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WC govt taking National Fisheries Department to court

It's believed harbours in the province have been under-resourced, which have reportedly led to job losses.

FILE: FILE: The Western Cape government has accused the department of gross mismanagement of the province's harbours. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Government is set to take the National Fisheries Department to court.

It's accused the department of gross mismanagement of the province's harbours.

Premier Helen Zille said the 12 harbours in the province have been under-resourced, which has apparently resulted in job losses.

She said the provincial government has to take action.

"Are we having to turn to the courts to get the government to do what they're supposed to do? And we're going to be ensuring that we pass a bylaw in all our municipalities where these twelve small harbours are, to put it down in law where the responsibility for managing them lies."

LISTEN: WC Premier Helen Zille discusses the apparent poor management of harbours & how it's resulted in dilapidation & job losses

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