Category Archives: 2015

Marine Inspirations – All about the October trip!

‘ Marine Inspirations’ voyage of a lifetime boosts young South Africans’ superyacht and maritime career prospects Four young South African sailors from less-advantaged backgrounds arrived in Ibiza Town last Wednesday (7 October) on board the 24-metre classic schooner, Aloha-J of Cariba, after a 70 nautical-mile passage from Palma de Mallorca. The maritime students have been […]

Lawhill students selected for third Marine Inspirations opportunity!

Xolani Jali and Mfundo Joseph, two Grade 12 maritime students from Simon’s Town School’s Lawhill Maritime Centre, have been selected to spend their October school break participating in an international sailing regatta in Ibiza, Spain. The trip in October 2015 will be the third time Lawhill students have been selected to participate in the Marine […]

Help us invest in a future maritime generation!

Operating for 20 years, Lawhill Maritime Centre is a non-racial establishment that introduces young people to the maritime industry and exposes them to a variety of exciting career opportunities at sea or ashore.   The vast majority of our learners come from financially-challenged backgrounds, many are from single-parent homes (some are orphans), and the overwhelming […]

Musa Mbakaza – our fourth Master Mariner!

Less than 10 years after leaving school,  28 year-old Musa Mbakaza has become the Lawhill Maritime Centre’s fourth former student to obtain his internationally-recognised Master’s Certificate of Competency (Unlimited), the qualification which permits him to command a ship of any size. Mbakaza is currently serving as Chief Officer on board Safmarine containerships within the A.P […]

Sailing in Spain

Two young South African maritime students from the Lawhill Maritime Centre have been selected to participate in an international ‘Marine Inspirations’ programme ( taking place in Mallorca, Spain, in June. This is a follow-on initiative from the very successful programme of October last year, when the first two South African students were invited by ‘Marine Inspirations’ to […]

Exciting bursary opportunity for West Coast Grade 9 learners

Young people living in the greater Saldanha Bay area may be aware of the many ships calling at the harbour, but not all of them are aware of the exciting and lucrative career opportunities the shipping industry offers, both ashore and at sea. As demand grows for specialist, maritime-related skills to support the substantial investments […]

International Honour for Captain Nicholas Sloane

The Lawhill Maritime Centre wishes to congratulate Captain Nicholas (Nick) Sloane on the international recognition he has received for his outstanding achievements associated with the refloating of the cruise ship, Costa Concordia, described as the largest salvage operation ever. The recognitions include: –  The Cavaliere del Lavoro della Repubblica Italiana, an Italian order of knighthood. –  The Deutscher Meerespreis […]