Durban, Friday 24 June 2016

Nomcebo Sithole is a sales representative for Grindrod and one of the co-founding member of the Youth Chamber of Shipping in Africa, born in Kwa-Mbonambi next to Richards bay Port and was always fascinated by the maritime industry.

As a result after matriculating form UMlazi Comtech in 2007 she went to complete a Diploma in maritime studies at the Durban University of Technology and is currently pursuing a post Grad in Maritime Studies with the University of KwaZulu Natal.

Grindrod selected her amongst numerous applicants to complete a 2 year Graduate Programme, Starting off as a ship’s agent and then working around the country in projects that included analysing and optimising the rail operations in Richards bay and the developing national warehousing costing models with warehousing specialist.

Durban, Thursday 23 June 2016

Transnet Port Terminals prides itself on operating terminals that are considered world-class terminals as far as infrastructure and service are concerned.

In KZN, the Durban Container Terminal’s (DCT) road at Pier 2 is the main arterial supply for the North, South and East quays and other departments in DCT which handle approximately 3 000 laden trucks and other vehicles in the terminal daily. The road has been in existence for more than 35 years and several repairs have been completed due to the constant ‘heavy’ traffic. Over the years bad weather has also exacerbated the decline of the condition of the road to the extent that it can no longer be maintained normally.

Durban, Thursday 23 June 2016

The South African Maritime Safety Authority – SAMSA – would like to honour, acknowledge and give a heartfelt ‘Thank you’ to all seafarers as part of its commemoration and celebration of the International Day of the Seafarer which will take place on Saturday 25 June 2016. This year’s theme to celebrate the maritime industry’s unsung heroes is “At Sea for All”.

At the coal face of driving economies around the world and at the forefront supporting international trade the seafarers, whether deck hands, captains of ships, engineers and cadets, galley staff play a very significant role in ensuring the world’s economic growth and sustainability.

Durban, Wednesday 22 June 2016 

Sinethemba Lungile Hlengwa is currently working as a Cargo Execution Associate at Maersk Line South Africa (Cape Town). Previously worked as a Graduate Marine Underwriter at Munich Re (Johannesburg). She is also a co-founding director of Youth Chamber of Shipping in Africa (NPO). Hlengwa has worked as a part-time lecturer at DUT covering various topics in the shore based maritime studies before heading overseas for study purposes.

Durban, Tuesday 21 June 2016 

Applicant’s Closing Date: 29 July 2016

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) are pleased to announce the call for scholarship applications for 2017 in the following categories: Free-standing, Innovation, and Scarce Skills Development fund Masters and Doctoral Scholarships; as well as Scholarships for Doctoral Studies Abroad.

The NRF makes funds available to support NRF Freestanding, SSDF and Innovation (including DST priority research areas) Masters and Doctoral (including Doctoral abroad) candidates for the 2017 academic year.  Masters and Doctoral scholarships are awarded through a competitive process following a merit review process. However, NRF Freestanding Masters bursaries are released as block grants to South African public Universities.