Definition of technikon in English:



  • (in South Africa) an institution offering technical and vocational education at tertiary level.

    • ‘As the route to paid employment, universities remain first choice, technikons second, and colleges for further education and training a poor third.’
    • ‘He said government departments had bursary schemes in technikons and technical colleges to provide learners with financial assistance.’
    • ‘At this time of the year when school, university, technikon and other associated tertiary education fees need to be paid, I am being inundated with requests for assistance from distraught parents.’
    • ‘South African universities and technikons are home to hot new innovations in the sciences, health sciences and engineering fields.’
    • ‘This guide contains information on about 3000 courses offered by universities, technikons, private and technical colleges in South Africa.’


Greek, noun use of the neuter of tekhnikos ‘relating to skills’.