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22.02.18 AHK Süd-Afrika - News-Hauptkategorie

IKEF :  Breaking the cycle of poverty through education
Indigo Kulani Educational Foundation’s programmes are centred around two pillars which are Entrepreneurship and Leadership. We believe that introducing principles of entrepreneurship and leadership early to children, it will help address youth unemployment and help build a contingent of tomorrow’s leaders.

The Foundation implements its programmes in Gauteng high schools with one of the schools being in Emerlo, Mpumalanga. It is the Foundation’s ambition to expand its programmes to more schools in other areas of Gauteng and other provinces, we can only achieve this through support from partners who share the same value of improving the lives of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds through education. For further information about the IKEF, visit our website: or email us at info(at)  an how you can make a  difference by partnering with us. 

Indigo Kulani Educational Foundation (IKEF) is a registered NGO with an active PBO status. The Foundation was established in 2012 with the aim of alleviating poverty through education. Our programmes make a positive impact and sustainable contribution to youth development in South Africa. 

It is official, SA German Training Services NPC falls and is now managed by the SA German Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Under the SA German Training Services, we are responsible for the CATS Programme ( Commercial Advancement Training Scheme) and the Mechatronics Programme and future training initiatives for our members.

The CATS Programmehis is a 2 year Dual Vocational Programme in Business Administration, Graduates of the Programme will receive a Higher Certificate NQF Level 5 in Business Administration and a DIHK European Accreditted IndustrieKaufmann Certificate. For more information on the CATS programme, please contact Isabella on cats(at)

Dual Vocational Programme in Mechatronics;
We are very excited to announce that the Education & Training Advisory Committee as established in 2017 has been hard at work on implementing the Mechatronics Programme!! The Committee will be starting the recruitment phase of the potential apprentices for the programme from April 2018. If you are interested in being part of the Committee and training Apprentices in South Africa according to the South African and World standards. Then please contact the Isabella Hlabangu, who is the secretariat of the Committee for more information on ihlabangu(at)

These programmes will not only assist you claiming Skills Development Points as per BEE regulation. Any costs related to the learnerships/ appretinceships can be reimbursed through the SETAs, such as Merseta for technical training and Fasset for Commercial training, the National Skills Fund and Tax Rebates. Let’s create employment opportunities for the unemployed youth by training them ourselves as Companies.