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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Cave Diving – boldly going where no man has gone before
Jan15

Cave Diving – boldly going where no man has gone before

Cave diving is classified as an extreme sport. The list of things that can go wrong is endless. Equipment or light failure, leaking scuba tanks, broken guidelines, getting lost, cave collapse and poor visibility, to name a few. This 69-year old Marine Biology Professor defies the risks and dives to places no other humans have been to discover new life. Cave Diving is all in a typical day’s work He’s not your typical bespectacled...

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Wavescape Festival – Clifton 4th Beach
Nov06

Wavescape Festival – Clifton 4th Beach

Wavescape Festival – Clifton 4th Beach Join us under the stars for the 14th year of the Wavescape Surf & Ocean conservation festival. We’re proud to have become one of Cape Town’s premier summer festivals. This year, we bring you 26 surfing and ocean films from around the world screened in 3 indoor locations, The Labia Cinema (6pm and 8pm, Thu 7 to Sun 10 Dec, R80), Jack Black Beer (7pm, 5th Dec, R80) and Wawa Wooden...

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A true story about Turtles – Georgina Jones
Oct25

A true story about Turtles – Georgina Jones

Over a hundred million years ago, a lumbering armour-plated creature decided to head back to the sea. Maybe life on land was just too dangerous. Or maybe the effort of hauling all that armour around on its sturdy legs was just too much. Or maybe there was tempting food to be had.  Our guest contributor, Georgina Jones, a highly-regarded marine naturalist and author, shares her extensive marine knowledge on turtles with our readers. ...

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