Weekly Press Review – 28 March 2014

In a week characterised by one disaster after the next: from missing airliners over the Indian Ocean, to mud slides in Washington state, I guess we should be grateful that there has been little or no maritime news as it would undoubtedly not have been good. However, once again a story featuring the amazing creatures … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 28 March 2014

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Weekly Press Review – 20 March 2014

As if the threatened impeachment of our president this week was not enough to bring embarrassment to our nation, a member of the police Sea Border Unit, and his wife, have been arrested after 1,819 abalone were found at their home in Fisherhaven. Along with the abalone, police also seized crayfish tails, a boat and … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 20 March 2014

Tina took two hours of my time

I  wasted almost two hours of my Sunday by responding to Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson's invitation to a press briefing to discuss her response to the Public Protector's report: Docked Vessels. 25 minute drive to town 10 minutes to park and get through parliament security 10 minutes wait 2 minute introduction to panel 6 minutes to … Continue reading Tina took two hours of my time

Weekly Press Review – 14 March 2014

In a week where the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has dominated every news outlet,  there has been little attention paid to anything else. However, two heart warming maritime stories did manage to make this weeks headlines.  A dolphin duo, trapped in shallow water in the Langebaan Lagoon, were rescued thanks to the joint efforts … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 14 March 2014

Weekly Press Review – 7 March 2014

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) is back in the news this week with staff of the fisheries branch handing a document to members of parliament complaining of: wasteful expenditure, fraud, nepotism and the scrapping of critical posts. Urgent intervention has been called for. To add to the Department’s woes a large group … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 7 March 2014