Weekly Press Review – 25 October 2013

South Africa has made headlines this week as one of the first countries to sign the Minamata Convention. The convention is a new global treaty aimed at phasing out mercury from a wide variety of industrial and household products. Thus far, 92 countries have signed the treaty which could take another two years to be … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 25 October 2013

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Weekly Press Review – 18 October 2013

The SA United Fishing Front has made the news this with their objection to the proposed reintroduction of fishing co-operatives into legislation. The Act seeks to allow subsistence and small-scale fishermen and women formal recognition in the legislation. Pedro Garcia, chairman of the NGO which represents southern Cape and West Coast fishermen and women, said … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 18 October 2013

Weekly Press Review – 11 October 2013

The big news in the press this week is the return of the SA Agulhas II from its research mission to Gough Island. The vessel returned to Cape Town with its team of 13 on board who had spent  13 months on the island. After the vessels return and addressing the research team, Dr Monde … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 11 October 2013

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The issue of South Africa’s ship register was back in the press this week.  According to a report by the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), South Africa’s ship register is largely regarded as “uncompetitive”, resulting in not a single merchant ship being listed.  “This means that South Africa’s economy and its security of trade … Continue reading Weekly Press Review