March 27 (Welcome back event held on March 10, at the port of Port Elizabeth)
SAMSA acting CEO Mr Sobantu Tilayi welcomes back a group of 30 South African cadets on their return from a 3-months research and training expedition off the Antarctic region in December 2016 through to February 2017.
Some of SA Agulhas cadets sharing their experience during a 3-months training on board the vessel during December 2016 to March 2017
Captain Stephen Paulse, one of SA Agulhas cadet trainers sharing perspectives on the journey with the new cadets
(Coming soon: Captain D. Postman, Master of the SA Agulhas also sharing views of the expedition)
Thousands flock to the SA Agulhas at Transnet National Ports Authority port of Port Elizabeth ‘People’s Port Festival’.
The SA Agulhas, South Africa’s dedicated cadet training vessel is warmly welcomed back in Port Elizabeth after successfully completing its three months research and training expedition to the Antarctic region.
February 21, 2017: World Maritime University president Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry chats about her week long visit to South Africa and meeting with WMU almni employed by SAMSA
February 21, 2017: Mr Edward Pines speaks on developments in TVET maritime education initiatives
Videos 1 & 2
February 08, 2017: SAMSA NETWORKING SESSION, KALK BAY, CAPE TOWN
Festive Season 2016 Message
02 December 2016
Enkovukeni Community Upliftment Initiative moves another step forward as trainee boat pilots complete their historical training. The eight (8) trainees and their your training supervising team share their views on the development.
(1) SAMSA Curriculum Development Specialist: Mr Mzwamandla Sosibo
(2) KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Education Projects Specialist: Mr Vincent Zulu
(3) The first four members of the trainee skippers. (Video approximately 4-5 minutes)
(4) The last four members of the trainee skippers. (Video approximately six minutes)
Maritime Sector Occupational Qualifications sign-off to Quality Council of Trade & Occupations. Cape Town. 15 November 2016
- Mr Victor Mulhberg. Executive Manager, Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA)
2. Mr Mandlenkosi Ndukula. Executive Manager. Quality Council for Trade & Occupations (QCTO)
3. Mr Edward Pines. Senior Manager, Curriculum Development. South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)
4) Ms Yolandi Raath-Booyens. Project Manager & Qualification Development Facilitator
Transport Month 2016 Careers Expo Highlights
The 2016 Transport Month observed in October every year, this year saw transport sector careers exhibition covering a wider range than is normally the case, with the inclusion of a marine and maritime sector careers expo that has over the last few years been conducted separately at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, in Newtown, Johannesburg.
Held over five days, from Monday October 24 to Friday, October 28; the careers expo saw close on 10 000 school children from schools in Gauteng being taken through a whole series of classes and workshops on a wide range of careers found in the country’s general transport sector.
Deputy Transport Minister, Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga graced the occasion on its first day, Monday 24 October, to the great delight of many of the children – some from primary and most from high schools in the Gauteng region.
The video below carries some of the highlights of the event.
World Maritime Day 2016 – 27-29 September 2016 Coverage in Audio and Video
Venue: Gariep Dam Resort, Orange River, Free State
Maritime Heritage Initiative Launch – Wednesday 28 September 2016
National Heritage Council, Advocate Sonwabile Mancotywa’s speech
2. World Maritime Day 2016 – 29 September 2016
International Maritime Organization Message to observe World Maritime Day themed “Shipping is indispensable to the World” presented by Eastern Cape MEC for Transport, Ms Weziwe Tikana
Message of the Department of Transport by Acting Director General, Mr Mathabatha Mokonyana
Keynote address by Free State MEC for Roads & Transport and Police: Mr Butana Khompela
Panel Notes on: “Shipping is indispensable to the World”
(1) DoT Input by Mr Clement Manyungwana
(2) Transnet National Ports Authority CEO, Mr Richard Vallihu
(3) National Ports Regulator: Mr Mahesh Fakir
(4) South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) acting CEO: Mr Sobantu Tilayi
Enkovukeni: (not) a bridge too far!
An overview of the Enkovukeni Outreach Project by SAMSA aCEO, Mr Sobantu Tilayi
A word from one of the Project supporters; KZN Sharks Board’s Mr Vincent Zulu
An address by the Deputy Minister of Transport, Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga
#AtSeaForAll: South Africa joins international community to celebrate its seafarers
29 June 2015
25 June 2016
Captain, My Captain
28 April 2016
South Africa’s first black ship surveyor and long serving managerial team member at South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), Captain Francis Chilaluka formally retired this week. At a low key yet significant send-off function held at SAMSA head office, Chief Operating Officer Mr Sobantu Tilayi had a few words of praise for the maritime sector veteran.
16 February 2016
ECONOMIC DOWNTURN AN OPPORTUNITY FOR FOCUSED INVESTMENT IN MARITIME SECTOR
An R8-billion worth oil rig and ship repair business up for grabs – Commander Tsietsi Mokhele, CEO South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).
10 December 2015
Video: Presidential Imbizo Event: Maritime Economic Sector (Oil and Gas) event: Saldanha Bay. West Coast: Deputy Minister of Transport, Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga speaking on road safety during the Festive Season
08 December 2015
Video: Presidential Imbizo Event: Maritime Economic Sector (Oil and Gas) event: Saldanha Bay. West Coast – Deputy Minister of Transport, Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga’s press briefing
09 November 2015
Video: Maritime Heritage Round Table Part 1: SA Agulhas, Cape Town. 31 October 2015:
“Use the ocean or lose it,” urge ANC’s MK veterans.
04 November 2015