29 November 2018 - NW3468
Mavunda, Mr RT to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training
In view of the Maruleng Municipality in Limpopo that have applied for the establishment of a technical and vocational education and training college and her department's acknowledgement of receipt of the application, how long will it take her department to conduct inspections of the area in order to start with the establishment of a TVET college in the Maruleng municipal district?
The Director of Building and Development and Maintenance conducted the site assessment on 19 October 2017 accompanied by the Principal of Mopani South East Technical and Vocational
Education and Training (TVET) College. The findings of the assessment were as follows:
- the site is unusable;
- buildings are dilapidated; and
- the site is approximately 11 O kilometres from the Mopani South East TVET College and 38 kilometres from the Maake Campus of Letaba TVET College.
Letters were sent to both the Principals of Mopani South East and Letaba TVET Colleges for them to express an interest in developing and utilising the site for expansion. Neither of the colleges has expressed any immediate interest in expanding their current footprint given the conditions of the site.