Water Crisis or Temporary Discomfort?
Oct04

Water Crisis or Temporary Discomfort?

The long-time-coming water crisis came as a surprise to thousands and served as a lesson to millions. How did it happen? The crisis came about for three main reasons: climatic conditions, population growth, and negligence of previous water-restriction policies. It simply wasn’t raining enough and people in Cape Town seldom ever had to think about water consumption. The cost of water in fact, only ever affected the percentage of...

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Scuba Diving Cape Town with Into The Blue
Oct02

Scuba Diving Cape Town with Into The Blue

We had the opportunity to interview Theo, from Into The Blue Diving Centre. Theo is a Dive Instructor, with intimate knowledge of the ocean, its creatures, and its moods. He shared personal insight into the life of a Scuba Diver in Cape Town. Find out what the perks, and challenges, of this extreme (and perhaps extremely meditative) water sport are!  How long have you been scuba diving and what is diving to you? Theo: Sho, okay...

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Ecoboards – the future of sustainable surfing
Aug27

Ecoboards – the future of sustainable surfing

Most surfers are conservationists by default.  However, if we were to unpack the materials surfboards are made of, we may start to question our altruistic naturalist stance. Surfboards of polished wood  Gone are the original Hawaiian days of surfboards made of polished wood. Surfboards are built out of non-biodegradable foam, plastered with fiberglass, and then coated with toxic resins.  Surfboards are made almost entirely from...

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How Millennials can play a role in saving our fish
Jun06

How Millennials can play a role in saving our fish

Seafood and sunny South Africa go together like peas and carrots. However, these days that match is not made in heaven.  More than 80% of the world’s commercial fish species are fully exploited or unsustainable. Amanzi takes a closer look at why and how Millennials can mitigate further decline. The current fish scenario in our Oceans The World Bank reports that consumption has doubled in the past 30 years.  Not only are we eating and...

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Take the plunge at the Two Oceans Aquarium
Mar26

Take the plunge at the Two Oceans Aquarium

As an experienced dive instructor, I’ve had the privilege of diving in the most awe-inspiring underworld locations in Southern Africa. However, I had never been to the one special space on our doorstep that offers a dive experience like none other. Scuba diving at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town is definitely worthy of being included on everyone’s bucket list. This was my experience. By Lisa Leathes. Diving with a diving legend...

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School teaches a lesson on plastic pollution
Mar14

School teaches a lesson on plastic pollution

Dainfern College put an inventive spin on their Swimathon annual fundraiser. They wanted to highlight plastic pollution, so they added plastic bottles into their swimming pool before the swimathon. In line with the Dainfern College Foundation’s aim to ‘multiply our impact on the world around us,’ they had the school collect as many plastic bottles as possible. These were then thrown into the pool before the Grade 4-7 pupils swam, to...

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