DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT (DoT)
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTRY & FISHERIES (DEFF)
DEPARTMENT oF TRADE, INDUSTRY & COMPETITION (The DTIC)
DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (DST)
TRANSPORT EDUCATION & TRAINING AUTHORITY (TETA)
SOUTH AFRICAN MARITIME SAFETY AUTHORITY (SAMSA)
AFRICAN MARINE SOLUTIONS (AMSOL)
SOUTH AFRICAN MARITIME TRAINING ACADEMY (SAMTRA)
MARINE CREW SERVICES (MCS)
Africa and South Africa has shown the potential to be a sustainable supplier of high quality, well-trained crew to international clients, particularly those vessels which call at South African ports.
South African seafarers are highly marketable and Marine Crew Services, which has been a leader in the cadet training, training management and crewing solutions of African seafarers for more than a decade, provides crewing and training services to the maritime sector both within and outside the borders of South Africa.
Marine Crew Services is a privately-owned company with ISO 9001 accreditation.
The have successfully trained and found crewing opportunities for seafarers of all historical backgrounds, both male and female.
They are a wholly-South African, black-empowered company committed to growing our pool of seafarers for opportunities in the global maritime industry.
Their goal is to create a sustainable seafarer market – and help grow South African’s Oceans Economy.
SOUTH AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF SHIP OPERATORS & AGENTS (SAASOA)
The South African Association of Ship Operators and Agents (SAASOA) was formed in 2007 as a merger between the Association of Ships Agents and brokers of Southern Africa (ASABOSA), the Association of Shipping Lines (ASL) and the Container Liner Operators Forum (CLOF). It had become increasingly apparent that these three organizations had been interacting with the same parties with common goals. The opportunity existed therefore to become one voice for the Maritime and Shipping Industry and to concentrate their efforts in order to become more effective.
SAASOA is a full member of the Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents (FONASBA). FONASBA is the only organisation representing the global ship agency and ship broking professions to “promote and protect the professions of ship agency and ship broking worldwide”, a task which it undertakes through dialogue with its member associations and its consultative status with International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and the World Customs Organisation (WCO).
NELSON MANDELA BAY MARITIME CLUSTER
Nelson Mandela Bay has a dedicated maritime cluster that has forged stronger partnerships between local government, business, and academia for the benefit of the region, and the launch of a specialist Ocean Sciences Campus in 2017 at the Nelson Mandela University in the city is another factor supporting the growth of the local maritime sector.
The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI), also headquartered in Nelson Mandela Bay, plays a much-needed role between industry and educational institutions, with the aim to strengthen maritime education, research and skills development.
INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANISATION (IMO)
The International Maritime Organization – is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine and atmospheric pollution by ships. IMO's work supports the UN SDGs.
As a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.
SOUTH AFRICAN OIL & GAS ALLIANCE (SAOGA)
Serving the Interests of Industry and Members in the Upstream and Midstream Oil and Gas Sectors in Africa.
The South African Oil & Gas Alliance (SAOGA) is dedicated to promoting the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas value chain, primarily in South Africa and regionally in Southern Africa.
The organisation operates as a partnership between the public and private sectors, receiving public funding to carry out a range of industry development activities and working to promote the interests of members. It is overseen by an independent volunteer Board of Directors from industry and a number of other key stakeholders.
FishSA interacts with government on behalf of its member associations to influence the policy and legislative environment, and to improve the commercial environment. The body provides a forum for constructive communication and works across a number of networks and institutions to promote the development of the commercial fishing sector, encourage the optimal utilisation of fish stocks and create employment.
SOUTH AFRICAN COLLEGE PRINCIPALS ORGANISATION (SACPO)
The South African College Principals Organisation (SACPO) is an organisation of the fifty (50) Public TVET Colleges in South Africa represented by the Principals in their NGC. The member of the organisation is the college.
INTERNATIONAL OCEAN INSTITUTE - SOUTH AFRICA (IOI)
The International Ocean Institute (IOI) was founded in 1972 by Professor Elisabeth Mann Borgese. The NGO has a global network with 22 operational centers. The headquarters are hosted by the Government of Malta at the premises of the University of Malta and supported by the Ocean Science and Research Foundation (OSRF). The mission of the IOI is to ensure the sustainability of the ocean and promote peaceful and sustainable management of the ocean for future generations.
The IOI-SA coordinates the IOI African Region (including IOI-Kenya, IOI-Egypt & IOI-Nigeria). It is based at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in Cape Town, South Africa as one of the partners of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI).
IOI-SA has ongoing programs on Ocean Governance, Marine Invasive Species, Marine Pollution, and Biodiversity Informatics, each with a strong focus on technical support, capacity building and policy development.
IOI-SA focuses on Ocean Governance capacity development in Africa through training programmes aimed at harmonising management, policy and development. The IOI-SA produces research, policy and strategy-related outputs to address key challenges of sustainable ocean governance in support of the communities, governments, regions and international organizations concerned with securing a peaceful, prosperous and healthy future for all. The IOI-SA maintains particular focus on rural coastal communities, decision-makers, postgraduate students and schools. It achieves its mission through collaborating and networking with organizations and government agencies in Africa that are active in the sphere of marine and coastal management and sustainable livelihoods.
WORLD MARITIME UNIVERSITY (WMU)
IMarEST: INSTITUTE OF MARINE ENGINEERING, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
MarEST is The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology; the international professional body and learned society for all marine professionals. IMarEST is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body.
IMarEST is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership based in over 120 countries, it is a registered charity and provides grades of membership for everyone, from those seeking to become Chartered or gain other Professional Recognition, to those just starting out in their careers or studying in education.
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC & INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH (CSIR)
NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION (NRF)
THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING AUTHORITY (CHIETA)
THE SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF MARINE ENGINEERS & NAVAL ARCHITECTS (SAIMENA)
The South African Institute of Marine Engineers and Naval Architects, the only technical society in South Africa dedicated to marine engineers and naval architects. It was founded in 1975 by the former members of the overseas branches, in Cape Town and Durban, of the Institute of Marine Engineers, London. These branches were formed in the 1950s. In 1968, the S.A. Government promulgated the Professional Engineers Act, which states that only South African Technical Societies would be recognised under this Act. Thus, in 1975, SAIMENA was founded to represent South African Marine Engineers and Naval Architects. It now has branches in Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth, with a total membership of 400. Its members are fom all sections of the industry, seagoing engineers, ship repairers, shipbuilders, marine paints,classification societies, salvage associations, the S.A.Navy, naval architects, marine consultants etc. – in fact, people who live by the marine industry.
THE NAUTICAL INSTITUTE
DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION (DBE)
The Department of Basic Education was formed when the former National Department of Education was split into two: Department of Basic Education and the Department of Higher Education and Training. The DBE deals with all schools from Grade R to Grade 12, including adult literacy programmes. The aim of the DBE is to develop, maintain and support a South African school education system for the 21st century.
Thei vision is of a South Africa in which all our people will have access to lifelong learning, education and training opportunities, which will, in turn, contribute towards improving the quality of life and building a peaceful, prosperous and democratic South Africa.
Their mission is to provide leadership in the establishment of a South African education system for the 21st century.
DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT & LABOUR (DOEL)
The mission of the Department of Labour is to regulate the South African labour market for a sustainable economy through: appropriate legislation and regulations; inspection, compliance monitoring and enforcement; protection of human rights; provision of employment services; promotion of equity; social and income protection; and social dialogue.
The Department plays a significant role in reducing unemployment, poverty and inequality through a set of policies and programmes developed in consultation with social partners, which are aimed at: improved economic efficiency and productivity; employment creation; sound labour relations; eliminating inequality and discrimination in the workplace; and alleviating poverty in employment.
FALSE BAY COLLEGE
False Bay TVET College offers vocational, occupational and skills training programmes that provide students with scarce and critical skills and practical experience in fields that present good prospects of employment. All College programmes are examined and certified nationally.
The College has a special focus on apprenticeship training in the following trades: Electrical, Motor Mechanics, Welding and Fabrication, Fitting and Turning, Automotive Body Repair, Spray-Painting, Masonry, Plumbing, and Carpentry and Joinery. Courses are also offered in Business Management, Information and Communication Technology, Hospitality, Engineering, Tourism, Yacht and Boat Building, Safety in Society, 2D Animation and Education Studies.
The College offers alternative modes of teaching and training, including part-time classes and distance learning options.
False Bay TVET College, a leader in the Public Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges sector has been rated as one of the top performing TVET Colleges in South Africa.