Weekly Press Review – 29 July 2016

An incident of theft at the SA Navy base has made headlines this week. The break-in took place at the armament depot over the weekend and military equipment was stolen, including several Uzi machine guns, an R1 rifle, ammunition and hand grenades. Military expert Helmoed Heitman believes the theft was either an inside job or … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 29 July 2016

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Weekly Press Review – 22 July 2016

The dire situation facing the South African great white shark has made headlines this week. According to researcher Sara Andreotti from the department of botany and zoology at Stellenbosch University, if the government doesn’t soon address import and export regulations, the great white shark is heading for extinction. According to Andreotti there are only between … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 22 July 2016

Weekly Press Review – 15 July 2016

The attacks on South Africa's endangered African penguin by a leopard in the Betty's Bay area have made headlines over the last few weeks. These attacks are obviously not good news for conservationists who are working hard in an attempt to protect African penguins in the area as numbers continue to dwindle.  Stoney Point in … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 15 July 2016

Weekly Press Review – 8 July 2016

The SA Agulhas II is back in the headlines this week with a group of post-graduate students from 15 universities across South Africa joining the crew of the research vessel. The 41 students will be studying aboard the vessel until 15 July.  Their areas of focus will include:  dynamics of the ocean, marine instrumentation, life … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 8 July 2016

Weekly Press Review – 1 July 2016

The deadline for the International Maritime Organisation's (IMO) amendments to the Safety of Lives at Sea Agreement (SOLAS) is today.  According to the press there is some concern as to whether several countries. including South Africa, are ready. The amendments are to address the issue of container weight mis-declaration.  The amendment requires that the verification of … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 1 July 2016