‘Billions unlocked for ocean economy’

2016-04-13 06:00
: President Jacob Zuma during his visit to the port of Port Elizabeth on Friday. Left is the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa.                        photo: werner hills

: President Jacob Zuma during his visit to the port of Port Elizabeth on Friday. Left is the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa. photo: werner hills

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  • R80 million for the rehabilitation and maintenance of proclaimed fishing harbours in Gansbaai, Saldanha Bay, Struisbaai, Gordon’s Bay and Lamberts Bay in the Western Cape;
  • The establishment of three new ports in the Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal;
  • Investment of more than R400 million is assured from the private sector and the government for ten aquaculture farms in the Eastern, Western and Northern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal;
  • The Siyazama Aquaculture Cooperative in Hamburg sold its first harvest to the Cape Town Fish Market in Cape Town, and
  • Twelve new Aquaculture projects, including inland provinces such as Mpumalanga and Gauteng have been identified.

Zuma said a skill core is needed to grow the ocean economy. “We are very pleased to announce the establishment of the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) to the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

“This was made possible by a contribution of R295 million from the National Skills Fund.”

Two maritime schools were established this year :. The Ngwenyathi Senior Secondary School in Nxarhuni and George Randell Senior Secondary School, both in the East London area.

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