It’s no secret that South Africa’s fishing industry is in a mess. Some say the trouble started when Valli Moosa left the cabinet in 2004. Why? Because, they say, Moosa was the last minister who was strong enough to stand up to the well-connected predators who see the country’s marine resources as just another asset to be plundered – one such well-known family name that comes up in this regard rhymes with Hake.
A government agency that depends on the proceeds of crime to stay in business! What next?