Durban, Friday 2 December 2016

By Thokozamni Mngomezulu

EThekwini Maritime Cluster (EMC) in partnership with Sail Africa took a group of Carrington Primary School learners on an exciting marine education visit to the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime (KZNSB) Centre of Excellence on the 22nd November 2016.

The visit, which was an introduction to the marine environment and possible career choices, is part of the forthcoming Lipton Cup which aims to introduce these learners into the sport of sailing.

Durban, Thursday 10 November 2016

Gothenburg-based marine insurer The Swedish Club has issued an urgent stowaway advice for shipowners to prevent stowaways from boarding vessels in South African ports, following a rise in such incidents in the last two months. Shipowners should be concerned about stowaway incidents as they are liable for the full costs of repatriating a stowaway.

Durban, Tuesday 8 November 2016


Sail Africa Youth Development Foundation was awarded the prestigious Jack Cheetham award at a gala event In Gauteng, Sandton on the 3rd November.

The award was initiated by Murray & Roberts in 1981, in conjunction with the Johannesburg Sportsman’s Club and in recognition of the special qualities of Jack Cheetham, a former director of the company and the inspirational captain of the South African cricket team in the 1950s who was able to instil in young people the belief that they could win.


Durban, Monday 1 November 2016


The South African 2016/17 cruise season kicked off this morning with the arrival of the first international cruise liner, MSC SINFONIA, at the Port of Durban.


Carrying a full capacity of 2600 European and South African passengers, the vessel arrived from Venice in Italy and was greeted by the traditional welcome including a tug water spraying drill, as well as marimba bands and traditional dancers.  The ship also received a warm Durban welcome from senior officials including KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Sihle Zikalala, Her Worship the Mayor of eThekwini, Councillor Zandile Gumede, representatives of the maritime and tourism industries and Transnet National Ports Authority’s leadership team.

Durban, Friday 28 October 2016

South Africa’s preliminary focus will be the blue economy; promoting innovation, research and development; and deepened and broadened interactions with the Dialogue Partners and regional organisations when it assumes its two-year chairmanship of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). This was according to the Deputy Minister of Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Nomaindiya Mfeketho.