Durban port manager Moshe Motlohi said in a statement issued on Thursday that Pinky Zungu had made history “with her appointment as Transnet National Ports Authority’s first black female Deputy Harbour Master – Nautical for the Port of Durban”.
As Deputy Harbour Master – Nautical, one of Zungu’s key responsibilities is the management of marine pilots under her control, including a number of young black women, as according to Motlohi, “TNPA’s efforts to provide opportunities for the historically disadvantaged, including women, continue to gain traction”.
Mother of three
Other responsibilities for the mother of three will include liaising with the Dredging Department, incident management, ensuring that vessels carrying dangerous goods comply with control measures, and ensuring the safety of the port.
She must have an understanding of international regulations and conventions and once these are adopted by the South African Maritime Safety Authority, she will have to ensure the port complies accordingly.
Source: All For Women