SAMSA MARITIME INDUSTRY AWARDS

 

The awards were open to companies or organisations with a majority South African shareholding or with proven investment in the South African maritime industry that includes an operating office; employment of South African citizens as well as investment in training and infrastructure.  Individuals (South African citizens) can also be nominated.  

MARITIME MAESTRO
(presented by SAMSA)

This award aims to recognise individuals in the maritime industry who act as ambassadors for the industry who, in their personal capacity and in their own time and at their own expense, promote the development of the industry and promote awareness of the industry in a manner that goes above and beyond their current job description.

WINNER: Capt Okke Grapow


INVESTMENT IN HUMAN CAPITAL

This award aims to recognise a company’s direct investment in upskilling new entrants into the company as well as improve the skills of long standing employees. Companies should show a commitment to creating new positions for trainees/cadets/apprentices – either through funding external or internal training.

WINNERS: Smit Amandla Marine & The South African Maritime Safety Authority


MARITIME INNOVATION
(presented by Grindrod (Pty) Ltd)

This award aims to distinguish a product or services for use in the maritime industry or developed by the maritime industry that demonstrates a high level of unique design or development where the product or service improves on an existing requirement or creates an entirely new market. It should be pioneering in its development and can be associated with an individual, a company or an organisation.

WINNER: Aqua-Tech Diving Services


ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

To recognise efforts within maritime companies aimed at reducing their carbon footprint through investment in programmes, education and systems ahead of legal requirements. Or to recognise the development of products and services for the maritime industry aimed at reducing or recycling waste, and minimising the impact that the maritime sector has on the environment.

WINNER: Xtreme Projects


COMMITMENT TO CSI

To recognise efforts made by companies within the maritime sector to reach beyond their own structures in order to uplift, empower and skill fellow South African citizens. Recognition will be given to those companies who manage to instill and encourage buy-in from their own staff in their Corporate Social Investment strategies.

WINNER: Safmarine


SEAFARER OF THE YEAR
(presented by SAMSA)

This award aims to recognise excellence, professionalism and commitment to safety and the environment as well as to mentorship at sea that goes beyond the seafarer’s prescribed job description. The individual should display a willingness to improve their own performance; those of their fellow seafarer as well as promote the concept of a career at sea either indirectly or directly.

WINNER: Knowledge Bengu


MARITIME MEDIA
(presented by Maritime Review Africa)

This award will focus on proponents in new and mass media that broadcast the maritime industry in a positive and constructive manner to better inform the general public of areas of concern, challenges and successes in the industry.

WINNER: Hanlie Gouws


MARITIME NEWCOMER
(presented by Smit Amandla Marine)

This award aims to recognise the barriers to entry faced by new comers to the industry in terms of capital and skills required as well as the regulatory framework that most sectors have to work within. The winner of this award must have been in operation for five years or less and demonstrate an ability to create employment, show a level of growth, develop new markets and demonstrate a long-term strategy.

WINNER: Wabona Group


MARITIME STUDENT
(presented by SAMSA)

The winner of this award must currently be studying at a tertiary institution or High School within a maritime studies department with the intention of continuing their maritime studies in 2013. The award, which includes a R20 000 bursary, will be awarded on the motivation from the head of department or senior lecturer.

WINNER: Talente Ngema


 

 

The awards were open to companies or organisations with a majority South African shareholding or with proven investment in the South African maritime industry that includes an operating office; employment of South African citizens as well as investment in training and infrastructure.  Individuals (South African citizens) can also be nominated.  

MARITIME MAESTRO
(presented by SAMSA)

This award aims to recognise individuals in the maritime industry who act as ambassadors for the industry who, in their personal capacity and in their own time and at their own expense, promote the development of the industry and promote awareness of the industry in a manner that goes above and beyond their current job description.

WINNER: Capt Okke Grapow


INVESTMENT IN HUMAN CAPITAL

This award aims to recognise a company’s direct investment in upskilling new entrants into the company as well as improve the skills of long standing employees. Companies should show a commitment to creating new positions for trainees/cadets/apprentices – either through funding external or internal training.

WINNERS: Smit Amandla Marine & The South African Maritime Safety Authority


MARITIME INNOVATION
(presented by Grindrod (Pty) Ltd)

This award aims to distinguish a product or services for use in the maritime industry or developed by the maritime industry that demonstrates a high level of unique design or development where the product or service improves on an existing requirement or creates an entirely new market. It should be pioneering in its development and can be associated with an individual, a company or an organisation.

WINNER: Aqua-Tech Diving Services


ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

To recognise efforts within maritime companies aimed at reducing their carbon footprint through investment in programmes, education and systems ahead of legal requirements. Or to recognise the development of products and services for the maritime industry aimed at reducing or recycling waste, and minimising the impact that the maritime sector has on the environment.

WINNER: Xtreme Projects


COMMITMENT TO CSI

To recognise efforts made by companies within the maritime sector to reach beyond their own structures in order to uplift, empower and skill fellow South African citizens. Recognition will be given to those companies who manage to instill and encourage buy-in from their own staff in their Corporate Social Investment strategies.

WINNER: Safmarine


SEAFARER OF THE YEAR
(presented by SAMSA)

This award aims to recognise excellence, professionalism and commitment to safety and the environment as well as to mentorship at sea that goes beyond the seafarer’s prescribed job description. The individual should display a willingness to improve their own performance; those of their fellow seafarer as well as promote the concept of a career at sea either indirectly or directly.

WINNER: Knowledge Bengu


MARITIME MEDIA
(presented by Maritime Review Africa)

This award will focus on proponents in new and mass media that broadcast the maritime industry in a positive and constructive manner to better inform the general public of areas of concern, challenges and successes in the industry.

WINNER: Hanlie Gouws


MARITIME NEWCOMER
(presented by Smit Amandla Marine)

This award aims to recognise the barriers to entry faced by new comers to the industry in terms of capital and skills required as well as the regulatory framework that most sectors have to work within. The winner of this award must have been in operation for five years or less and demonstrate an ability to create employment, show a level of growth, develop new markets and demonstrate a long-term strategy.

WINNER: Wabona Group


MARITIME STUDENT
(presented by SAMSA)

The winner of this award must currently be studying at a tertiary institution or High School within a maritime studies department with the intention of continuing their maritime studies in 2013. The award, which includes a R20 000 bursary, will be awarded on the motivation from the head of department or senior lecturer.

WINNER: Talente Ngema


 

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