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KwaZulu-Natal’s Mthokozisi Sanga is to represent South Africa in the Electrical Installations category at WorldSkills International (WSI) in Abu Dhabi during October this year.

Mthokozisi Sanga heads to Abu DhabiAt a recent event held to choose the South African representative from the three finalists of the World Skills South Africa competition, the Chemical Industries Education Training Authority’s Tshidi Magonare, describing WSI as the “Olympics of Skills Development”, was clear that although there could only be one ultimate winner; all three finalists were winners since all of them had achieved levels of excellence in the field. Nick du Plessis of P&T Technology concurred, saying their skills were on a par with or better than those of most general artisans in the country.

WSSA celebrates the talent of young artisans from public TVET Colleges and Universities of Technology, and promotes the value of artisanal skills. Among the guests at the celebration were CHIETA acting CEO Ayesha Itzkin, WSSA’s Andre Vermuelen, the finalists’ parents and representatives from various related organisations.

The three finalists of the WSSA competition held earlier this year, Kyle Ritchie (Gauteng), Faghrudeen Samuels (Western Cape) and Mthokozisi Sanga (KwaZulu-Natal) spent a month at P&T Technology receiving intense training in preparation for the world event in Abu Dhabi. This culminated in the final task – based on the test at the 2015 finals in Sao Paulo – which was to complete an electrical installation from scratch, according to a strict set of requirements, within 24 hours.

TVET lecturers, Themba Tshabalala, Hendrick Tshililo and Mercedes Madi, who are regional experts from provinces not attached to any of the finalists, assessed the projects and declared Sanga the winner. Prior to departing to Abu Dhabi with the WSSA team, Sanga will return to P&T Technology to receive further training.

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