Chamber Vacancy | Membership / Events & P.R. (EL)

Chamber Vacancy | Membership / Events & P.R. (EL)

 The Chamber is looking to fill the vacancy for the position advertised above

 We invite applications from interested persons that meet the following criteria

Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong administration and accurate data management
  • Experience in sales of soft services and benefits in a voluntary membership association
  • Have experience in organising, planning and hosting events / functions of all description
  • Ability to raise sponsorship and funding of key projects and programmes

Minimum criteria

  • A post schooling degree / diploma / certificate with PR as a subject
  • Not less than 10 years’ experience in a private sector environment
  • Marketing and Sales experience is necessary
  • ICT : Minimum of Microsoft Office in the major programmes

Please email your CV to: communications@bkcob.co.za, attention The Executive Director

Please be aware that if you have not heard from Chamber in 4 weeks – your application was unsuccessful.

Chamber Vacancy | Membership / Events & P.R. (EL)

Resuscitation Of The Old Roe Online System

The Compensation Fund has begun it’s modernization journey through the implementation of the eCOID project, the focus being to modernize and consolidate their systems to make Compensation Easy for staff and stakeholders.

The CF-Filing platform is also subjected to this modernization. 

In-line with this modernization, the CF-Filing system will be offline as of 28 August 2019, to allow for the first phase of the technical migration. The support@cf-filing.co.za mailbox will no longer be in use. 

For business continuity, a decision was taken to resuscitate the old ROE Online system to replace CF Filing until further notice. Internal staff will still have access to SAP to process in the back-end during this period. 

The online payment platform will no longer be available, however an employer may utilize the banking details on the Notice of Assessment/Invoice to make a direct payment at the bank or EFT, using the contract account (99*) number as a reference. 

Assessments referred for Audits: 2018ROE@labour.gov.za Request for Instalment Plan: CFDebtors@labour.gov.za Allocation of payments: Clarification@labour.gov.za 

Our clients should be directed to cfonline.labour.gov.za_to access the ROE online system. Alternatively, go to www.labour.gov.za, click on the Services tab, then choose the relevant service required. 

For any queries, contact: CF Customer Care number: 0860 105 350 Employer Registration: RegistrationCF@labour.gov.za


Traffic advisory | Roadworks on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch

Traffic advisory | Roadworks on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch

The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that roadworks is scheduled to take place on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch from Monday, 26 August 2019 to Thursday, 29 August 2019.

The planned traffic accommodation is as follows:

* The left lane between Spondo Road and Johnson Road will be closed for 600m during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

* The left lane between Johnson Road and Chelsea Road will be closed for 1.7km during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

* The left lane between Chelsea Road and Ralo Road will be closed for 1.5km during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

* The left lane on the approach to Mission Road Arterial will be closed for 400m during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

* The left lane between Ralo Road and Chelsea Road will be closed for 400m during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Despatch towards Port Elizabeth.

* The left lane between Chelsea Road and Johnson Road will be closed for 1.2km during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Despatch towards Port Elizabeth.

* The left lane between Johnson Road and Spondo Road will be closed for 1.4km during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

* Night time closures between 19:00 and 05:00 are expected at the following intersections: The R75 and Johnson Road; the R75 and Chelsea Road; and the R75 and Ralo Road.

* Roadworks are expected to take place at the following intersections: The R75 and Dyke Road; the R75 and St. Leonards Road; the R75 and Spondo Road; the R75 and Johnson Road; the R75 and Chelsea Road; and the R75 and Ralo Road.

“Motorists are asked to plan their trips accordingly, consider alternative routes and to use caution when making use of the road,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Region’s Manager.

SANRAL apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

Traffic advisory | Roadworks on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch

Traffic advisory | Controlled blasting between Birah River and Openshaw Village

The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that controlled blasting is scheduled to take place on the R72 Section 3 (KM 49.24) to Section 4 (KM 16.0) between Birah River and Openshaw Village on Monday, 26 August 2019 from 3pm – 5pm.

Please note that the road will be closed between Gcinisa village and Hamburg turn off.

“Motorists are asked to use the road with caution” Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Region Manager said.

SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Chamber Vacancy | Membership / Events & P.R. (EL)

Women encouraged to join the Maritime Sector.

WOMEN students aiming to enter the traditionally male-dominated maritime sector gained career advice, life lessons and valuable contacts with successful female maritime professionals at a Women’s Month career and networking event hosted by the South African International Maritime
Institute (SAIMI) in Cape Town.

Attended by approximately 100 women, the event linked women already working in the maritime sector with university and TVET college students in marine and maritime related courses, to share their work and life experiences as maritime professionals, along with information on careers and opportunities such as mentoring, internships and bursaries.

A plenary session focused on understanding the diversity of the maritime sector and its opportunities was followed by a mini “career expo” where delegates could engage directly with professionals representing the broad spectrum of the oceans economy. Students were able to engage with the diversity of maritime activities – from shipping, logistics, port management and off- shore oil and gas exploration, to maritime law, marine engineering, fisheries and aquaculture, coastal and marine tourism and recreation, as well as research and innovation.
“We aim to strengthen dialogue, networking and professional organisations for women in the maritime sector, where knowledge can be shared, mentoring and support given, and contribute to women flourishing in their maritime careers,” SAIMI operations director Soraya Artman said.

She said that SAIMI strategically designed the event “not to be yet another talk-shop, but rather focused on personal interaction and attention, and sharing the lived experiences of women working in maritime, so that students leave with practical, relevant information and inspiration”.


The event was presented in partnership with the South African chapter of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA-SA) and sponsored by African Marine Solutions (AMSOL).

WISTA-SA chairperson Clare Gomes said that slow progress was being made in attracting, retaining and promoting women in all areas of the oceans economy, particularly in shipping and related activities, despite the fact that the number of women graduating from maritime-related programmes had increased rapidly in the last few years.

“While explanations for this gender gap vary, the key point is that the failure of the maritime industry to attract and retain women employees, and promote them into leadership roles, represents a significant lost opportunity,” she said.
Artman said there was no shortage of interest from young women in entering the maritime sector, but the key was “enabling women who have graduated with maritime-related qualifications to turn those into relevant careers, ensuring that women are able to participate equally in the benefits of the oceans economy”.
“We want to get to the stage where the ‘first’ female appointed to a senior maritime position is nolonger news,” Artman said.

Under-representation of women across all spheres of the maritime sector is a concern not only in South Africa but globally, with the International Transport Workers’ Federation estimating that women make up just 2% of the global maritime workforce.
Artman said the event was purposefully held in August as Women’s Month, both to celebrate the empowerment and achievements of women in the maritime sector and to “reflect on how we can address the continuing inequality of women in the workplace – not only through dialogue and networking, but through concrete interventions in terms of skills development and access to opportunities.”

Gomes, who is also strategic planning and communications executive at AMSOL, a leading employer of South African seafarers, noted that “deliberate initiatives” to increase inclusivity were needed, pointing to the success of AMSOL’s strategic drive which had increased female representation in their workforce from eight to 14 percent. Department of Transport deputy director for maritime industry development, Lindiwe Mawowa said that strengthening the network of women in the maritime sector and upcoming graduates for mentoring and support was important to growing the maritime economy and creating jobs in the sector.


Government’s focus and clear goals for growth of the maritime economy had created a window of opportunity to encourage women to participate in the sector, to make them aware of opportunities and train them in readiness for anticipated growth, acting head of the Maritime Studies department at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Theresa Williams said.
“When you have both genders equally represented, each contributing their particular strengths, intellect and creativity, it can only be a win-win for the maritime economy as a whole,” Williams said.


Global attention on growing female participation in the maritime sector is led by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) which has adopted the theme for this year of “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”, leading up to World Maritime Day in September, as part of the organisation’s long-running Women in Maritime Programme.