Durban, Friday 22 July 2016

Started off as a Fitter and Turner for few companies including mining underground, then moved on to manufacturing and assembly (valves and cars) between 1999 and 2002, Khomotjo Mphahlele is now a Senior Marine Training Facilitator. That is how Khomotjo Mphahlele, born in Ga-Mphahlele Limpopo, discovered this ‘amazing world of Maritime’ as she puts it.

After matriculating from Lesele High School in 1997, Mphahlele then went on to do a trade at Benoni Technical College in 1998-1999. In 2003 she enrolled for a Maritime studies diploma with Durban University of Technology (DUT).

Durban, Friday 22 July 2016

International trade is becoming more complex for South African freight forwarders as new legislation and other transport regulation updates are enacted. For these reasons, the South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) is pushing attendance of its forthcoming Congress as a business imperative for all trade and transport industry players. The SAAFF Congress takes place on 6 and 7 September at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg.

Durban, Friday 22 July 2016

Niall Kramer, the Chief Executive of the South African Oil and Gas Association (SAOGA), believes there are clear short to medium term opportunities for South Africa in the gas sector with the import of over 3 Giga Watts (GW) of power to the country.

Kramer is an experienced corporate marketing leader with strong global, Asian, African and South African experience in oil and gas. His experience includes the marketing integration of the merger of Caltex, Texaco and Chevron into Chevron for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. In 2013 he joined Shell Upstream BV to manage stakeholder relationships on the upstream including thekey Karoo Shale gas project.

Durban, Tuesday 19 July 2016

The Point Yacht Club (PYC) and Sail Africa have partnered to form a water sport academy to develop young sailors into professionals in the sport. The two organisations, both situated at the Durban Marina, have agreed to team-up on honing sailing skills among youth.

The PYC-administered academy will absorb young sailors from Sail Africa, an NPO concerned with making the sport of sailing accessible to youths of all backgrounds, among other things, to groom them for all levels of sailing.

Durban, Monday 18 July 2016

Dormac Marine and Engineering’s Dormac Dock 1 is finally home! The floating dock entered the port of Durban on Sunday, it was initially expected to arrive on Friday but was delayed by bad weather.