OPPORTUNITIES

Description

The Department of Maritime Studies & Survival Centre at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology takes great pleasure in inviting your Grade 11 and/or Grade 12 learners to an OPEN DAY event.

This very special event will take place on the CPUT Granger Bay campus which is situated approximately 1 kilometre from the V & A Waterfront and will consist of three sessions of two hours each.

Each session will include the following activities:

• Information about the academic programme offered by the Department of Maritime Studies & Survival Centre;
• Guest speakers from industry on various careers within the Maritime Transport industry as well as a
• Tour of the campus; showcasing boats at the survival centre.

To facilitate the smooth administration of the Departmental Open Day and to ensure proper flow of learners, we kindly request that you complete the reply slip (DOWNLOAD BELOW) to indicate your attendance.

RSVP BY: 21 September 2018 - 16H00

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Description

The SA International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, Forestries and Fisheries (DAFF) conducted an Aquaculture Skills Audit in 2017 as part of the Operation Phakisa Skills Initiatives deliverables. The purpose of the Audit was determine the status quo in terms of skills development within the Aquaculture sector, analyse gaps and propose interventions to address those gaps. The Audit recommended, amongst other things, the need for the development of Aquaculture qualifications at NQF5-7 as qualifications were non-existent within this band; qualifications such as veterinary studies and other technical qualifications.

As part of the implementation of the recommendations of the Audit, the Operation Phakisa Aquaculture Skills Working Group has agreed to host a workshop with academic institutions, industry and relevant stakeholders in October 2018 to discuss the need for the development of qualifications within the NQF 5-7 band. This will entail assessing the current offering, gaps and charting a way forward.

SAIMI therefore requires a service provider to facilitate the Operation Phakisa Aquaculture Skills workshop to be held on 19 October 2018 in Cape Town.

CLOSING DATE: 13 September 2018 - 12H00

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Description

The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa has made available 15 scholarships at MSc or PhD level for researchers from South Africa and from the fisheries research institutions partner to the EAF-Nansen Programme, through a grant to Prof Mark J Gibbons at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). These opportunities are in the areas of multifrequency hydroacoustics; jellyfish genetics, taxonomy and biology; the trophic ecology of mesopelagic organisms; and nekton community ecology and population genetics.

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Fishery and aquaculture information management specialist

CLOSING DATE: 01 January 2019

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Description

Jappie Levack and Associates, will be hosting a short training course in Maritime Law for maritime and government representatives, lawyers, graduates/students and others interested in maritime law.

The course offers a comprehensive introduction to maritime and shipping law, covering fundamental considerations in the management, conduct and regulation of the international shipping industry, law of the sea and international trade by sea.

DATES:
13 – 14 September 2018 : Port Elizabeth
20 – 21 September 2018 : Durban
27 – 28 September 2018 : Cape Town
4 – 5 October 2018 : Pretoria

Cost: R3,500

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Description

The NRF has entered into a new partnership agreement with the DFG of Germany to jointly fund International Research Training Groups (IRTGs) between the two countries. IRTGs are structured Doctoral Programmes aimed at training scientists and academics at different stages of their careers, with a particular emphasis on doctoral researchers.

IRTGs promote systematic research cooperation through joint research and qualification programmes as well as through cooperative cross-border supervision of doctoral researchers. A central feature of IRTGs is the coordinated and reciprocal research visits by doctoral researchers at the respective partner institutions.

The German-South African consortium will first need to submit a joint IRTG draft proposal to the DFG, submitted by the German host university. DFG will evaluate this draft proposal according to established procedures for IRTGs.

DFG will inform the NRF of the results of the evaluations, and only positively evaluated proposals will be invited to submit a joint full proposal.

CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2018

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Description

SANCOR invites students based in KZN to its Student Meeting on 9 October (8am-4pm at uShaka Marine World, Durban). This meeting aims to provide students with the opportunity to meet and interact with each, showcase their research and learn more about building a career in marine science at the exciting afternoon session on careers.

CLOSING DATE: 15 September 2018

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Description

The SA International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) in collaboration with Department of Higher Education (DHET) is funding a Mentorship Training Programme (in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KZN) to enhance artisan development in the Marine Manufacturing sector. This programme, which is being presented by Skills Priority CC, is aimed at developing mentors that can coach mentees as well as support management with logistical and practical workplace monitoring of apprentices or learner artisans. In addition, mentors are empowered to effectively manage tensions and conflicts with mentees.

The 5 day programme is planned to take place in September (exact classroom venue will be announced).

For Application forms, criteria and guidelines please contact Jandra at: jkraftt@mweb.co.za or on 022 125 0460.


Description

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is implementing a number of initiatives to increase engagement of West African fisheries. A key initiative is the West Africa Small Pelagics project, funded by the MAVA foundation and with a geographical focus on Senegal, Mauritania and Guinea Bissau. We are looking for a Consultant to deliver key aspects of the project and to support other MSC work in the region.

CLOSING DATE: 08 September 2018

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Description

The Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at the University of Namibia, Henties Bay Campus, has a vacant position for a Professor in the field of Fisheries/Marine Sciences/Fish processing and/or other related fields. A suitable candidate should at least be a senior lecturer/researcher with a track record in publishing, postgraduate supervision, proposal writing, curriculum development etc. Qualified prospective candidates may send CVs and any supporting documents to lkandjengo@unam.na


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Areas of cooperation

• Biotechnology in health and agriculture
• Traditional medicines
• Renewable energy
• Water resources
• Palaeoanthropology / archaeology

CLOSING DATE: 28 September 2018

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Description

The Institute for Coastal and Marine Research (CMR) 2017 has released its annual report. The report is available for download:

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Description

The honours course is designed to combine theory with practice, and is comprised of three modules; ichthyology, aquaculture and fisheries management. Specific courses in these modules include; taxonomy, field techniques, impacts of climate change, conservation, local and global trends in aquaculture, aquaculture systems design, nutrition, fish health, integrated aquaculture, stock assessment, fisheries management measures and tools, fisheries governance and the human dimensions of fisheries.

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