The Unit of Maritime Law and Maritime Studies at UKZN’s Howard College campus, is a strategic research and knowledge initiative through its close proximity to the most active general cargo port and the most extensive port-ancillary maritime “Cluster” in the southern hemisphere.
Established in 2012, the Unit is located within the School of Law, one of the largest contact law schools in South Africa. Through its multi-disciplinary approach, strong collaboration with the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance (SAEF) and research interactions with other disciplines at the University, the Unit consolidates an amalgam of diverse and value-adding maritime offerings, making it one of the most unique in South Africa and on the African continent.
Principal areas of teaching excellence at postgraduate level range from maritime law, maritime transport, port economics and customs and excise.
Through leveraging its intellectual assets and its relationships with key stakeholders in the maritime sector, the Unit of Maritime Law and Maritime Studies aspires to be the leading knowledge institute for maritime-related studies on the African continent.
Professor Trevor Jones
School of Accounting, Economics and Finance Academic contributes to Maritime Economics on a Global Scale
[15 Aug, 2016] Maritime Economics Researcher, Mr Sanele Gumede is part of an international Maritime Transport and Ports special interest group which sees researchers and scholars deliberate and exchange ideas on maritime issues with the aim of growing the global economy.
Researcher Promoting Maritime Economy in Academia and Political Arena
[01 July, 2016] A paper contributing to the development of South Africa’s maritime sector has led to School of Accounting, Economics and Finance Development Lecturer Mr Ayanda Meyiwa’s work being accepted for publication in the upcoming issue of the Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences.
Prestigious Maritime Law Scholarship for Law Graduate
[02 June, 2016] LLB graduate Ms Siphosakhe Phakathi is the first recipient of the newly established Steven Wallace Scholarship aimed at individuals who are studying to become legal practitioners in the field of Maritime Law.
Building Bridges - University of Hull and UKZN’s Maritime Unit
[12 Sep, 2016] School of Management, Information Technology and Governance academic Ms Lindiwe Kunene recently formed part of a delegation of young African entrepreneurs, researchers and government officials who participated in the Africa Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya.
Maritime Studies Transforms Lives of Young Women
[18 May, 2016]Two young Black women who graduated with Postgraduate Diplomas in Maritime Studies from UKZN were unanimous in their praise of the field of study.
Postgraduate Diploma for Aspiring Maritime Economist
[18 May, 2016] Ms Sikhulile Gama’s dream of becoming a maritime economist may soon become a reality after being awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Studies.
Contribute to knowledge in the Maritime Sector
[1 March, 2016] Unit of Maritime Law and Maritime Studies Director, Professor Trevor Jones, delivered a presentation titled ‘The port of Durban: Economic effectiveness of a “full service” smart port & port city’ at the 1st Annual Maritime Summit held at the Durban ICC from 24-26 February.
Operation Phakisa Group meets as the Maritime Unity
[1 March, 2016] The Unit of Maritime Law and Maritime Studies hosted a meeting of the Maritime Transport Skills Working Group of the high-level ‘Operation Phakisa’ on 25 February.
Maritime Skills Summit
2nd Annual Durban Maritime Summit