Who we are


Established in 2003, Thandeka Vocational Education Trust (Pty) Ltd is an accredited private education and vocational training skills development provider, operating nationally, across a range of sectors inclusive of clothing, textiles, general manufacturing and wholesale and retail . We are committed to excellence and integrity through our core guiding principle of continuous improvement. To this end, we ensure that our course curriculum content is relevant and that our facilitation team are subject matter experts with extensive industry related experience.


TVET SA has adopted an agile and flexible approach to our training implementation.

TVET SA has a national footprint and has facilitated skills development throughout Southern Africa.

Training is conducted at our industry-aligned and well equipped training facilities in Maitland, Cape Town. We also train in-factory – turning ordinary workplaces into training spaces country-wide.

Our team

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Jennifer Choice

Managing Director

Whilst overseeing TVET SA’s operational and financial management, Jennifer strives to ensure good corporate governance and compliance and drives the achievement of the organisation’s strategic objectives. Jennifer believes in positive employee engagement and with her at the helm, the TVET SA team they motivate and upskill their clients with excellent service and professionalism.

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Theresa Otto

Technical, Academic and Programmes Director

Not only a founding member of the college, Theresa also serves on the Board of the FP&M SETA and is a registered Qualifications Development Facilitator. She is responsible for the development of relevant occupational qualifications and industry aligned training programmes. She applies her extensive experience in workplace skills planning while assisting client companies submit their mandatory and discretionary grant applications.

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Natasha Antha

Operations Director

Heading up the very organised and versatile administrative team at our Head Office is the very capable Natasha. Her experience in administrative management and attention to detail are invaluable to TVET SA. Natasha also manages a range of projects that are implemented across South Africa, providing guidance and support to our facilitation team.

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Elmine Baumann

Projects and Communications Manager

Debbie Braun

Project Manager

Melanie De Villiers

Finance Manager

Akhona Siga

Projects Controller

Alice Williams

Training Specialist

Alikzandre Marais

Training and Development Practitioner

Alison Maselele

Training Specialist

Angela Kincaid

Quality Coordinator

Belinda Matinka

Training and Development Practitioner

Carmen Prins

Training and Development Practitioner

Bonita Johnson

Training Specialist

Caroline October

Senior Administrator

Charles Wyngaard

Senior Production Practitioner

Dedre Menne

General Assistant

Eunice Machaya

Administrative Assistant

Janine Rix

Training Specialist

Mbali Hlatshwayo

Training and Development Practitioner

Patricia Small

Training Specialist

Siphokazi Ndinisa

Junior Training and Development Practitioner

Vanessa Adams

Training Specialist

Winifred Sinclair

Training and Development Practitioner

Yanga Komani

Operations Assistant

Our Vision

Empowering Learners and Envisioning Excellence

Our Mission

To be the partner of choice to – 

  • design and implement projects  • pursue continuous  improvement • uplift communities • empower youth

Our Promise

To do the right thing and to do things right.

Our Credentials

Our Clients and Partners

I am Empowered

I AM EMPOWERED has established an incubator at the premises of Thandeka Vocational Education Trust (Pty) Ltd, our accredited skills development partner of choice.

The Incubator Project currently provides cut, make and trim services to an established clothing manufacturer, who is a preferred supplier of a national clothing retailer.

Covid19 Response Policy

The purpose of the policy is to ensure a safe working environment at Thandeka Vocational Education Trust (Pty) Ltd (TVET SA) for all of our stakeholders, employees and learners alike, and to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.


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