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South African Maritime Safety Authority​ (SAMSA): Internships Opportunity 2024

  • Internship
  • Pretoria

Website South African Maritime Safety Authority​ (SAMSA)

The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) was established by an Act of Parliament of South Africa.

South African Maritime Safety Authority​ (SAMSA) invites South African unemployed graduates to apply for Internship Programme 2024.

About South African Maritime Safety Authority​ (SAMSA).

The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) was established by an Act of Parliament of South Africa. In line with its objectives, SAMSA’s primary areas of responsibility include: participating in the development and implementation of national and international maritime safety and marine environment protection standards; enforcing technical and operational standards for all shipping operations in South African waters and for South African ships anywhere, to promote responsible operations in terms of seaworthiness, safety and pollution prevention; enforcing training standards and competency of seafarers; managing the national capability to respond to marine pollution incidents and other maritime emergencies; operating the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre to coordinate maritime assistance services, and detect and coordinate the location and rescue of people in maritime distress situations throughout the internationally agreed South African Search and Rescue Region; overseeing the provision of maritime distress and safety communications services to discharge South Africa’s responsibilities under the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System; administering South Africa’s voluntary ship reporting system (SAFREP) for identifying and tracking ships at sea for safety purposes, and to provide a ships’ database for responding to marine emergencies; investigating maritime casualties; and delivering related services, including public awareness and education in marine safety and pollution prevention, administration of South Africa’s ship registration system, and publication of, and access to, ship safety and environmental standards.

The programme provides opportunities to unemployed graduates to gain meaningful experience that will complement their academic studies and facilitate access to the labour market.


  • ​To qualify for the internship programme, you must:
  • Be unemployed graduate aged between 20 and 35
  • Have completed a degree or a National Diploma (NQF level 6) in Corporate Governance, Legal or any related field
  • Be a South African citizen
  • Not have participated previously in an internship programme


​Corporate governance ​1 ​ National Diploma in Corporate Governance/ Legal or any related field. ​Head Office, Pretoria

How to apply

Should you meet the requirements as set out above, please e-mail your CV to: Zanele Zwane

As we are committed to Employment Equity in our employment practices, it is our intention to appoint individuals with the aim of meeting our Equity objectives. Preference will be given to members of the designated groups and people living with a disability to achieve the objectives of Employment Equity.

Please note: SAMSA reserves the right not to make an appointment to any advertised position. No late applications will be considered. Psychometric and other assessments may be used as part of the selection process and all shortlisted candidates will be required to be available for the tests. If you have not been contacted within 1 month of the closing date as mentioned above, kindly deem your application unsuccessful.​

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