Category Archives: 2012

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 […]