Meet your campus principal: Pretoria CBD

​Situated in the heart of Pretoria, also known as Tshwane, is our Rosebank College Pretoria CBD campus.
Let's meet the principal Franco Da Silva.

What would most people be surprised to learn about you?

I enjoy sport and gardening.

What do you love most about your job?

Seeing students grow from 1st year "starters" to being professional employable graduates.  I also enjoy working
with students to become solutions driven individual as opposed to problem focused.

What motto do you live by?

I have three.

  • Never react, always respond. It is a lot easier to react, than to think and then decide what to do
  • It's not what you have in your life, but rather who you have in your life that really matters
  • Our background, traditions and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible
    for what we become now and going forward.
What do you do in your spare time?

I spend time with my family, especially in the outdoors. I play Golf and Tennis and I get involved in mentoring,
especially on the ADVTECH Mentoring Programme.

How long have you been principal?

10 years

What are you looking forward to the most in 2018?

The new cohort of students, engaging with my returning students and graduation, where we see students achieve
their life long dreams.


About IIE Rosebank College

IIE Rosebank College is dedicated to providing students with a solid foundation, creating future thinkers to
build successful careers. Our quality, accredited courses have a strong technological focus enabling you to
thrive in today's working world. Whether you study at our Braamfontein, Bloemfontein, Pietermaritzburg, 
Pretoria CBD, Pretoria Sunnyside or Durban campuses, and enrol for a degree, diploma or higher certificate. 
We are a worthy higher education partner for all students who entrust us with their career development.

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Written by Karabo Keepile

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