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Earth’s oldest ‘fungi’ found in South Africa

A recent scientific discovery in South Africa, ancient fungi-like fossils, have once again put the country on the map in the palaeontology field. It...

South African entrepreneurs talk about making eco-friendly products

Several small business owners made a conscious decision to produce non-toxic and biodegradable products. Here's their why.Melissa Javan Her passion for the environment and making...

Aquariums in Cape Town and Durban: a blue delight for all

Marine Month is the perfect time for a visit to the aquarium, where sea creatures and humans meet. The two biggest in South Africa...

Plans to tap into South Africa’s oceans on track

Operation Phakisa to promote economic growth and job creation is surging ahead. Its oceans economy lab is in the implementation phase. This comes as South Africa's oceans are estimated to have the potential to contribute up to R177-billion to gross domestic product.

Lewis Pugh in ‘world’s most dangerous swim’

The human polar bear is in the Antarctic to swim five consecutive 1km swims in waters as cold as -1.7°C to help draw attention to his campaign to have the Ross Sea declared a marine protected area.

South Africa resumes seafood exports to Russia

For the first time since the late 1990s, Russia has granted 12 South African companies rights to start exporting canned and frozen fish to the Eurasian country.

South Africa resumes seafood exports to Russia

For the first time since the late 1990s, Russia has granted 12 South African companies rights to start exporting canned and frozen fish to the Eurasian country.

Cape bones add new chapter to human history

Out of Africa always something new, or in this case something very old. An ancient skeleton unearthed on the Cape's West Coast has provided a new DNA variant. Researchers have found he belonged to the earliest group of humans to diverge from "Mitochondrial Eve", our common ancestor.

South Africa could be swimming in opportunity

The republic is seeking ways to unlock the potential hidden in its oceans. Operation Phakisa has identified opportunities in aquaculture, ship building and maintenance, and fishing that will grow the blue economy. It is a strategy lead by The Seychelles and that requires continent-wide co-operation.

The growth of fish farming in South Africa

Seafood is popular on many menus, but over-fishing is costing the oceans dearly. Aquaculture is one answer, with fish farmed for consumption in protected environments. In South Africa, the industry is in its infancy, but companies are farming fish that are green-listed on the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative.