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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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Maritime Sector Jobs Heavily Understaffed

12 June 2013 – Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – June 12, 2013 – Government heavyweights, maritime experts, graduates and entrepreneurs will today participate in a top level maritime jobs summit organised by the South African Maritime Safety Authority in Durban. The job summit forms part of the three day South Africa Maritime Careers Expo and Job Summit…

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Refurbished Agulhas Wows Durban Youth

11 June 2013 – Durban’s N Shed at the Durban Harbour has an unusual landscape this week. Our country’s dedicated maritime training vessel, the Agulhas, which underwent major maintenance at the Port Elizabeth dry dock earlier this year, arrived in Durban harbour to participate in the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) KZN Maritime Careers…

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SAMSA Moves To Combat Youth Unemployment

10 June 2013 – Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – June 10, 2013 – Today, thousands of excited school children, unemployed youth and children with disabilities graced the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre for the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) KwaZulu-Natal Maritime Careers Expo and Job Summit. The expo will run from the 10th to 11th…

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SAMSA Careers Expo & Job Summit

7 June 2013 – Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – June 7, 2013 – The SAMSA KwaZulu-Natal Maritime Careers Expo and Job Summit is upon us from June 10-12, 2013 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre. Click here to view the Programme The maritime sector is multi-disciplinary and offers careers as offshore mining, offshore oil and…

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SAMSA Expo and Job Summit Media Programme

4 June 2013 – Please click here to view the Media Programme for the SAMSA Careers Expo and Job Summit to be held between June 10-12, 2013 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre. Please note you should follow the link to register for the conference: www.online-rsvp.co.za/samice/media.aspx, fill out this form and submit it…

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SAMSA Durban Job Summit Gains Momentum

4 June 2013 – June 4, 2013 – Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – One of the key topics on the agenda of the South African Maritime Safety Authority’s “Maritime Careers Expo and Job Summit” to kick off in Durban from June 10-12, 2013 is its acquisition of a marine mining vessel to train students. Executive head of…

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SAMSA KZN Careers Expo and Job Summit

4 June 2013 – Please click here to view the background information about the forthcoming South African Maritime Safety Authority’s Maritime Careers Expo and Job Summit which will be held from June 10-12, 2013 at Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre. The maritime sector is multi-disciplinary and offers careers as offshore mining, offshore oil and…

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Maritime Launch

31 May 2013 – May 31, 2013 – Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – The South African Maritime Safety Authority held the media launch of its Maritime Career Expo and Job Summit in Durban tonight, May 31, 2013. Addressing journalists at the event the Executive Head of the Centre for Maritime Excellence, Sindiswa Nhlumayo, said the country had…

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SAMSA Tourism Extravaganza Hits Durban Beachfront

25 May 2013 – Durban beachfront, May 25, 2013 – The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) had laid out a beach bonanza for Durbanites and hoping to draw visitors from around the country in its quest to continue the Gunston 500 trend in the city. Durban crowds got a great beach sporting weekend when…

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International Entries for SAMSA/Durban Stars Extravaganza

22 May 2013 – MAY 22, 2013, Durban, South Africa – The South African Maritime Safety Authority is expecting a massive crowd at the inaugural SAMSA-Durban Stars Surf and Jet Ski Competition at Durban’s North Beach this weekend. SAMSA is the main sponsor for the event which takes place on Saturday and Sunday. At least…

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International Watersport Extravaganza for Durban

18 May 2013 – Durban, South Africa, May 18, 2013 – The watersport fraternity has thrown its weight behind a South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) campaign to create a major maritime event which will ensure that surfing and jet skiing are no longer seen as the preserve of just a select group of wealthy…

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SAMSA In Talks To Acquire Tall Ships

25 March 2013 – DURBAN, South Africa – South Africa’s maritime industry has entered an exciting phase with today’s announcement that the government was in the market to acquire two tall ships. The CEO of the South African Maritime Safety Authority, Commander Tsietsi Mokhele, said negotiations with relevant stakeholders were already underway. Mokhele said the…

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New Maritime Strategy On The Cards For South Africa

25 March 2013 – DURBAN, South Africa – South Africa will have a new integrated maritime policy by July, it emerged at a special maritime trade forum organized by the South African Maritime Safety Authority in Durban on Sunday. Delegates at the SAMSA gathering heard that part of the strategy was to ensure that South…

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SAMSA Boosts South Africa-Russia Relations

23 March 2013 – DURBAN, South Africa – Maritime experts from Russia and South Africa on Saturday pledged to strengthen their ties, during the welcome ceremony of Russian training vessel, STS Pallada by the South African Maritime Safety Authority on the eve of the international BRICS engagement. The red carpet was laid out in the…

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SAMSA hosts Russian Ship STS Pallada in Durban

18 March 2013 – Durban, March 18, 2013 – The South African Maritime Safety Authority will host the Russian sailing vessel STS Pallada which is en route to Durban, South Africa, and is expected to arrive in Port on Saturday, March 23. STS Pallada is part of the Russia’s entourage for the BRICS summit which…

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