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Visible policing sees a drop in abalone poaching

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Inshore and ashore operations against abalone poaching in the Overberg region of the Western Cape this month yielded good results in line with one...

Green Scorpions making a difference in maritime law enforcement

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The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF), though its Green Scorpions law enforcement division, is a major contributor to the marine protection services...

New marine protected areas need patrolling – ISS

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The recent gazetting of 20 new marine protected areas (MPAs) in terms of South Africa’s Operation Phakisa to develop the blue economy is welcoming...

SA Navy funding and capacity need careful consideration – ISS

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South Africa's sole foray into countering piracy – Operation Copper – is part of the National Development Plan (NDP) which recommended the...

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...

Close to eight thousand searches conducted for maritime law compliance

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The oceans economy component of Operation Phakisa intends using its enhanced and co-ordinated compliance and enforcement programme to up visibility in South...

DAFF working on illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing as part of...

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The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) is a major player in government's blue economy initiative under the Operation Phakisa umbrella...

South Africa is still committed to the blue economy – Zuma

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President Jacob Zuma used this week's Terminal Operators conference and exhibition in Durban to remind South Africans the blue economy aspect of...

New Navy hydrographic vessel represents a R1.8 billion investment – Zuma

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The Commander-in-Chief of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), President Jacob Zuma, has confirmed the investment detail of at least one of...

CSIR contributing to blue economy growth

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In its latest annual report, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) notes that the Oceans Economy component of Operation Phakisa...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...