Meet Londy Ngcobo Africa’s First Female DredgeMaster Now Making Waves On Land

By Duchess Magazine

Ship Navigator Londy Ngcobo, 31 Africa’s First Female DredgeMaster is making giant strides across the maritime industry as a Businesswoman, Speaker, Conference Facilitator, Women and Youth Activist.

Londy Ngcobo has over 13 years of experience in the Maritime industry, her background includes Maritime Studies, International Merchant shipping experience, Advanced dredging from the Netherlands IHC. She is currently Maritime Compliance Manager for Transnet National Ports Authority, Founder of Global Maritime Youth and Chief Executive of Womaritime Experts, a consulting firm in the shipping industry , which earned her the title – The BLACKMERMAID

The award winning navigator in Scarce Skills serves various maritime business boards and influential organizations within women, youth and leadership spheres in efforts in ensuring continuous development of Africa’s maritime professions through advocacy, education and awareness .

Londy is passionate about Women and Youth Empowerment.
A mother and wife herself Londy’s experiences inspired her to found her organisation called Mamas Escape Club an Award Winning Best Support Group providing tools for mothers to thrive through life challenges.
Londy was born in Durban and grew up in Clermont Township, already focused, she delved into the maritime world at age 18. Her journey has obviously paid off with multiple awards to show: in 2014 landed the youngest achiever award by the Durban Premier, by age 28 she already had an executive seat to her name.

She is also a recipient of the Best Innovation Award for introducing International compliance standards in 2017 among other awards.


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