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South African investors are on a prospecting mission. They identify several sites across the island likely to house marinas. Their goal: to promote Mauritius as a yachting destination. Graham Rose, commodore of Royal Natal Yacht Club, and Mike Newton, director of Mfushane Consulting (Pty), talk about an opportunity to develop a high-potential business.
"Mauritius is already an important stopover on the road to Cape Town. If there are marinas, there is no real facility, "says Graham Rose, citing the example of Caudan and Suffren. "One of the biggest shortcomings is the lack of facilities to make people want to land here and visit the island. Port-Louis has a marina that only serves as a place to keep boats, it lacks character and attractions, "he adds.
This sailor who has traveled to several countries around the world believes that Mauritius has the potential to become the Monaco of the Indian Ocean. And he wants to give the country the means to realize its potential. It is for this reason that with Mike Newton, he met various stakeholders, including ministers and representatives of the Mauritius Ports Authority to upgrade the Port Louis Marina. "We discussed what could be done at the Caudan level while respecting the master plan of the port of the capital," said Graham Rose.
"We went to various places that are already naturally protected and where we can consider the creation of marinas," adds Mike Newton. And to quote the village of Bois des Amourettes in the South East which already has a jetty. "We have already met people from the cities because we want to develop the project with the community, stimulate the local economy by creating, for example, spaces where visitors could stay," he says. Grande-Rivière Nord-Ouest also has a real potential to host marinas, support our interlocutors.
In addition, Graham Rose emphasizes that the development of marinas must fit into the context of the development of the ocean industry. According to him, we must capitalize on the yacht and sailing lifestyle. "It's a whole industry that can create jobs for young people as crew members and boat maintenance, but it will also promote the creation of other companies," he says. . After creating the first Royal Yacht Club, he plans to go further by opening training centers to introduce young people to boating. ... See MoreSee Less
Absolutely loving the vibe from Star Knitwear. Sustainable and bio-degradable clothing made in-house in Mauritius. Creative and stunning designs! You can check them out on the links below: www.star-knitwear.com latelier.star-knitwear.com/companyprofile ... See MoreSee Less
This is a series of high-energy events designed to inform and empower executives, business leaders, entrepreneurs or anyone who wants to ignite a different way of thinking when it comes to people and the future of work with scope, possibly to invite :- 1. Innovation and implementation teams within their businesses 2. New graduates (millennials) who would feel valued at being offered the opportunity to attend and report back on their learnings 3. Leaders who are driving innovation, disruption or transformational agendas or similar within their organisations 4. Business clients and service providers that would encourage them to bring innovation to their services 5. Any employee who is deserving of a “Treat”. This could be seen as a form of appreciation for their performance 6. New entrepreneurs looking to start their businesses with a lends on what the future holds in view of innovation, disruption and change. Michael Newton... See MoreSee Less
Mfushane Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd is a multidisciplinary company established in 2012 by Mike Newton, a vertically challenged individual whose Isitakazelo (IsiZulu praise name) is “Mfushane”, which means “short man”. Even the strap line for the company “You can lean on us” takes homage from the fact that over the years many people and organisations have found it beneficial to engage with the Mfushane team in order to get macroeconomic projects up and running. www.kznleaders.co.za... See MoreSee Less
Many thanks to all who attended the successful launch of Mfushane Consulting Services, along with the launch of the Poverty Eradication Foundation.
We value each and every one of you for your professional skills, your many personal strengths and entrepreneurial spirits.
The exciting Marina Project was also presented, which will see numerous local community members, living in close proximity to our coastline, participating in the running and administration of small marinas located strategically north and south of Durban harbour.
Working together we can truly influence change!
“Remember the day the 9th of February 2018 as this is a very important day for all of us - this is the day that change happened in this province" ~ Mr Basil Sikhakhane ... See MoreSee Less
On Friday 9th of February Mfushane will officially be pushing the launch button!!!
Much successful business has already been conducted in the lead up to this red letter day, as well as solid projects groundwork being laid and travel undertaken to secure business opportunities in Mauritius and other countries around the world.
The aim of the launch is to present Mfushane and its service offerings to the greater business community via the press, as well as through informative presentations from our Director, Michael Newton and other keynote speakers.
The company looks forward to entering into a whole new level of success - as we wish for all of you in 2018.
Mfushane Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd is a multidisciplinary company established in 2012 by Mike Newton, a vertically challenged individual whose Isitakazelo (IsiZulu praise name) is “Mfushane”, which means “short man”. Even the strap line for the company “You can lean on us” takes homage from the…
Mfushane is currently participating in the Mauritius investment Roadshow. One of the primary objectives of Mfushane Co Ltd is to set up an investment bank in the Republic of Mauritius in order to attract foreign direct investment into the country. A select grouping of senior Mfushane financial roleplayers will be providing guidance on issues pertinent to investing in Mauritius. ... See MoreSee Less
This is similar to a concept Mfushane is busy with in Mauritius. It's a great way to allow new players into the market and to retain skills, instead of watching young entrepreneurs repatriate elsewhere.
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Mfushane sent two aspiring young sailors on a course at Royal Natal Yacht Club during the summer holidays and this is what they had to say ...
Monday, 8 Jan The stunning sunrise this morning seems to disagree with the rain predicted in the weather forecast, although it is only 5:42am, so let's hope the sun wins this one! Our first day was spent sailing around the harbour, where we got taught the basics and got to know one another through a lot of fun and jokes. Unfortunately the sun didn't win this one, nevertheless, the day was wonderful!
Tuesday, 9 Jan On the second day we went out to sea for the first time and it was exhilarating! After some amazing time out on the ocean a strong wind came up and for safety's sake we headed back to the harbour. We stayed at the club for the afternoon and learnt how to tie four VIP knots for a sailor - a bow line, a reef knot, a figure of 8 knot and a slip knot. Our coaches also went through all the rules with us that we had learned so far whilst on the boat.
Wednesday, 10 Jan Our first full day of sun and great wind conditions! Woohoo! We sailed out to sea and anchored at veggies to have lunch. We swam in the ocean which, despite the constant fear that we were swimming above sharks, was absolutely amazing. It was a great experience. We were out at sea from 9am until about 4pm and not even copious amounts of sunblock completely protected us from the really hot sun. This was without a doubt my favourite day.
Thursday, 11 Jan We had to deal with a rather nerve-wracking challenge today when we got stuck on a sandbank in the harbour! We knew it wasn't a good situation when our experienced coaches started stressing. However they got us all safely back to shore and despite getting an egg on my head and not being able to wear my clothes comfortably because of my sunburn, we spent a wonderful afternoon at the club.
Thank you Mfushane for giving me the opportunity to learn these incredible new life skills and fueling my passion for sailing! ... See MoreSee Less