The Next World (Wa)te(r) Crisis
Dec06

The Next World (Wa)te(r) Crisis

Cape Town was the first major modern city to face a water crisis. In the next couple of months to years, capital cities all over the world will also face the threat of running out of clean water.    “The notion that water is plentiful – it covers 70% of the planet – is false, as only 2.5% of all water is freshwater.” “The notion that water is plentiful – it covers 70% of the planet – is false, as only 2.5% of all...

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2018 Two Oceans Tuna Derby
Nov19

2018 Two Oceans Tuna Derby

The Two Oceans Tuna Derby – one of the biggest and most anticipated fishing events of the year.   In the tuna fishing world, this derby is one of the best. Endorsed by  Two Oceans Marine, it is has been running for fifteen years and it includes participants from all over the world. The event starts by the Atlantic Boat Club, in Houtbay harbor – but the fishing takes place round about 20 to 50 nautical miles...

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Seal Snorkeling & Kayaking With Bucketlist
Nov15

Seal Snorkeling & Kayaking With Bucketlist

We sent our Amanzi detectives to check out two of Bucketlist’s water-focused adventures packages.   Bucketlist is a Cape Town based adventure business. The team members are local and lekker – kind, supportive and patient guides who made us feel comfortable and safe wherever we went. Most importantly, the Bucketlist team is genuinely passionate about their water-job and delivering the best quality service. First, we did:...

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A Millennial’s Solution to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Problem
Nov07

A Millennial’s Solution to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Problem

“FOR SOCIETY TO PROGRESS, WE SHOULD NOT ONLY MOVE FORWARD BUT ALSO CLEAN UP AFTER OURSELVES.” – BOYAN SLAT, CEO & FOUNDER “Let’s face it – humans are by nature careless with trash” With an exponential increase in plastic and waste materials throughout the years, it was time for an ocean cleanup solution conceived by a Millennial. The problem of plastic pollution, and waste material...

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Victory for Marine Biodiversity Protection In South Africa
Oct30

Victory for Marine Biodiversity Protection In South Africa

The South African cabinet has approved 20 new protected marine areas –  an area perimeter two and a half times larger than the Kruger National Park.   The objectives are to:  1) Protect our ocean’s heritage for future generations. 2) Contribute to fisheries sustainability. 3) Advance marine ecotourism. 4) Help maintain resilience in ecosystems that are under stress from climate change.    A Network Of Marine Biodiversity  ...

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Two Sailing Conductors & A Mantis
Aug13

Two Sailing Conductors & A Mantis

It was the Dalai Lama that said: “Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before”. When two music-loving dudes set sail from Sydney to Berlin for the love of music, they were going to a lot of places (31 countries). And then SA’s enigmatic muso, Jack Mantis, joined them. The Sailing Conductors Ben and Hannes were two German sound engineers, aspiring musicians and had just graduated.  They weren’t going to follow a...

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