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Gallery: Celebrate Marine Month in South Africa

National Marine Month is celebrated from 1 to 31 October in South Africa; it's a time when protecting the country's marine resources comes to the fore. One of the reasons to take action is because the oceans feed us. Learn more about our seas by viewing our gallery.

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.

World Oceans Day in SA

South Africa commemorated World Oceans Day and the declaration of 2009 as the International Year of the Shark by highlighting the country's continuing commitment to shark conservation.
SA claims vast tracts of sea floor

SA claims vast tracts of sea floor

South Africa is about to get a whole lot bigger. An initiative in terms of the UN Law of the Sea Convention is likely to enlarge the country's borders to include an unclaimed million square kilometres - of ocean floor.
Shosholoza's story of Good Hope

Shosholoza’s story of Good Hope

Many yachtsmen would baulk at the thought of the America's Cup being sailed in the notoriously rough waters off Cape Town. But that's where Africa's first challenger in the history of sailing's most prestigious event hails from: the Cape of Storms. The Cape of Good Hope.


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