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The ‘Black Mermaid’ of Africa

She was born and raised in Clermont, a small township in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. In 2004, she matriculated from Sithengile High School, where she was introduced to Maritime Studies.

“I got introduced to the suitcase life at age 13, during an exchange programme, spending half of each year as an exchange student in Leeds, in the UK, with little spoken English but I remember being very happy and made a lot of friends. Coming back to complete my high school in South Africa I was introduced to Maritime Studies and got intrigued by its uniqueness, little did I know what a unique twist it will bring into my life,” she narrated.

Captain Londy Ngcobo is a former Maritime Compliance Manager for Transnet National Ports Authority.

She is the Founder of Global Maritime Youth and Chief Executive of Womaritime Experts, a consulting firm in the shipping industry. All which has led to her well known title “The BLACKMERMAID”.

She is passionate about unlocking Africa’s Ocean Economy. With over 14 years of experience in the Maritime industry, her background includes Maritime Studies, International Merchant shipping, Advanced dredging from the Netherlands IHC and her former role as a Maritime Compliance Manager for Transnet National Ports Authority. All which has led to her well known title “The BLACKMERMAID”

This Black Excellence award-winning Woman in Scarce Skills serves on various boards in the transport sector and influential organizations within leadership, women and youth spheres ensuring continuous development of Africa’s transport professions through advocacy, training, and awareness as well as strengthening the competitiveness and employment creating potential for Africans.

Through public speaking which includes TEDx Talk, Forbes Women Africa and various media platforms Captain Londy Ngcobo has impacted and continues to impact so many lives by instilling bold global thinking and agility to all those who have a privilege to see her in action.

She surely is making waves on land.

As a mother and wife herself, she is passionate about women and youth empowerment.

Her experience has equipped her with the ability to focus on providing sustainable tools for women to thrive and her zest for life encourages the youth to think outside the box.

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Anchors Aweigh | Londy Ngcobo

Ship Navigator and Africa’s first female Dregde Master, Londy Ngcobo, is sailing across continents, making strides and sharing her story about challenges that come with being a leader or a first to do something in your space.

She shares the not-so-glamorous side behind her journey and the responsibility that comes with being a barrier breaker.

An international Ship Navigation Officer and Africa’s first female Dredge Master.

Londy Ngcobo has over 12 years experience in a male dominated Maritime industry, her background includes Maritime Studies, International Merchant shipping experience, advanced dredging training in the Netherlands and her current role as a Maritime Complience Manager all which has led to her well know title The Blaqmermaid

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