Grade 12 – Maritime Economics

December 2, 2016

The fishing industry in southern Africa and the southern islands

Although fishing vessels operate out of all southern African ports, most of the southern African fishing industry is based at ports along the west coast from Walvis Bay in Namibia to Hout Bay near Cape Town, and also operate from Kalk Bay on False Bay, Hermanus and Gansbaai on the […]
December 2, 2016

Promoting responsible attitudes towards the marine environment

Many people are unaware of the need for marine conservation. Some only show an interest when a shipping accident has caused an oil spill; others are concerned about matters such as pollution (not only oil pollution but also the dumping of non-biodegradable items in the sea), overfishing and poaching. All […]
December 2, 2016

Test yourself

Develop a Marine Conservation Awareness Programme for your community or school. Include the following in that programme : A short PowerPoint presentation on problems confronting the oceans An attractive poster that draws attention to the problems associated with overfishing or pollution A newspaper article outlining the need for marine conservation […]
December 9, 2016

Test Yourself: Example National Senior Certificate Exam

QUESTION 1: THE MARITIME WORLD 1.1   Give two reasons for no commercial ships operating with coal-fired boilers now when 100 years ago, it was the fuel used by virtually all ships. [2 x 2: 4] 1.2  Some shipowners are exploring several more eco-friendly ways to power their ships. Give two examples of […]