Weekly Press Review – 31 January 2014

Hout Bay harbour was in the headlines this week as angry fishermen blockaded the harbour on Wednesday and Thursday in protest as two local fishermen were feared drowned. Locals said that informal fishermen were forced to fish at night, which is far more dangerous, as they had no fishing rights. Anthony Theunissen, a local fisherman, … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 31 January 2014

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Weekly Press Review – 24 January 2014

A case of "modern day slavery" has made the headlines this week when ten foreign vessels were found to be fishing illegally off the coast of South Africa. The fisheries patrol vessel Victoria Mxenge escorted three of the vessels from offshore Camps Bay to Cape Town harbour and the vessels were seized. The crew onboard, … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 24 January 2014

Weekly Press Review – 17 January 2014

Tina Joemat-Pettersson has already made headlines in 2014 with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) stepping up in defense of allegations against the minister.  According to DAFF, the Public Protector's allegations against Joemat-Pettersson are unsubstantiated and President Zuma has no grounds for disciplinary action against her. Many would disagree with this, but Department … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 17 January 2014