Benguela Current

How much do you know about the ocean?

National Marine Month is under way in South Africa, and it is the perfect time to shine a spotlight on the country's unique, geographic position. The ocean economy has the potential to alleviate poverty and create jobs. But how much do you really know about our seas?

Gallery: Celebrate Marine Month in South Africa

National Marine Month is celebrated from 1 to 31 October in South Africa; it's a time when protecting the country's marine resources comes to the fore. One of the reasons to take action is because the oceans feed us. Learn more about our seas by viewing our gallery.

SA signs Benguela conservation pact

South Africa, Angola and Namibia have signed an agreement to protect the Benguela Current marine ecosystem, which stretches from Port Elizabeth on South Africa's coast to Cabinda in the north of Angola and is one of the richest ecosystems on earth.