Lydenburg is a town in Thaba Chweu Local Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Alternatively known as Mashishing, Lydenburg is situated on the Sterkspruit/Dorps River tributary of the Lepelle River at the base of the Long Tom Pass.

The name is derived from the Dutch Lijdenburg, or “Town of Suffering”. Lydenburg has become the centre for the South African fly-fishing industry and is an agricultural and mining hub. Lydenburg is 94km from the Central Office in Nelspruit.

The Campus was officially launched as a fully-fledged Campus on 4 October 2019 following a donation of R8m from Glencore Lydenburg Smelter to convert dilapidated and unutilised Public Works buildings into a fully equipped educational centre with state of the art classrooms and offices. The Campus’ first intake was 290 students from Mashishing and the surrounding areas.  The head count enrolment for 2020 stands at 699!

Contact Details:

1 Rossouw Street,
Private Bag X11297

Contact Numbers Tel: 013 590 0238
GPS Co-ordinates: 25° 5′ 42.64”S, 30° 26′ 24.388” E

NC(V) Programme

  • Office Administration

  • Engineering & Related Designs (ERD)

Report 191 Programme

  • Management Assistant

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Farm Management N4- 6

  • Hospitality N4 - 6

  • Management Assistant N4 – 6

  • Electrical Engineering N4 - 6

Mashishing Campus

Mr B Kwayiyo

Mr. Kwayiyo has been with the college for a period of 8 years, he has also worked as a lecturer at Gert Sibande TVET College.

Mr. Kwayiyo is an advocate of social justice, he strongly believes that the only tool to address inequality is to upskill the youth and make them employable.

Mr. Kwayiyo is very passionate about the TVET College Sector, is a visionary leader and his strongest gift is the ability to motivate others as he makes all around him to believe in their abilities. He is an inspiration to both staff and students because of his commitment.

Motto: Let knowledge grow from more to more; and so be human life enriched

Goal: Centre of Excellence in producing artisans and entrepreneurs