Weekly Press Review – 21 May 2018

Transnet has appointed a new CFO after a scandal involving the Gupta family. According to the press, Transnet has appointed Mohammed Mahomedy as the interim chief financial officer to take over from Garry Pita who resigned last month amid the financial scandal. Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has also appointed a new Transnet interim board … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 21 May 2018

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Weekly Press Review – 7 May 2018

Almost a year after the finalising of a forensic report alleging fraud by several high ranking fisheries officials, these same officials are still in their posts within the department. According to the press, the report was conducted by forensic specialists The iFirm after a botched state abalone deal in 2016. Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 7 May 2018

Weekly Press Review – 19 February 2018

The Two Ocean Aquarium is back in the news this week with its turtle rehabilitation and release programme. The programme cares for a number of injured turtles with the hope of restoring their health and releasing them back into the ocean as soon as possible. At present the aquarium is caring for a young hatchling … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 19 February 2018

Weekly Press Review – 5 February 2018

Minister Senzeni Zokwana is exploring alternate remedies to resolve the appeals filed by applicants for Hake Inshore Trawl fishing rights - without litigation. According to the press, a statement will be issued within the next 15 days to update members of the public and the fishing industry on progress made in resolving the review applications. … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 5 February 2018

Weekly Press Review – 22 January 2018

A group of top US maritime business students are visiting South Africa’s major shipping centres this month. According to the press, the aim of the visit is to learn from the local industry and explore the cultural complexity of the global maritime industry. The event is hosted by the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 22 January 2018

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 – 18 September 2017

The partial sinking of the chartered Robben Island ferry, Thandi, on Friday afternoon has made headlines this week.  According to the press, the vessel began taking on water while returning from the island and the 68 passengers and crew on board had to be rescued. Senior manager of ferry operations at the Robben Island Museum … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 18 September 2017