SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL MARITIME INSTITUTE LAUNCH
The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) is being launched in Port Elizabeth today. SAIMI is an initiative of the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), and is being coordinated by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU). SAIMI is a coordinating and advocacy body to strengthen education, training and research in support of the growth of the maritime sector in South Africa and on the African continent. SAIMI engages maritime sector stakeholders in education, business, government and civil society in order to promote collaboration and facilitate cooperation to enable South Africa to realise the potential of the Blue Economy as one of the objectives defined during Operation Phakisa.