The Executive Officer of TETA’s Maritime Chamber is Victor Muhlberg. Muhlberg, He oversees the implementation of TETA’s mandate in the Western Cape.
About the Maritime Subsector
The chamber represents employers and employees are associated with activities of vessels used at sea and includes member-companies from the following SIC codes:
13100: Ocean & Coastal Fishing
72000: Water Transport
72111: Coastal Shipping
72112: Ocean Shipping
72200: Inland Water Transport
Provincial and other Responsibilities
The chamber focusses mainly on maritime matters but also provides TETA with a regional focus by acting as the hub for TETAs skills activities within the Western Cape, as well as prioritising articulation with provincial FET’s & HETs with specific focus on rural activity, youth entrance to the sector and school alignment programmes.
Various partnership agreements have been formalized and these include:
- TVETs: West Coast College and Northlink College
- Universities:Durban University of Technology, Cape Peninsula University of Technology and Nelson Mandela University
- Universities:Employer Organisations: South African Squid Management Industrial Association (SASMIA), South African Maritime Business Forum (SAMBF) and the South African Deep Sea Trawling Industry Association (SADSTIA)
- Universities:Province: Department of Economic Development and Toursim (DEDAT) and the Department of Transport & Public Enterprises (Western Cape Government)
- Universities:Other: South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI).
The chamber committee comprises the following members:
The chamber is engaged in a number of projects, inclusive of the following flagship projects:
- World Maritime University: four maritime professionals received full scholarship to study the Masters programme in Maritime Affairs at the prestigious World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden.
- Northlink College: the training of 30 artisans (boilermaker, fitter & turner, electricians) under the Centre of Specialisation initiative;
- Ethekwini Maritime Cluster: the implementation of a work readiness programme for 50 unemployed graduates;
- Robben Island Museum: the training of 10 cadets (navigation & engineering) on the Robben Island Ferries;
- Fishing & Aquaculture Development Institute (FADI): implementation of an alternatives livelihood programme programme through co-operatives in rural, coastal fishing villages.
- Oceans Alive Conservation Trust: the training of 25 unemployed youth as lifesavers for municipal beaches.
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