NEWS / SAIMI NEWS

Jun

Environmental “superstar” for marine waste conference

Sylvia Earle, described as an “environmental superstar,” has joined the speaker line-up for the inaugural African Marine Waste Conference to be held in Port Elizabeth from July 9-13.

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May

South African Maritime Industry Conference #SAMIC2017

Some 40 speakers from as far afield as Norway, Morocco, Madagascar and Nigeria addressed around 320 delegates at the second South African Maritime Industry Conference, which was hosted in Port Elizabeth during the first week of April 2017.

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May

Fishing will give better returns

Fishing less, and better, could generate an additional US$83 billion a year for the fisheries sector, creating a much-needed revenue stream in developing countries and improving global food security, according to a new World Bank Group report.

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May

Research & innovation “Road Map” to guide the future of the maritime sector

The Research, Innovation and Knowledge Management Road Map for the SA maritime sector will be taken on the road in May and June for a series of stakeholder workshops to kick-start its implementation.

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Apr

Prospectus for Implementation: The Research, Innovation and Knowledge Management Road Map for the South African Maritime Sector

The Research, Innovation and Knowledge Management Road Map for the South African Maritime Sector, was developed by the CSIR in partnership with SAIMI.

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Apr

Breakthrough for maritime cadet training

More training berths are expected to be made available to South African graduates needing to spend a year at sea as part of the qualifying criteria to become professional mariners through the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) and Global Onboard Training Centre (AGOBTC).

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Apr

Developing the skills needed to be a leading maritime nation

There is a renewed focus on education and training in the maritime sector in order to ensure that the marine economy makes a much greater contribution to South Africa.

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Mar

Vanessa Davidson appointed deputy CEO of SAIMI

The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) has appointed Vanessa Davidson, the outgoing chief executive of the Maritime Industry Association of South Africa (MIASA) as deputy chief executive officer (CEO) in charge of strategic projects.

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Mar

Maritime Industry Conference will explore opportunities in the sector

Over 250 delegates from industry, the government and academia will be meeting for two days to identify opportunities in the maritime sector and to plot a future growth path at the second South African Maritime Industry Conference.

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Mar

Nurturing the skills needed for Operation Phakisa

Update from the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI)

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Mar

SA Agulhas I berths in PE after three-month voyage

South Africa’s first dedicated training vessel, the SA Agulhas I, docked in Port Elizabeth today after a three-month voyage which took 30 sea-farer cadets to Antarctica and back.

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Feb

South African Maritime Industry Conference - SAMIC 2017

The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) is bringing the second South African Maritime Industry Conference (SAMIC) to the maritime hub of Nelson Mandela Bay.

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Feb

Cadet training on training ship SA Agulhas

30 cadets from SAMTRA and MCS joined the training ship, (TS) SA Agulhas in Cape Town for a training/scientific voyage.

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Jan

Greater coordination needed to harvest fruits of ocean economy

South Africa will only begin harvesting the full benefits of a renewed focus on the ocean economy when private and public sector stakeholders start communicating with each other more effectively, according to Prof Malek Pourzanjani, the first chief executive officer of the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI).

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Jan

Navigating a maritime future for SA cadets

SAIMI has appointed experienced maritime training professional Yvette de Klerk as manager of the National Cadet Programme (NCP). “The appointment of a dedicated manager will enable SAIMI to strengthen the cadet programme, raise awareness of the programme amongst learners and stakeholders, and, ultimately grow its reach and size to support growth of the South African sea-faring skills base,” SAIMI CEO Prof Malek Pourzanjani said.

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Jan

Partnerships sought with Chinese institutions

SAIMI is exploring partnership agreements between South African Universities and Chinese maritime institutions following an educational visit to China by a delegation which included SAIMI project coordinator Odwa Mtati.

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Jan

Denmark helping Kenya to refloat shipping sector

Kenya and Denmark have signed a five-year agreement which will see Danish shipping company Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab (DFDS) training Kenyan maritime cadets for the next five years.

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Jan

Maritime “Road Map” published

A Maritime Road Map compiled by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for the South African Maritime Safety Authority has been published.

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Dec

Future captains and ships engineers to spend Christmas at sea

A group of 30 future ships’ officers will be spending Christmas in the South Atlantic Ocean during their four-month training voyage on board South Africa’s dedicated training vessel, the SA Agulhas I.

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Oct

Nurturing the skills needed for Operation Phakisa

A common thread running through all Operation Phakisa initiatives is the need to develop the skills to operate the engine room, as well as to navigate the way forward. The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI), is at the helm for skills development, capacity building and empowerment of people to support the goals of Operation Phakisa and growth of the maritime economy.

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Oct

The South African International Maritime Institute

The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) is helping South Africa to steer the right course in the development of the maritime sector as envisaged in Operation Phakisa.

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Jun

Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Buti Manamela, visits SAIMI

The deputy minister in the Presidency for planning, Buti Manamela is pleased with the progress achieved with operation Phakisa in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro. He paid a visit to the South African International Maritime Institute to evaluate the progress made by stakeholders.

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Apr

President Zuma says SAIMI will help develop skills

President Jacob Zuma has welcomed the establishment of the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI), saying it will help develop the skills needed in the maritime and related sectors.

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Apr

First 2016 maritime cadets take to the ocean

The first 2016 intake of the National Cadet Programme will be heading out to sea in the next few weeks, the next step in their career path towards becoming global seafarers and growing South Africa’s maritime skills base.

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