Kitso Ya Boleng (KYB) is a registered independent non-profit company, that was established as an Assore-Boleng Flagship Project based in Potchefstroom, in the North-West.

KYB enrols students from Assore’s labour sending communities as well as private students.


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Students enrolled from local communities in FY23

The Vision and Mission of the Academy: 

To prepare and empower students for the economy of South Africa by providing quality education and training to break the cycle of benefit dependency and increase efficiency in the workplace.

Helping individuals to identify and achieve their development, growth and career goals.

To provide students with professional, practical and positive learning experiences to cultivate competent, effective and valuable professionals.

To empower students to maximise their career opportunities and academic pathways.

To design, develop and market top-quality educational and training services by adapting modern training methodology and selectively recruiting staff with the best qualifications and experience.

The Academy consists of five faculties; Tertiary Education Preparation Programme (KYB TEPP), Technical Training (KYB Tech), Teacher training (ALSE), Graduate support & development (KYB Grads) and Bursary Fund & Administration.

KYB TEPP is a comprehensive academic curriculum designed to equip students with the foundational knowledge and skills required for a successful career in various engineering and education fields. Dedicated to bridging the gap between secondary education and tertiary studies, the programme is uniquely designed to empower young South Africans with the essential skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to excel.

KYB ALSE Programme aims to address the scarcity of skilled educators in rural areas by offering bursaries to aspiring individuals pursuing teaching careers. With a focus on Mathematics, Science, and English, it aims to enhance teaching standards and address critical skill gaps within these subjects.

KYB Grad program is designed to address the gaps in student support and assistance. Many students lack the necessary psychosocial support to navigate the challenges of their university journey, which often comes with significant academic pressures. The support and services aim to provide essential funding, resources, skills, and assistance, tailored to each student’s individual needs. By empowering these students, KYB enables them to overcome obstacles and achieve their academic goals.

KYB Bursary Fund and Administration addresses the complex financial and procurement systems that make on-time payments to various institutions and students difficult and time-consuming. Organizations struggle with this, as they do not have the dedicated workforce to request, evaluate and summarize the information needed for timely feedback and payment. Therefore, KYB provides the administration and services of the monetary investment for that student on behalf of their bursar throughout their academic journey.

  1. TEP Program established. 17 Students from the North-West were enrolled in Ottosdal NW

  2. 19 Students enrolled from North-West & Limpopo in Ottosdal NW

  3. TEPP: 29 Students enrolled from North-West, Limpopo, Northern Cape & Kwa-Zulu Natal in Ottosdal NW

  4. 39 Students enrolled from North-West, Limpopo, Northern Cape & Kwa-Zulu Natal in Ottosdal NW

  5. KYB moves to Potchefstroom
    • TEPP Cohort 39 Students
    • ALSE Cohort 10 Students

  6. KYB Tech is established in Potchefstroom offering N1 – N6 courses.
    • KYB Tech cohort 28 students
    • TEPP cohort 38 students.
    • ALSE cohort 15 students.

  7. KYB Tech land purchased for Technical workshops
    • KYB Tech Cohort 32 student
    • TEPP Cohort 45 students
    • ALSE Cohort 19 students

  8. KYB Technical Build in Potchefstroom

  9. The opening of the Technical workshops for artisanal training
    • TECH cohort 41 students
    • TEPP cohort 10 students
    • ALSE cohort 19 students

KYB Moves to Potchefstroom

KYB: Technical Training

KYB Technical was created to assist in addressing the technical skill shortage in South Africa.

The KYB Technical Offering Includes:
KYB Tech is a registered private TVET College and provider of occupational qualifications accredited by the QCTO for Artisan trades, boasting cutting-edge workshops, classrooms, a spectacular Student Support Centre and all the academic support a technical student needs. KYB Tech can accommodate 360 students per year.

The KYB Technical workshops are the newest addition to the Flagship project in Potchefstroom. The construction of the workshops began in January 2023 and was completed by October 2023. The workshop opened it’s doors in 2024.

Who we are

Assore is a mining holding company engaged principally in ventures involving the mining, processing, and marketing of a range of ores, minerals and metals in several countries.

Our commodities

Our diversified portfolio of products optimises end-to-end value. Our Products are vital for driving worldwide economic expansion.


Our values, practices, and partnerships reflect our commitment to sustainable and responsible mining, striving for a harmonious balance between economic, social, and environmental aspects.


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