Environmental Affairs Business Forum
Join the Durban Chamber’s Environmental Affairs Business Forum and learn about the importance of measuring, monitoring and managing marine water quality at South African seaports.
Presentation: Examining water quality management in South Africa’s seaports.
Presented by Simphiwe Mazibuko, Environment Manager at Transnet National Ports Authority, Port of Durban.
This study has three objectives. First, to examine the current marine water quality management practices in South African seaports. Second, to examine the contributing factors to marine water quality in South African seaports. Lastly, to examine current and proposed marine water pollution prevention strategies in South African seaports. Purposive sampling was used to ensure that only those with practical knowledge of the study area and experience in marine water quality management (10 from Transnet National Ports Authority, 2 from Council for Science and Industrial Research, and 2 from South African Maritime Safety Authority), were selected in this study to share views through semi-structured and face-to-face interviews.