The Nautical Institute: Southern Africa Branch
The Southern Africa Branch was formally established on the 9th September 2011 at a meeting held at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town. Present at the meeting was the Nautical Institute President Capt. James Robinson and Chief Executive Mr. Phillip Wake as well as more than 20 RSA-resident Nautical Institute members.
The meeting elected Rob Whitehead MNI as Branch Chairman, Capt. Allen Brink FNI as Branch Treasurer and Simon Pearson MNI as Honorary Secretary.
The meeting further agreed that the branch should represent all Southern African countries and adjacent islands in the region.