MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE SINCE 2008

Every day we help our students identify their dreams, build up their confidence to believe they can achieve them – and give them the skills and guidance they need to make those dreams come true. We believe everyone has potential – and we never stop getting excited about helping our students realise theirs! Come and see ELMI for yourself. We’d love to show you around.

A college with soul

We truly care about each of our students and where they are headed in life. It’s a little cheesy, but you’re not just a number here – you really are family. Unlike huge, impersonal colleges, at ELMI you can expect a friendly, caring, safe and attractive environment. We have a number of tools to help you figure out which careers will suit your personality best.

Study at ELMI and you’ll get excellent value for money, and the highest quality education possible for your fees. Plus we run loads of fun events, so our students get the full campus experience!

So many study options!

From a school leavers’ certificate to graphic design, IT, finance, business, and corporate training – there’s bound to be something for you!

Study full time if you can, or fit your studies around your job if you’re already working with classes after hours. You don’t even need a Matric to start some of our courses.

And of course, most of our courses are fully accredited, registered, and many are endorsed by some seriously heavyweight brands and companies!

Innovative, real-world learning

Our amazing team is passionate about inspiring, motivating and educating young people with love and care. We go out of our way to make sure learning is more than just a classroom experience. Our lecturers create first hand, real world, innovative challenges that give students practical skills, as well as theoretical knowledge.

In 2011 we started partnering with locally owned businesses. These ongoing collaborations inspire our students through relevant work experience, and prepare them for the working world.

Walrich Pruis

Acting Campus Principal,
IT Manager & Lecturer: IT Department

Walrich has been in the classroom for the past 8 year. Having worked for various colleges in East London, he has made ELMI his full time home for the past 4 years. His main responsibility is to ensure that the Full Time and Part Time IT students get the best possible education with a blend of both face-to-face lecturing as well as in-class practical work. He is a certified MCT and MCP and when he is not in class, he fulfils the role of IT Manager to ensure all of ELMI’s systems are available to students and working at optimum levels. Furthermore, he makes sure that students can have campus-wide free WIFI.

His training expertise includes MCSA/MCSE Windows Server 2008/2012/2016, MCSA Windows 10, CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+ and more.

He is always ready to help and guide you to make sure your journey into the IT Field is an enjoyable experience.

Gareth Nash

Head of Academics

With a wealth of both academic and business experience under his belt, Gareth Nash is a recent acquisition to the ELMI team. He has joined ELMI as the new Head of Academics.

Having worked in academia both nationally and internationally, Gareth’s experience encompasses working with undergraduate and postgraduate students within multiple disciplines, including Commerce, Science, Law, Education and the Humanities. His focus within these disciplines has been on the design and development of curricula with a view to ensuring that students receive the most up-to-date and appropriate education. Most recently, Gareth was the head of the Academic Literacy programme for Commerce Foundation students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal – a programme he designed and initiated in 2007.

A graduate of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Gareth is keenly aware of the role that education plays in the South African landscape. This, coupled with extensive business experience, means that he has the best interests of the students at heart and is driven by two questions: what more can we do for our students and how can we do it better?

Matthew Bousfield

Lecturer: Graphic Design & Arts

Bio for Matt:A born and raised East London local, Matt is a member of ELMI’s Graphic Design faculty, teaching principles and practices of art and graphic design in both a full time and part time capacity, specialising in using the industry standard Adobe Suite of design software.

With a keen eye, sharp technical skill-set and passion for conceptual thinking, Matt dedicates himself to the ever-rewarding journey of developing ideas, concepts and messages that speak with depth and meaning in the colourful language of visual communication.

Matt holds an internationally accredited BTEC Higher National Diploma in Art and Design, and has a wealth of hands-on experience working with clients across a range of industries, developing and producing creative solutions within the fields of design, branding and advertising.

Sheilah Pedersen

Lecturer: Business and Finance

Dux Scholar. Qualified as a radiographer. Attained my BCom and Hons BCom (Economics) through UNISA. Also did Advanced Tax Certificate through UNISA. Am a qualified Assessor and Moderator. Believe in continuous education so have done some short courses as well.
Passionate about education which does change lives. Love to see students achieve their goals.

Debra Sansom

Lecturer: Corporate and Graphic Design & Arts

Debra lectures at both high school and tertiary levels, and is passionate about people and art.
Debra brings a wealth of knowledge for aspiring designers to draw from. Debra holds a National Diploma in Graphic Design. She has a noteworthy assortment of hands-on-experience, spanning 27+ years across multiple disciplines in Graphic Design, Art, Publishing, Media and Marketing.

Debra demands hard work and diligent effort from her students. The reward of student growth and transformation is what drives her.

Debra enjoys the simple country life and spending time with her husband and children. She is a retro junkie, loves the beach, walks in the forest, relaxing in a hot bath, creating in the gardening, crafting, cooking, playing the piano and more.

Thoko Madiro

Senior Office Administrator

Thoko is highly skilled in both Administration and Accounting. She qualified in Executive Secretarial Pitman Exam – City & Guild and in Qualified Financial Accountant – National Diploma: Financial Accounting- CFAICB (SA) NQF 6. Currently she is studying towards a CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting.
Thoko has more than 15 years of experience in both Accounting and Administration. She has worked at Jeff Art Signs, Rabie Properties, RICTS Pty ltd, NMC Construction Company in Cape Town.

With all the experience acquired from the different companies, Thoko has achieved many goals in her career in the Accounting field and Administration. She always set high standards and is mature, friendly, honest and has the ability to look at challenges as opportunities. She is an asset to ELMI when it comes to debt collection too.

Nimz Naran

Student Advisor

Nimz Naran is a familiar face to all the ELMI students. She has been welcoming our students to the campus for many years now and still feels as passionately about them as she always has. Every student feels like the most important one with Nimz – which is true, because that’s how she views each one. Nimz joined ELMI in the administration office, but her genuine love for people soon took her across the passage where she spends her time ensuring that her students enjoy the very best experience we can possibly offer and that all the classes are full of eager students ready to embark on their journeys.rt of their Corporate Social Investment (CSI) which will assist in increasing the skills level amongst the youth and help in alleviating poverty in our society.

Siyavuya Sinongo

Corporate Liaison

An alumni of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology graduated in a Marketing BTech and a seasoned business consultant. Having worked in various multi-facets of industries such as Banking, Advertising, Engineering, and Automotive to name a few. Born in East London and lived in both Cape Town and Johannesburg.

He likes work that allows him to get really involved in the outcome of projects. He has a high sense of self-worth and to be successful is important to him. Siyavuya uses his extraversion to create imaginative ideas and an objective evaluation of how these ideas would translate into the real world. He is looking to make himself remembered by doing something outstanding, and strict controls, detail and routine are bad news for him.

Siyavuya likes to be involved in lots of different projects with a mix of people. He finds it energizing to tackle challenging tasks. He is well known for his natural ability to motivate others and demonstrates excellent people skills. He finds problems stimulating and finds clever ways to solve them. Highly ambitious, Siyavuya is industrious and endeavours to make decisions based, if possible, on analysis, evaluation and highly logical thinking.

Octavia Martin

Sales Admin Assistant

Octavia Martin, 24 years old. Octavia is a graduate from ELMI and has 4 years of experience of being a promoter and brand ambassador of Ponds facial beauty for the proudly South African brand company. Octavia is bubbly, friendly, always making sure her clients receive the quality attention and good customer service she believes in. She is people-oriented has good communication, sales and marketing skills, and is hardworking.

Janice Josephs

Examinations Officer

As an Examinations Officer with years’ experience, I am eager to contribute my abilities and experience to a company with the potential to further myself in the field.
I can assist any Company / Institution to meet its goal of providing only the most professional, accurate, timely information and assistance to its clients and staff.

Wesley Dent

IT Technician

I am a Past Student of ELMI College and have been working at ELMI since Feb 2018.

My responsibilities as the ELMI IT Technician / Junior Administrator are to ensure all systems for students and lecturers are working and in good functioning order before classes start. I also Provide Desktop support to all staff and students and maintain all network switches and Access Points around campus. I am also an IT lecturer for Part Time Class as well as an Exam Invigilator for ICDL.

I graduated From ELMI With : CompTia A+ & N+ , MCSA/MCSE , Windows 10, Installing and configuring windows server 2012, Administering Windows Server 2012, Configuring advanced Windows server 2012 Services, Designing and implementing a Server Infrastructure , Fundamentals of a server infrastructure.

Kristine Morris

Front Of House Receptionist

“I am currently working as a student administrator at ELMI College, I have previous experience in reception I have also done telesales. I am very enthusiastic and love working. Always a team player and always looking to improve. I am currently still busy with my Diploma in HR Management.”

Billi-Jean Williamson

Lecturer

Catherine Heurlin

Lecturer

Mzukisi Kolisi

Lecturer: Business Studies

Mzukisi Kolisi was born in the province of the Eastern Cape in the City of East London, South Africa. He has achieved a degree in Bachelor of Economics, Business Sciences in the year of 2012, after that undergraduate degree, he achieved a B Com Honours in Financial Markets in the year 2016, and later in 2017 achieved a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Senior phase and FET.

He has been a Lecturer for over a period of four years and some months currently. Lecturing in different programs at ELMI, ranging from CAIE, NATED to ICB, utilizing the knowledge and skills accumulated in the field or faculty of Business, Economics and Finance.

Tariro Kazembe

Lecturer: IT

An IT Consultant with many years of experience, including a few years as an IT auditor. With Profound knowledge and application of COBIT, Sebanese Oxley, ISO 1779, IT Internal audit working with SAP and ORACLE database and detailed analysis of customs data using ACL and IDEA, Systems Administration and Java J2EE programmer using eclipse and NetBeans IDE with various tools that include maven, ANT, Jboss, Tomcat, MySQL and etc. His passion is Business Intelligence using Oracle and Microsoft Platforms.

Werner Breytenbach

Lecturer: Graphic Design

Werner Breytenbach is a Graphic Designer, Web Developer and Illustrator under his freelance name ‘Krowh’. He’s also the co-founder of a Photography and Video Production business called ‘Ferret and Fire’. Furthermore, he lectures Animation, Web Development and Drawing & Illustration at ELMI during the week.

Having gone through school learning nothing but the fundamentals of converting notebooks into sketchbooks, he also further built his imagination with a passion for music, song and story writing. His Graphic Design career (freelance) started in 2013 during his gap year, where he delved into art, design and animation as he travelled and experienced the beauty of South Africa with his bare feet and some sketchbooks. He finally decided to study Graphic Design in 2015 , working as a Graphics Intern during the afternoons and Freelancer by night.

Nicholas Sibulali

Gatesman

Sipho Shube

Gatesman

ELMI ACCREDITATION

Registration Information

East London Management Institute (Pty) Ltd. Reg No: 2008/021076/07
QCTO Accreditation: Skills Development Provider Accreditation no: QCTO NATED/14/0062
DHET Reg No. HE: 2012/HE07/006

  • Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) DHET Reg No. HE: 2012/HE07/006

    ELMI is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private Higher Education Institution.

  • Council of Higher Education (CHE)

    ELMI is registered with the Council of Higher Education as a Private Higher Education Institution.

  • Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) QCTO Accreditation: Skills Development Provider Accreditation no: QCTO NATED/14/0062

    ELMI is accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) as a Private Higher Education Institution.

  • Mictseta accreditation no: ACC/2017/02/0003

    ELMI College offers qualifications accredited by mictseta

  • CIE Registered Centre(ZA256)

    ELMI is a Cambridge International Examinations registered centre.

  • APPETD (MEM2017/043)

    ELMI is a member of the Association of Private Providers of Education, Training and Development, who fight for Private Providers rights with the CHE and DHET

  • Microsoft Authorised Learning Experiences Partner (MPN ID: 4212642)

    ELMI is proud to be a Microsoft Silver Learning Partner. Visit the campus to find out more about the benefits of this status.

  • CompTIA (525113)

    ELMI is an authorised CompTIA Partner. This means that candidates can obtain their international certifications right here at our campus.

  • Pearson VUE (65293)

    ELMI is also an authorised Pearson VUE test centre.

  • ICDL (ZA 80223T)

    ELMI is a registered ICDL centre which means that our students can study and be tested to obtain both their ICDL Base and Advanced certificates.

  • ELMI College is a registered affiliate of Fox IT Service Management South Africa,

    ELMI College is a registered affiliate of Fox IT Service Management South Africa, an APMG accredited training organisation. ELMI College runs courses in affiliation with Fox-IT Service Management South Africa who is widely recognized as the COBIT Accredited Training Partner. Our guarantees that our courseware, trainers and delivery is of a world-class standard.

  • ICB (300674)

    ELMI is accredited to offer the suite of ICB bookkeeping qualifications. These qualifications are assessed by the ICB and are accredited by QCTO and certified by Fasset SETA.

  • CIBM

    ELMI offers a number of Short Learning Programmes which are endorsed by the CIBM. These offerings can be found in the Part-time division of our Business Faculty.

  • Services SETA (Approval no. 3926)

    ELMI offers qualifications accredited by the Services SETA

ELMI ACCREDITATION

Registration Information

East London Management Institute (Pty) Ltd. Reg No: 2008/021076/07
QCTO Accreditation: Skills Development Provider Accreditation no: QCTO NATED/14/0062
DHET Reg No. HE: 2012/HE07/006

Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) DHET Reg No. HE: 2012/HE07/006

ELMI is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private Higher Education Institution.

Services SETA (Approval no. 3926)

ELMI offers qualifications accredited by the Services SETA

CompTIA (525113)

ELMI is an authorised CompTIA Partner. This means that candidates can obtain their international certifications right here at our campus.

Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) QCTO Accreditation: Skills Development Provider Accreditation no: QCTO NATED/14/0062

ELMI is accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) as a Private Higher Education Institution.

Mictseta accreditation no: ACC/2017/02/0003

ELMI College offers qualifications accredited by mictseta

Pearson VUE (65293)

ELMI is also an authorised Pearson VUE test centre.

Council of Higher Education (CHE)

ELMI is registered with the Council of Higher Education as a Private Higher Education Institution.

ICB (300674)

ELMI is accredited to offer the suite of ICB bookkeeping qualifications. These qualifications are assessed by the ICB and are accredited by QCTO and certified by Fasset SETA.

ICDL (ZA 80223T)

ELMI is a registered ICDL centre which means that our students can study and be tested to obtain both their ICDL Base and Advanced certificates.

APPETD (MEM2017/043)

ELMI is a member of the Association of Private Providers of Education, Training and Development, who fight for Private Providers rights with the CHE and DHET

ELMI College is a registered affiliate of Fox IT Service Management South Africa,

ELMI College is a registered affiliate of Fox IT Service Management South Africa, an APMG accredited training organisation. ELMI College runs courses in affiliation with Fox-IT Service Management South Africa who is widely recognized as the COBIT Accredited Training Partner. Our guarantees that our courseware, trainers and delivery is of a world-class standard.

CIE Registered Centre(ZA256)

ELMI is a Cambridge International Examinations registered centre.

Microsoft Authorised Learning Experiences Partner (MPN ID: 4212642)

ELMI is proud to be a Microsoft Silver Learning Partner. Visit the campus to find out more about the benefits of this status.

CIBM

ELMI offers a number of Short Learning Programmes which are endorsed by the CIBM. These offerings can be found in the Part-time division of our Business Faculty.