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Aden In The Ocean..a

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 30 Sep 2011 in

Aden Vermulen has just secured a stable job at Oceana. He wears very casual clothes all the time because he refurbishes ship vessles. When a ship is in dock it is his job to liaise with all the suppliers to make sure the vessel is fit to go to sea again.
It has taken…

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TSiBA Community Workshops ……Things Are Looking Up

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 27 Sep 2011 in

So it’s been seven weeks into my TSiBA IPJ (Individual Practical Industry project) and the second round of career workshops was held on the 26th September 2011 at the TSiBA Entrepreneurship Centre’s boardroom. Since last weeks workshop things have started to look up as 9 people attended this week’s session,…

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Wi-Aam The Media Mogul

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 27 Sep 2011 in

Ogilvy Advertising Agency took on nineteen year old Wi-Aam Isaacs for twelve days in July to intern with them! (Wi-Aam pictured)
Wi-Aam’s mentor, Kieran Peacock organized the internship for her, and Layla Liebetrau was kind enough to supervise Wi-Aam.
Audi, VW, SAB and Abudabi tourism are all major…

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Feedback: TSiBA Community workshop 1……

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 26 Sep 2011 in

So this week past the first TSiBA Community workshops was held at the TSiBA Entrepreneurial Support Centre on the 19th and 20th September 2011. The workshops were planned to provide these previous students from the community training project a platform to discuss why they are still unemployed. And how, we…

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Cape Town Concert Series

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 26 Sep 2011 in

Thank you graciously to Louise Howlett, General Manager of the Cape Town Concert Series at the Baxter Theatre who offered tickets to staff and students of TSiBA Education to a series of concerts.
These series of concerts were wonderful and diverse in its offerings.

Pictured here is Rosalyne Engelbrect…

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Sixolisile at Constantia Uitsig

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 26 Sep 2011 in

Sixolisile Abednigo Mahlasela, HCBA student

Guess what Sixolisile works at Constantia Uitsig. He has worked there since 2004 and is still going strong.
He knows about wine pairing, guest care, money handling, reception duties and also assisting Maitre’d with stock control.
Sixolisile has undergone many training courses which is inclusive and not exhaustive…

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Networking Breakfast Forum!

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 23 Sep 2011 in

The 3rd edition of the networking breakfast forum hosted by the TSiBA Entrepreneurship Centre took place on wednesday 21st September and it was yet again a great success!

It’s always great to see everyone again under the same roof first thing in the morning bright and early. The turnout was really good and the…

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Adding some fresh colour to the Entreprenuership Centre

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 23 Sep 2011 in

The paint was mixed; the rollers and brushes were ready to go, as was the team here at the Entrepreneurship Centre. Today we were going to splash the walls with some much needed life and to stay true to the TSiBA colours; we chose to go…

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TSiBA Alumni Empowers TSiBA Students

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 22 Sep 2011 in


On the 21st of September, we were honoured to have one of the first TSiBA students come back to speak to the current TSiBA students.
Simphiwe Mahlanyana was one of the first TSiBA students when TSiBA opened their doors in 2005. In 2007, he dropped out, for personal…

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Poetry in Motion

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 20 Sep 2011 in

Poetry is a powerful outlet for many emotions and expresses feelings so well.
The library is hosting a session on sharing poetry with like minded people that recognise it as a powerful tool.
So staff amd students of TSiBA do come along on Thursday 22nd September at lunchtime and share and learn.

The…

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Dynamite comes in small packages!

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 20 Sep 2011 in

Today members of the Entrepreneurship centre drove down to Philippi with fellow entrepreneur, Bertina.
Bertina has been one of the success stories that have been involved with TSiBA and all of us here at the Entrepreneurship centre recognize what a passionate and determined person she is.
It all…

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Heritage Week

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 18 Sep 2011 in

Did you know that there is free entry to all Iziko museum, Castle of Good Hope, Planetarium on Saturday September 24th?
The theme this year is ‘Celebrating Heros and Heroines of the Liberation Struggle in South Africa’ Visit http://www.iziko.org.za for a full programme of activities for the week.
So take your girlfriend/…

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Reading Volunteers

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 18 Sep 2011 in

You can volunteer as a reading helper at your local primary school. You receive free training, resources and ongoing support.
Guess what this activity will not only help them but also you as a person and obviously your Curriculum Vitae.
Reading really helps young people improve their lives.
Check the website

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Mr and Miss TSiBA at Eden

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 14 Sep 2011 in

On the 12th of August TSiBA Eden Campus held its annual MR & MISS TSiBA Eden concert. The event was a great success and everything was organized to perfection thanks to the TSiBA Eden SRC and the students who volunteered their time in assisting. Everything went smoothly for almost everyone, except for the contestants, because…

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Curriculum Review

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 14 Sep 2011 in

Nolan Beudeker, Curriculum Manager (pictured) is organising our 2011 curriculum review this Thursday 15th September 2011. She has been planning this day for a long time and has invited many stakeholders to be part of this discussion.
At TSiBA it is our tradition to look at the curriculum…

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5 Years at Home Affairs

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 14 Sep 2011 in

It has taken 5 years for Vuyisile Tyesi to obtain an ID book?

And….. it happened at TSiBA.

He wrote this poem which is very touching to all the people who helped him….
Thank you for saving me!
Thank you for saving me!
I was…

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Chimurenga Chronicle has a poster campaign

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 14 Sep 2011 in

Chimurenga Chronicle has a poster campaign where controversial questions are being posed weekly until 19 October 2011.
Come and check it out and open up discussions about the topics among yourselves.
The Chimurenga Chronicle newspaper reports on the first week of the so-called xenophobic violence in South Africa, two years ago and events…

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Eden SRC Workshop

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 14 Sep 2011 in

On the 20th of August 2011 the SRC of TSiBA Eden went to Sedgefield, PELICAN LODGE for a two day conflict resolution workshop. The workshop was led by Mr Phil Wormsley who is a former business-manager. The session on the 20th was mainly based on the roles of SRC, individual…

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New Switchboard at TSiBA

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 13 Sep 2011 in

Adri Marais, Executive Director at TSiBA is quite excited that TSiBA will be getting a new switchboard system very soon.
She said, “The handsets will be quite powerful and you will be able to see and log all calls through your PC’s”.
In the spirit of technological advancement TSiBA is joining this era.

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Footsteps Campaign

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 13 Sep 2011 in

All TSiBA students go to the mountains in order to grow themselves and discover their true self.
Educo Africa enables this to happen every year taking our students on a wondrus journey.
Niki-Joy Alexander, a TSiBA graduate nows works at Educo and is asking for any amount of donation to make the lives…

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Mandela Rhodes Conference

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 13 Sep 2011 in

On the morning of Saturday 10th September 10 TSiBA students ventured to Stellenbosch University to attend a conference hosted by the Community of Mandela Rhodes Scholars. The alumni of Mandela Rhodes Foundation were hosting this fascinating conference.
Guess what, our very own Leigh Meinert was one of the speakers. The theme was “Social innovation…

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Spirit Of Youth

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 13 Sep 2011 in

It was the final day of the Spirit of Youth programme.
Colin Hall was a guest speaker. He spoke about Leadership in Africa and how we all should combine our ideas jointly.
There were 17 schools around the Western Cape that partipated in this programme. which addresses…

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TSiBA Alumni Is Activated

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 13 Sep 2011 in

On the 3rd of September, TSiBA Graduates met at the TSiBA board room with the intention of discussing how the TSiBA Alumni can be active. Present was; Elroy Dicks, Tania Majavie, Mkhuseli Ngcube, Siya Gobingca, Sanele Khulaphi, Ncedisile Macwili, Pumla Sodela, Asanda Dodi, Cebisa Mahlukwana, Ntombiza Lingani and Benu Mukhopadyhay.

The breakfast meeting started with…

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Book Week And Holidays

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 13 Sep 2011 in

It was book week last week and Ilana Barling, our Librarian was actively encouraging students and staff not only to read a good book over the TSiBA holidays but also giving away journals!
Many students came in to borrow their favourite mystery, romance or true stories. Leslie-Ann Steer, BBA2 student came to borrow her…

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To Be Or Not To Be… Continued!

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 09 Sep 2011 in

Mandla’s poetic journey to Cape Town (part 2)

Friday, 26th August, had arrived and my anxiety levels were now quadrupled from what they were the previous week. After my sleepless night the day before, consisting of nothing but practice, it’s safe to say that I was fairly ready for what was to come. The day…

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Rain rain rain

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 08 Sep 2011 in

After a good sunny day yesterday, here comes back the rain. Cape Town really get me confused sometimes. where i am from(congo), the rain is warm, and after the rain comes a nice and sunny sun. I miss my home sometime but i have to say i love Cape Town,…

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Monday Morning Blues…

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 08 Sep 2011 in

I’ve just had a great weekend and it’s time to get up early and go to work. You know how it is on a Monday morning, especially when the sky is dull, the clouds are grey, rain is drizzling and basically its that gloomy, damp and cold Monday feeling and…

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Mankind Reflection

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 08 Sep 2011 in

PHUMZILE NOMBILA BBA2 student                        
FEEDBACK ON MANKIND

Mankind was comprehensive in approach because focused on three aspects of a man, that is,
•Social
•Psychological
•Emotional

We were challenged in all of these areas…

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Its Raining Again!

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 08 Sep 2011 in

Finally spring is here! The sun is shinning, the skis are clear, the birds are singing and flowers are blossoming all around. There is that ‘feel good’ mood in the air…

This picture has been taken by our very own Herve Josh
But after 2/3 days of brilliant…

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Watch This Space!!!

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 08 Sep 2011 in


WOW!!!!!!! The Career Education and Computer Training Courses have come a long way. On Monday the 12th September we are starting the 7th course. We ran 7 courses already and we are still going strong.
So far we have recruited 218 students from the different communities that the…

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Bertina Reaping the Benefits

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 08 Sep 2011 in

Bertina Etchu(from Betty’s Hair Salon) is one of our Entrepreneurs who are being mentored by one of our mentors Delene Martins. This mentoring relationship started in June this year.
Working closely with Bertina, delene discovered that bertina has to take 3 taxis to buy in her hairdressing stock. For Bertina this was very frustrating…

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IPJ experience @ TSiBA Entrepreneurship Centre

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 08 Sep 2011 in

It’s my third week into my IPJ at TSiBA, and the experience thus far has been fun and exciting. IPJ is an practical experience that’s allows you to integrate all you 4 years learning’s into 3 months of practical work.
So you must be asking what makes a TSiBA sponsored IPJ so different from…

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TSiBA Community Outreach Programme

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 08 Sep 2011 in

The purpose of the TSiBA Community Outreach Programme is to reconnect with the graduated students from the TSiBA Community Training courses whom did computer training and career education course. These are people from local communities whom have partaken in the course in order to better there social circumstances, but have fall short through not finding…

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To Be Or Not To Be…

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 08 Sep 2011 in

Mandla’s poetic journey to Cape Town   (Part 1)

My quest for Cape Town began on the 18th of August, a Thursday evening, my nerves were shot, anxiety levels high and I was immensely
overwhelmed by tense feelings. For on the following day, (Friday 19th August) I was to embark on uncharted territories as…

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A Heartfelt Day Of Hard Work And Paying It Forward

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 06 Sep 2011 in

The day that was dedicated to the residents of the Langa Cheshire Home, the 27th of August 2011, can be deemed as the day where students really gave their community their all.

This project came as an inspiration from our TSiBA Pay-it-Forward personnel and Student Developer, Loyiso Koyana and was…

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Amina for Automation

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 05 Sep 2011 in

TSiBA has officially launched its intranet portal. Lisa Cloete, Quality Assurance Manager was looking for a ‘cool and funky’ name from all at TSiBA.
There were 418 votes in total.
Amina Noor Mohamed name was selected amongst 250 votes for the name …Tsiportal!
Amina receives a Samsung 320Gb 2.5” External Hard…

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The American Embassy visits Ilana

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 05 Sep 2011 in

The American Embassy visited Ilana Barling our Librarian recently. They came to offer TSiBA staff and students the use of the fantastic database eLibraryUSA.
Ilana of course researched their offerings before they visited and commented “Many of the databases are relevant to the courses our students are studying and are going to be of…

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TSiBA’s Academic Merit List

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 01 Sep 2011 in

Lisa Cloete our Quality Assurance Manager has just released the 1st semester academic merit list.
She said “Congratulations to the all the students who have excelled academically in the first semester!  As you know the criteria to qualify for a place on the merit list is an average score of 70% across all subjects…

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Busiswa The Entrepreneur

By Frans TSiBA Admin on 01 Sep 2011 in

Busiswa Mvinjelwa; aBBA1 student at TSiBA, a mother, a wife and a businesswoman!

When financial hardships left the family at a cross-road; lose the house or find a way to pay the mortgage, Busiswa stepped up to the plate. Students and staff alike at TSiBA have always commented…

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