Nkangala FET College

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Corner Haig and Northey Streets
South Africa
+27 21 657 6200
+27 13 690 1450
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Nkangala FET College

Company profile:

Nkangala FET College is one of the largest educational institutions and the biggest FET College in Mpumalanga. Its four campuses, CN Mahlangu, Middleburg, Mpondozankomo and Witbank Campus, are situated in the Nkangala region.


Educational offerings:

Nkangala FET College aims to respond to South Africa’s need for more engineers, managers such as financial personnel and project managers, and skilled technical employees such as artisans and IT technicians. These are also the needs that have been identified by the key economic sectors in the area: steel production, mining (coal) and electricity (power stations). In addition, the need for training in agriculture/farming has also been identified.

All Nkangala’s courses are career-orientated in order to make FET accessible to an increasing number of students in need of accredited qualifications that will open doors to the labour market or self-employment opportunities.

Nkangala FET College is proud to be one of the first FET Colleges in South Africa to be International Standards Organisation (ISO) certified. This international certification recognises production excellence worldwide. Due to its ISO accreditation, its good hostel facilities and its ideal positioning feeding key skills in the region, Nkangala attracts students from far and wide.

National Certificate Vocational Qualifications Programme:

  • Office Administration – CN Mahlangu, Middelburg and Witbank
  • Engineering and Related Design – CN Mahlangu, Middelburg and Mpondozankomo
  • Electrical Infrastructure Construction – CN Mahlangu, Middelburg and Mpondozankomo
  • Civil Engineering and Building Construction – CN Mahlangu
  • Finance, Economics and Accounting – Middelburg
  • IT and Computer Science – Middelburg and Mpondozankomo
  • Hospitality – Witbank

Vision and mission:

Nkangala FET College’s vision is to be a centre of excellence that provides education and training opportunities of world-class standards, while its mission speaks of ensuring access, redress and equity in a transformed working and learning environment for those citizens who require a ‘bridge’ to become economically active.

The College also aims to improve continuously the service, products and environment that it provides to its customers and aspires to high standards and excellence in all aspects of services rendered.


  • Quality: Nkangala FET College will strive to offer quality service in all areas to its clients
  • Commitment: To devote time and energy to the well-being of our clients
  • Creativity: Research, invent, or develop original ideas to benefit South Africa, the province, the community, commerce, industry and the college
  • Integrity: To base our values on the quality of being honest and morally firm
  • Ubuntu: To act with kindness, thoughtfulness, empathy and sympathy regarding the different needs/situations of our clients in all activities within Nkangala FET College

Student support services:

  • Starting a new life at College can be frightening and confusing, which is why Nkangala FET College set up Student Support Centres on each of its campuses in 2004. Each centre has professional staff members and reports from students indicate that they are benefiting from the services on offer.
  • The student support centres offer a wide variety of services aimed at making campus life as exciting and easy as possible. These include the following:
  • Counselling and academic as well as non-academic support
  • Career guidance
  • Financial assistance
  • Job placement
  • Study support, which includes assistance to students with study methods, examination preparation and time management
  • Induction, which includes introducing new students to the campus, programmes and activities
  • Job-hunting skills, such as how to develop a good CV and interview coaching
  • Information and support on HIV and Aids-related matter
  • Fully equipped computer labs (for extra practical time)
  • Counselling and referral to other professionals

Strategic partnership:

  • Nkangala FET College has adhered to the call from the government to become responsive in addressing the skills needs in South Africa. As a result the college has established an Extended Learning Unit (ELU). The ELU was born in February 2006 with the sole purpose of addressing the occupational leg of the college. This has already yielded the following successes:
  • SETAs: The College completed a national contract with the Public Service Sector SETA (PSETA) for the training of students and achieved a competency rate of 95%. A Wholesale and Retail SETA (W&RSETA) learnership started in January 2006 with 40 learners achieved a competency rate of 75%. This learnership was concluded at the end of September 2006.
  • Provincial government: The College clinched a learnership contract with the Mpumalanga Provincial Government in August 2006 to train 127 students scattered across the province and its three regions (Nkangala, Gert Sibande and Ehlanzeni).
  • Steel industry: In August 2006 a total of 20 employees from Highveld Steel were trained on three IT unit standards in a pilot project. A second roll-out of 1 000 students took place between March and September 2007. The partnership entailed the joint development and delivery of high quality programmes and services that are relevant and responsive to the needs of the industry. In addition, it focused on the strengthening and capacity-building of governance structures and management systems in colleges. It also looked at joint interventions to promote the employability of students.
  • Adult Basic Education and Training: A partnership exists between Nkangala FET College and Gert Sibande FET College for the provision of ABET.
  • Chamber of Mines of South Africa: The College and the Chamber identify, discuss and resolve matters that affect the delivery of training. The partnership also involves the development of workplace models and assists with the effective and efficient training of competent employees.

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