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Welcome to the Department of Maritime Studies


The term “maritime” deals with the World’s Ocean. It belongs to everyone and is an essential life support ecosystem. It enables performing more than 90% by volume and 70% by value of the world trade, since sea transportation is still the most-effective way of transporting raw materials and goods around the globe.


Maritime Studies Programs meet students’ career aspirations and employment opportunities both nationally and internationally. Our graduated students could work as: seafarers, agents, super cargo services providers, charterers and brokers, insurance providers, class, flag and cargo surveyors, managers in shipping companies, tug-masters, marine pilots, vessel traffic controllers, dredging managers, clearing and forwarding agents, port and terminal managers, warehousing managers, logisticians, managers in forwarding companies, offshore industry specialists, researchers, educators, trainers, government representatives, etc.

About us


To be at the forefront of maritime education and training in South Africa


Mission Statement

EDUCATE – Through student centeredness, general education and the attainment of graduate attributes.

DEVELOP – Post graduate qualifications to meet the demands of South Africa’s Blue Economy.

ENGAGE – With maritime communities – nationally and internationally.

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Contact Information

Acting Head of Department: Dr Ayanda Meyiwa
Tel: 031 373 5689
Location: S6 Level 5 
Campus: Steve Biko



ashnaSecretary: Mrs Arshna Ramouthar
Tel: 031 373 2144
Fax: 031 373 2137
Location: S6 Level 5 
Campus: Steve Biko



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