Appoint of contention

With a number of vacancies currently on its Executive Management Team, the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) is in a unique position to address its gender balance during the IMO World Maritime Day themed year of "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community" by appointing relevant, strong maritime women. According to SAMSA's website there are … Continue reading Appoint of contention

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Transnet and the Game of Thrones

Yesterday the Minister of Transport, Joe Maswanganyi, toured the Port of Durban with the Chief Executive of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) ahead of the official launch of the Comprehensive Maritime Transport Policy. There's nothing altogether strange about that - but I did feel like I had missed a crucial episode of The Game of Thrones. … Continue reading Transnet and the Game of Thrones

Weekly Press Review – 8 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

Weekly Press Review – 14 September 2016

According to the press Transnet, the state-owned freight and logistics company, has set aside R20 million to spend in mergers and acquisitions both inside and outside of South Africa. Transnet’s chief executive, Siyabonga Gama, was quoted as saying that the company would pursue growth opportunities abroad in the face of limited organic growth prospects in … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 14 September 2016

Weekly Press Review – 23 October 2015

While the student protests have dominated the South African newspapers, only one small maritime headline managed to surface. Last week five suspected perlemoen poachers were trapped within the marine protected area of Bird Island in Port Elizabeth.  Three were arrested, but the other two managed to elude the police. This week a fourth suspect was … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 23 October 2015

Weekly Press Review – 11 September 2015

The SA Navy’s SAS Umhloti has a new commander.  The press has reported that Lieutenant-Commander Zimasa Mabela took command of the mine counter measures vessel in Simon’s Town this week and is the first black African woman to command a navy vessel. Commander Brian Short, former commander of the vessel handed over command to Mabela … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 11 September 2015

Weekly Press Review – 5 December 2014

Recreational deep-sea fishermen celebrated a victory in the press this week with the Pretoria high court advising the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, to reconsider a decision to place a total ban on the catching of red steenbras.Two years ago red steenbras was placed on the prohibited list, creating a ban on … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 5 December 2014