An investigation into small fishing communities losing their rights to big companies will be instituted as a matter of high priority. Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana and fishing community leaders from various regions in the Western Cape, including Hangberg, on Sunday agreed that an investigation of this... Read more
Government calls for calm in fishing protest
The Department of Forestry and Fisheries says it has not taken a decision on the total allowable catch (TAC) for West Coast Rock Lobster (WCRL) for the 2017/18 fishing season. The department on Wednesday said it is concerned that the recent protests linked to a rumoured reduction in the... Read more
Atlantis SEZ a step closer to fruition
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has published the intention to designate the Atlantis Special Economic Zone (SEZ). The public has 30 days from 8 September to support or object the designation of Atlantis. On Friday, Minister Davies said the proposed SEZ has already demonstrated its strong economic potential... Read more
New York City, Cape Town collaboration to boost travel
NYC & Company, the City’s official destination marketing organization, today joined Cape Town Tourism to sign a first-ever city-to-city partnership to boost tourism between Cape Town and New York City. This is the first agreement of its kind NYC & Company has signed with a destination marketing organization on... Read more
Female marine pilot making waves in Saldanha
A female Saldanha marine pilot has made history by becoming the first female to hold an Open Licence certification in the Saldanha Port to guide ships of any type and size in and out of South African ports. Salmaa Vincent was able to apply her newly acquired Open Licence... Read more
President Zuma to launch Western Cape Invest SA office
President Jacob Zuma is expected to officially launch Invest SA one-stop shop in the Western Cape next week. In a joint statement on Thursday, the Department of Trade and Industry, Western Cape provincial government and the Western Cape Investment and Trade and Promotion Agency (Wesgro) said the President will... Read more
Over R650m redirected to metros infrastructure development
In response to rapid urbanisation, the forum of Minister and MECs of Human Settlements (MINMEC) has taken a decision to redirect over R650 million Urban Settlements Development Grant (USDG) to the country’s five metropolitan municipalities. The five municipalities – Mangaung, Ekurhuleni, City of Johannesburg, City of Tshwane and City... Read more
Female business leaders challenging paradigms, boundaries
The University of Cape Town is to celebrate Women’s month with the Graduate School of Business’ 18th annual Women in Business conference which will raise funds for 2018 scholarship for a female student who would otherwise be financially excluded from academic programmes. A high-profile panel of speakers are expected to provide... Read more
Minister receives recommendation to designate Atlantis SEZ
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has received a recommendation to designate the Atlantis Special Economic Zone. The Minster received the recommendation from the Special Economic Zones Advisory Board as the application for the designation of the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) was jointly submitted by the Western Cape Provincial... Read more
Cape Town Tourism goes inclusive with community
The road to inclusivity is a sensitive one. The “bull in a china shop” approach is one that can announce your presence but it can also lead to lasting damage. So says Enver Mally, Chairperson of Cape Town Tourism. Instead, Mally states, engagement must follow a consultative process that... Read more