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Environment Ocean Watch

System failure: sewage spill shuts Durban beaches

Bathing has been banned in South Africa’s surf city, writes Fred Kockott. This report was updated on 11 May.

Environment Wild Swim

Xolobeni residents open their homes for wild adventures, but Mantashe bails on planned visit

While heavy rains have put paid to a ministerial visit to Xolobeni tomorrow, it has not stopped intrepid wild swimmers from visiting the area to raise funds for eco-tourism and

Environment Ocean Watch Wild Swim

Wild swimmers and Gwede Mantashe converge on Xolobeni

As swimmers and safety crew prepare for this week’s Wild Swim, Luke Riley reports that sharks in the sea are not the only threats that need to be addressed.

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Xolobeni’s destiny in youngsters’ hands

Starry, starry fight: Destiny is in the sands for proud Pondos American journalism intern Luke Riley muses on southern skies, a patch of land beneath it, and the fight for

Environment Ocean Watch Wild Swim Wild Walk series

Swimmers promote alternatives to mining the Wild Coast

Over five days, eight people will swim 22 km in the Pondoland Marine Protected Area First published by GroundUp By Luke Riley A legendary charity swimmer has thrown his rubber

Environment Ocean Watch Wild Swim Wild Walk series

After muddy Midmar, the Wild Coast beckons

Roving Reporters is organising a pod of swimmers to slowly make their way along 22km of the Wild Coast to raise money for eco-tourism,   marine conservation and environmental journalism training.

Environment Ocean Watch

8 Milers set out to raise R3,8 million for good causes

PROTECTION of the oceans – and rhino conservation – will come under the spotlight when more than 12,000 swimmers take part in this year’s aQuellé Midmar Mile, writes FRED KOCKOTT.

Environment Thin Green Line

Activists lose bid to shut down coal mine

Interdict application to halt operations at the Somkhele coal mine thrown out with costs

Environment Ocean Watch TOP STORIES

Fish farming fervour gets “dished”

Plans to use fish farming as a way to lift the country out of the economic ghetto took a beating at a recent marine science session. Thabiso Goba was at

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Gastropod girl Janna is pitch perfect

Things are moving a little quicker for a KwaZulu-Natal student of snails after she was picked to pitch for film funding.