How much do you know about the ocean?

National Marine Month is under way in South Africa, and it is the perfect time to shine a spotlight on the country’s unique, geographic position. The ocean economy has the potential to alleviate poverty and create jobs. But how much do you really know about our seas?

Image description South Africa’s ocean economy has the potential to help the country achieve its goal of poverty alleviation and job creation, as outlined in the National Development Plan. (Image: Media Club South Africa)

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Research and text: Priya Pitamber

Graphic: Sachin Baboo

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Sources:
Department of Environmental Affairs
The Conversation
South African Government
Operation Phakisa