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Durban's first black female deputy harbour master talks about her job

Durban’s first black female deputy harbour master talks about her job

Pinky Zungu dreamt of becoming an airline pilot, but she has found that piloting a ship is something she could do forever. And she has done such a good job of it that Transnet National Ports Authority has appointed her its first black female deputy harbour master.

Valuable octant found on beach

An old octant, most likely from the ship the Amsterdam, which was run aground in Algoa Bay almost 200 years ago while sailing from the Dutch East Indies to the Netherlands, has washed ashore in Port Elizabeth.
Safer seas for Port Elizabeth’s marine life

Piracy decline gives Somalis hope

Efforts are under way to help Somalis make better use of their 3 300km coastline – the longest on the African continent – by increasing fishing and seafood exports to lucrative markets in the Middle East and Europe.
Co-operating to cut down piracy

Maritime cooperation for growth

African countries must boost trade amongst themselves in order to better grow their economies and infrastructure – so say experts at the 15th Africa Ports and Harbours Show.
Grand opening for Port of Ngqura

Setting sail for a better future

The non-profit Izivunguvungu-MSC Foundation for Youth teaches sailing techniques to young people from the Western Cape’s disadvantaged communities, giving them skills that they can use to build a career.
Aviation, maritime careers for youth

South African harbour chief makes world history

From taxi driver to South African and world maritime history-maker - this is how Captain Rufus Lekala’s life story would read if it were written today.
SA women marine pilots make history

Aviation, maritime careers for youth

The Eastern Cape provincial government is on a mission to encourage youngsters to enlist for a range of newly established aviation and maritime learnerships.
Siren of the SA skies

South African maritime industry set to grow

South Africa’s maritime industry is set to grow rapidly with the recent establishment of the South African Maritime Chamber of Commerce.
Transnet's R93bn turnaround plan

BEE shipping stirs up SA seas

BEE shipping stirs up SA seas

South Africa ranks among the world's top 12 maritime trading nations, commanding 6% of the world's sea trade. Yet much of the shipping industry is foreign-owned. Now a new black-owned shipping line - largely owned by former Robben Island inmates - is making waves in the industry.

SA’s hi-tech maritime academy

President Thabo Mbeki has officially opened a high-tech, state-of-the-art maritime academy in Simon's Town outside Cape Town, saying the facility will turn out maritime officers on a par with the best in the world.


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