Londy Ngcobo

An international Ship Navigation Officer and Africa’s First Female Dredge Master. Londy has over 12 years’ experience in a male dominated Maritime industry, her background includes Maritime Studies, International Merchant shipping experience, advanced dredging training in the Netherlands and her current role as a Maritime Compliance Manager all which has led to her well know title The BLACKMERMAID.


This Black Excellence award winning Woman In Scarce Skills serves various maritime business boards and influential organizations within women, youth and leadership spheres ensuring continuous development of Africa’s maritime professions through advocacy, education and awareness as well as strengthening the competitiveness and employment creating potential for Africans.


Passionate about Women and Youth Empowerment. Londy’s wealth of experience has equipped her with the ability to focus on providing sustainable tools for women in leadership and all in walks of life. As a mother and wife herself Londy is a founder of an organisation called Mamas Escape Club an Award Winning Best Support Group providing tools for mothers to thrive through life challenges. Her zest for life encourages the youth to think outside the box, she mentors the youth through her personal capacity, various institutional advisory boards and groups. Through her public speaking social events, radio/tv shows, blogs, podcasts. Londy has impacted lives by instilling bold global thinking and business agility to those who have had the privilege to see her in action.