Steve van Schalkwyk

Steve van Schalkwyk receives Certificate of Appreciation

At a dinner held in Cape Town recently, Steve van Schalkwyk, Sailors’ Society SA Executive Officer/Port Chaplain in Cape Town was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Rev Karl Groepe of the Mission to Seafarers for his 8 years of service to the Mission and of course also to seafarers. Service to seafarers comprises mission work done by the various missions and societies who combine to work for the seafarer. As the wording states, Steve has brought unsafe conditions…

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Advanced Course for Chaplains

Chaplain Steve van Schalkwyk in Cape Town writes about the TIR [Trauma Incidence Reduction] and the [LSR Life Stress Reduction] Courses he and Rev Boet van Schalkwyk attended from 2 – 10 November 2016 in Cape Town. He reports that course participants gained a lot of new skills and practical experience – in between some fun and laughter – so necessary when work is so intense. “What struck me was that we all had a sincere desire in our hearts…

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Cape Town News: Seafarers from the Philippines are Comforted

Here is story from Cape Town that is a spin-off from Typhoon Haiyan. Steve van Schalkwyk  from the office in the Mothercity visited the seafarers on board the container ship  “Khota Lamir” registered in Singapore. Their names are, left to right,  Mykeey Kala and Ryuuta Ren. They come from Luzon and Butuan in the Philippines . Both have families back in the Philippines who have suffered loss during the recent storms. They know of folk who lost their lives but…

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