OPPORTUNITIES

There have been significant changes and notable developments in SAIMI’s broader operating environment since its conception and subsequent launch in 2014. The first four years of SAIMI’s operation have focused primarily on the effective establishment of capacity and capability to pursue its vision and fulfil its purpose.

The advent of the oceans economy programme and SAIMI’s subsequent appointment by DHET as an implementing agent for the skills initiatives has provided the necessary impetus and seed funding, enabling it to embed its operational framework and establish a solid base for it to grow, develop and thrive in the future.

SAIMI aspires to become a fully developed maritime institute over the next five years by addressing the strategic weaknesses in its internal configuration, resources and capabilities; securing sustainable sources of financial resources; offering a comprehensive portfolio of products and services; and operating with a greater level of independence and autonomy.

SAIMI’s priority over the long term is thus to diversify its sources of funding so that it can more effectively secure far reaching resources to pursue its purpose, vision and mission.

Diverse revenue sources support sustainability, flexibility and security. Through a diversified mix of conventional funding sources (e.g. budgetary allocations) and innovative funding sources (e.g. payments for products and services), SAIMI can achieve stable and sufficient long-term financial resources to support its programme of work. Financial sustainability is not only about increasing the diversity, quantum and sources of revenue, but it is also about how efficiently, effectively and sustainably this revenue is managed.

To this end, SAIMI is developing and implementing a long-term financial sustainability policy, strategy and plan over the next five years.

DEADLINE: 6 November 2020 - 12:00

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Calling on master’s students, doctoral students and young researchers to work together across academic, social, geographic, cultural and legislative boundaries on combating plastic waste and preventing marine pollution.

The pilot project will engage +/- 30 participants (and their supervisors) forming 8-10 small working groups. Each group will focus on a relevant issue relating to plastic pollution and work towards a multi-disciplinary solution.

The programme will begin digitally in November 2020, followed by a week of introductory workshops in South Africa early 2021, then ± 5 months of remote work, ending with a concluding week in Norway midyear 2021. The digital programme will include a meet and greet, review of the challenges, and formation of sub-groups to streamline the project operations from January 2020.

Applications forms to be sent to karl.klingsheim@ntnu.no by 30 September 2020

DEADLINE: 30 September 2020

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NOTICE OF DELAY:

Please be advised that we have experienced delays in finalising the appointment of service providers for this Request for Proposals.


NOTICE OF DELAY:

Please be advised that we have experienced delays in finalising the appointment of service providers for this Request for Proposals.


NOTICE OF DELAY:

Please be advised that we have experienced delays in finalising the appointment of service providers for this Request for Proposals.


NOTICE OF DELAY:

Please be advised that we have experienced delays in finalising the appointment of service providers for this Request for Proposals.


NOTICE OF DELAY:

Please be advised that we have experienced delays in finalising the appointment of service providers for this Request for Proposals.


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AgriSETA invites all its existing and new Skills Development Facilitators (SDF's) to attend the annual Skills Development Facilitator workshops that are planned to take place in all regions listed below. The purpose of these workshops is to share and discuss developments that impact the submission of your Mandatory Grant application.

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The STC-SA Maritime Training Centre was established on 21 October 2011 and in 2018 accredited Nelson Mandela University to offer Maritime Training at their facility in Port Elizabeth.

The facility was designed specifically to meet the growing demands of the Transport, Logistic and Maritime Industry whilst bridging the current gap in the market, ensuring that standards are maintained and that knowledge migration is imparted to the Sub-Sahara region of Africa.

All learning opportunities presented at the Training Centre conform to international requirements, and are regularly reviewed in order to meet the ever changing demands of the Maritime Industry.

ENQUIRIES: info.mtc@mandela.ac.za

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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.

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SAIMI drives a number of skills development and capacity building initiatives, and has conducted a number of skills needs assessments and other oceans economy related research; however, there is a need for an increased focus on research and innovation, with a view to contributing to the country’s maritime research agenda.

This is expected to contribute to SAIMI’s research mandate, in line with its Strategic Goal 3 - A leading maritime research, development, innovation and knowledge management system by 2024. Furthermore, SAIMI has compiled and is responsible for the implementation on the Maritime Research Roadmap which sets out the national strategic agenda for research, innovation and knowledge management and identifies the priority areas to enable the sustainable development of South Africa’s oceans economy. Furthermore, SAIMI intends to position itself as a Think Tank to contribute towards knowledge generation, policy development, engagement and capacity building within the oceans economy space.

To achieve these goals, SAIMI therefore needs new ideas, innovation, capability, as well as the ability to share and work with the acquired knowledge and ideas.

DEADLINE: 17 November 2020

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The South African international maritime Institute (SAIMI) aims to establish a strong research, development and innovation coordinating and support capability by 2023. SAIMI aims to have extensive partnerships and networks to facilitate research, development and innovation initiatives that address key priorities on the South African Maritime Research Roadmap, and in line with the oceans economy development programme of the country.

In line with its Strategic Goal 3 - A leading maritime research, development, innovation and knowledge management system by 2024 - the SA International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) has drafted a strategy for research, development and innovation to guide its research initiatives, and to also ensure that all actors within the organisation and beyond understand SAIMI’s direction in respect of maritime research. The Strategy outlines a number of research strategic goals and the actions needed to achieve those goals. One of the action areas is the establishment of a research repository to store and manage SAIMI’s research assets and build a body of knowledge for the maritime industry.

Service providers are therefore invited to submit proposals for the development of the SAIMI Research Repository.

DEADLINE: 20 October 2020

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Due to the interest of the call among the African scientific community, Women for Africa Foundation is extending the deadline of the 6th call for fellowships of the program Science by Women. We aim at selecting 19 senior African women scientists to be integrated in 19 top research Spanish centers in the following areas: health and biomedicine, agriculture and food security, water, energy and climatic change.

Considering the exceptional challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic, some of the fellowships are focused on the research and innovation carried out by African women scientists from the diverse and interdisciplinary approaches.

So far 57 fellows have enjoyed six-month research stays which have contributed to enhance their leadership in scientific research and technology transfer.

You can find the presentation as well as the rules and guidelines in the link https://mujeresporafrica.es/6th-edition-science-by-woman/

I encourage you to give to this call the widest dissemination among senior women researchers.

The program’s ultimate goal is to enable African women researchers to play a leading role in the transition of Africa to a knowledge-based and innovation-led economy.

The Women for Africa Foundation is a private entity aimed at contributing to the sustainable development of Africa through the drive of its women.

DEADLINE: 20 October 2020

MORE INFORMATION: science.by.women@mujeresporafrica.es

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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)

DURATION: 3 Days

COST: R7500 incl.

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Description

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.

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