Striving to Achieve Excellence in All Facilitation and Instruction

Led and inspired by the dynamic all-women team of Jennifer Choice, Theresa Otto, and Natasha Antha, our solutions-driven team follows a holistic skills development approach. Our methodology is focused on working with our partners and clients, in the pursuit of continuous improvement, to bring about world-class manufacturing standards and processes in the manufacturing environment.


Thandeka Vocational Education Trust (Pty) Ltd

Established in 2003, Thandeka Vocational Education Trust (Pty) Ltd is an accredited private education and vocational training provider, operating nationwide, across a range of sectors inclusive of clothing, home textiles, and general goods.

We are committed to excellence in the delivery of our industry-aligned learning programme offerings. Thus, we ensure that our course curriculum content remains relevant and aligned with local and global standards and best practices.

Our facilitation team is subject matter experts with extensive industry-related experience and in our pursuit of continuous improvement, we have implemented a total quality management system.

Our methodology is focused on working with our retail and manufacturing partners. Together we encourage the implementation of world-class manufacturing standards and processes to strengthen the capacity of our local supply chain and meet the goals set out in the R-CTFL Masterplan 2030.

A major focus area is empowering learners, be it workers in the sector or unemployed youth, by equipping them with relevant workplace knowledge and technical skills, and increasing their employability and growth in the formal and informal sectors.

Our current involvement in rural and township social development initiatives demonstrates our commitment to empowering disadvantaged communities provision of innovative skills development interventions, geared to stimulate the establishment of small community-based businesses.

Thandeka Vocational Education Trust (Pty) Ltd values people and we hold excellence, integrity and respect to the highest standard. Our promise is to do the right thing and to do things right.

Our Vision

Build South Africa’s workforce

Our Mission

Empower learners and envision excellence

Our Promise

Do the right thing and do things right


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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. In doing this, she drives the achievement of the organisation’s strategic objectives. Jennifer believes in positive employee engagement. With her at the helm, the TVET SA team motivates and upskills their clients with excellent service and professionalism.

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Theresa Otto

Technical, Academic and Programmes Director

As 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 to submit their mandatory and discretionary grant applications.

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Natasha Antha

Operations Director

Heading up the entire Operations Department (including all facilitators and administrative staff) is the very capable Natasha Antha.

Managing our projects portfolio across South Africa and overseeing all project deliverables through our Projects and Admin Teams, Natasha keeps the wheels of our business turning.

Elmine Baumann

Marketing and Communications Manager

Melanie De Villiers

Finance Manager

Alex Marais

Training and Development Practitioner

Alice Williams

Training Specialist

Alison Maselele

Training Specialist

Ayabulela Xesha

Finance Intern

Belinda Matinka

Training and Development Practitioner

Bernadette Isaacs

Student Placement Coordinator

Bonita Johnson

Training Specialist

Bonita van Schalkwyk

Technical Project Coordinator

Caela Marais

Executive Assistant

Carmen Prins

Training and Development Practitioner

Caroline October

Senior Administrator

Charles Wyngaard

Senior Production Practitioner

Darren de Waal

Training and Development Practitioner

Dedre Menne

General Assistant

Fortune Mafa

Training Specialist

Janine Rix

Training Specialist

Nawaahl Achmat

Projects Data Controller

Nazley Hendricks

Administrative Project Coordinator

Patricia Small

Training Specialist

Vanessa Adams

Training Specialist

Vanessa Ryklief

Training Specialist

Winifred Sinclair

Training and Development Practitioner


TVET SA is accredited by the following bodies to deliver registered learnerships and credit bearing skills programmes.