If your dreams can fit into your pocket – they are not big enough

It is not often that you walk away from a maritime industry function feeling inspired to dream bigger, but I left last night's WISTA-SA's networking meeting feeling resolute to follow through on some major plans for 2020. "If your dreams can fit into your pocket - they are not big enough," Nolwandle Mboweni, CEO of … Continue reading If your dreams can fit into your pocket – they are not big enough

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With a number of vacancies currently on its Executive Management Team, the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) is in a unique position to address its gender balance during the IMO World Maritime Day themed year of "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community" by appointing relevant, strong maritime women. According to SAMSA's website there are … Continue reading Appoint of contention

Weekly Press Review – 21 May 2018

Transnet has appointed a new CFO after a scandal involving the Gupta family. According to the press, Transnet has appointed Mohammed Mahomedy as the interim chief financial officer to take over from Garry Pita who resigned last month amid the financial scandal. Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has also appointed a new Transnet interim board … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 21 May 2018

Weekly Press Review – 14 May 2018

The False Bay Shark Spotters have made headlines this week with their appeal to the public to support the organisation's crowd-funding platform, BackaBuddy. A large part of the Shark Spotters portfolio is looking for sharks in the water using binoculars. The organisation needs 35 new pairs of binoculars at a cost of R60,000 and so … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 14 May 2018

Weekly Press Review – 7 May 2018

Almost a year after the finalising of a forensic report alleging fraud by several high ranking fisheries officials, these same officials are still in their posts within the department. According to the press, the report was conducted by forensic specialists The iFirm after a botched state abalone deal in 2016. Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 7 May 2018

Weekly Press Review – 23 April 2018

An investigation has been launched into a collision between a car carrier vessel and an inactive tugboat. According to the press the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has revealed that the incident happened while the ship was berthing alongside the Durban Point Precinct. No injuries were reported, but the quayside was damaged and the … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 23 April 2018

Weekly Press Review – 16 April 2018

Two South African universities have been selected to form part of an international scientific expedition aiming to explore one of the coldest and most remote locations in the Antarctic for two months. According to the press the team will comprise of glaciologists, marine geologists, marine biologists, marine biogeochemists, oceanographers and marine archaeologists. The team also … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 16 April 2018