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The Blended learning unit strives to:

  • increase the adoption of E-Learning and contribute to the success and engagement of students.enhance the student experience, skills and satisfaction to increase retention and throughput.
  • enable greater access and flexibility in the delivery of quality teaching and learning in particular blended learning with a focus on professional development of lecturers
  • encourage a culture of innovation and continuous improvement in learning and teaching and in particular blended learning.
  • establish an environment that will encourage uptake and embed E-Learning in core practice.
  • support the institution’s goal to deliver a “student-centred” learning experience through E-learning.
    VUTELA – a blackboard propriety based learning management system (LMS) which is externally hosted to ensure reliability, scalability and sustainability is the institution-wide LMS.

Staff Members & Contacts :

Tisetso Mohloai

Position : Acting Director: E-Learning


Bongani Khoza

Position : VUTELA administrative assistant


Ojong Terence Ayuk

Position : VUTELA Learning management system

First Year Experience

Support for the FYE project to be visibly maintained at senior levels:

Enhancing responsibility at all Faculties and Departmental levels for improving the FYE, with emphasis on student- centred approaches to both teaching and administration;

Collaboration between academic and non-academic units to ensure an integrated approach to enhancing the student experience;

Enhanced collaboration between staff and students to address student needs; and

Sustained initiatives in continuous professional development of staff so that they develop skills of first year teachers and coordinators.

Staff Members & Contacts :

Dr Corneli van der Walt

Position : Manager: First year Experience


Dr Jeremiah Mudzimure

Position : Coordinator: First year Experience


Learning Communities

The Learning Development unit is responsible for enhancing students study and learning practices though establishing Learning Communities, one-to-one and group workshops and subject specific sessions on request from lecturers.

Tutor development provide an additional learning opportunity for students and students should consult with their lecturers regarding the time and venue for tutorials.

Staff Members & Contacts :

Mothusi Samosamo

Position : Learning Development coordinator


Staff Development

The Unit focuses on Enhancing Teaching and Learning for the best possible students’ experience. The main programs are:

Academic staff development programs for both current and newly appointed academics.

The annual conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Recognition of Prior Learning.

Staff Members & Contacts :

Dr Masebala Tjabane

Position : Manager: Academic Staff Development


Rodean Booysen

Position : Teaching and learning facilitator: Staff Development



Mbalenhle Dlamini

Position : Teaching and learning facilitator: Staff Development




MSET(Mathematics , Science , Engineering & Technology ) Centre

Provide academic support to students in the main areas of mathematical and physical sciences including mathematics, statistics, mechanics, physics and chemistry. Our tutors are trained in content and pedagogy to facilitate one-on-one consultation, small group session and tutorial classes.

Our Services are :

Providing academic support to students in mathematics, statistics, mechanics, physics and chemistry with a view to helping them to deepen their understanding of the subjects and to achieve excellent learning outcomes.

Staff Members & Contacts :

Dr MG Peleyeju

Position : MSET Specialist


Kabelo Raselabele

Position : MSET Teaching assistant


Co-Operative education

Co-operative Education facilitates a unique learning experience which delivers a specific type and level of knowledge, understanding and skills development through learning by applying theory in practice. The University movement sees itself as a partner with industry in the development and delivery of high-level human resources, which will contribute to the South African economy through its innovative approach to education.

Co-operative Education is the umbrella term that is used to summarise all activities such as placement of WIL students and Internship. Work Integrated Learning as a pedagogy of learning, consist of four modalities namely, Workplace Based Learning, Project-Based Learning, Problem-Based Learning and Work Directed Theoretical learning. In VUT, Workplace Based Learning is used as a compulsory component in most disciplines offered.

Apart from the placement of WIL and Graduate students, the department is also running activities such as: employability workshops, awareness campaigns, career fair on campus and employer function to acknowledge our industry partners as well as other activities.  The department has also stretched its wings to prepare the students before they go out to industry using the JICA and DHET Employability Improvement Programme as a work-preparedness programme.



To provide Co-operative Education services to the students in order to enhance their employability in the industry and entrepreneurship capabilities.



To promote and extend the academic learning process into the workplace through Co-operative Education for the benefit of employers, students and the University by:

  • Establishing Co-operative Education partnerships with host employers aimed at providing suitable learning opportunities for students.
  • Establishing mechanisms to promote Co-operative education both internally and externally in order to increase visibility and support.
  • Participating in research in the area of Co-operative Work Integrated Education (CWIE) and engaging in community engagement projects.
  • Collaborating with stakeholders both national and international in order to build capacity of Co-operative and Work Integrated Education education

Annie Moletsane

Position : Director: Student Academic Development Support & Work Intergrated Learning


Teaching Quality and Evaluation

The Evaluation Unit conducts evaluation surveys related to the improvement of the quality of teaching and learning within VUT.

All students are encouraged to participate in these surveys to maximize the effectiveness of their learning experiences within VUT. The feedback obtained is used to facilitate in enhancing good teaching practices for individual academics, departments and faculties with the purpose of promoting students’ learning as well as students’ success.

Teaching Excellence Awards- Teaching Excellence Awards are conducted annually where Lectures participate to demonstrate excellence in their teaching practice. The process contributes towards the improvement of the quality of teaching practice.

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) entails the process of facilitating academics to research their own teaching practices using established & validated criteria of scholarship, in seeking to understand how teaching maximizes learning where practices are shared publicly for scrutiny by other professionals, which ultimately contributes to the improvement of teaching practice

Staff Members & Contacts : 

Dr Anton Pillay

Position : Teaching evaluation facilitator


Bruce Matee

Position : Academic Staff Development and Evaluation


Writing Labs

The writing lab provides free academic writing support to all registered VUT students. It is situated on the first floor in the library. Contact lab at Tel: +27 16 950 6761

The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Writing Lab

The VUT Writing Lab promotes the University’s mission of producing a scholarly environment that is conducive to learning and innovation. It also aims to promote independent academic writing skills among students.

What is the Writing Lab?

It is a place where students of all disciplines and writing abilities can discuss their writing with a trained writing consultant. Methods which promote dialogue and inquiry, and approaches such as one-to-one and small group consultation will be used. It will help students become more independent and confident in their own writing.

What is the purpose of the Writing Lab?

The purpose of the Writing Lab is to help students become better writers. Since that is focus, the Writing Lab does not proofread or edit work. We do, however, help students to become better proofreaders and editors of their own work.

How does it work?

Students will have a private and confidential discussion about their writing with a trained writing consultant. Consultants have experience with writing at postgraduate level. They will be giving advice, suggestions and recommendations on writing.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes. Students can drop by the Writing Lab at the Goldfields Library’s first floor (Room H101-11) or call +27 16 950 7628 to make an appointment with one of our consultants. The Writing Lab operates between 8:00 am and 18:00 pm on Mondays to Thursdays; then up till 15:00 on Fridays.

What types of writing do you help with?

We help with the following:


Technical Reports



General writing skills

Bring these to your consultation:

A draft of your writing and assignment question or assignment instructions.

A pencil and an open mind.

Innocentia Shube - Manager

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African Languages Development Unit

About us

A strategic Unit of the University that focuses on the development of African languages in different forms within VUT. The Unit also facilitates the implementation of the VUT Language Policy. Although the Unit does not deal directly with students, they are however encouraged to contact the Unit whenever they need assistance that is African languages related.

Language Services

The Unit coordinates and manages translation, language editing and interpreting services at VUT. We develop and produce glossaries for various courses in various disciplines and we also translate documents from English into the identified African languages. Furthermore, we also provide subtitles to video recorded lectures. The three most spoken languages on campus are Sesotho, Sepedi and isiZulu. The university is currently developing Sesotho and Sepedi languages. However, it should be noted that isiZulu and other African languages will be added once resources are available. We build Sepedi and Sesotho terminology databases and authenticate these through our collaboration with other universities and language interest bodies/organisations. This is our attempt to develop these indigenous languages to the level of operation enjoyed by both English and Afrikaans.

Language Policy Implementation Strategy

The Unit is tasked to draft a Language Policy Implementation Strategy and drive the implementation processes across the entire University.  Key to our mandate is assisting the University faculties, divisions and departments in complying with the VUT Language Policy. The specificity of our tasks in this section includes:

Currently, we provide assistance in coordinating language training programmes such as practical language courses, for staff who are none native speakers of Sepedi and Sesotho, for COMMUNICATION PURPOSES ONLY.

We, from time to time, do language awareness campaigns amongst staff, students and the broader VUT community.

We organises language conferences and symposiums for VUT.

We translate communiques from the management to the University Community from English into Sesotho and Sepedi languages.

Editing of documents such as dissertations, theses, presentations, proposals and examination question papers written in Sepedi and Sesotho, and also the translations of the transcripts from English into the said African languages and vice versa.

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African Languages Development Unit

Mabapi le rena

Yuniti ya maano ya Yunibesithi yeo lebantšhago go hlabollo ya Maleme a se Afrika ka mekgwa ya go fapana ka VUT. Yuniti e nolofatša tiragatšo ya polisi ya maleme a VUT. Le ge Yuniti e sa šome thwii le baithuti, ba hlohleletšwa go ikgokanya le yuniti nako efe go ba efe yeo ba ka hlokago thušo ya go amana le maleme a se Afrika.

Ditirelo tša Maleme

Yuniti e laola le go sepediša ditirelo tša phetolo ya maleme go dingwalwa le pelelo, tshwayatshwayo ya maleme mo VUT. Re hlabolla le go tlhama mareo a mafapha dithutong tša go fapafapana, gape re fetolela ditokomane go tloga go Seisemane go ya go maleme ao a kgethilwego a se-Afrika. Gape, re fana ka diphetolelo tša dikgatišo tša dithuto. Maleme ao a bolelwagoka bontši ka khamphaseng ke Sesotho, Sepedi le isiZulu. Ga bjale yunibesithi e hlabolla Sesotho le Sepedi. Efela go swanetše go lemogwa gore isiZulu le maleme a mangwe a se Afrika a tla oketšwa ge yunibesithi e hwetša ditlabakelo le badiredi. Re tlhama didathabeisi tša mareo a Sesotho le Sepedi ra be ra a netefatša ka tšhomišano le diyunibesithi tše dingwe le mekgatlo/mafapha a mekanamekanago le merero ya hlabollo ya maleme. Se ke teko ya rena ya go hlabolla maleme ao a se Afrika gore a fihle seemong sa tiragatšo e lego seo Seisemane le Afrikaans di ilego tša ipsina ka sona.

Leano la Tiragatšo ya Polisi ya Maleme

Yuniti e filwe mošomo wa go ngwala kakanyo ya Leano la Tiragatšo ya Polisi ya Maleme le go sepediša tiragatšo yunibesithing ka bophara. Se bohlokwa go taelo ya rena ke go thuša mafapha ka moka a Yunibesithi, mekgatlo le dikgoro go obamela Polisi ya Maleme ya VUT:

Ga bjale, re fana ka thušo ya go sepetša mananeo a tlhahlo ya maleme bjalo ka dithuto tša maleme, go bašomi bao e sego baboledi ba leleme la Sepedi le Sesotho, YA GO KGONA POLEDIŠANO FELA.

Nako le nako re fela re tshwara dikhampheini tša ditemošo tša maleme go bašomi, baithuti le setšhaba sa VUT ka bophara.

Re rulaganya dikhonferetse le disimphosiamo tša maleme tša VUT.

Re fetola melaetša ya go tšwa go bolaodi bja Yunibesithi go ya go Setšhaba sa Yunibesithi go tloga go Seisemane go ya go leleme la Sesotho le la Sepedi.

Tshwayatshwayo ya ditokomane tša go swana le disetheišene, dithesese, ditlhagišo,ditšhišinyo le dipampiri tša dipotšišo tša ditlhahlobo tšeo di ngwadilwego ka Sesotho le Sepedi, gape phetolelo ya dingwalwa go tloga go Seisemane go ya go maleme a se Afrika le go tloga go maleme a se Afrika goa go Seisemane bjalo le bjalo.


Yuniti e hwetšagala Senthareng ya Hlabollo ya tša Dithuto, Moagong wa PS lebatong la boraro (3), kgauswi le Ofisi ya SRC le Senthara ya Thekgo le Thobamatswalo ya Baithuti.

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Ka rona

Yuniti e ikgethileng ya Yunivesithi, e shebaneng le ntshetsopele ya dipuo tsa Seaforika ka mekgwa e fapaneng ka hara VUT. Yuniti e tsamaisa hape le kenyo tshebetsong ya Leano la Puo la VUT. Le ha Yuniti e sa sebetse ka ho otloloha le baithuti, ba kgothaletswa ho ikopanya le Yuniti ha ba hloka thuso e amanang le dipuo tsa Seaforika.

Ditshebeletso tsa puo tse teng

Yuniti e hokahanya le ho tsamaisa phetolelo, tokiso ya puo ditokomaneng le ditshebeletso tsa ho toloka VUT. Re theha le ho hlahisa ditlotlontswe tsa dithuto tse fapaneng ho tswa makaleng a fapaneng mme hape re fetolela ditokomane ho tswa ho Senyesemaneng ho ya ho dipuo tse hlwauweng tsa Seaforika. Ho fetafeta moo, re nehelana hape ka dihloohwana ho dividio tse hatisitsweng tsa dithuto. Dipuo tse tharo tse buwang haholo khemphaseng ke Sesotho, Sepedi le isiZulu. Yunivesithi ha jwale e ntshetsapele puo ya Sesotho le Sepedi. Le ha ho le jwalo, ho a lokela ho hlokomela hore isiZulu le dipuo tse ding tsa Seaforika di tla kenyeletswa le tsona ha disebediswa di se di le teng.  Re theha dipolokelo tsa tlotlontswe ya Sepedi le ya Sesotho mme re nnetefatsa ditlotlontswe tsena ka tshebedisano ya rona le diyunivesithi tse ding le makala/mekgatlo ya puo. Hona ke boiteko ba rona ho ntshetsapele dipuo tsena tsa lapeng ho disa boemong ba tshebetso moo Senyesemane le Seaforikanse di leng teng.

Leano la ho Kenya Tshebetsong Leano la Puo

Yuniti e fuwe mosebetsi wa ho rala Leano la ho Kenya Tshebetsong Leano la Puo le ho tsamaisa ditshebetso tsa ho kenya tshebetsong leano lena Yunivesithing ka bophara.   Morero wa rona o ka sehloohong ke ho thusa difakhalthi tsa Yunivesithi, dikarolelwana le mafapha ho ikamahanya le Leano la Puo la VUT. Mesebetsi ya rona e kenyeletsa:

Ha jwale, re nehelana ka thuso ka ho hokahanya mananeo a thupello ya puo jwalo ka dithuto tsa tshebetso/tshebediso ya puo ho basebetsi bao ba sa buing Sepedi le Sesotho.


Re, nako le nako, etsa matsholo a tlhokomediso ka puo ho basebetsi, baithuti le setjhaba sohle sa VUT.

Re hlophisa diboka tsa puo tsa VUT.

Re fetolela ditsebiso ho tswa ho botsamaisi ho ya ho Setjhaba sa Yunivesithi, ho tswa Senyesemaneng ho ya ho Sesotho le Sepedi.

Tokiso ya puo le kerama ditokomaneng tse jwalo ka disetheishene, thisese, dithlahiso le dipampiri tsa dipotso tsa tlhahlobo tse ngotsweng ka Sepedi le Sesotho hammoho le diphetolelo tsa dingolwa ho tswa Senyesemaneng ho ya ho dipuo tse boletsweng tsa Seaforika le ka ho fapanyetsana.


Yuniti e ka hara Setsi sa Ntshetsopele ya Dithuto (SND) mme e fumaneha Moahong wa PS mokatong wa 3, pela dikantoro tsa Lekgotla la Kemedi ya Baithuti (LKB) le Setsi sa Boeletsi le Tshehetso sa Baithuti.

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Staff Members & Contacts :

Jacob Thamaga

Position : Language Practitioner and Acting manager


Thabang Molatou

Position : Language Practitioner

016 960 7736

Millicent Seripe

Position : Languages development administrator


Tebogo Mathebula

Position : Language Practitioner


Aubrey Neo Sehlahla

Position : Language Practitioner


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About us

Who is the CoLab?

The VUT E-Skills CoLab is in partnership with NEMISA (National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa) to offer digital skills to the citizen of South Africa. We have a range of ICT courses from basic to advanced, to skill, upskill and re-skill our citizens to bring them into the Knowledge and Digital economy of the country and the world.

CoLab focus

The CoLab is responsible for providing basic digital-literacy training to the nation. Basic digital literacy includes computer literacy and mobile literacy, as well as internet and e-mail. Due to the e-readiness rankings of South Africa, which dropped drastically over the last few years, this programme becomes an important tool to uplift these ranking and to give citizens the skills to participate in the knowledge economy of South Africa.

The CoLab also offers advanced ICT programmes through its partnership with Nemisa including international 4IR qualifications on the COURSERA platform.

And then the most exiting focus, is our, focus on ICT SMME Development through our ICT Technical courses including Cell Phone Repairs, DTT, Web and App development, Fibre optics, WISP and others. We equip our participants with the necessary knowledge, skills and tools to start their businesses within the ICT space in their communities. These are economic stimulus programmes with the purpose of getting young people out of poverty and unemployment and creating business owner with a vision and skills to change their own lives, the communities around them and finally have an impact on the economy of our country.

Who is NEMISA?

NEMISA began as a non-profit institution for teaching skills in TV, radio, and broadcasting. With new priorities around the growth of digital technologies, NEMISA has the purpose of advancing digital skills for South Africa’s future.

Digital skills are essential for S’A s broadband policy

One of the four pillars of South Africa Connect (SA’s broadband policy) is Digital Opportunity. It looks at opportunities that come out of broadband (fast always-on internet). It focuses on how to ensure people, organisations and businesses make use of the opportunities. Developing digital skills on every level is critical for this.

What do we offer?


Microsoft Digital Literacy (Free of charge)

Duration: 4-6 Hours

Microsoft digital literacy aims to equip people with skills that will allow you to participate in social and economic activities. The content includes:

  • Working with computers
  • Accessing information online
  • Communicating online
  • Participating safely and responsibly online
  • Creating digital content
  • Collaborating and managing content digitally

Once the digital literacy is successfully completed, a range of additional courses are made available for further upskilling.

Mobile Digital Literacy (Free of charge)

Duration: 6 Hours

Mobile digital literacy is course will teach you the skills you need to optimally use your mobile device in everyday life. The outcomes of this training programme include:

  • What is Fourth Industrial Revolution and how it affects your life
  • Set-up and manage private Network Connections
  • Use mobile applications to set-up professional communication
  • Use mobile applications for document drafting and keeping
  • Use mobile applications to manage money Use mobile applications for self-improvement


 The CoLab offers various ICT specialist courses for existing ICT practitioner/graduates. 

4IR International Courses (Free of charge)

The COURSERA international courses offer participants, with an ICT background, the opportunity to complete an internationally recognized qualification from the best universities worldwide. These courses range from a few hours to several months depending on the choice of the participants. All courses are done online. 


The CoLab has a big focus on SMME development within the ICT sector. This is in support of the DCDT’s ICT SMME strategy. We give participants the basic skills and knowledge in technical courses that will offer them the opportunity to start t their own businesses. Funding dependant, we also do mentoring and coaching of these SMME to make sure they are not only proficient in the technical aspects, but also the business aspects.

Intro to Digital Entrepreneurship (Free of charge)

Duration: 2+1 days. The learning outcome of this course includes:

  • Define an entrepreneur and what it takes to be one
  • Know the digital industry you want to operate in
  • Transform an existing traditional SMME to a Digital Enterprise (Using BMC)
  • Explore (innovation) ideas and opportunities for establishing a new digital enterprise (Using Lean Canvas)
  • Run a digital enterprise (manage and sustain the enterprise)
  • Grow the digital enterprise (identify new markets, products and services)

Cell Phone Repair Programme (Free of charge when sponsored)

The Cell Phone Repair Course is aligned to MICT Seta unit standards and includes a toolkit which will equip the participants with all the basic tools to start their own cell phone repair shop after the training.

Duration: 3 Weeks.

The qualifying learner will be able to demonstrate:

  • basic electronic components and their purpose in closed circuits
  • competence to diagnose / pinpoint a range of faults in mobile devices
  • practical competence to resolve water damaged devices, do micro soldering, replace LCD, and glass screens.
  • how to conduct SW repairs, flashing and unlocking of common mobile phones
  • to understand Mobile Communications (GSM) network as the standard system used by most mobile phone networks.
  • Understanding of the purpose of the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card. 

Digital Terrestrial Television Installation &Maintenance (Free of charge when sponsored)

Duration: 3 Weeks

The Digital Terrestrial Television Installation and Maintenance training programme aims to equip people with skills to:

  • Describe Digital Terrestrial Television characteristics
  • List, describe and correctly use the toolset used to install and commission television services.
  • List and explain the purpose and function of the broadcast equipment and hardware components.
  • Demonstrate a sound practical knowledge of on-site Health and Safety requirements, checks and measures required when performing an installation and commissioning task.
  • Demonstrate competency in the installation and commissioning of DTH, DTT


Introduction to Web Design

IT Tech Support

Fibre optics & WISP

Systems Development


Please feel free to contact us on: (Email)

016 950 7703/7733 (Vanderbijlpark Campus)

016 930 5016 Sebokeng VUT Science & Technology Park)

072 291 1054 (Whatsapp)

Staff Members & Contacts :

Antonette Lombard

Position : Director: SLP and Skills Development Development Provision


Peggy Bojabotseha

Position : Administrator: SLP and Skills Development Provision


Unathi Pendu

Position : E-Skills facilitator , assessor and moderator


Nthabeleng Lenn Modise

Position : E-Skills facilitator , assessor and moderator


Xolani Nyathi

Position : E-Skills facilitator , assessor and moderator


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Staff Members & Contacts :

Mothusi Samosamo

Position : Learning Development coordinator


Remaketse Makateng

Position : Student faculty advisor (Management Sciences)


Sanele Nxumalo

Position : Student faculty advisor(Engineering)


Lerato Motloung

Position : Student faculty advisor(Human Sciences)


Kwanele Shoba

Position : Student faculty advisor (Applied Sciences)