College is hub for entrepreneurship

2016-11-29 06:00

A rapid incubator and centre for entrepreneurship was officially launched at False Bay Technical Vocational and Training (TVET) College’s Westlake campus last Wednesday.

The rapid incubator and centre will contribute towards the growth of the manufacturing sector, metal fabrication and furniture making, with the aim to inspire a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among college graduates.

Deputy minister of small business development, Elizabeth Thabethe, said at the launch the high unemployment in the country, especially among the youth, painted a grim picture.

“The private sector must join hands with government to curb the further escalation of this trend. This initiative is an example of how we could do it,” said Thabethe.

False Bay TVET College is one of nine colleges around the country where this programme will be piloted. The objective of the programme is to provide TVET graduates with tools and techniques to create their own small businesses.

The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) has been tasked with the implementation of the rapid incubators and centres for entrepreneurship at TVET colleges. Seda CEO Mandisa Tshikwatamba said at the launch her organisation had a responsibility to make sure that entrepreneurship was inculcated in places of learning.

“This is an opportunity to extend our incubation programme to go further and link it with institutions that are focused on technical skills and vocational training. This is where young people are and it is where we are more likely to equip them with entrepreneurship skills,” Tshikwatamba said.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.

Behind the sparkle

Alluring, beautiful and timeless - diamonds are some of the most sought after gems in the world and are a true testament of everlasting brilliance. Let us take you behind the sparkle to show you the history behind this coveted jewel.


Fascinating facts about dogs

Think you know a lot about dogs? How many of these facts do you know?



Perfectly captured cat snapchats!
Fascinating facts about dogs
Out with the old dog, in with the new
Play with your pet when you're not at home
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.