SOMMSA and a number of its members remain active supporters of high school maritime education via their involvement in the STS Lawhill Maritime Centre (, which provides three maritime subjects at Grade 10 to Grade 12 level.

Please take a moment to read Lawhill’s latest newsletter on the link posted below.

The Lawhill programme is currently calling for applications for high potential Grade 9 students from across South Africa to join the programme next year.   Please help them spread the word by making schools and youth organisations in your area aware of this life-changing opportunity.

Lawhill is also looking for additional bursary sponsors for a number of its current Grade 10s and will  welcome support from SOMMSA members who can help it invest in a future maritime generation.  18A Tax Certificates will be provided in return for sponsorships.

Read the newsletter here:

Note:  Copies of previous newsletters are available on

SOMMSA members may also use the above newsletter link to subscribe to receive the termly Lawhill newsletter.