SA: Private college headlines at womens’s summit

The Annual Progressive Women in Business Summit and Luncheon was held with the topic “Focus on Finance” at Gallagher Estate in Midrand where Jay Ramnundlall, CEO of PC Training & Business College presented as headline sponsor.

The top gender empowered establishment highlighted their efforts toward empowering women in the work place saying 70% of the college’s Senior Management are women, 61% of all staff are women and 56% of all students are women.

Jay went on to say, “As an Institution that has recently been awarded the Top Gender Empowered Company in Business Education & Training title, an award sponsored by Anglo Platinum, I feel particularly proud to place these statistics on record”.

Furthermore, Molly Ramnundlall, Top Women’s Awards winner in the category Top Gender Empowered Company in Business, Education and Training delivered her speech during the “Peer Talk” session. The summit and luncheon was held to celebrate women’s month and the advances made by progressive women in business.


Jay Ramnundlall’s speech focussed on the future of Private FET’s and presented PC Training and Business College’s contribution towards student’s improved learning experience through their tablet PC initiative.

Jay went on to point out the differences between low cost quality providers such as  PC Training & Business College, who catered mainly for the needs of the poor and  the more expensive private colleges  that provided for the needs of the elite.  In his presentation he  also noted that the difference between a first year B. Com student at PC Training & Business College and a public university such as WITS, could be as high as  R47 000 per year. Jay noted that a simplistic calculation of this nature might not adequately compensate for the broader agenda of Universities namely, new knowledge production, research, etc.  Jay expressed alarm at the significant variation in cost and suggested that there could well be severe productivity and efficiency issues at public institutions.

PC Training  & Business College Elite Private College Typical University eg. Wits
Student Fees DHET HET Budget Total
16 500 45 000 27 000 36 500 63    000
  • PC Training’s Fees include tuition, examinations, learning materials AND a FREE Tablet PC
  • DHET Budget of R31, 5bn is divided by 870 000 students nationally.

Some of the achievements of the college was also communicated to reinforce their role in complimenting the future of private FET’s including their achievement of being the winner of the FNB National Top Business Portfolio Awards in the Social & Community Services Sector and Top Women’s Award in Top Gender Empowered Company in Business, Education and Training.

The event was attended by 400 guests on 20 August 2012 including  the Chairperson of The ANC Women’s League, Hon Angie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education; Deputy Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene, as well as Hlengiwe Mkhize the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Treasurer of The ANC’s Women’s League, to name a few.

Source: Take Note Reputation Management – Press release – 28 August 2012