South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)

Contact Details

Physical: 146 Lunnon Road, Cnr Jan Shoba & Lunnon Roads, Hillcrest, 0183
Postal: PO Box 13186, Hatfield, 0028
Tel: 012 366 2600
Fax: 012 366 2601


The mission of the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) is to promote South Africa's maritime interests, and development and position the country as an international Maritime Centre, while ensuring maritime safety, health and environmental protection.

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.

Office Bearers/Management

Mr M Msimang
Chief Executive Officer
Mr S Tilayi

Mr M Msimang
Deputy Chairperson:
Ms Nomsa Cele
Board Members:
Mr MR Burton
Dr Michael Hendricks
Mr Fred Jacobs
Ms AS Molemane
Mr Moyahabo Raphadu (Company Secretary)
Mr Sobantu Tilayi (Acting CEO)
Chief Executive Officer:
Mr Sobantu Tilayi (Acting)
Chief Financial Officer:
Mr Tudor Hungwe (Acting)
Chief Operations Officer:
Senior Management:
Mr Benard Bobison-Opoku (EXCO Secretary and General Counsel)
Mr Collins Rundzani Makhado (Executive Head: Centre for Strategy, Risk and Performance)
Mr Pule Mashiloane (Acting Chief Human Capital)
Mr Mosala Mosegomi (Chief Information Officer)
Ms Sindiswa Nhlumayo (Executive Head: Centre for Maritime Excellence)
Mr Samuel Nkosi (Executive Head: Centre for Policy and Regulation)
Capt Karl Otto (Executive Head: Centre for Sea Watch and Response)
Mr Boetse Ramahlo (Executive Head: Office of the CEO)
Mr Daniel Vuma (Acting Executive Manager: Supply Chain Management)
Communications Officers:
Ms Ayanda Mngadi (Executive Head: Centre for Corporate Affairs)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Current Assets44 13242 69076 268197 386
Non-Current Assets33 20240 61452 11453 669
Total Assets77 33483 304128 382251 055
Current Liabilities130 061107 82773 13964 883
Non-Current Liabilities22 04122 86721 16317 672
Total Liabilities152 102130 69494 30282 555
Total Net Assets(74 768)(47 390)34 080168 500
Total Revenue325 426306 526313 952361 634
Revenue from Exchange Transactions54 87133 44250 52859 733
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions270 555273 084263 424301 901
Total Expenditure(354 515)(387 997)(448 372)(423 274)
Employee Costs(163 813)(145 339)(128 616)(105 957)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Year(29 089)(81 470)(134 420)(61 640)
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities4 627(17 242)(119 353)(26 508)
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities(6 895)(4 744)(14 825)(39 315)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Year6 2558 52330 509164 687
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure77 13716 35228 847131
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure5 6871 4301 112-
Posts Approvedn/an/an/an/a
Posts Filledn/an/an/an/a
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report n/a

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