Safety in Society Day Celebrated at Polokwane Campus
On the 21st of September 2016 the College’s National Certificate Vocational (NCV), safety in society students celebrated a safety in society day at the Polokwane Campus. The event was meant to encourage career awareness amongst the students doing Safety in Society.
The event was divided into two segments, training as well as presentations by professionals in the South African Police Services. Students were afforded an opportunity to experience real life training similar to the one conducted at the National Police Academy in Pretoria, and they also interacted with experts from the South African Police Services’ forensic unit.
“Maintaining good relationship between the college and its stakeholders does not only assist in readying the students for employment and furthering their studies but it also helps potential employers in recruiting efficient employees” said Mr Ekwane Ramaphakele, Senior Education Specialist at Polokwane Campus.
Mr Khorombi Madzhie, CEO and Principal of Capricorn College for TVET, in his address said “we are very much excited about the support shown by the South African Police Services in making sure that the College remains relevant and becomes the best in the Safety in Society Programme, as we are the only College in Limpopo offering this programme”. He lauded Mr Thomas Muleya (Polokwane Campus Manager) and his team for ensuring that the event was a success, also alluding that plans to build a big gymnasium and a standard swimming pool were afoot.
The guest speaker of the day, Brigadier Paul Mphinyeke, a commander in the Tshwane SAPS Academy mesmerised the students and everyone present as he delivered a powerful speech on how students should conduct themselves if they wanted to be efficient in the South African Police Services. The students also dazzled the crowd with a short act which reflected on how the country’s justice system worked.
With the College believing in a motto that says ‘Achieving Excellence Together’, attendees included the members of the South African National Defence Force, Commission on Gender Equality, Office of the Public Protector, South West Gauteng TVET College and the Polokwane Campus Community.