Weekly Press Review – 29 April 2016

As we face the reality of ever declining numbers within the African penguin population, this week South Africa joined the world in celebrating World Penguin Day. According to the press the number of African penguins has dropped from over 1 million pairs in the 1920s to a current population of just under 20,000 breeding pairs. … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 29 April 2016

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Weekly press review – 15 April 2016

The local Shark Spotter project has made headlines this week by winning the Gold Innovation Award in the Best Beach Tourism category at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016. The judges stated that Shark Spotters won as it combined enhancing safety and education on beaches. Project manager, Sarah Waries, said, “Working together with the City, … Continue reading Weekly press review – 15 April 2016

Weekly Press Review – 8 April 2016

The maritime industry celebrated excellence this week with the South African Maritime Industry Awards hosted by Maritime Review Africa. Making headlines this week was the win for Brian Ingpen who won in the Maritime Maestro category. The category recognises individuals within the maritime industry acting as ambassadors to promote development of the industry in a … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 8 April 2016

Weekly Press Review – 1 April 2016

An amendment to the Marine Living Resources Act now allows small-scale fishers to form co-operatives.  According to the press a group of approximately 100 fishers gathered in Langa this week to register a co-operative. The hope is that this system will allow fishing communities to benefit with the formation of co-operatives. However, the general feeling … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 1 April 2016