Jean Le May

Marulas: Africa’s miracle fruit

A nutritious food source, abundantly available in the drought-gripped Limpopo province and in Mpumalanga, has escaped the attention of Minister of Health Manto Tshabalala-Msimang.

Cites listing could curb perlemoen poaching

A proposal that could curb the illegal trade in perlemoen has fallen between two stools, with neither the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism nor its fisheries arm able to explain why the process has ground to a halt.

Historic garden goes to ruin

The executive committee of the Cape Town unicity trashed five years of negotiations and consultants’ reports costing R221 500 when it decided recently to scrap a plan to rejuvenate the historic, but degraded, Company’s Garden. Pressure from the South African Municipal Workers’ Union could be behind the decision.

Moosa takes on fishing’s heavyweights

Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism Valli Moosa seems set to challenge black empowerment fat cats as he considers ways to put an end to perlemoen poaching. Black empowerment companies have acquired big quotas as part of transformation in the fishing industry.

MP Dalling meets his own inquiry

Munnik found that Barclays MD Chris Ball, who authorised an overdraft, had known it would be used to pay for the ANC advertisements.

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