Londy Ngcobo, Africa’s First Female Dredgemaster

Africa's First Female Dredge Master Londy Ngcobo

Londy Ngcobo, Africa’s First Female Dredgemaster

Meet 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 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 include a TEDx Talk, Forbes Africa Leading Women Summit and various media platforms Londy has impacted so many lives by instilling a bold global thinking and agility to those who have had a privilege to see her in action. She sure is making waves on land.


Africa's First Female Dredge Master Londy Ngcobo

You can listen to She Brigade The Podcast on various platforms including:

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Watch Londy’s TEDx and Forbes Africa Leading Women Summit Talks here:

TEDx Talk:


Forbes Africa Leading Women Summit Talk:

Contact Londy Ngcobo:

IG: @blaqmermaid

Twitter: @blaqmermaid

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