Latest News for: South africa maritime


Maritime industry leaders tackle Mbalula over run-down port facilities and unfair foreign competition

Independent online (SA) 25 Jan 2022
However, on the second leg of his Durban trip, Mbalula encountered several dissatisfied captains of industry, who raised serious concerns about the oceans economy and the shocking decline of South Africa’s competitiveness in the maritime sector ... Mbalula had earlier alluded to too little attention being given to maintaining South Africa’s ports.

Tech News: SpaceX launch - SA’s stellar trajectory as the continent’s leader in nanosatellite development

Independent online (SA) 24 Jan 2022
The primary objective of the MDASat is to provide South Africa with a sovereign capability to monitor maritime communications within its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), ranging from the current Automatic Identification System (AIS) standard to the future VHF Data Exchange Service (VDES) standard.

Shipbuilding company says more can be done to unlock the potential of Operation Phakisa after ...

Independent online (SA) 24 Jan 2022
“With a fast declining economy and South Africa quickly losing its position as the leading maritime hub on the continent, the minister's visit signals an acknowledgement of the dire state of the maritime industry and is taking a leadership position in order to arrest the further decline in the industry,” said Maharaj.

South Africa Launches Satellites to Monitor Shipping off its Coastline

The Maritime Executive 17 Jan 2022
On Thursday, a new page turned in South Africa’s maritime industry when a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida ... The three satellites will facilitate South Africa in monitoring its exclusive economic zone using AIS data ... Currently, South Africa depends on third-party foreign AIS data providers.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched three R27 million SA-made satellites

Independent online (SA) 17 Jan 2022
In a first for South Africa, a trio of locally produced Maritime Domain Awareness Satellites (MDASat) was launched in accordance with government’s efforts to track and monitor the country’s maritime traffic ... that launched 105 satelittes, three of which were made in South Africa.

South Africa to Launch Three Nanosatellites

Construction Review Online 17 Jan 2022
As South Africa prepares to launch the first three satellites of its Maritime ...

Elon Musk's SpaceX launches 3 SA-produced nanosatellites into space

Independent online (SA) 16 Jan 2022
SOUTH Africa made history on Thursday with three locally produced nanosatellites being launched into space ... The MDASat-1 launch marks a significant milestone for South Africa, marking the first launch of a satellite constellation, developed entirely on the African continent.

S. Africa launches satellites to monitor seas

China Daily 15 Jan 2022
South Africa launched three locally produced nanosatellites on Thursday evening to monitor the country's seas and provide data to other African countries ... He stated the satellite would contribute to South Africa's economic development and that of the African continent.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX to Launch 3 South African-Made Nanosatellites: Why This Is Historically Important

The Epoch Times 14 Jan 2022
What Happened According to a report from South Africa’s News24, the three nanosatellites are part of the first Maritime Domain Awareness Satellite constellation (MDASat-1) and will be deployed in ...

CPUT celebrates successful space launch of nanosatellites

Eye Witness News 14 Jan 2022
The constellation of satellites will help improve South Africa's maritime surveillance ... .

SA loses its seat on global council as infighting shifts focus

Independent online (SA) 22 Dec 2021
The act establishes Samsa as an agency of government charged with the responsibility to promote the safety of shipping, protect the marine and atmospheric environment and promote South Africa’s maritime interests ... “This loss presents an opportunity for South Africa to go back to ...

Wisma Atlet janitor confirmed to have contracted Omicron variant

Antara News 16 Dec 2021
We confirmed the data with Gsaid ... "On December 10, we received the results," Sadikin remarked ... Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan earlier stated that preliminary data from South Africa showed that the Omicron variant was indicated to spread faster than the previous type of mutation ... task force.

Some sailors are getting vaccinated multiple times in an attempt to comply with the different ...

Business Insider 03 Dec 2021
Singapore on Thursday suspended crew changes for those with recent travel history to seven African countries including South Africa, the country's Maritime and Port Authority said in a circular.

Crew change crisis eases, but concerns rise over omicron variant

Seatrade Maritime News 02 Dec 2021
... Africa, following the discovery of the omicron variant. Seatrade Maritime News has already heard anecdotally of one crew due to fly out of South Africa on completion of their contracts only for flights to cancelled due to border closures, and seafarers are now stuck in a hotel.