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Londy Ngcobo







Who Is Londy Ngcobo

A Global Ship Navigator and Africa's First Female Dredge Master. 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 and her current roles as a 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 know 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

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 global thinking and agility to those who have had a privilege to see her in action. She sure is making waves on land.


TEDx GrehamPlace - Speaker
Forbes Leading Women - Speaker
MilPark Business School - Graduation Guest Speaker
Liberty Group SA - Keynote Speaker
African Women In Maritime - Guest Speaker
International Maritime Organisation - Day of the seafarer - MC
The Ocean Economy business breakfast - Speaker
International Congress and Convention Association - Guest Speaker
MILE - Women in Leadership Conference - Guest Speaker
Next Generation Women In Maritime - Guest Speaker
Maritime International Seafarers Day - MC/ Panel facilitator
Women of Change and Influence - Panelist
Durban Business fair - Panelist
Lifestyle Anchor Women Dialogue - Keynote Speaker
Durban Career Fair - Guest Speaker
Ethekwini Youth Office - Ocean Economy - Guest Speaker
Sail Africa Youth Development Foundation - Mentor
She Who Can Movement - Guest Speaker
East Coast House&Garden Show - Schools donations influencer
Phakama Mbokodo Youth Office Women’s Month - Guest Speaker
Womb-stewardship Youth foundation - Keynote speaker
Re-branding Of the Townships Campaign - Panelist
Ubuntu Blessings (Young Girls Organization) - Guest Speaker
Clarissa Cares Foundation - Influencer
Varsity College Graduation - Keynote Speaker
Women In Transport Awards - Master of Ceremony
World Maritime Day - Port of Richards Bay - Facilitator
Oracle Women in Leadership Conference - Keynote Speaker

Achievements and Accolades

2014 Women In Leadership Awards for Young Achiever 
2015 Durban University of Technology for Best Allumi Recognition 
2017 Transnet Chief Executive Awards for Best Innovator 
2017 Transnet Chief Executive Awards for International Standards 
2018 Black Excellence Awards for Best Woman In Scarce Skills
2018 Semi-Finalist in the Standard Bank SA Rising Stars Awards

2018 Ndalo Media (Destiny Magazine) for "Power Of 40"
2019 KZN Clermont Legend Awards for Most Influential Woman
2019 Nominee in the Women In transport (Leadership category)
2019 Walk Of Fame Monument - Maritime Pioneers - Transnet National Ports Authority
2020 Forbes Leading Women Spotlight 

"I was inspired by the beautiful phenomenal woman Londy Ngcobo, the future of our country is bright"

- Basetsana Khumalo -

"Sharing a stage with you was pleasant; dynamites really do come in small packages"

- Connie Ferguson -

"We hosted an employee event for Women's Month, themed #ClaimYourPoWer. Londy came highly recommended. Our engagements with her prior, during and after the event were pleasant and her vibrant energy and professionalism were felt. Londy was with us on the day as our speaker and she superseded our expectations! She blew the audience away with her captivating demeanor and grand personality. Her story is absolutely inspiring and ignited a fire in all of us."

- Liberty Group -

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