Thursday, April 4, 2013

Feike at the Franschoek Literary Festival

Feike's Shaheen Moolla has been invited by Noseweek to talk about the mess that has come to define fisheries governance in South Africa at the Franschoek Literary Festival on 18 May 2013.

The talk and discussion will take place at the Protea Hotel and start at 10am. It is certainly hoped that senior officials from DAFF will attend and debate Shaheen's views and opinions. 

Shaheen will address a broad range of crises afflicting the fisheries department, including the catastrophic impact of ANC policy to deploy its unskilled and unqualified cadres to the two most senior positions in the fisheries department, the nonchalant admission that departmental and ministerial incompetence and bungling has resulted in South African waters being un-patrolled and unmonitored for more than 12 months; the failure to successfully undertake a single fisheries research trip in 12 months; the destruction of R500 million in assets without the slightest of consequences; the ongoing failure to prepare for the upcoming fishing rights allocation process (and the continuous lies and deception surrounding the state of preparedness for this critical process) ... 

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