Siya Xusa Breakfast

You are invited to join The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry for a breakfast that is set to inspire and motivate…
Keynote: Siyabulela (Siya) Xuza 
Born innovator and Harvard Graduate

We have been very fortunate to secure Siya Xuza as our key note speaker. This is Siya’s last public appearance as he is currently focused on a breakthrough in energy, which could allow Africans to charge mobile devices without using batteries or tapping into national grids.
Siya is a great ambassador for South Africa and testimony that “Together we can”.

The Chevening Scholarship Programme started in 1983 and is funded by the British Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, in partnership with UK and international private sector organisations. The objective is to support UK foreign policy objectives, creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders and decision makers.  

Chevening offers fully funded scholarships to outstanding individuals with leadership potential from around the world to study for 1 year at Master’s degree level in any subject, at virtually any higher education institution in the UK.

TNPA COO Phyliss Difeto

The weighty task of ensuring that operations at eight South African ports provide effective, efficient and affordable services falls on the shoulders of Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) new Chief Operating Officer, Phyllis Difeto.

Ms Difeto is no stranger to dealing with complex business matters, however.

She was a member of the government-established South African Working Group to review legislation and develop new enabling maritime labour legislation as a process of ratifying the Maritime Labour Convention. She also participated in the Presidential Ocean Lab initiative intended to maximise the economic potential of South Africa’s ocean.

EMC Maritime Careers Guidance Booklet Launched

At an event held at the Coastlands on the Ridge Hotel in Durban on 28 August, the EMC launched its Career Guidance booklet containing over 40 pages of essential information that can be used as a guide for young people in choosing an informed path to their future careers. As the Head of Department in the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education, Dr Nkosinathi Sishi said at the launch breakfast held for stakeholders, the month of August was chosen as a month for career information for Grade 9 learners at all KZN schools.

During this period each school offering Grade 9 was required to convene a parents and learners information session to assist learners in making informed choices about their intended career paths.

one last visit for queen mary 2

Durban people have come to rely on the annual visit by Cunard’s flagship, the 150,000 ton Queen Mary 2. Ever since 2009 the most well-known passenger ship in the world has graced these shores with a visit during her grand exotic cruise from the UK to the Far East and back. Hundreds if not thousands of people have flocked down to the harbour entrance where even the North Pier is thrown open for the occasion. Still more people visit Festival Island and other vantage points during the day to gaze in awe at the ship which absolutely dominates the port whenever she is in.

And then at 6pm even greater crowds will be at the harbour entrance to bid her farewell as she sets off on the next leg of her cruise.But all that is set to come to an end after next year.