Inspiring Productivity in South Africa

False Bay TVET College Centre for Entrepreneurship/ Rapid Incubator (CfE/RI) is the proud recipient of the Productivity SA Western Cape Regional Award in the Public Sector category.

In presenting the awards at the River Club in Cape Town on 3 September, Productivity SA acknowledged and celebrated organisations, individuals and communities in the Western Cape that are making significant contributions to making South Africa a productive country.

Productivity SA, an entity of the Department of Employment and Labour, organises the regional awards events in each province as well as the national awards to be hosted in Johannesburg on 17 October 2019.
Explaining why the College got the nod, CEO of Productivity SA, Mr Bongani Coka, said that as the country’s fight against unemployment intensifies, it is through organisations such as the CfE/RI that poverty could be holistically tackled.


The three category winners at the 2019 Western Cape Regional Productivity Awards were:
•    Emerging Sector: Wagner Systems (Pty) Ltd and Vortex Design Solutions
•    Corporate Sector: Keedo International (Pty) Ltd
•    Public Sector: False Bay TVET College Centre for Entrepreneurship/ Rapid Incubator

The Productivity Awards aim to inspire and promote productivity across all industries, promote South Africa’s highly specialised programmes and assist companies to increase South Africa’s global competitiveness. Candidatesare shortlisted after a thorough and independent adjudication process and visited to verify their competition entry. The winners are selected after an evaluation report is submitted, all scores are tabulated and supporting criteria scrutinised.

The College’s journey with Productivity SA started when Senior Productivity Advisor, Ms Charlene Steyn, was a guest speaker at one of the CfE/RI development workshops. Impressed by the CfE/RI’s development and support of youth entrepreneurs and community businesses and its efforts to create entrepreneurship awareness, she recommended that the College should enter the Western Cape competition.

About Productivity SA Productivity SA’s mandate is to promote employment growth and productivity, thereby contributing to South Africa’s socio-economic development and competitiveness, as contemplated in section 31 of the Employment Services Act, Act 4 of 2014. The Act enables Productivity SA to intervene in businesses that are facing retrenchments and assist with implementing turnaround strategies. Productivity SA does not only intervene in distressed companies but also helps companies improve their productivity and attain world-class standards.

About the False Bay TVET College Centre for Entrepreneurship / Rapid Incubator
False Bay TVET College formed a partnership with the Department of Small Business to establish a Centre for Entrepreneurship and Rapid Incubator (CfE/RI). The CfE/RI is part of the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) national incubator network.
The mission of the CfE/RI is to inculcate entrepreneurial thinking in the delivery of college vocational and occupational programmes which will support and stimulate an entrepreneurial economy, inspire young college graduates to choose entrepreneurship as an attractive career choice and support these graduates through formal training and practical business experience. The CfE/RI also aims to support existing businesses in Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain.