IRON ORE TOUR
TRANSNET recently played host to a group of students from the University of the Western Cape when they visited the Saldanha National Ports Authority.
The 16 postgraduate environmental management students, accompanied by their lecturer, Michael Dyssel, were given full tours of the largest iron ore export facility in Africa.
Dyssel said the field trips are important as this curriculum “cannot be taught between the walls of a lecture hall or lab”.
Transnet corporate affairs officer Malithatwe Nombewu said: “Annually, students from the university visit the port and are given tours of the iron ore terminal and vessel traffic control tower, as well as taken on a drive up the port breakwater to Marcus Island. As the largest iron ore export facility in Africa, the port manages complex environmental processes which are of interest to students pursuing environmental studies.”
The National Ports Authority is responsible for the safe, effective and efficient economic functioning of the national port system, which it manages in a landlord capacity. It provides port infrastructure and marine services at the eight commercial seaports. |