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pandorTimesLIVE reports that Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor announced on Saturday that a new college campus that will eventually accommodate up to 10,000 students is to be built in Cape Town.  

Cape Town mayor Dan Plato indicated that Pandor's department had allocated R380m to build a new campus for False Bay College.  Part of the funding will go towards purchasing the 6.5ha piece of land, in Strandfontein bounded by Spine Road, Birkenhead Drive and Seafarer Drive, that the city has made available at a nominal amount.  False Bay College acting principal Karin Hendricks said she hoped the campus would be ready to accept its first students by January 2022.  The technical and vocational educational and training (TVET) college already has a campus in Merrydale Road, Mitchells Plain, which offers courses in business, financial and public management, as well as educare.  The new facility will offer tuition in the key sectors of tourism, film, information technology, call centre training, retail programmes, business studies, paralegal qualifications and the creative media.  It will also have a cosmetology academy and the college will offer bridging programmes for youth who do not meet the minimum requirements for entry into TVET colleges.”  False Bay College also has campuses in Muizenberg, Fish Hoek, Westlake and Khayelitsha.

  • Read the full original of Dave Chambers’ report on the new college at TimesLIVE

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