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A day with the legends: Meet academic, musician and environmentalist Prof Anthony Rippon

Profile of Proffessor Anthony Rippon Academic, musician, environmentalist Proffesor Anthony (Tony) Rippon is a man, who in his own words “wears a couple of hats”, one being an ambassador for the Dim-Dep Enviro Blitz aimed at highlighting environmental matters through “edutainment”. Dim-Dep: Faces of Environmental Success is an ongoing interactive and creative theatre production. “My…

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Performing Arts is a calling says Mandla Sibia

Profile of Mandla Sibia Performing arts is a calling Mandla Sibia (30) promised himself as a young boy that he would make a name for himself as one of the greats in the theatre and production business. Sibia, father of three, plays the leading role of Mngoni (Mpume’s father) – a humbled man with dignity…

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The sky’s the limit for Philisiwe Lee Ngamlana

Profile of Philisiwe Lee Ngamlana   The Sky’s the limit Philisiwe Lee Ngamlana (22) gave up a future in engineering to pursue her “destiny” in the entertainment industry. Ngamlana is one of the actors who plays the character of Mpume Mngoni – a powerful, energetic and creative black woman proud of being a member of…

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Digital Media Kit: Dim-Dep Enviro Blitz

On April 24, the Dim Dep Enviro Blitz, an initiative with eThekwini Municipality and Invotech, will kick off with a media launch. The Blitz will involve community activations in high-density areas in townships taxi ranks and shopping centers, followed by community outreach projects, where the community and city work together to clean, preserve, and maintain their…

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Media Update: SAMSA investigates port collision

Attention: News Editors/Maritime Reporters Press Release SAMSA investigates port collision Durban, South Africa, April 16, 2018: The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), has launched an investigation into a collision between a car carrier vessel and an inactive tugboat while the ship was berthing alongside Durban Point Precinct. The vessel CSCC ASIA, operated by Hoegh Autoliners,…

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KZN Film Commission Business of Film Breakfast

Captains of industry, filmmakers, and advertising agencies, on the 13th of March 2018 sat together in a Business of Film Indaba in Durban hearing from speakers that the industry is booming and the time was now to invest in it. The business breakfast was hosted at Coastlands on the Ridge hotel. FBI Communications facilitated and…

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Press Release: Cadets’ lives change after Antarctica journey

Media Colleagues The SA Agulhas arrived in South Africa on Friday. Please find below the press release of the arrival and the stories of the cadets whose lives were changed on the 83 day trip, that saw them traverse the Indian ocean and the Antarctica. For media queries and interviews contact Farhana Ismail on 0827876987.   Attention:…

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Media Invite: SA Agulhas Returns, February 16, 2018

  Dear Media Colleague   Join the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) in welcoming the 20 cadets on board the SA Agulhas which will arrive on Friday (February 16, 2018) at the Port of Port Elizabeth. Please note the enclosed invitation.   Media Invite and Alert Attention: News Editors/Maritime Reporters SA Agulhas returns from…

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Press Release: SAMSA meets stakeholders in maritime sector

Dear Media Colleague SAMSA hosted maritime stakeholders in Cape Town this week where they were addressed by SAMSA’s Chief Operations Officer, Sobantu Tilayi about developments and challenges in the sector. Please see the pictures with the press release below. For more information and interviews contact Farhana Ismail on 0827876987 and or farhana@fbicommunications.com   Attention News Editors/Maritime Reporters…

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All aboard the SA Agulhas heading back to SA

Attention: Editors/Maritime Reporters Update to Editors SA Agulhas returns to South Africa Port Louis, Mauritius, February 07, 2018: Tomorrow (February 08, 2018) the SA Agulhas will set sail to South Africa from Port Louis, Mauritius, after dropping off international scientists who boarded the vessel last year. The return trip is expected to last 10 days. The vessel,…

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FBI team works with Sky News

  January 25, 2018: Durban, South Africa: FBI Communications were actively involved at the Port of Durban today to support the South African Maritime Safety Authority for their interview with London based- Sky News TV. Perilous weather conditions had caused high drama at the Port of Durban last year. As a result, four containers fell…

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Update on SA Agulhas returning from Antarctica

Dear Editor/Media Colleague Welcome to the new year. Trust you are in the best of health. Wishing you the best for 2018. I am sure you have been tracking SA Agulhas after it set sail to the Antarctica last year. Please find enclosed latest information on the scientists and the cadets on board who have…

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Seasons greetings from the FBI Communications team

The FBI Communications team wishes you a happy and safe holiday season and a prosperous new year. Thank you for your support and we look forward in continuing our positive relationship. We have made numerous strides in 2017, profiling and promoting clients’ brands and building their businesses. These are just some of our successes.  …

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Joint Press Release: Clean-up operations move to remote beaches and estuaries over festive period

Dear Media colleague Festive greetings on behalf of SAMSA. Please note the enclosed presser regarding updates of the plastic nurdle clean-up. For interviews contact Farhana Ismail on 0827876987 or email info@fbicommunications.com   Joint Press Release Attention: All News Editors/ Maritime Reporters Clean-up operations move to remote beaches and estuaries over festive period Durban, South Africa,…

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Press Release: MRCC coordinates rescue of sinking fishing vessel, saving all

Dear Media Colleague The lives of 22 crew from a distressed fishing vessel were saved this morning – minutes later their boat sank. SAMSA’s MRCC coordinated the rescue efforts near Danger Point off the Cape South Coast. For interviews and queries please contact Farhana Ismail on 0827876987/farhana@fbicommunications.com Attention: Maritime Reporters/ News Editors/ Transport Reporters  Cape Town,…

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Press Release: Indonesian Sailor airlifted to safety off Cape Town

Attention All Editors/Maritime Reporters INDONESIAN SAILOR AIRLIFTED TO SAFETY OFF CAPE TOWN Cape Town, South Africa, November 28, 2017: An ill crew member of a bulk carrier was airlifted to safety amid strong winds off Cape Town early today The South African Maritime Safety Authority’s Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) was informed by the Master…

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Press Release: Thandi ferry investigation completed

Press Release Attention: All News Editors/Maritime Reporters SAMSA completes Thandi accident Cape Town, South Africa: November 27, 2017: The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has completed a preliminary enquiry on the passenger vessel Thandi which encountered bad weather on its way back from Robben Island two months ago. On the afternoon of the 15th…

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Press Release: SA Agulhas sets sail to the Antarctica

SA Agulhas sets sail to the Antarctica Dear Media Colleagues The SA Agulhas sets sail to the Antarctica today. Yesterday, they carried out various drills, see pics enclosed of wearing ice suits, and emergency gear under two minutes. Please see enclosed briefing note for media. Briefing for Editors/Maritime Reporters/News Desk SA Agulhas sets sail to…

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Agulhas send-off/ meet and greet crew and cadets

Press Release and Invite – Agulhas sets off to Antarctica with new cadets and international research team Media Release and Invitation Attention: All News Editors/Maritime Reporters Young crew and international scientists set sail to Antarctica on board Agulhas Cape Town, South Africa, November 22, 2017: Members of the media are invited to the send-off of…

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Four sailors rescued off Mozambique coast

Attention All Editors/Maritime Reporters FOUR SAILORS RESCUED OFF MOZAMBIQUE COAST Cape Town, South Africa, November 16, 2017: Four South African sailors were rescued off the coast of Mozambique early today (November 16, 2017) after the yacht Kinda Magic released a distress signal. The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Cape Town was notified at about 6.50am…

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SAMSA monitors plastic pollution mop up

Media Update Attention: All News Editors/Maritime Reporters SAMSA monitors plastic pollution mop up October 30, 2017: South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) have been working around the clock monitoring mop up operations carried out by independent service provider Drizit Environmental, cleaning beaches and shorelines from Richards Bay to Umkomaas. SAMSA, working with Transnet National Ports…

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