With royal flare and red carpet glamour, the Northern Cape rural TVET College paid tribute to academic staff members for their achievements in 2014. During a prestigious Award Ceremony on the 29th of September 2015 at the Kathu Campus, many lecturers were rewarded for their hard work and dedication to academic excellence during the 2014 academic year. Many received their stars as a token and reminder of the value their hard work has at the NCRTVET College.

All lecturers and invited guests were treated like royalty with drinks on arrival and a walk of fame through the gallery of stars. The event was started with soft saxophone music to ease the mood and excited murmurs of lecturers looking for their stars in the gallery. This Hollywood themed event was all glitz and glamour with lecturers as the VIP’s, walking on stage to get rewarded for their efforts in educating the youth in the Northern Cape. Anzil Kulsen, a well-known writer, gave a very inspiring talk on the power of failure, encouraging lecturers and guests to always persevere, regardless of failures or troubles along the way. All guests were spoiled with a three course meal fit for a king, after they were sent on their way back to their respective campuses, motivated to work even harder and be more dedicated to the education of our future.

Mrs. Petro Diedericks, vice-principal: academic affairs started the first lecturers’ award ceremony in 2014 as an initiative to motivate lecturers and management staff. The first award ceremony was held at Upington Campus, the second one at Kathu campus and we hope to surprise one of the other campuses to host the next lecturers’ award in 2016. This award ceremony will be a yearly event to motivate lecturers to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the province.

Special Awards was also handed out to life-time achievers, a student development award for Mr. Johan Hendricks, leadership awards to all campus managers and a Above and beyond award to the principal Mr Percy Sago for his continues commitment to enhance the landscape of teaching and learning within the Northern Rural TVET College.

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.