WESTERN CAPE MARITIME CLUSTER
The Netherlands Consulate General in collaboration with the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism is excited to announce the incorporation of a Maritime Cluster for the Western Cape region. The Cluster aims to strengthen and develop the maritime industrial sector. As a non-profit, voluntary organization, it is committed to providing support to the building of a sustainable Western Cape Maritime Industry.
For more information about joining the Maritime Cluster please click here.
Press Release | Western Cape Maritime Cluster (WCMC) set to promote maritime skills development opportunities within the Western Cape
CAPE TOWN (23 October 2018). As a contribution to this year’s Transport Month, the Netherlands Consulate General as a member of the WCMC in partnership with Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT), will host a Maritime Day on 31 October 2018 at DSCT.
In support of the Operation Phakisa agenda, the Maritime Day seeks to highlight career and skills development opportunities in the maritime sector to underprivileged youth from township schools in the Western Cape. It will also host a further round of collaboration on the development of the business model for the Western Cape Maritime Cluster.
WCMC will also be welcoming the Dutch Vice Minister for Foreign Economic Relations, Guido Landheer at the Maritime Day, who will be visiting South Africa (SA) as a follow up to the Water Trade Mission that took place at the 2017 Volvo Ocean Race Cape Town stopover. Landheer will also meet with various partners and key stakeholders in the maritime sector to build on partnerships that create opportunities for solutions to our country’s mutual challenges.
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