Category Archives: News

Meet our 9 SAMSA-qualified Day Skippers

Nine maritime students – three females and six males – from the Lawhill Maritime Centre at Simon’s Town School have become the school’s first students to qualify as SAMSA-accredited E-Class Day Skippers. This industry-recognised, national qualification gives Siphosethu Libalele (Gr 12), Afikamathemba Mbaso (Gr 11), Nqobile Kuzwayo (Gr 12), Anele May (Gr 12), Juvandre Williams […]

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….  

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 […]

WIN: 3 HR Sunset cruise worth R38500 – limited tickets

WIN A 3 HOUR SUNSET CRUISE FOR UP TO 10 PEOPLE ABOARD THE LUXURY 60ft PRINCESS MOTOR YACHT OCEAN PRINCESS. All you need do is purchase a ticket for R500.  Please note there are only 60 tickets available and even if you don’t win, you will be supporting a most worthwhile cause – maritime education. Click […]

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 […]

WATCH: Our 25th anniversary and Educator Farewell event

Please sit back, relax and enjoy this recording of our very special 25th anniversary and maritime educator event. 2020 has been an extraordinary year.  Whilst the pandemic presented many challenges and brought much heartbreak as some of our students lost love ones, there were also moments to celebrate as the STS Lawhill Maritime Centre marked two […]

Win a sunset cruise – and help make student dreams come true!

WIN A 3 HOUR SUNSET CRUISE!! For up to 12 people aboard the luxury Princess Motor Yacht, “OCEAN PRINCESS” Here’s your chance to help for young South Africans from underserved communities travel to Spain next year to learn about the superyacht industry – and in doing so stand a chance to win a luxury three hour […]

SA’s FIRST Nautical Science online textbook for Gr10-12s now available

High school-based Nautical Science education has been given a major boost thanks to the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) which has funded the development of a new online Nautical Science ‘textbook’ on the Maritime Studies South Africa website, The Grade 10-12 Nautical Science learning material has been developed with the needs of the […]

NEW: Gr12 Maritime Economics Video Series

NEW GR 12 MARITIME ECONOMICS VIDEOS TO BOOST FINAL EXAM PREPARATIONS A new series of Grade 12 Maritime Economics videos has been launched to assist the more than 600 matriculants across South Africa who, despite significant disruptions to their education by the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges, will sit down to write their final NSC/IEB […]

Wanted: Images for new Maritime Economics video series

Mr Brian Ingpen is currently producing a series of Maritime Economics videos  which will be used to supplement the existing textbook content on The videos for Grade 12 have already been produced as a matter of urgency in order to support this years Grade 12s in preparing for their final exams.   The full set […]