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Antarctica: new frontier for South Africa’s ocean economy

Venturing into Antarctica could provide numerous economic benefits to South Africa. Norway and South Africa recently held a workshop to flesh out the potential...

Hanli Prinsloo: ‘Fall in love with the ocean, to save it’

South African Hanli Prinsloo travels the world to capture images of life in the sea. She gives public talks about falling in love with the ocean, a necessary step to protect it. She also heads I Am Water, an organisation that teaches children about ocean conservation.

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?

SA site eyes world heritage status

Oceans Day puts the focus on South Africa’s fish stocks

The ocean as a resource was highlighted at World Oceans Day celebrations, with WWF South Africa's Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative highlighting its #SASSIStories campaign, and various speakers pointing to the dangers of overfishing, pollution and other issues.
Eastern Cape hooks into SA's ocean economy

Eastern Cape hooks into SA’s ocean economy

South Africa estimates its "blue gold" could contribute as much as R177- million to the economy by 2033. With two major port cities and its established industrial development zones, the Eastern Cape is set to become the hub of this maritime economic activity.
Swimming the Seven Seas to save the world's oceans

Swimming the Seven Seas to save the world’s oceans

Lewis Pugh, ocean advocate and endurance swimmer, set out on Thursday on his "most ambitious expedition yet": to become the first person to undertake a long-distance swim in each of the classical Seven Seas, to highlight the need for protected areas in oceans around the world.

A Mad Swim from Mozambique to Madagascar

On the long drive back from East London after the Iron Man triathlon, two Captonians decided to do "something absolutely epic" – and settled on a 500km swim from Mozambique to the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar. In doing so, they are raising funds for Miles for Smiles.

Centre studies South Africa’s oceans

Three oceans affect South Africa – the Atlantic, Indian and Southern – with cool and warm waters juxtaposed, giving rise to unique marine and land ecosystems. Studying these oceans with a view to forecasting their state is the work of the Nansen-Tutu Centre for Marine Environmental Research.
Protecting South Africa's coastline pays off

Cape Town a Volvo Ocean Race stop

Cape Town a Volvo Ocean Race stop

Cape Town will feature as a stop for the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race, it was announced last month. The city has a long history with the event, going back to the original Whitbread Around the World race in 1973/74.

Volvo Race boost for Cape Town firm

Worldsport, a Cape Town-based events management company, has been chosen to organise the stopovers of the 2011/2012 Volvo Ocean Race in both Abu Dhabi and the Mother City.
Cape Town has Africa’s best airport


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