Fishy mackerel quota papers land fisheries minister in hot water

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Fishy mackerel quota papers land fisheries minister in hot water

Court ordered Barbara Creecy to hand over ‘missing’ documents, but some are still outstanding

Senior reporter

It’s the poisoned chalice of South African politics: a department that capsizes careers.

Environment, forestry and fisheries minister Barbara Creecy has been drawn into a legal wrangle within the fisheries portfolio over documents related to the country’s latest fishing rights allocations.    

Creecy, appointed to cabinet in May last year, was ordered by the Western Cape High Court to hand over documents, or explain why they were missing, in a tussle over horse mackerel rights...

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