March 30, 2015 // MLA CONFERENCE – KWA ZULU NATAL (7-9 AUGUST 2015)

This year’s Maritime Law Association (MLA) will be held at Nyala Safari Lodge, Hluhluwe, Kwa-Zula Natal from 7 – 9 August 2015. Nyala Private Game Reserve provides a unique bush experience in the heart of one of South Africa’s most diverse conservation regions. Nestled between the wilderness reserves of Mkuze, Hluhluwe, St Lucia and Sodwana […]

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March 30, 2015 // PRICE IS KING

It is submitted that a predictable and continuous supply of fish is key to any fishing business that relies on the processing and / or trading of fish or fish products into local or foreign markets. As a consequence a common practice has developed within the South African fishing industry where long term supply agreements […]

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February 3, 2015 // DIESEL REFUNDS – MAKING SURE YOUR CLAIMS ARE VALID

Over the past two years we have dealt with a number of matters relating to validity of claims for diesel refunds by users of diesel in the fishing industry. By way of background the diesel refund system was brought into effect to encourage and enable primary production in South Africa and as such allows for […]

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December 1, 2014 // FISHING INDUSTRY NEWS – OCTOBER 2014

NEW WRECK REMOVAL REGIME FOR SOUTH AFRICA   Since vessels have had the ability to sail around the tip of Africa, the Southern African coast line has become the resting place for many a vessel, predominantly due to our traditionally dangerous seas. As such the ability of South African authorities to prevent wreck situations or […]

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December 1, 2014 // FISHING INDUSTRY NEWS – AUGUST 2014

FISHING INDUSTRY NEWS ARTICLE – AUGUST 2014 BEWARE OF HIDDEN CLAIMS WHEN PURCHASING A VESSEL   INTRODUCTION It is a generally accepted principle of our law that in respect of moveable property such as a vessel, once the purchase price has been paid in full then on delivery of the vessel to the buyer ownership […]

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