A Global Ship Navigator and Africa’s First Female Dredge Master. Captain Londy Ngcobo is passionate about unlocking Africa’s ocean economy.
With over 13 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 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.
All which has led to her well-known title “The BLACKMERMAID”
This Black Excellence award-winning Woman in Scarce Skills serves 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 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.
Through public speaking which includes a TEDx Talk, Forbes Women Africa, and various media platforms Londy has impacted so many lives by instilling bold and global mentality to those who have had the privilege of seeing her in action. This Blackmermaid sure is making waves on land.
Women In Leadership Awards
Transnet Chief Executive Awards
Best Innovation Award
Black Excellence Awards
Best Woman In Scarce Skills
Standard Bank SA Rising Stars Awards
Transnet Group Executive Awards
International Standards awards – SOLAS
Women In transport Awards
Top 3 - Leadership Category
Walk Of Fame Monument - Maritime Pioneers
Transnet National Ports Authority
Ndalo Media (Destiny Magazine)
"Power Of 40" feature
44 Young Leaders
Book - In commemoration to 44 years since 1976
Top 30 under 40 Most Influencial Woman in Maritime, Logistics , Oil & Gas
It's no lie that Seafarers are the best storytellers. Through these talks, Captain Londy takes the audience on a journey of fascinating ship scenarios she has experienced, witnessed, and leaned all over the world. And linked with every story are key lessons that perfectly align with the client's brief/theme as long-lasting tools for the audience to take home.