ocean economy

The NDP at five: lessons learnt, emerging challenges and enhancing implementation

The plan was about our dreams and aspirations and actionable steps to achieve them, said Minister Jeff Radebe, in recounting its successes. Sulaiman Philip The National...

Abalone aquaculture could end poaching

Poaching has almost wiped out abalone along South Africa's coast, but a research project is showing a viable way to build a commercial farm...

State of the Nation Address 2017: full speech

In his State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma declared 2017 the year of Oliver Reginald Tambo, who would have been 100 had...

Antarctica: new frontier for South Africa’s ocean economy

Venturing into Antarctica could provide numerous economic benefits to South Africa. Norway and South Africa recently held a workshop to flesh out the potential...

Tapping into South Africa’s ocean economy

There is much more to South Africa's oceans than just a holiday attraction. They have the potential to create 70 000 jobs and add more than R30-billion to our economy over the next four years, writes Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa.

Africa: advancing gender equality in ocean economy, navy

South African Zimasa Mabela made history on 26 August when she took command of the SAS Umhloti as the first African woman to captain an active navy vessel. The Institute for Security Studies says there is a shift in gender equality in the maritime sector, with Africa leading the way.

A working effort to improve SA’s competitiveness

 Despite the current challenges which are impacting negatively on the country’s economic growth and outlook, Brand South Africa is cognisant that the implementation of the National Development Plan and its supporting plans.

Plans to tap into South Africa’s oceans on track

Operation Phakisa to promote economic growth and job creation is surging ahead. Its oceans economy lab is in the implementation phase. This comes as South Africa's oceans are estimated to have the potential to contribute up to R177-billion to gross domestic product.

End of year statement by President Jacob Zuma

Read South African President Jacob Zuma’s statement to mark the end of 2014.

South Africa could be swimming in opportunity

The republic is seeking ways to unlock the potential hidden in its oceans. Operation Phakisa has identified opportunities in aquaculture, ship building and maintenance, and fishing that will grow the blue economy. It is a strategy lead by The Seychelles and that requires continent-wide co-operation.