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Port investments an economic contribution – Mbalula

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Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula unveiled critical investments that will contribute to advancing South Africa’s economic interests through Operation Phakisa. The investments include construction of an...

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...

Request for Offer for SA Navy offshore patrol vessels withdrawn

The SA Navy's offshore patrol capabilities will be firmly on the bridges of its Valour Class frigates, Heroine Class submarines, the supply...

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...

Armscor keeping mum on Project Hotel

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Armscor is keeping its cards close to the chest as regards a new hydrographic vessel for the SA Navy under Project Hotel...

Armscor still “going through internal processes” for new naval platform tender...

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It's been more than a year since tender submissions for projects Hotel and Biro closed and Armscor is still "going through internal...

Norway and South Africa co-operating on stopping illegal and unlawful fishing

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South Africa's law enforcement efforts at sea, particularly as far as illegal fishing is concerned, have been boosted by Norway which is...

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...

KZN coastal protection contract cancelled, could impact on ocean economy

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Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa's latest additions to South African marine protected areas (MPAs) will bring ocean protection within the country's exclusive...

South Africa’s proposed marine protected areas need proper patrolling

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa's plans to add 22 marine protected areas (MPAs) and bring South Africa's ocean protection in its exclusive...

Phakisa’s shipbuilding component needs Biro and Hotel announcements to get going

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Showcasing the shipbuilding element of government's Operation Phakisa initiative is still some way off with Armscor not currently prepared to release any...

More platforms needed to patrol and protect South African maritime resources

The time-honoured military adage of not being able to control what one cannot patrol has taken on added importance in the South...

“Worrying trend” of cancelling or deferring African maritime conferences

Institute for Security Studies (ISS) conflict management and peacebuilding researcher Timothy Walker maintains the recent and sudden cancellation of the Maritime and...

Taking Africa’s blue economy to the next level at Maritime Africa,...

The conference and exhibition will take place at the CTICC in Cape Town from 23-24 November.Africa's maritime domain has vast potential for wealth creation,...

Taking Africa’s blue economy to the next level at Maritime Africa,...

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Africa's maritime domain has vast potential for wealth creation, and while traditional maritime activities have intensified and developed, a collaborative effort from all AU...

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...

Stretched SAAF maritime capability faces increased workload

The SA Air Force (SAAF) has only one squadron dedicated to maritime patrol and reconnaissance and it currently has seven aircraft on...

SAS enters into MOU with China shipbuilding trading company

Southern African Shipyards has entered into a memorandum of understanding with China Shipbuilding Trading Company.Southern African Shipyards (SAS) has entered into a memorandum of...

SAS enters into MOU with China shipbuilding trading company

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Southern African Shipyards (SAS) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China Shipbuilding Trading Company (CSTC), a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding...

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...

Navy ready to help in Zuma’s ocean economy plan

The maritime arm of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is ready and willing to be part of President Jacob Zuma's plan...