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Welcome to Umfolozi TVET College

Thumbs up for Maritime Studies at uMfolozi

uMfolozi TVET College is serious about bridging the gap of youngsters who have been missing out on Maritime opportunities even though they reside near the ever growing port of Richards Bay. As a result, the first phase of doing so, involves revamping one of the old buildings at Esikhawini Campus with the aim to have a training facility for Maritime Studies. According to College Principal, Mr Sam Zungu, Esikhawini was chosen as it already boasts Transport and Logistic lectures and the two are interrelated.

Recently, the College held a fruitful meeting with stakeholders from the China State Engineering Cooperation, Construction Bank of China, Ulwazi Consortium, to name a few.  The aim of the meeting was to sensitize people that the College is in a process of establishing a public TVET College Maritime Academy.  A study carried out by South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), indicated that there aren’t any public Colleges offering Maritime Studies, it was only universities and not all.

“We have been engaging with the Bank of China to explore the funding opportunities that they have rolled out in the continent and Southern African Development Community (SADEC), particularly in educational institutions. This was our third meeting and there are protocols to be followed including support by the College council and Department of High Education and Training (DHET) for the endorsement of the project. The College is also trying to mobilize resources from local industry and provincially as this is viewed as beneficiary to the region and province at large. We want to ensure that youngsters are able to take part in the ocean economy, as the majority was deprived historically. Local industries such as Transnet who is in the process of expanding the Port of Richards Bay couldn’t utilize local youth because of lack of necessary skills,” said Zungu.

So far the College has raised through NSF an amount to the tune of R80 million towards the project and R10 million from TETA for the installations of simulation. The College calls upon businesses and industry to contribute to this great initiative. 




What we Offer

toprow1Certificates, Umfolozi College offers a range of Certificate and Diploma Courses in the fields of Business and Engineering Studies as well as a vast range of skills training programmes. 


toprow1Diplomas, A National Diploma (M+3/NQF5) Qualification is awarded to students who have completed their N4 - N6 in a specific field at an FET College.


toprow1Skills Training, Short duration skills based programmes offered by FET Colleges, usually from rurally located skills campuses. 


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TEL: +27(35) 902 9501
Fax: +27(35) 789 2585

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Email/Postal Address
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Private Bag X 5023
Richards Bay, South Africa, 3900

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Umfolozi College Central office Naboomnek, Arboretum, Richards Bay, South Africa 3900

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