The country has everything going for it yet is plagued by debts and mismanaged budgets, as the disastrous $850mn fishing scheme clearly illustrates.
The new app - known as Abalobi - signals a lifeline for fisherfolk who were marginalised and never had legal rights to fish marine resources.
Some of the bodies found on mystery vessels are believed to be those of North Korean soldiers.
Fishermen are up in arms over a scheme to take rights from the previously disadvantaged and give them to a new group of previously disadvantaged.
The short-term profits from commercial exploitation of offshore mineral resources may imperil fishing communities.
Fishing licences for locals and the influx of traders from Zambia and the DRC should be controlled, writes Roman Grynberg.
The Ocean View fishers say they’re being forced into poverty by the government’s “flawed and corrupt” fishing permit processes.
Behind the Cape's illicit perlemoen trade are whole communities that rely on the income the illegal abalone fishers bring in.
Indigent fishermen may have been thrown a lifeline in the fishing industry, which is facing unprecedented turbulence.
Acting deputy director for fisheries Desmond Stevens denies any foul play in the reduction or issuing process of traditional line-fishing licences.
The fisheries department has announced fisherman who were refused line fishing rights may apply for exemptions pending an appeals process outcome.
Sub-Saharan Africa loses about $1.5-billion a year to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the high seas.
Mining on land very evidently leaves scars and long-term problems such as acid mine drainage.
South Africa has for years taken pride in having well-managed fisheries.
Activists and fishing groups are at odds with the department over 'unsustainable' catch allowances.
What harm could mining do to the sea bed?
Fishing is the lifeblood of Cabinda, a small exclave of Angola separated from the rest of the country by a sliver of the Democratic Republic of Congo.