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Human Development 


Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is a world-class employer with a highly motivated workforce of more than 4 000 permanent employees. We value our employees’ dedication and commitment and embrace the importance of ensuring the right skills, capabilities and improved capacity is sustainable in the long-term by helping our employees excel in achieving their desired potential.
Our workplace reflects our dynamic and challenging environment and offers outstanding opportunities aiming at attracting results-driven individuals who are suitably qualified and who have the necessary career prospects.
With a vision to become Africa’s world champion in transport and logistics solutions, TNPA has its roots established in resourcefulness and transformation. We proudly operate and control South Africa’s eight commercial seaports.
TNPA is committed towards working with our customers to suit their every need. We aim to create a working environment that attracts and retains the most talented people, enabling them to reach their full potential.
Employment equity remains a priority on our transformation agenda. Employing the best skilled people in the industry is vital to the success and sustainability of our company. It is through our staff that we realise our aspirations and deliver on our strategic goals and objectives. Our core values include the following:
  •  We DELIVER on our promises
  •  We treat each other with DIGNITY and RESPECT
  •  We have a SAFETY MINDSET
  •  We recognise and REWARD GOOD WORK
  •  We are EMPOWERED to perform in our jobs
If you believe you have the right combination of passion, proficiency and tenacity to join our team, then perhaps Transnet National Ports Authority is the place for you!
To apply for any of the vacant positions advertised, please send a copy of your Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to –
The General Manager: Human Resources
(Career Opportunities within TNPA)
Transnet National Ports Authority
PO Box 32696
Ports are an absolute necessity to the maritime industry, and the transport economy, as a whole. The MSoE was established, specifically, to provide the necessary skills for Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), within the Transnet Maritime School of Excellence (MSoE).
In addition to TNPA’s, the Maritime School of Excellence supplies maritime skills for the broader industry, the country and the Southern African region through various local and international collaborations.
Strategically located in Durban (the biggest port in Africa) and with satellite campuses in Richards Bay, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, the MSoE is carving out a position as the premier provider for marine training programmes. Plans are afoot to establish itself as Africa’s leading training provider in Marine Operations, Terminal Operations, Port Management, Port Engineering and supplying high quality seafarers to the market.
The vast experience and expertise accumulated over the years within the Maritime industry, enables the MSoE to facilitate knowledge transfer in port related training and business solutions specific to customers’ needs.
The MSoE philosophy is to develop a partnership with the customer. This serves as a platform for expert advice, on the best learning and/or tailor-made learning interventions that the client’s business requires. Strategic partnerships with other training providers; technical suppliers and technology specialists’ reinforce our capacity to deliver comprehensive business solutions.
We ensure that all our service offerings remain on par with international best practice by offering globally competitive and accredited training courses. Qualifications and courses are nationally and internationally aligned and further alignment with internationally recognized and accreditation bodies, continues.
The Maritime School of Excellence is an accredited training institution of the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA); Transport Education and Training Authority; and the leading provider of high-end training in the Port and Maritime sector. Here you can receive training from experienced and qualified facilitators that provide some of the best training available on the African continent in Marine and Terminal Operations, Port Management and Port Engineering.
The school has been successfully offering certification in marine careers since 1991, helping to fulfill the dreams of thousands of students. With over 40 courses and ample lecture rooms that can accommodate up to 60 000 students per year, there is certainly place for you.
When you join MSoE, you are in the hands of experienced mentors and training staff such as Harbour Masters, Marine Pilots, Tug Masters and Port Engineers, and Terminal Operators. Learners will be taught using advanced training aids, with the use of state-of-the-art full mission simulators as they learn how to manoeuvre ships, tugboats and terminal related equipment and machinery.
The Transnet Maritime School of Excellence has attracted the attention of marine entities seeking training interventions from across the continent including Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Namibia and Cameroon.
Whilst the internal Transnet skills demands from the school have increased over recent years, the institution is also respected among customers and academic institutions for external training, as well as research and development services to the broader maritime industry.
Continuous research and development take place alongside benchmarking exercises with other maritime organisations around the world.
The MSoE works closely with these partners and fellow associations include:
  • Belgian Technical Cooperation Program with APEC in Antwerp
  • South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)
  • STC Group in Rotterdam
  • Department of Transport
  • Department of Public Enterprises
  • Various academic institutions
  •  South African Police Services
  •  South African Customs
  •  Ethekweni Maritime Cluster
  •  Maritime Chamber of Commerce
  •  Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA)
  •  International universities
  •  DUT
  •  CPUT
With learners already enrolled for the Marine Pilot Qualification, Tug Master training, Skipper Port Operations, Motorman Grade II and Operator Lifting Equipment courses, the school comprises a Main Campus at the site of the Old Durban International Airport, with satellite campuses on Bayhead in Durban; in the Ports of Cape Town, Richards Bay and Port Elizabeth and Ngqura. 
Full-time undergraduate
Full-time bursaries are awarded annually according to the employment needs of the company. All our full-time students are viewed as potential employees – depending on vacancies being available after successfully completing their qualifications.
Bursary Value
The comprehensive bursary covers the following:
·         Tuition fees
·         Accommodation and meals
·         Book Allowance
·         Experiential training
Students are allowed to study at a South African university of their own choice who offers the relevant fields of study.
For more information about Transnet’s bursary scheme, please visit the following link: