Southern Africa

Obituary: Terry Whitfield
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We learnt with sadness of the tragic passing in October of Terry Whitfield, Chairman of the Durban Seafarers Mission. Terry served the Apostleship of the Sea for 36 years, most of that time on the Executive. He was appointed Chairman of the local branch some 15 years ago and after a few years he was…

Advanced Course for Chaplains
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Chaplain Steve van Schalkwyk in Cape Town writes about the TIR [Trauma Incidence Reduction] and the [LSR Life Stress Reduction] Courses he and Rev Boet van Schalkwyk attended from 2 – 10 November 2016 in Cape Town. He reports that course participants gained a lot of new skills and practical experience – in between some…

News from Mozambique

Rev Leta Mavombo, our chaplain from Nacala, reports on her chaplaincy duties. Leta recently visited a container ship the KOTA NAZIN from Singapore. Although the seafarers on board were busy they took the time to talk to he and Leta took the opportunity of sharing information of the Sailors’ Society.  She was surprised to hear…

Africa Ports Evolution Summit at the ICC
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Rev Boet van Schalkwyk presented a workshop talk at this conference on 19 October 2016 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, Durban. The theme was “The Role of the Sailors ’Society in modern day seafaring” concentrating on the work of the Society a well as Crisis Response, as well as the scourge of…

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