NEW: Gr12 Maritime Economics Video Series

Brian Ingpen, Maritime Educator 'on screen' Marine Economics videos


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 Maritime Economics examination on 25 November 2020.

The Gr 12 video series – which was specifically produced to assist the Class of 2020 prepare for their final exams – can be viewed free of charge via the website

Applications have been made to the Department of Basic Education to zero-rate the website to assist students gain access to this important resource without the need for data or an internet connection.

These videos represent a new partnership between renowned maritime educator, Mr Brian Ingpen – one of the pioneers of high school-based maritime education – and the Bahamas-based TK Foundation (, which funded the video project in its entirety.

According to the TK Foundation’s Managing Director, Susan Karlshoej, “The TK Foundation’s mission is to fulfil the legacy of J. Torben Karlshoej, the founder of the Teekay Corporation, one of the world’s largest marine energy transportation companies.

“One way the TK Foundation carries out his legacy is by supporting maritime programs that give underserved youth an opportunity to succeed in the maritime field.

“These videos, produced by a long-serving and now retired educator from the award-winning STS Lawhill Maritime Centre at Simon’s Town School  are the perfect avenue for delivering The TK Foundation’s mission.

“We have long been supporters of Lawhill’s Maritime Studies program and are pleased to expand our investment into a broader audience by supporting this project led by one of its most respected educators.  We are delighted that Brian Ingpen, who taught Maritime Economics for 23 years, has agreed to share his maritime passion, knowledge and expertise to the benefit of youth and maritime educators in South Africa and around the world.

“The creation of these videos means that more individuals will have access to quality maritime education materials, thus broadening the impact of J. Torben Karlshoej’s legacy.”

The intention is to produce Maritime Economics subject videos for all three grades (Grades 10 to 12) in order to boost to maritime education and overall maritime awareness in South Africa.

Here is a  link to one of the videos:

The new Grade 12 video series was completed, in full, within only three months by Studio Zafari Productions. The aim is to complete the Grade 10 and 11 videos by the end of the year and to launch them ahead of the school year, in January 2021.

In addition to the above, the TK Foundation also funded the production of a Grade 12 Nautical Science ‘’Final Exam Video Tutorial’’ featuring Professor Dr Captain Ed Snyders and  all project management costs were covered by a grant provided by the Rotary Club of Newlands.



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