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Aquariums in Cape Town and Durban: a blue delight for all

Marine Month is the perfect time for a visit to the aquarium, where sea creatures and humans meet. The two biggest in South Africa...

South Africa could be swimming in opportunity

The republic is seeking ways to unlock the potential hidden in its oceans. Operation Phakisa has identified opportunities in aquaculture, ship building and maintenance, and fishing that will grow the blue economy. It is a strategy lead by The Seychelles and that requires continent-wide co-operation.

South African captains Costa Concordia’s final voyage

The cruise liner was finally floated off the reef where she was wrecked, on the shores of an Italian island, and began the long journey home. She is being towed to Genoa, where she will be scrapped. It has been the longest and most expensive marine salvage operation in history, captained by master South African salvager, Nicholas Sloane.

Boost for Addo's marine antipoaching efforts

Boost for Addo’s marine antipoaching efforts

Addo Elephant National Park's marine protection team has a new anti-poaching vessel that will be used to combat illegal fishing and poaching of the threatened abalone species in the protected area around Bird Island, an important breeding ground for gannets, penguins and a variety of marine life.

The humble flip-flop gets arty

Ocean Sole in Kenya is taking marine conservation and recycling to beautiful ends. It creates works of art, household items, jewellery and other objects out of discarded flip-flops that otherwise clog up the country's beaches, coast and waterways.
Pollution gets the boot

South African women marine pilots make history

Three South African women have set the standard in Africa by becoming the first black female marine pilots on the continent to gain open licences, enabling them to navigate ships of all sizes and types into local waters.
South African maritime industry set to grow

South African maritime industry set to grow

South Africa’s maritime industry is set to grow rapidly with the recent establishment of the South African Maritime Chamber of Commerce.
Transnet's R93bn turnaround plan

Video: uShaka Marine World

Video: uShaka Marine World, Durban

At the end of Golden Mile in South Africa's "Surf City" lies a world of sun, surf, entertainment and wild water rides. Spanning over 15 hectares of prime beachfront, uShaka Marine World is Africa's largest marine theme park and home to the fifth-largest aquarium in the world.
SA launches new research vessel

SA launches new research vessel

South Africa has launched the Ellen Khuzwayo, a R100-million scientific vessel that will conduct research on marine resources and oceanographic conditions in southern African waters.
SA's first biodiversity assessment

SA’s first biodiversity assessment

The government has launched South Africa's first national spatial biodiversity assessment, allowing the country to identify the areas of its environment most urgently in need of protection.


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