2022-Term 1 Newsletter – Applications and Achievements

Applications to join our Gr10-Gr12 Maritime Studies programme are now open to all South African students in Gr9. Please note qualifying criteria. We are looking for high achievers and youth with an interest in maritime. More details in our January to March 2022 newsletter on the link below…. https://mailchi.mp/0251339d44fd/newsletter-record-breaking-results-new-maritime-talent-and-more https://mailchi.mp/cd1ce3a0b653/maritime-studies-application-information-for-current-grade-9s  

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Presidential Honour for Mr Brian Ingpen

In November 2021, Mr Brian Ingpen – the driving force behind our maritime programme and a man who has made a significant and positive impact on many young lives – received the National Order of the Baobab Silver Award from President Cyril Ramaphosa for his contribution to education. More than two decades ago, Mr Ingpen […]

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Help EYESEA map maritime pollution and hazards

Last year, a number of people from the shipping and navigation communities started developing Eyesea, a non-profit project with a goal of mapping of maritime pollution and hazards using crowdsourced data and images. Basically, the concept is to develop an app for ship crews, shore staff, recreational sailors, and the public to take geolocated, time […]

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WANTED: A new Hostel Parent

Our current, very special hostel parents, Mr and Mrs Visser, will retire at the end of December 2021 after 18 years of dedicated and loyal service to our Maritime Studies programme and the Lawhill Maritime Centre. We’re looking for that special someone who would, amongst others, be committed to providing high quality, pastoral care to the young people […]

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From Tragedy to Training

A rescue craft donated to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) by a family who lost their son, along with two other teenagers at sea, will now be used to provide high school students with valuable motor boat handling skills and an official qualification, while they’re still at school. The 4.7m Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) […]

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NSRI boat donation a boost for maritime education

The donation of a 4.7 metre Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) by the NSRI – and named in honour of Mr Sean Day – gives our maritime students opportunities to learn valuable new skills. Read more on the link below  – article published in the Cape Times, written by Brian Ingpen,  a founding father of our […]

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The Legend Lives On!

The S.A.T.S General Botha Association – one of our programme’s most loyal supporters – will celebrate its Centenary next year and is publishing a special book to mark this wonderful milestone. Proceeds from the sale of this book go towards the Association’s Bursary Fund, which provides bursaries for those studying for a maritime career (including […]

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Midyear Newsletter – 2021

The world feels like a tough place right now and we could all do with an uplifting read!  We sincerely hope this recap of news highlights for the first half of 2021 is just what the doctor ordered!   Please click on the link below and enjoy the read! Midyear Newsletter – 2021      

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