30 June 2017 - Industry leaders and keen maritime industry enthusiasts gathered at The Royal Hotel for the highly anticipated EMC Annual General Meeting.
Present: Formidable representatives from the SA Maritime Industry. The day's proceedings were duly blessed by the CEO of The Durban Chamber of Commerce, Dumile Cele. Chairman, Zeph Ndlovu and the MD of EMC, Thato Tsautse, steered forward the agenda.
Top On the agenda:
1. Annual financial statements
2. Confirmation of appointment of board members
3. Confirmation of auditors
"We continue to celebrate the collaborative partnerships.", MD of EMC, Thato Tsautse, said before unpacking the amazing progress that the EMC programmes continue to observe in partnership with some dedicated players in the industry.

Everyone is on board and steering in the same direction with EMC, towards their mandate to improve education and training for the maritime industry and to enable talented people to enter the maritime industry.

EMC partnered with a Netherlands based company, PUM (Program Uitzending Managers) to assist with maritime education and training. The progressive tripartite partnership, between EMC, MUT and PUM, engaged to develop a maritime related curriculum. This serves to close the gap between what the industry needs and the education offered at tertiary level.

EMC continues to facilitate a collaborative engagement of relevant stakeholders in order to advance skills development in the maritime sector. The return of PUMs’ Ton Van Essen, international maritime education expert from Netherlands, marks the beginning of a 2-week long intensive learning programme to assist with the development of curriculum in advanced diploma in Ports and Harbours Engineering (Civil Engineering).

“With EMC, we are breaking new ground in the development of technical training programmes. We had to obtain the services of an international expert to assist us with the development of a learning programme in Ports and Harbours Engineering (Civil Engineering). This makes the qualification internationally recognised", Prof K. Landman, MUT.


Friday, 26 May 2017


Hundreds of female learners across the country gained a glimpse into the workings of the national port system and the wide range of career opportunities it offered, when they were hosted by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) on national “Take a Girl Child to Work Day” on 25 May.

During the 15-year period that TNPA has supported this initiative, the authority has seen a growing number of women take up key positions – not only in finance, corporate affairs, human resources, etc, but in operational roles such as dredge masters, tug masters and pilots – traditionally filled only by men.