ABOUT US

The General Botha Old Boys’ Association Bursary Fund promotes maritime education and training. We do this via raising
funds to provide financial assistance to formerly disadvantaged school going students at Lawhill Maritime Centre at Simon’s Town School. In addition, Tertiary Bursaries for Maritime Studies are awarded to selected students. An ongoing Mentorship and Outreach program, in partnership with various organisations and supported by Captains of Industry from school through to employment, is essential to the success of students who are part the program.

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      What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives
of others that will determine the significance of the life we lived’
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Nelson Mandela
 

LATEST NEWS

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November 2021

Sloane and Resolve Marine Bursary Golf Day

President of the International Salvage Union, Captain Nick Sloane was the sponsor of the fantastic 2021 Golf Day. The Grade 11 and 12 Bursary Fund students were delighted to meet him and spend time mingling with the who’s who of the Maritime Industry.

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November 2021

Grade 12 student Jodie Muleshi thanks the Bursary Fund

Please watch the video to hear about the difference the Bursary Fund made in Jodie’s life. Jodie delivered this speech at the End of Year Get Together held at NSRI’s Simon’s Town base.

Jodie is presently employed at MSC on a learnership and is simultaneously studying through the Institute of Chartered Shipbroking.
 

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November 2021

Swimming Training

Twenty-five LMC Grade 10 students and two TS Woltemade Sea Cadets participated in swimming lessons in February and March. For many this is a life changing experience students as they start as non-swimmers and end the lessons as competent swimmers. Thank you to the funders who make it possible for the Bursary Fund to coordinate this program and to SWIMMA who donated funky swimming caps.

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March 2022

Centenary of the South African Training Ship General Botha

The first weekend of March saw General Botha Old Boy’s from all over South Africa and the world gather in Cape Town to celebrate 100 years since the General Botha Training Ship sailed into Simon’s Town and the journey that led to the Old Boys’ Association and the Bursary Fund began. Amongst the highlights of the weekend was a Celebratory lunch during which a movie was shown to
Remember the Past - Celebrate the Present - Secure the Future.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 Now
Available!

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R750
Library Edition (Hard cover)

R550
Standard Edition (Soft cover)

(exclude packaging & postage.)

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Marine
Bursary Golf Day

SAVE THE DATES!

1 June 2022
Mount Edgecombe Golf Course, Durban

17 November 2022 Rondebosch Golf Course,
Cape Town

 

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