Forty Learners get a glimpse of Maritime related careers and opportunities through the Port of Mossel Bay’s Maritime Exposure Programme

[Mossel Bay, South Africa, 18 May 2022] on 25 April 2022 and 17 May 2022 learners from Hillcrest Secondary School and Indwe High School were invited to form part of the Port of Mossel Bay’s Maritime Exposure Programme allowing them to gain a glimpse into the operations of the national port system and the wide range of career opportunities offered.

Boy learners with Pilot Keabetswe Morena and Port Manager: Dr. Dineo Mazibuko before enjoying an educational Presentation Marine Operations exposure

On 25 April, the Port hosted Twenty (20) boy learners under the recently launched “Boys in Maritime”
Exposure Programme whilst Twenty (20) girl learners were hosted under the “Girls in Maritime”
Exposure Programme on 17 May 2022.

Girl learners with the Port Manager Dr. Dineo Mazibuko and Harbour Master: Captain Vania Cloete

Port of Mossel Bay Port Manager, Dr Dineo Mazibuko said: “The Port of Mossel Bay is committed to
exposing the youth to the world of Port operations and Maritime industry. The Port’s Maritime Exposure
programme also focuses on exposing the learners to some of South Africa’s biggest role players in the
Oceans Economy e.g. the Fishing, Ship Repair, Oil and Gas Industry role players. The programme does
not only support TNPA’s commitment to supporting communities in the areas in which it operates but
it is also implemented in line with the National Ports Act 12 of 2005 mandate to collaborate with
educational institutions in order to promote technical education on port services and facilities.”

This programme complements the TNPA Port of Mossel Bay Maritime Career Roadshows, which have
been created as a platform for TNPA to positively contribute to the development of our youth and build
role models in our rural and previously disadvantaged schools and communities whilst simultaneously
attracting them towards not only the Maritime Industry but the Oceans Economy value chain.

TNPA requires specialist, highly skilled, innovative and dynamic professionals to position TNPA as a
world class Port system. Exposing learners to careers available in the port system inspires them to
acquire the correct qualifications required to enter into not just the maritime industry but also the
Transnet Careers Pipeline with the full understanding of Transnet’s Value Chain and South Africa’s
logistics supply chain.

After receiving a career overview presentation about bursaries and career opportunities available within
the Transnet and the Port of Mossel Bay, the learners were then exposed to port operations which
involved site visits to Marine Operations and Fish Processing Plants owned and managed by Seavuna
Fishing Company (Pty) Ltd and Afro Fishing (Pty) Ltd. 

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