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Combatting fisheries organised crime

It should be addressed under the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, with severe penalties of 25 years to life

Case closed: The #listeria outbreak was caused by Enterprise polony

The health department will tell you what you should be binning and how to do it safely without causing another public health nightmare.

Keep an open mind on the land debate: Maria Ramos

The land debate has to be approached calmly and responsibly says Barclays Africa Group chief executive Maria Ramos.

Land value calculation is flawed

New methods of valuing agricultural land may inadvertently harm reform

New app for small-scale fishing industry

The new app - known as Abalobi - signals a lifeline for fisherfolk who were marginalised and never had legal rights to fish marine resources.

Fishing-rights stink clings to top official Stevens

The fisheries department’s director of stakeholder relations, Desmond Stevens, is an elusive man.

Fishing-rights stink clings to top official Stevens

Industry players question why senior fisheries official Desmond Stevens remains in his post after an allocation disaster.

Ocean View fishers drowned out by policy

The Ocean View fishers say they’re being forced into poverty by the government’s “flawed and corrupt” fishing permit processes.

Fisheries dept announces plans to suspend ‘scapegoat’ director

​The department of agriculture has issued notice of its intention to suspend Desmond Stevens, who his lawyer says is being used "as a scapegoat".

Joemat-Pettersson and fisheries group agree to court order

Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has agreed to a binding court order with the South African Commercial Linefish Association.

Controversial fishing rights process leaves many stranded

Despite Tina Joemat-Pettersson's address on the fishing rights allocation process, some line fishers are still unsure about the controversial process.

Lift of SA’s meat export ban in sight

SA has met international conditions to recover its foot-and-mouth disease-free status, paving the way for meat export bans to be lifted.

Acting fisheries DDG in hot water over Facebook comment

The acting director deputy director general of fisheries, Desmond Stevens, says his Facebook post was "in jest" and not meant to be racist.

Joemat-Pettersson is innocent, says fisheries department

There are no substantive grounds for Zuma to institute disciplinary measures against Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, says her department.

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.

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Disrupt the corrupt

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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