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More Pondo magic than you can shake a stick at

Rural homestays on the Wild Coast have become vital grassroots eco-tourism ventures on hallowed ground, writes Matt Vend.

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Green fashion: the slowdown

Our fashion choices are killing the oceans. Diony Lalieu explains why… and what’s being done to roll back the plastic tide.

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Take a walk on the wild side

Become an environmental watchdog Intrepid, tough and rugged reporters are to get a unique environmental journalism training opportunity as part of a drive to promote marine conservation and grassroots ecotourism

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Dangling limpets and silver dancing girls provide much food for thought

Marine biology student Natalie dos Santos learns how many amaMpondo live off the sea and wonders if there might be limits to the feast it provides.

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This is your captain speaking: harbour ban lifted… sort of

Transnet National Ports Authority has provisionally lifted its ban on fishing and commercial diving in Durban harbour, but warned port users they did so at their own risk.

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Marine science student inspired to make film to save to the Wild Coast

A DURBAN marine biology student hopes to be become a game setter in saving the Pondoland Marine Protected Area (MPA) from heavy minerals mining. RALPH MAKADI  and CRAIG BISHOP report.

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Ten more swimmers join the Wild Friends campaign trail

A group of Capetonians are swimming a 22km relay from Cape Point to Simonstown tomorrow to support conservation efforts in the sensitive northern Wild Coast eco-system which is under threat

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Pulling out all the strokes to save the Wild Coast

A group of sea-sunned, East London open water swimming obsessives are also pulling out all their strokes to support eco-tourism, marine conservation and associated environmental journalism training in the Pondoland

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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.

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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.