Scholarships for 30 recipients

Send-off Media Briefing for Scholarship Recipients to Sweden
Keynote Address by the Minister of Transport, Ms Dipuo Peters, MP, at the send-off function for the first group of South Africans to study Masters and Doctorates in Maritime Affairs at the World Maritime University in Sweden

Scholarships for 30 recipients

3 September 2013 –

Thirty recipients who received full scholarships to undertake their post graduate Masters and PhD programme in Maritime Affairs at the World Maritime University in Sweden (facilitated by the South African Maritime Authority, with support from the Department of Higher Education and the Department of Transport) gathered in Pretoria this afternoon (Tuesday) where they were addressed, among others by the SAMSA CEO Tsietsi Mokhele and Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola. The message made loud and clear to the recipients who come from various backgrounds, including one who was a mini bus taxi driver, one who is a soldier, and experts in maritime law and engineering. The message echoed was that the recipients were the ambassadors for South Africa, would be placed in a position to create a positive and compelling image of South Africa, and highlight its successes. The recipients undertook an orientation and team building programme today. Tomorrow (Wednesday) the students would have a meet and greet with the media in the venue below. They will meet the Minister of Transport later in the evening. The meet and greet will take place at:

Venue: Willows Country Lodge (corner Lynwood and Botterklapper roads)
Address: Plot 21, Lynwood Road, The Willows
Time: 12.30
Lunch will be served.

All media enquiries can be directed to:
Farhana Ismail (, 0312085525/cell+27827876987
Samukele Ngubane (, cell +27785560965

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