A gas explosion led police to a house in Mowbray this week resulting in the seizure of R2.8 million worth of illegal abalone. According to the press, police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said that the seizure in Montclaire Road in Mowbray had dealt a blow to illegal trade in marine resources. Neighbours alerted the police to … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 29 May 2017
The big headline this week is the search and seizure warrant issued by the HAWKS at the offices of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) in Cape Town. In response DAFF suspended a member of its fishing rights allocation process (FRAP) following a complaint that could amount to corruption. The Hawks confiscated the … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 22 May 2017
The Western Cape ANC has called for an immediate suspension of the provisional rights allocation of West Coast rock lobster, calling for an urgent engagement with Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) minister Senzeni Zokwana. According to the press the party says that they have been flooded with desperate calls from communities along the … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 15 May 2017
PetroSA remains under fire this week. According to the press, Energy Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi, has lashed out at the executives of PetroSA for paying themselves millions of rand in bonuses after suffering a financial loss of R14.5 billion. Kubayi stated in Parliament that she would not privatise PetroSA, despite its poor showing, but would strengthen … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 8 May 2017
Acting CEO of the South African Maritime Safety Authority, Sobantu Tilayi, recently jested that he could have pronounced himself as the permanent position holder when he stepped into the Minister of Transport's shoes to deliver a speech at the eThekwini Maritime Summit during April. But it's no real laughing matter that the Authority has been … Continue reading Could SAMSA get a permanent CEO by the end of this month?
Making headlines this week is the allegation that President Zuma allegedly tried to silence a confidant who had information regarding how the president benefited from the arms deal, by asking him not to testify at the Seriti commission. Pretoria lawyer, Ajay Sooklal, filed an affidavit in support of a high court application by Corruption Watch … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 2 May 2017