Visit by Professor Jonathan Jansen

Jonathan Jansen is the Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State and a highly respected figure in education. Click here to read his article on the Lawhill Maritime Centre. An educationalist, Professor Jansen holds an impressive collection of degrees and awards including the Education Africa Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also a […]

Top achievers in 2012

Talente Ngema, who graduated from Lawhill at the end of 2012, made Lawhill history when he achieved seven distinctions (marks over 80% in seven subjects) in the final National Senior Certificate examinations. His hard work and dedication won him a bursary to study Marine Engineering at Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Talente was also selected […]

Making history – Tobela Gqabu, Lawhill’s first Master Mariner

At the end of 2010, 28-year-old Tobela Gqabu became Lawhill’s first, internationally-qualified Master Mariner, having obtained his Master’s Certificate of Competency. Tobela had come a long way since 1999, when he, as a 16-year-old South African, applied for a Safmarine bursary to complete his schooling at Lawhill. He recalls how he had no idea what […]

Lawhill Maritime Centre wins International Award

On Monday, 14 May 2012, the Lawhill Maritime Studies programme won the international Seatrade ‘Investment in People’ Award in London. The award – presented to Brian Ingpen, head of the Simon’s Town-based Lawhill Maritime Centre by IMO Secretary-General, Koji Sekimizu – recognised Lawhill’s effectiveness in helping to address youth unemployment and poverty in South Africa […]