Navigating our way towards a developed and updated maritime policy and regulatory regime that will position South Africa into...
The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) as part of its mandate by the Government developed a maritime strategy to grow and develop the country’s maritime economy. One of the key challenges arising out of this strategy was the current shortage of both sea and shore based human resources required to support the industry. This has been exacerbated by the reduction in South African based shipping companies, an issue which they also intend to address by the introduction of a new tonnage tax regime and related industry incentives.
It is recognised that the shortage of training berths for cadets is the key obstacle to addressing the above mentioned shortage. In response to this, government, through SAMSA, has therefore decided to fully sponsor cadet training programmes on the basis that third party shipping companies will make training berths available, at no real cost to them, to train these cadets on their vessels and once qualified to be free to employ these cadets in their own fleets. This will serve to address the high unemployment situation in the country and increase human capital in the industry, More...
The South African Maritime Training Academy (SAMTRA) seeks training berths from reputable shipping companies/managers for the purpose of training South African cadets as part of an initiative funded by the SA government to grow the country’s maritime capabilities and address the country’s high unemployment.
What's in it for ship owners / managers?
Shipping companies/managers who participate in the project will not be expected to bear any costs of training the cadets other than the cost of victuals and onboard incidentals. The benefit to participating companies is that they train cadets to their standards and subsequently employ the cadets once qualified, without real cost to them.
Why South Africans?
Added benefits to European ship-owners of employing SA Cadets and officers are:
What does the project entail?
Who to contact for more information: Contact the SAMTRA training Manager-Pieter Coetzee on the following email address : firstname.lastname@example.org