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Ferry Building Bonanza for Cape Town?


Six in eight months from composites manufacturer Oliver Dawson. More in the pipeline.

A plan to up-skill ex-militants from Nigeria has turned into a potential boat-building bonanza for Cape Town’s Oliver Dawson, who has thus far built five ferries for the Lagos State government and has potential orders for several more.

Composites manufacturing expert Dawson is currently managing his yard inside the Nautic Africa facility in Paarden Island where he employs around 30 people. He is also using the ferry project as a skills training initiative to develop students within the industry. SABBEX executive head Vanessa . . .

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