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2024-workshadow- Details for companies- 13 to 15 aug Our annual Grade 11 WorkShadow activity will take place from 13 to 15 August 2024 and we are inviting maritime companies in Cape Town to support this invaluable experience for our students. Please click here to find out more details on the WORK SHADOW DATES and what […]

Naming of two 19th century replica Pilot Cutters – 3 April 2024

  Two replica 19th century Cornish Pilot Cutter rowing boats used to raise thousands of Singapore Dollars for a global welfare charity 10 years ago, have found a new purpose – to train high school maritime students and future African seafarers studying in Simon’s Town, South Africa. The boats were officially renamed today, Wednesday 3 […]


Grade 9 students from across South Africa who wish to apply to join our programme in 2025, in their Grade 10 year, are to please read all the details on this website. See the APPLY page or click here. Please note that incomplete applications will be discarded.  All entries need to be delivered by hand […]


If you were unable to attend the end of year Lawhill Awards celebration, you will find the link to the highlights of this popular annual event in the link below, which also contains video tributes to larger-than-life maritime legends, Sean Day and Phil Wade. Here’s the link.. The link also contains a SUBSCRIBE button […]


Phil Wade, one of Lawhill’s most passionate supporters and the co-founder of the maritime mentoring initiative,, passed away suddenly on 18 November 2023.  Phil – 1960 Click on the links below to read maritime journalist Brian Ingpen’s tribute to Phil and a montage of photo memories relating to his work on Marine Inspirations and […]


The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI), has presented the “Imbokodo in Maritime Awards” –  which recognises the efforts of women within the sector and the contribution they make in paving the way for new entrants and the future of the maritime industry – since 2022.  Debbie Owen, won the inaugural Imbokodo ‘’Best Mentor’’ award […]