4. 3 Buffalo City FET college a) Historical Background and context Mr D Singh, Principal, led the presentation which highlighted the following key issues: . Buffalo City FET college was established in 2002 as a result of the merger of three Colleges, namely, East London College and its St Marks Campus, Border Technical College and Knox Bokwe Careers College in Mdantsane. . The Border Technical College premises had since closed down and its Business Studies programme absorbed into the East London Campus and its Engineering Division into St Marks Campus . The college had two specialized campuses, namely, the School of Business based at the East London Campus, the School of Engineering based at the John Knox Bokwe Campus in uMdantsane and the School of Occupational Training based in Southernwood. . The college had a plan to open another campus at the Greater Kei Local municipality which would focus on Agriculture and Tourism. . The college currently served the surrounding Buffalo City and Amathole District Municipality and attracted students from Mdantsane, East London, King Williams Town and Zwelitsha. A significant number of students were also attracted from Cofimvaba, Umtata and Butterworth which were accommodated in the College's hostel facilities.