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Hokulea - False Bay Hope Spot

Before their momentous arrival in Cape Town, Hōkūleʻa and her crew made an important stop in False Bay near Simon's Town, South Africa.

Nainoa Thompson, master navigator aboard Hōkūleʻa said, “We had no reason to go to False Bay, but we made a...


Ceremony of Friendship

Cape Town Arrival Flyer Nov 14 Page 001

On Saturday, 14 November 2015, Cape Town welcomes the Hōkūleʻa crew at 14:00 at the V&A Marina Jetty 2 Quay 6 (South Africa time). Follow the crew around the world at www.Hokulea.com


Congratulations Overstrand Municipality

Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot

Overstrand Municipality, 'Home of the Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot' won the Greenest Municipality Award for BIODIVERSITY AND COASTAL MANAGEMENT tonight at the award ceremony in Somerset West. How proud we are to live in one of the most beautiful...


Hōkūleʻa 2015 South Africa

The iconic Polynesian canoe Hōkūle`a safely entered False Bay Hope Spot on the 10th of November 2015 and is in port at Simons Town, South Africa thanks to the continued support of N.S.R.I and the NSRI Station 10 Simon's Town. Mahalo...


Maritime Summit

The Eastern Cape Maritime Summit is taking place on November the 13th in Port Elizabeth. The summit seeks to encourage trade and investment in the region and assist entrepreneurs and investors understand how to tap into the 'blue economy',...


Congratulations WildREACH

On Tuesday the 29th of September 2015 Rhodes University’s Environmental
Committee hosted the 2015 Environmental Awards. WildREACH won the
Rhodes University Student Society/Residence Category. WildREACH  
promotes social and environmental...


National Marine Week

What are you doing to celebrate this week?

National Marine Week is a campaign that aims to educate all South Africans about the role oceans play in their daily lives. It is celebrated every year during the second week of October.

Marine Week LogoThis year’s...


Sewage & Run-Off Pollution

by Jessica Vyvyan-Robinson

When one looks at a world map and sees the vastness of our oceans, it’s easy to think of the effluent we pump into aquatic systems as no more than a literal drop in the sea. And yet, the perception that the ocean is...


International Coastal Clean-up Day 2015

On International Coastal Clean-up Day, 19 September 2015, the Deputy Minister
of Environmental Affairs Barbara Thomson led a community cleanup of Eastern
Beach, East London. SST was in attendance, running a photography-based
awareness project for...


DEA & SST Beach Cleanup

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS GETS READY TO LEAD EAST LONDON BEACH CLEANUP IN CONJUNCTION WITH SUSTAINABLE SEAS TRUST

On Saturday 19th September, East Londoners will join hundreds of thousands of volunteers all across the world in...


Did You Know?

“Over 90% of all top marine predators have disappeared from the oceans.”

- Myers et al. 2007
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