The Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) is developing an Education Resource Book to contribute to ‘Towards Zero Plastics to the Seas of Africa’.

SST and its African Marine Waste Network are calling upon experts in the following topics:

• the Circular Economy
• the Recycling Industry
• the effectiveness of legislation and policies in reducing plastic pollution
• consumer behaviour and its role in plastic pollution
• extended producer responsibility (EPR)

CLOSING DATE: 30 November 2019



The Course in Ocean Governance for Africa is an annual course run in Cape Town in association with our course partners, SANBI and SAIMI.

The next course will run from the 2nd – 27th September 2019. Applications are closed.

Applications for the 2020 course will open in January 2020.



PhD opportunity (sediment/ancient DNA) on South African and German joint project to identify changes in aquatic ecosystems over time to defines its natural variability in the past as reference condition and relates the condition of the present ecosystem to it.

Offered by SPACES, TRACES, DAAD. The funding will include:
* PhD salary (up to 36 to 48 months) to cover the personal living expenses in Germany
* subsidized health insurance fees in Germany
* limited travel money.

Work at the Universities of Greifswald and Potsdam.

CLOSING DATE: No closing date indicated, open until filled.



The Seabird Chick Rearing internship has been developed to equip you with chick husbandry skills and egg management skills for a career in captive breeding or seabird chick rearing. The Seabird Chick Rearing internship is not as physically demanding as the other seabird internship programmes, however, you need to be focussed, self-motivated, compassionate, and highly observant. Be aware that the environment you will work in is quiet and solitary by nature.



The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) invites interested parties to submit proposals for projects and initiatives that will add value to SAIMI’s Maritime Awareness Programme – aimed at collectively building a strong maritime consciousness in South Africa by engaging various stakeholders.

The intended practical outcome of the programme is building greater awareness of job/career and business opportunities in the oceans economy and stimulating participation in maritime studies as the route to contributing in the oceans economy, and in turn stimulating research and innovation. This also includes raising awareness of the unique resources in the ocean, and the need for their sustainable use.

Proposals will be considered for funding and/or other support or partnerships with an overall view to promoting awareness and appreciation of the maritime environment and economy, particularly where there is a focus on skills development and capacity building for participation in the maritime economy, maritime careers, and/or group participation in ocean-based sports, recreation, cultural, community development, coastal/marine environmental conservation, and related/similar activities.

Proposals will be considered for both currently existing OR new initiatives.

Proposals should be for initiatives planned to commence or continue in 2020, with a duration of at least one year and an outlook to a medium- to long-term, sustainable impact. Initiatives in any area of South Africa will be considered, from any type of organisation, and preference will be given to non-profit organisations and representative bodies.

Please direct all questions regarding this RFP to:
Mr Jakes Jacobs - Director Supply Chain
041 5042 071 | Jakes.Jacobs@mandela.ac.za

Responses must be deposited in the Tender Box at the Nelson Mandela University Procurement Office: Building 15, South Campus, University Way, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, in a sealed envelope before 17 December 2019.

CLOSING DATE: 17 December 2019



SAEON is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to develop a data assimilative model to better resolve and understand features on the Agulhas Bank.

CLOSING DATE: Will remain open until the position is filled.



This course covers the High Voltage requirements as laid out in the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW), Manila amendments and is approved South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:
• Understand and apply fundamental electrical engineering theory and principals relating to HV
• Understand the dangers associated with HV including arch-flash & electric shock and take appropriate measures to reduce the likelihood for such events
• Apply steps & procedures for working on HV equipment including Risk Assessment, Permit-To-Work, Sanction-To-Test and Lock-Out-Tag-Out (LOTO)


COST: R7500 incl.