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Ghana drafts plan to protect blue economy

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Ghana sees enormous potential in its blue economy, but faces threats including piracy, illegal fishing, drug smuggling and human trafficking. The new National Integrated Maritime...

Maritime security “fundamental” to African peace

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The African Union (AU), according to its political affairs, peace and security (PSC) department, views maritime security as “a fundamental component” of the continent’s...

AU excellence award for ISS

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The ISS (Institute for Security Studies) is the recipient of the African Union's (AU) 2018 special award of excellence for its partnership...

Modest results to date for blue economy component of Operation Phakisa

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Respected South African think-tank, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), maintains South Africa's ambitious blue economy initiative has "so far achieved only...

Op Phakisa’s blue economy component needs new Navy platforms to provide...

With a handful of exceptions the blue economy component of government's Operation Phakisa appears becalmed. The Department of Public Works has embarked on...

Indian Ocean can be the key driver of economies

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President Jacob Zuma says more innovative ways need to be developed to use oceans sustainably for food, transport, trade and other activities. He...

“Bureaucratic drag” contributing to lack of new maritime patrol assets

The shortage of modern equipment and platforms to satisfactorily patrol South Africa's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) has been put down to "bureaucratic...

Operation Phakisa is creating jobs with more to come

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Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, has told a briefing ahead of his departmental budget vote...

Zuma updates blue economy sector of Operation Phakisa

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Speaking in Port Elizabeth President Jacob Zuma said more than R17 billion has been unlocked in the national economy since the launch...

South Africa now a member of the International Maritime Organisation

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More impetus has come the way of the blue economy sector of President Jacob Zuma's Operation Phakisa initiative with South Africa this...

South African delegation at first ever IORA blue economy conference

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South Africa's plan to make its oceans and the potential in and on them into contributors to grow the national economy has...

South African delegation attends first ever IORA blue economy conference

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A South African delegation is currently in Mauritius attending a blue economy conference organised by the Indian Ocean Rima Association (IORA). The two...

New Navy platforms will be the bulk of shipbuilding activity for...

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The SA Navy's need for additional hulls is currently the only driver of the shipbuilding component of the blue economy initiative that...

Indian Ocean Rim Association to host blue economy workshop in Durban

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In six weeks' time the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), of which South Africa is a member, will, along with the Human...