South African's Page
Due to the
high volume of emails I get from South Africa I've decided to make a small page
with specific information that I've received from various sources.
First of all there seems to be a lot of people offering false / bad
information in South Africa and taking people's money under false pretences.
Such instances I have heard of include the sending of money to a
company claiming to help you get a job offshore and the pack you get back is
just a list of ships chandlers for you to send your CV to.
But anyway, the offshore industry in Africa in general is booming. You
will still need the basic qualifications to start but this only entails getting
an offshore survival course.
In the past this has proved very difficult but there is now an
offshore survival training centre in Capetown where you can do your survival
course which I understand is recognised by most authorities around the
In any case, it's the basic qualification you will need to get a job
as a Roustabout, Catering Assistant or any other position at the bottom of a
very long ladder of promotions.
The company providing the survival course facilities are called Cape
Technikon, their main website address is www.ctech.ac.za
Contact details are as follows :
Maria De Wet
Cape Technikon, 100 Beach Road, Green Point, Sea
Point, Cape Town, South Africa
Tel : +27 21 419 2833
The main survival course is a 5 day course and costs R3000. This might
seem expensive but at least you are dealing with a reputable company and the end
result will give you the basic qualification that you will need before you can
get a job offshore.
Thanks to Johan Augustin who provided the
information and links on this page.