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Attention All News Editors/Fashion and Lifestyle Editors Durban, South Africa, June 14, 2017: If fashion and pop culture are your things, then Durban’s Pavilion Shopping Centre is the place for you. A number of key fashion and pop culture influencers from around the city had gathered at an ‘Instameet’ event organized by the Centre on…

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Digital Media Kit – Day of the Seafarer, June 25

Press Alert June 7, 2017 Pretoria, South Africa: The South African Maritime Safety Authority, in conjunction with the Department of Transport has chosen the internationally recognised Day of the Seafarer to be marked in the Eastern Cape village of Mbizana. The Day of the Seafarer not only presents an opportunity to create awareness about seafarers…

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African maritime countries must work together

Press Release News Editors/Transport Reporters/Maritime Reporters June 2, 2017 More African collaborations and international investment needed for continents’ maritime sector Oslo, Norway: Meeting in Norway, African maritime delegates committed their countries to work together to collaborate efforts in developing the maritime economy on the continent. Sobantu Tilayi, acting CEO of the South African Maritime Safety…

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SAMSA heads to Norway

Attention: All News Editors/Transport/Maritime Reporters Press Alert Date: May 29, 2017 SAMSA TO PARTICIPATE AT NOR-SHIPPING CONFERENCE IN NORWAY Pretoria, South Africa: Sobantu Tilayi, acting Chief Executive Officer for the South African Maritime Safety Authority(SAMSA) will lead a high level delegation to the Nor-shipping Conference, the leading international shipping events for maritime experts, to be…

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Rural Outreach Project Gets Much Needed Boost

17 August 2016 – Durban, August, 17, 2016: The Department of Transport (DOT), the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) and their partners have decided to postpone the Umhlabauyalingana Outreach Project until September 2016. The decision to postpone the launch for the community of Enkovukeni, north of KwaZulu-Natal, scheduled to take place on August 20…

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Relief for Enkovukeni Residents

10 August 2016 – Durban, August 10, 2016: The Department of Transport (DOT), supported by the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) invite members of the media to the handing over ceremony of basic essential services including boats and engines to the Enkovukeni residents, a small impoverished rural community, north of KwaZulu-Natal which is also…

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SAMSA Durban Maritime Tourism Boost

10 July 2014 – Durban, July 10, 2014: Marine Tourism took a leap forward in Durban this week with the hosting of the Durban July Extravaganza supported by the South African Maritime Safety Authority and other key stakeholders. As the beach festival kicks into gear on Durban’s North beach this week showcasing various codes of…

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SAMSA Dusi Canoeists take Silver

17 February 2014 – Durban, February 17, 2014 – The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) today congratulated the organisation’s eight canoeists who took part in the Dusi Marathon this weekend, with one team bagging silver medals and breaking their own record from being 27th last year to 15th in the placing this year. Mhlonishwa…

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SAMSA Canoeists Take Prime Positions on Day 1 of Dusi Marathon

13 February 2014 – February 13, 2014, Dusi Bridge – The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) today congratulated the organisation’s eight Dusi participants who finished their first day of the Marathon which ended at Dusi Bridge near Cato Ridge. The organisation’s canoeing initiative is a partnership between SAMSA and the seven times Dusi winner…

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SAMSA Inanda Dusi Novices Breaking Ground

10 February 2014 – Durban, February 10, 2014 – The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) Change a Life campaign is pleased to announce that eight young canoeists from the Inanda area have qualified for the Dusi Canoe Marathon which takes place from February 13-15 between Pietermaritzburg and Durban. All trained by Dusi icon Martin…

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Pavilion Festive Season Lift Off

23 December 2013 – December 23, 2013: Pavilion, Durban – The Incredible Journey to transform Durban’s iconic Pavilion Shopping Centre is speeding ahead in time for the festive season bringing cheer to shoppers and delight to entertainment seekers. The Centre is undergoing a massive structural redesign and redevelopment, dubbed the Incredible Journey, as part of…

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Duzi Hopefuls Chosen Training For The Gruelling Race

9 November 2013 – Enanda Dam, Durban, November 9, 2013 – The South African Maritime Safety Authority Chief Operating Officer Sobantu Tilayi today announced 12 successful candidates who have been chosen for the organisation’s first ever canoeing training programme for the SAMSA Change a Life Academy. The organisation will groom the chosen enthusiasts, with the…

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Change a Life Academy

4 November 2013 – Multi Dusi winner Martin Dreyer through his Change a Life Academy is working with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) to launch the organization’s first ever training programme for canoeists who are being groomed to participate in the world famous Dusi Marathon in February next year. SAMSA through its corporate…

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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

4 September 2013 –   Minister of Transport, Ms Dipuo Peters, MP, joined 30 students last night 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. Please find the speech delivered by the Honorable minister. Keynote Address by…

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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)…

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SAMSA Students in Post Graduate Program in Sweden

28 August 2013 – Pretoria, South Africa, 28 August 2013 – The South African Department of Transport in partnership with the National Department of Higher Education and Training and the South African Maritime Safety Authority are pleased to announce that 30 South African students have been successfully selected for enrolment at the World Maritime University…

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Hard work is the only secret

29 July 2013 – REPUTATION has no down time, and the client always comes first. These are two of the guidelines that have helped Farhana Bee Ismail break into the tough field of media relations. She shares her story with Fin24: We often have people ask about the name FBI Communications. We are not linked…

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On board the Agulhas on the Day of the Seafarer

25 June 2013 – Recognising the hard work and dedication in the maritime industry, the South African Maritime Safety Authority today spent a day on board its Dedicated Training Vessel, Agulhas which was in Durban with its cadets and marine officers, captained by Shelton Samuels. We spent some time talking to the Captain, his Chief…

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International Community lauds Day of the Seafarer

25 June 2013 – Durban, South Africa, June 25, 2013 – The International community today joined the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) to celebrate International Day of the Seafarer, honouring, acknowledging and giving heartfelt felt thanks to more than 1.5 million seafarers worldwide. This year’s campaign theme, Faces of the Sea, aims to highlight…

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The Coldest Journey

25 June 2013 – Greetings to the Captain, crew and cadets on board SA Agulhas and to all at SAMSA from your “Coldest Journey” friends in Antarctica and the United Kingdom. The International Day of the Seafarer is an important annual recognition and celebration of your work. Having sailed with you to Antarctic and beyond,…

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Day of the Seafarer

24 June 2013 – Being a Seafarer, driving ships, working on engines, maintaining a commercial ship… it’s a career choice, not a duty. It is however, an incredibly important career, steeped in tradition with a truly global impact. Unfortunately, the seafaring life has gone largely unnoticed and taken for granted by most of the world…

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13 June 2013 – June 13, 2013, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – South Africa should capitalise on the global shortage of seafarers by becoming a labour supply nation to the international shipping industry, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize said at the South African Maritime Safety Authority’s Maritime Careers Expo and Job Summit KZN in Durban last night. He…

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