Crowdfunding as a tool for the boat building sector

One of the most common moans made by delegates at many of the maritime conferences is the lack of access to capital for start-up projects in the maritime sectors. By its nature, the maritime sector is a capital intensive space to play in and many entrepreneurs’ dreams are dashed sitting in a chair at their … Continue reading Crowdfunding as a tool for the boat building sector

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Weekly Press Review – 23 October 2017

Small scale and near-shore fishers walked out of a meeting in Cape Town with deputy-director for fisheries, Siphokazi Ndudane, this week, stating that her explanations relating to the suspension of the West Coast rock lobster fishing rights allocation were not sufficient. According to the press, a range of issues were raised at the meeting. Hout … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 23 October 2017

Weekly Press Review – 16 October 2017

This week Armscor confirmed plans to buy a new torpedo system for its Heroine-class submarines to replace the existing ageing stockpile. According to the press, it is unclear how many new-generation torpedoes will be purchased (at an estimated cost of R60 million each), but news of the acquisition coincides with a military budget crisis, with … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 16 October 2017

Weekly Press Review – 9 October 2017

The Robben Island Museum (RIM) has made headlines again this week rejecting reports that its ferry service is operationally inadequate saying "it is business as usual”. RIM briefed the provincial standing committee on economic opportunities, tourism and agriculture regarding the incident relating to the tourist ferry, Thandi, which capsized last month. Committee chairperson Beverley Schafer … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 9 October 2017

Weekly Press Review

Police are investigating the robbery of a Gansbaai perlemoen packing and export enterprise. It is believed that the robbery was an inside job. According to the press nine men arrived at the premises just after 11pm on Sunday night, showing a police identity card in order to gain access to the property.  They then loaded … Continue reading Weekly Press Review