TSIBA – PROVIDING HOLISTIC EDUCATION FREE TO SELECTED STUDENTS

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During 2005, Oceana’s CEO Andrew Marshall announced that, for the next four years, Oceana would be partnering and supporting TSiBA, the Tertiary School in Business Administration, based in Mowbray, Cape Town. TSiBA is based on the successful CIDA City Campus in Johannesburg which was established five years ago in Johannesburg’s city centre. It is the… Read more »

LITTLE GOLDEN ANGELS

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To celebrate AIDS Day 2005 Blue Continent Products and the Lobster & Squid divisions hosted a party for children affected in some way by HIV/AIDS and made a generous donation of R20 000 towards their well-being. Little Angels in Kenilworth and Golden Girls in Langa were invited to bring along children from their respective homes…. Read more »

THE SOUTH AFRICANISATION PROGRAMME

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The Oceana Group is committed to the Skills Development Act 9 of 1999. Divisonal skills development facilitators are registered with the relevant Sectoral Education and Training Authority (SETA). In 2003 the South Africanisation training programme was implemented on the Desert Diamond. Key objectives were: the creation of employment opportunities for local school leavers for junior… Read more »

BEST MARITIME BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

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Oceana won the Locally Owned Maritime Business Enterprise Award at the 2005 National Maritime Achievers Awards Ceremony on 25 October 2005. Introduced in August 2003 with the launch of Desert Diamond, Oceana’s R72 million 7700 ton horse mackerel factory vessel, the South Africanisation programme involves the transfer of expertise from foreign to South African crew… Read more »

OCEANA AND LUCKY STAR FLY THE FLAG AT KELLY’S BEACH

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“It is indeed an honour and a privilege for Oceana to continue our support of co-operation between Government and the private sector in upholding this year’s theme,” began John Stephenson, marketing manager of Oceana Brands, at the start of his address during the official launch of National Marine Week and National Blue Flag at Kelly’s… Read more »

OPENING OF ‘DIE HAWE’ IN DORINGBAAI

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The Oceana Group, together with Safmarine and the Matzikama Municipality provide a lifeline for the impoverished town of Doringbaai on Cape West Coast. The Western Cape Premier, Mr Ebrahim Rasool today officially opened ‘Die Hawe’, the name given to a new multi-purpose centre specially built for the West Coast community of Doringbaai. Oceana made a… Read more »

LUCKY STAR TUNA LAUNCHED

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Lucky Star shredded tuna was officially launched in September 2005 and took to the trade with a bang! Instore taste testing’s, which were introduced to 90 stores in South Africa in October, proved popular with shoppers and consumers. For those who would like to get in the swim and enjoy a tasty tuna treat, Lucky… Read more »

BEST MARITIME TECHNICAL STUDENT AWARD

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Oceana Group cadet EUGENE BERGENS was nominated in 2005 for the Department of Transport National Best Technical Student Award for the Maritime Industry. His nomination came about through his commitment and desire to become a professional deck officer within the fishing fraternity.  Eugene is not just a trainee/student but an example of the future officers… Read more »

OCEANA CADETS GRADUATE FIRST IN THE SA MARITIME INDUSTRY

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Achieving a remarkable ‘first’ for South Africa’s Maritime Chamber of the Transport SETA (Sectoral Education and Training Authority), thirteen young cadets qualified on 23 April 2005 for the National Certificate in Maritime Operations (NQF Level 3) Learnership. As unemployed school leavers in the Eastern and Western Cape area in early 2004, the youngsters faced an… Read more »

EMPOWERDEX A RATING

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In 2004 Oceana appointed EmpowerDEX, an independent Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) rating agency, to perform a BEE audit to determine a Broad Based BEE rating for the Oceana Group. This audit was concluded during November 2004. The indicators used by EmpowerDEX are in line with government’s Broad-based Black BEE Strategy and the Codes of Good… Read more »