South Africa’s new mariners’ regulatory institute calls for public input in development of its colours!

Pretoria: 04 November 2015
MARITIME MOVES: SA Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) CEO, Commander Tsietsi Mokhele (Second Right) with three of the country's first set of learner seafarers to be placed on a South Africa registered commercial vessel, the Cape Orchid at Saldanha Bay in October 2015. The young cadets now have a dedicated professional regulatory institute to safeguard their professional interests inclusive of ongoing life long learning, the Institute of Professional SA Mariners (IPSAM).
MARITIME MOVES: SA Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) CEO, Commander Tsietsi Mokhele (Second Right) with three of the country’s first set of learner seafarers to be placed on a South Africa registered commercial vessel, the Cape Orchid at Saldanha Bay in October 2015. The young cadets, (From Left) Samkelo Ndongeni (25), Thembani Mazingi (24) and (Far Right)m Gordon Sekatang;  now have a dedicated professional regulatory institute to safeguard their professional interests inclusive of ongoing life long learning, the Institute of Professional SA Mariners (IPSAM).
The institute of Professional SA Mariners (IPSAM) has embarked on a public campaign, through social media platforms, to solicit input  on the development of its brand colours,  logos and related matters pertaining to its formal establishment.

IPSAM is a State approved governing body for professional mariners in South Africa established in terms of National Qualifications Framework Act.  It gained formal government recognition and approval following to formalization of its establishment two years ago facilitated by the promulgation of the Merchant Shipping (Safe Manning, Training and Certification) Regulations 2013 that year.

According to the SA Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) which houses and administers the new professional body, IPSAM’s coming into existence is yet another critical step forward in the country’s current campaign to rejuvenate, grow and develop the country’s maritime economic sector and facilitate its integration into the main economy.

IPSAM is also calling for public input into a set of documents: its founding report due for submission to the SA Qualifications Authority (SAQA), a proposed Constitution, a Code of Ethics as well as disciplinary procedures for the organization.

The public has until 31 November 2015, to submit  responses.

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