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Kimon de Greef - Investigating the illicit abalone trade in the Cape

About six million abalone are estimated to be illicitly exported from our shores every year. The seafood delicacy, locally known as perlemoen, fetches more than R8,000 a plate in China and poachers are paid R500 a kilogram in Hout Bay and other fishing settlements to prise the shellfish from our reefs.

 

This shady world of drug dealers and Chinese criminal syndicates contaminates the police, the SA Revenue Service, the department for fisheries and the parks board. It may even have reached to the presidency with the Hawks investigating allegations of a R1 million bribe being paid to Jacob Zuma by abalone traders.

 

Investigative journalist Kimon de Greef has doggedly followed the workings of this black market for years. He will speak to the Cape Town Press Club on the illicit abalone trade.

 

De Greef is a rising star in freelance journalism in South Africa. He was in the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans this year. He has written for the New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic and National Geographic.

 

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Date Tuesday, October 09, 2018
   
Time 12:30 for 13:00
   
Venue Pavilion, Kelvin Grove
   
Cost R240 for members (R280 for cheque payments by members)
R275 special guest rate for this function (R315 for cheque payments by guests)
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