Officials instructed to fast-track fishing rights allocation
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana has instructed his department’s senior officials to fast-track the process of fishing rights allocation to small scale fisheries and communities in the four coastal provinces. Zokwana said the impediments in the West Coast Rock Lobster Fishing Rights Allocation Process (WCRL/FRAP) was due... Read more
President Ramaphosa invited to G7 Summit for oceans protection
President Cyril Ramaphosa will this weekend participate in the G7 Leaders’ Summit Outreach, the Presidency said on Wednesday. The President has been invited by the host of the G7 Leaders’ Summit, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, under the theme ‘Healthy, productive and resilient oceans and seas, coasts and... Read more
SAMSA recognizes World Oceans Day
In commemorating World Oceans Day, the South African Maritime Safety Authority said it was critical that shipping have a minimal negative impact on the ocean and atmospheric environment. June 8 is World Oceans Day, the theme of which is “Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean”.... Read more
Department of Public Works & Coega team up to tackle small harbours
R400 million boost for small-scale fishing industry and tourism in Western Cape  The national Department of Public Works (DPW) has teamed up with the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) on a rollout of the first phase worth four hundred million (R400 mill) for the upgrade on thirteen (13) Western Cape... Read more
R100m fund to help small fisheries grow
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana says the announcement of a R100 million development fund, sponsored by private sector companies, is set to help small fisheries players who have challenges with access to funding. The Minister briefed media in Cape Town on Thursday after tabling the department’s Budget... Read more
Port of East London to expand its petroleum footprint
More than 100 attendees representing 97 companies have shown keen interest in the Port of East London’s plans to recommission an existing tank in the port for handling of liquid bulk and to introduce a liquid bulk terminal through a 25-year port concession awarded to a private, empowered entity.... Read more
Port of East London Tackles HERO Challenge
Just a few weeks after docking its widest vessel* to date, the Port of East London has successfully tackled another mammoth challenge with the maiden voyage of the new generation Post Panamax Ro-Ro vessel MV THERMOPYLAE. The ship – which sailed in on Wednesday, 9 May – is the... Read more
Queen Elizabeth closes the 2017/18 Cruise Season
The Queen Elizabeth officially closes the 2017/18 cruise season with her visit to the Port of Port Elizabeth Saturday, 21 April 2018. This is five months after the MS Albatros officially opened the cruise season with her call to the city.  Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Port Manager for... Read more
Funding for the Africa’s ocean economy projects
A total of US$50 000 is to be allocated to projects in support of African oceans economy projects under the 2050 African Integrated Maritime Strategy. “A country’s foreign policy is firmly premised on its domestic priorities, hence, as South Africa, we expect great dividends from linking Indian Ocean Rim... Read more
Fishing community leaders push for sector probe
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