SAMSA’s Centre for Maritime Excellence mandate is to deliver on key strategic programmes of the organisation deemed critical to SAMSA pursuit of its vision, goals and objectives as follows:
- To develop and promote human capacity to enhance the competitiveness of the sector and to support sector growth.
- To improve maritime research and development, technologies, knowledge management and innovation programmes for South Africa in order to enhance the effectiveness of the maritime solutions and create a competitive maritime sector.
- To implement programme to support the development and growth of Marine Tourism, Heritage, Leisure and Sports and Recreation sector thus contributing to job creation, GDP growth and Redistribution and Transformation.
- To enhance the competitiveness of the maritime sector.
Premised on the mandate, the Centre for Maritime Excellence’s vision is to enhance the competitiveness of South Africa’s maritime sector and contribute towards positioning South Africa as an international maritime centre.