KWAZULU-NATAL PRESENTATION ON RECAPITALISATION PROGRAMME
INTRODUCTION • Timing of the Recapitalization project • Challenges of the restructuring/merger • Value adding to quality of life.
NINE COLLEGES • Coastal KZN • Elangeni • Esayidi • Majuba • Mnambithi • Mthashana • Thekwini • Umfolozi • Umgungundlovu
COASTAL KZN FACULTIES • Engineering • Business Studies • Utility Studies
ELANGENI • Engineering • Business Studies • Utility Studies, • Arts
ESAYIDI • Engineering • Business Studies • Utility Studies, • Agriculture, • Arts
MAJUBA • Engineering • Business Studies • Utility Studies, • Agriculture,
MNAMBITHI • Engineering • Business Studies • Utility Studies, • Agriculture,
MTHASHANA • Engineering • Business Studies • Utility Studies, • Agriculture,
THEKWINI • Engineering • Business Studies • Utility Studies, • Arts etc.
UMFOLOZI • Engineering • Business Studies • Utility Studies, • Agriculture,
UMGUNGUNDLOVU • Engineering • Business Studies • Utility Studies, • Agriculture, • Arts
APPROVED BUDGET ALLOCATIONS FOR KZN • HUMAN RESOURCE DEV R5 100 000 • IMPROVING SYSTEMS R4 500 000 • INFRASTRUCTURE R25 682 991 • BUYING EQUIPMENT R15 027 009 • CURRICULUM R7 745 000 • UPGRADE OF SITES R2 100 000 • BUYING BUILDINGS R29 020 000
ACTIVITIES / SUCCESSES • Senior management buy-in. There is common understanding between the colleges and the head office. • The funds were transferred to colleges immediately they were cleared by our finance section.
ACTIVITIES/SUCCESSES • Operational plans were approved in March 2006 • The first transfer of recapitalization to colleges was made in May 2006 • Monitoring by DoE – planned for 19, 20 and 21 June 2006.
ACTIVITIES/SUCCESSES • Launch of the new curriculum by KZN DoE- 30 May 2006 • Colleges are preparing for the implementation of NationalCurriculum Vocational (NCV) • Appointment of project managers to manage all the recapitalization programmes – from college funds
ACTIVITIES/SUCCESSES • Establishment of recapitalization committees • Consultants to train committees • Appointment of the manager at head office to take charge of finances including Recap budget
ACTIVITIES/SUCCESSES • Most of the upgrade and building projects have been started: • Ritchtek Campus (first phase) has been completed, renovation of • Esikhawini College(first phase) has been completed, • Mandenini Campus Training Center has been initiated, • Sundumbili has been initiated, • Enseleni has been initiated, • Ezakheni Campus has been initiated, • Kwamashu Campus, Qadi Campus, and Pinetown Campus have been initiated. • Emandleni Campus, Nongoma Campus and Vryheid have been started.
CHALLENGES • Institutional capacity. Interviews for portfolio managers and campus managers are being concluded. • training of newly appointed personnel • Procurement. The staff will need training on procurement procedures since this is the first time for them to procure for building and upgrading of systems, etc. • Approval of plans is a lengthy process while tenders for building cannot be advertised before the approval of plans
CHALLENGES CONT… • Project management fees. Recapitalization project does not cater for the appointment of staff, e.g. project managers, which makes it difficult for the colleges to manage such a big project. • The alignment of programmes in the FET Colleges such that all the demands of the Province are met fairly.
CONNECTIVITY PROJECT • This project has been funded through recapitalization funds. • It has a budget of R65 m • Commenced in February 2006. • Will facilitate consultation and communication between colleges and head office as well as between colleges themselves.
CONNECTIVITY PROJECT • The purpose of connectivity project it to enable FET Colleges to manage their administrative responsibilities and most importantly support the roll out of the FET College Curriculum. • Phase 1 of this connectivity was launched in May 2006. • This project will be completed by 30 November 2006.