Fishing Industry

MK vet cuts fishermen’s lifelines

Acting deputy director for fisheries Desmond Stevens denies any foul play in the reduction or issuing process of traditional line-fishing licences.

Fisheries department grants line fishers interim relief

The fisheries department has announced fisherman who were refused line fishing rights may apply for exemptions pending an appeals process outcome.

Seafood setback

South Africa has for years taken pride in having well-managed fisheries.

Green Party sees red over rock lobster

Activists and fishing groups are at odds with the department over 'unsustainable' catch allowances.

Sea sore

Mining on land very evidently leaves scars and long-term problems such as acid mine drainage.

Sea sore

What harm could mining do to the sea bed?

Oil-rich Cabinda the poorer for it

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.

Quotas distinctly fishy, locals say

Fishermen believe the new 'experimental' permits are an ANC ploy to gain their votes. Fiona Macleod reports.

Sustainable fishing is a matter of choice

Consumer choice drives production and capitalism and colour-coding is changing demand patterns and the species caught, writes Sipho Kigs.

Carbon dioxide ‘driving fish mad’

Researchers find that it is making them increasingly vulnerable to predators.

Fisheries in a flap

Marine interests are up in arms after vital areas were left out of its transfer to the agriculture department.


Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs