Sekunjalo Holdings is back in the press this week with the announcement that the company will be making a R200 million investment in expanding the portfolio of its fishing and aquaculture subsidiary, Premier Fishing. Premier Fishing has long term fishing rights in South and West Coast lobster, pelagic and squid and is also the owner … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 31 October 2014
Have you read the Minister’s speech? That’s the question being most asked this month at maritime functions and it refers to Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters’ discourse at the South African Maritime Safety Authority’s (SAMSA) AGM at the end of September where she called for “immediate action from the (SAMSA) Board in order to resolve … Continue reading Have you read the Minister’s speech?
The Robben Island ferry, Sikhulukile is back in the press this week with the news that Robben Island may be forced to sell its R26 million flagship which has been out of service since December 2013. The Robben Island Museum has spent more than R5 million on repairs since December 2011 and almost R2.6 million … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 24 October 2014
The 12 penguins released by SANCCOB at Simon’s Town beach over the weekend made headlines this week. The birds have been in SANCCOB’s care for the last six to eight weeks for rehabilitation, most suffering from shark or seal bites or general malnutrition. Only two percent of these penguins still live in the wild. Over … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 17 October 2014
Respondents to our Operation Phakisa survey were unanimous in their view that the maritime industry has the capacity to cater for new entrants with 71 percent deeming it "realistic" and a further 29 percent seeing it as "very realistic". Just under 30 percent, however, believe that it is unrealistic to expect the maritime industry to create … Continue reading New entrants should be accommodated in blue economy
The ongoing perlemoen crisis has made headlines again this week with a study pointing to the fact that ever-depleting perlemoen stocks are primarily due to increased levels of organised crime, drug dependency and poverty in smaller South Africa communities. The study was conducted by TRAFFIC and 25 years of lawful and unlawful trade in perlemoen … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 10 October 2014
Sharing the platform at yesterday's launch of National Marine Week, Achmat Hassiem - aka shark boy - stole much of the limelight as he motivated learners to pursue their dreams. But he also managed to capture the attention of the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, who attempted to persuade him to share his motivation with public … Continue reading Shark boy inspires DEA Minister