Operational branches

PROTEC branches by province


Altech Multimedia Centre for learning, Dalmeny Road, Ntuzuma

T: 078 803 3952


PROTEC commenced in the Mandeni / Sundumbili area in 1998. For learners and students from these areas, PROTEC provides the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills and qualifications to be educated to a means of reducing poverty in some of the homes that they come from. The branch is managed by Ishwar Naidoo, who has served 21 years with PROTEC.

No. 4 Zinnai Street, Stanger Manor, Stanger, 4491

Tel: 032 456 2519          Cell: 078 804 2967


Colin Naicker has been appointed as Branch Manager since November 2013 with  11 years of service with PROTEC. PROTEC  Stanger is totally a Sappi Branch, formed in 1998. The Sappi Stanger Human Resource division (Stalwarts like Basil Naicker / Sydney Nair / Mike Truelock / Chris Gengan) together with community members (Juggo Govender, H.Sibisi – Principal of Tshelenkosi Secondary) started the branch.  PROTEC Stanger enjoys high credibility in the community where it operates and it is perceived as a viable vehicle for improving the technological skills profile across the country, increasing the pool of skilled human resources and creating the potential for long term stability of our economic growth. Sappi has always been involved in our branch and the PROTEC classes are held at the Sappi KwaDukuza Resource Centre, located in central KwaDukuza. The PROTEC  Stanger  branch provides a holistic approach to skills development- learners are not only provided with education but also skills and guidance to build a solid career.

1st Floor Old Mutual Buidling, Cnr Hullet & Gizenga Street, KwaDukuza, 4450.

P.O. Box 3049, KwaDukuza, 4450

Cell: 084 413 2982     Tel: 032 551 6251/211


Marion Takis joined PROTEC as the Branch Manager in 2003 and Anna Maria Mkhize has been with PROTEC for 27 years. The branch commenced operations in 1991 and over the past 30 years, has uplifted and enriched the lives of the youth in the greater Tongaat community, equipping them with the knowledge, skills and values needed for meaningful and productive adult life. We have had 981 Post School Students and Alumni to date. 

No. 1 Main Avenue, Maidstone, Tongaat, 4380

Tel: 032 945 0058       Marion Cell: 078 802 7998    Anna Maria Cell: 067 787 0655



Umbogintwini is one of the oldest branches in KZN. It started in 1990 and is the only branch that is located in an industrial complex and the branch manager is Elzabe Matthews, who has given PROTEC an amazing 27 years service. The branch serves the broader Amanzimtoti area – KwaMakhutha, Lower Illovo and Umbumbulu. PROTEC provides learners from these areas with knowledge, skills and opportunities to become successful adults. 

Building 270, 1 Dickens Road, Umbogintwini, KwaZulu Natal 

Cell: 078 800 3824


Victor Hariram

Naidooville Primary School

No.1 Craigieburn Drive




Mangosuthu University of Technology

Community Outreach Department Umlazi



The Nelspruit Branch was established in the year 2000 for disadvantaged learners. It was a joint initiative between SAPPI, PROTEC and the Department of Education. The branch is manager by Dudu Agnes Mhlongo, who started with PROTEC in January 2019. 

2 Silver Oaks Street, West Acres, Nelspruit, 1200 or cell: 072 622 7772 

Eastern Cape

Buffalo City District

Nelson Mandela District

Northern Cape

Frances Baard District


The Post School and Alumni Programme renders support e.g. on-campus mentoring for tertiary students and creates networking and provides opportunities for alumni. The Programme is run by Helene Botes who has worked for PROTEC for  24 years. Helene can be contacted on or 067 718 2404 (Whatsapp message or Whatsapp call only). 

Please note: PROTEC’s projects and branches are dependent on donor support, which means the lists are subject to change.

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