African Marine Solutions is committed to partnering to make a difference and positively impact the lives of South Africans.
On Friday 13th January, we presented three boats to representatives of the Tembe Traditional Council in Manguzi in Kwazulu Natal. This donation forms part of a project led by the South African Maritime Safety Authority and the Department of Transport to make a difference to the community of Ekuvukeni in the uMhlabuyalingana Local Municipality, a village situated on a 5km waterlogged piece of land surrounded by the Indian Ocean and the Kosi Bay lake system. The area is therefore only accessible by foot and canoes which residents have been using to cross the hippo and crocodile infested waters to get to schools and work. The new boats will provide welcome relief and increase the safety of community members.
Skipper training is also being conducted and once qualified, community members will manage the operation of the boats.
In partnering with a number of South African Government Departments and State Owned Enterprises, AMSOL works towards the sustainable growth and transformation of the maritime economy, supporting the objectives of Operation Phakisa.