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Keeping bathers safe and promoting skills development for the Oceans Economy The CEO of the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence, Mr Mthokozisi Radebe, shares insights into how the role of his organisation is expanding to meet new demands.

Mthokozisi Radebe


Please tell us about the training function of the KZNSB. The initial focus of Maritime Centre of Excellence was on maritime skills development. The evolution of national priorities such as Operation Phakisa – Oceans Economy has seen its operating model reshaped into the “Triple Helix” of Skills Development, Enterprise Development and Community Engagement. Skills Development centres on the enrolment into maritime occupations, graduate placements and the development of maritime teaching practitioners. The enrolments into maritime have topped 1 500 since 2012. KZNSB has achieved multiple accreditations from the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA), ICDL Foundation, ETDP SETA, and (merSETA) among other training quality assurance bodies. Student and graduate placement remains a key differentiator between MCoE and other institutions. The Co-operative Education

Mthokozisi “Mthoko” Radebe is the current CEO of the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence, and the first black person to occupy this office. He oversaw the establishment of the Maritime Centre of Excellence Unit. Mthoko earned an LLB degree from the University of KwaZuluNatal and is currently studying towards a Master’s in Maritime Law. He has served as Director and Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright and been a director, CEO or chairman of several regulatory and business bodies. KWAZULU-NATAL BUSINESS 2017/18


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