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Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

Welcome To WISTA South Africa

 

WISTA South Africa

WISTA South Africa was reformed in 2019 and brings together women in the sector working at a management level in the maritime, shipping, trading, logistics and related industries from the Public, Private and Non-Governmental Organisation (“NGO”) sectors.

WISTA South Africa hopes to create value for members and other stakeholders through various initiatives and focus areas:

  • Promoting and facilitating contacts and exchanges of experience between its members.
  • Promoting mentorship of junior maritime industry participants.
  • Promoting gender diversity in the workplace and supporting leadership development of both women and men.
  • Promoting the continuing education and networking opportunities of its members.
  • Positioning as a centre of exchange of information on inclusivity in the workplace.
  • Engaging with other professional bodies and representing WISTA South Africa at industry and national engagements.

 

WISTA South Africa is led by Clare Gomes, Strategic Planning & Communications Executive at African Marine Solutions Group (AMSOL).  Ms. Gomes is joined on the leadership team by: Cape Town Representative Eva Moloi, BBBEE Transformation &ESD Manager, Damen Shipyards Cape Town; General Secretary Mandy McGuire, Training Manager, Futuro Group; Treasurer Sheena Dias, Senior Associate, Webber Wentzel; and Compliance/Public Officer Anneke Wheelan, Partner at Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys.

Initial members include Mpumi Dweba-Kwetana, Port Manager – Port of Cape Town, Transnet National Ports Authority; Colleen Jacka, Editor, Maritime Review Africa; Pumla Makubalo, Strategic Sourcing Executive, AMSOL; Susanne Neubert, Sales Director, Speedcast; Debbie Owen, Head, Lawhill Maritime Centre; Terry Spreeth, SHEQ & Compliance Executive, AMSOL; and Hilde Sturrock, Marketing Manager, Sturrock Grindrod; amongst others.

News

WISTA SA Members stay connected!

Optimising online platforms to ensure that we can continue to engage and network with WISTA South Africa members during the COVID-19 Lockdown has created an important opportunity […]

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WISTA SA celebrates International Women’s Day

WISTA SA members enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at Lawhill Maritime Centre for our International Women’s Day event! Thanks to the young men and women for their reflections […]

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WISTA SA Networking Event – October 2019

The October WISTA South Africa networking evening in Cape Town was kindly co-hosted by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Maritime Studies Department and AqualisBraemar – at […]

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Women in Maritime Dialogue

A full and dynamic programme informed the ‘Women in Maritime’ dialogue, professionally hosted by the Department of Transport in Durban, South Africa on the 29th of August […]

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WISTA SA partners with SAIMI

WISTA South Africa is partnering with the South African International Maritime Institute tomorrow to promote career opportunities in the maritime industry and engage with students in the […]

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WISTA SA members attend Women in Transport Event

WISTA South Africa members Debbie Owen of Lawhill Maritime Centre and Wilna Kapp of SAMSA, pictured with the Honourable Deputy Minister of Transport Magadzi and TETA CEO […]

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SAMSA Workshop

WISTA South Africa members participated in a workshop hosted by the South African Maritime Safety Authority in July on the implementation of MARPOL Annex VI

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WISTA South Africa gains momentum!

WISTA South Africa members met last week in Cape Town at a networking event hosted by WISTA member Dr Janet Cotton of One Eighty. Read all about […]

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Board Of Directors

Name
Clare Gomes
Board Position
President WISTA South Africa
National WISTA Association
WISTA South Africa
Email
c.gomes@amsol.co.za
Title
Strategic Planning & Communications Executive
Company
AMSOL - African Marine Solutions
Name
Sheena Dias
Board Position
Treasurer WISTA South Africa
National WISTA Association
WISTA South Africa
Email
Sheena.Dias@webberwentzel.com
Title
Senior Associate
Company
Webber Wentzel
Name
Mandy McGuire
Board Position
Secretary WISTA South Africa
National WISTA Association
WISTA South Africa
Email
mcguirelamanda@gmail.com
Title
Training Manager
Company
Futuro Group
Name
Lisa Barnard
Board Position
Webmaster WISTA South Africa
National WISTA Association
WISTA South Africa
Email
l.reines@amsol.co.za
Title
Marketing Officer
Company
AMSOL - African Marine Solutions
Name
Eva Moloi
Board Position
Cape Town Chapter Representative, WISTA South Africa
National WISTA Association
WISTA South Africa
Email
eva.moloi@damen.co.za
Title
B-BBEE Transformation & ESD Manager
Company
Damen Shipyards Cape Town
Name
Anneke Whelan
Board Position
Compliance Officer for WISTA South Africa
National WISTA Association
WISTA South Africa
Email
anneke@whelan.co.za
Title
Ms.
Company
Anneke Whelan Attorneys

OUR NETWORK

WISTA has 3,000+ members and 52 National WISTA Associations (NWAs).

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