Southern Africa

The Human Impact of Crew Abandonment – Investigative Report and Case Study

This Report by Human Rights at Sea was supplies by the Indian Crew of MV Liberty Prrudencia. Read the Report: THE HUMAN IMPACT OF CREW ABANDONMENT MARCH 2017

Good Practice Guide for Shipping Companies and Manning Agents

Humanitarian support of seafarers and their families in cases of armed robbery and piracy attack. “Piracy and armed robbery continue to threaten the international shipping community. Despite diplomatic, military and other initiatives by governments and their agencies, and protective measures and other actions adopted by shipping companies, ships are still attacked and seafarers put at…

Prestigious Medal for Sailors’ Society CEO

Rev J.D. [Boet] van Schalkwyk, CEO and Principal of the Sailors’ Society of South Africa, was recently awarded the South African Gold Medal of Merit of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem at a ceremony in Cape Town. Awarded for meritorious service to the Grand Bailiwick of South Africa, Rev Van…

Successful Presentation and Citation in Amanzimtoti

We congratulate Paul and Jessie who gave a wonderful and vibrant presentation to the  Presbyterian Church in Amanzimtoti. It was a polished performance and enjoyed by those who attended. This occasion was held to mark the Presidential Citation to the Church  for their ongoing support of the Sailors’ Society SA. Board Chairman, Mr Fred Powley…