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COVID-19 Definition Challenge

Amandla Obunye staff got creative and challenged each other to come up with new definitions for COVID-19. Have a look:

Having Clear Objectives with Volumes of Integrity Dedicated to being Nr 1 at my work and spending more time at the 9th hole.



Created chaos Opinions Varied on Initiatives to Defeat 1 of the most unbe9 modern viruses.


It is:

Contagious, Ongoing, targeting the Vulnerable, International and Demoralising.

But we can:

Create new norms, Order and reset the Earth, Vary our ways, Implement measures to be safe and Decide to be positive about the future.


It takes:

Courage to recognize and acknowledge every Opportunity that comes across your path, but you ought to Visualize your future and live your life to your full potential in order to Inspire others to follow their Dreams.



Collective Ongoing Virtual Instruction does 1ders 99% of the time (the rest, is face to face).

The AOTA team is looking forward to the day where we can face each other again.

Please be assured the team stands ready to assist you with all your training needs.

From all of us at AOTA, keep well and stay safe.

Lockdown blues? No way!

Amandla Obunye’s Management Team are doing everything they normally do pre-lockdown, just add running around the house and baking obscene amounts of banana bread to the list!

Lockdown is tough on everyone, especially having to juggle all your responsibilities while being locked down. Some have to do grade 6 & 11 again, (x) can’t find itself, others are taking care of their elderly parents and some have their hands full with very demanding pets.

When asked to give one positive aspect of lockdown, I got many. From being very productive and supporting one another to mastering the art of multitasking.

Running around the house, cleaning cupboards, gardening, baking, cooking, family Bible sessions, reading and putting their wood work skills to use, is how the AOTA team is keeping sane.

During all this time, please be assured the team stands ready to assist you with all your training needs.

From the homes of the AOTA Management Team; keep well and stay safe.

Celebrating Success – Graduation Bloemfontein & Gauteng

On 10 March 2020 Amandla had a graduation ceremony for a first group of Bloemfontein learners who successfully completed their Public Administration Level 3 Qualification. A total of 18 learners obtained their Qualifications and this very enthusiast group showed great drive to work as team and made the evening a very special event for all that attended.

On the evening of 11 March 2020, it was the turn of our Gauteng learners to be awarded their qualifications. The event was held at the Bryanston Country Club and was a key milestone in the learners’ studies. It was celebrated by the learners, their guests, Amandla staff and Amandla’s invite guests.

The Wholesale and Retail Education and Training Authority (WRSETA) was represented by Sir Jephrey Nene – Regional Manager Gauteng South. A total of 116 learners graduated on the Wholesale and Retail Qualification Level 2.

Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority (PSETA) was represented by Shivanthini Nagalingam-Potter–Chief Operating Officer (Acting). A total of 56 learners graduated on the Public Administration Level 3 qualification.

The evening had many proud moments for the friends and family attending the event. Sir Nene and Ms Potter both delivered inspirational messages to the learners as guest speakers during the ceremony.

From Amandla’s side we would like to thank all the learners for sharing their journey with us, the Seta’s for their support and the staff and facilitators who added value to the lives of 190 individuals who are now equipped with new skills and capabilities.

Looking back at 2019

The highlights from an Academic perspective was our Graduation ceremony held in the Eastern Cape, 14 November 2019. Approximately 300 learners, parents and guests attended the event at the Merryvale School (a special needs school in Port Elizabeth) to honor our learners receiving their certificates.

Our first intakes of PSETA level 3 Public Administration learners in Port Elizabeth, rolled over to level 4 in 2018 and from this group of successfully qualified graduates – we rolled over a group of 10 learners into Level 5 Public Administration at the end of 2019. This is a very proud achievement to have taken the learners into this level of studies. We are looking forward to exiting all 10 at the end of 2020.

2019 was a special year for our Amandla Obunye learners in Cape Town, as the first group of learners successfully completed their first level 3 PSETA qualification. 2019 also saw a new group start and successfully completing the learnership early 2020.

It is important for Amandla Obunye Training Academy to fill the training needs across the country. In 2019 we took our qualifications to the town of Graaff-Reinet and in future will be extending to other towns as well. Serving everyone from big corporations in the cities to having a footprint in towns where we can fulfil a need is one of our goals of providing qualify training to all. Amandla Obunye takes pride in being able to uplift the communities and strive to continue doing so.

Public Admin NQF Level 3 Learnership: Mitchell’s Plain

We are so pleased to have kicked off our very first Learnership in the heart of Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town on the 27th of September.

It is a 12-month Learnership programme in Public Administration. The selected learners will attend theory classes at the Mitchell’s Plain Skills Centre and do their practical training at a public institution where they are able to apply and hone their skills. The learners have been assigned a Project Manager to help them every step of the way.

Amandla Obunye wishes all the learners the best of luck!

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