, "Our fear is not that we are inadequate, our fear is that we are powerful beyond measure; We ask ourselves 'Who am I to be beautiful, intelligent, brilliant and talented but who am I not to be?' "
August is Women’s Month and this time it was decided to honour all the female students of Tshwane South TVET College. The Girlology awareness campaign was hosted at both Odi and Pretoria West Campus. This drive was planned by the Student Support Services. Ms Karen Burt from Planet Productions was there to offer motivational talks with the students about life, its pitfalls, challenges and hurdles. (Read more on this story in the upcoming Newsletter).
Watch this space!!!!!!!!!
Diploma Ceremony 2016
Diploma Ceremony 2016
The annual Diploma Ceremony took place at the Woord en Lewe Kerk in Mayville. The turnout of students graduating at the ceremony was a success. This time the event was graced by the likes of Ms Kwara Kekana – NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON
BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT AND SANCTIONS AGAINST ISRAEL IN SOUTH AFRICA (BDS SOUTH AFRICA) who was the guest speaker for the day. Rev Phago was also present and she shared a moving , encouraging message of hope with the graduates. Mr Chiloane (Principal of TSC TVET) offered his speech was around the theme : “Patriotism versus Self-aggrandisement. The SRC President offered his speech around the youth of 2016 as compared to the youth of 1976.
On the photo from L-R: Sr Princess Ndlovu & Sr Patience Makgoga both from GEMS
Employee Wellness Campaign 2016
Recently the Human Resource :Admin hosted the wellness campaign at all TSC TVET Campuses. This campaign is done annually to encourage staff members to take care of their wellbeing. This campaign was done in accordance with the Employee Health and Wellness Strategic Framework for the Public Service which was launched by Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) in November 2008 and was launched in April 2009. The campaign was mainly aimed at all staff members who were urged to visit the GEMS stalls. The health screen checking included; high blood pressure, cholesterol, Body weight, height, spa treatment & getting a free eye test.
The Operational Plan workshop was held from 22 – 24 January 2016 at the Alpha Conference (Magalies). . The main aim is to prepare the Operational Plan action for 2016. Close to sixty delegates attended the conference. The focus of the conference was to come up with Operational Programme of Action plan for the SRC...
SRC President: Rammusi Mokoena
# DISTINCTION MUST RISE