Dyer Island Trust teaches people to protect marine heritage
The team at Dyer Island Conservation Trust knows that it takes a community to protect marine life and heritage; it is not a job for one organisation. The Western Cape group engages with local communities and tourists, teaching them about how to save our oceans and its creatures.
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.
Helping people and nature coexist
The Kruger to Canyons Biosphere, South Africa's fourth internationally recognised Man and Biosphere Reserve, aims both to conserve nature and wildlife and to improve the lives of 1.5-million people living near conservation areas in the region stretching from the Blyde River Canyon to the Kruger National Park.
Oil production in South Africa
South Africa - an oil producing country? The opening of the Sable oil field, 150km southwest of Mossel Bay, has effectively tripled SA's oil production. Added to Sasol's coal-to-petroleum contribution, 45 000 barrels a day from Mossgas and 15 000 from PetroSA's two existing oilfields, it means that South Africa now produces roughly half of its petroleum needs.