ChangeNOW 2021


Captain Londy Ngcobo

Womaritime Experts South Africa

Ship Navigator - Africa's First Female Dredge Master


A Global Ship Navigator and Africa's First Female Dredge Master. Captain Londy Ngcobo is passionate about unlocking Africa's ocean economy. With over 14 years of experience in the Maritime industry, her background includes Maritime Studies, International Merchant shipping experience, Advanced dredging from the Netherlands IHC, an industry-shaking role as a former Executive Maritime Compliance Manager for Transnet National Ports Authority, now she is a Chief Executive of Womaritime Experts and Founder of Global Maritime Youth, all of which continues to echo her well-known title "The BLACKMERMAID" This Black Excellence and multi-award-winning Woman serve on various boards in the transport sector and influential organizations within leadership, women, and youth spheres ensuring continuous development of Africa's transport professions through advocacy, training, and awareness as well as strengthening the competitiveness and employment creating the potential for Africans. As a mother and wife herself Londy is passionate about women and youth empowerment. Her experience has equipped her with the ability to focus on providing sustainable tools for women to thrive and her zest for life encourages the youth to think outside the box. As seen on the Forbes Leading Women Africa with her piercing phrase “I didn’t choose to be Rose from the Titanic, I chose to Captain the Titanic” and through her popular TEDx Talk “Anchors Aweigh, No Rest For The First” This Blackmermaid sure is making waves on land.

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