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Join our SST/ICC cleanup week!

Remember when the Swartkops estuary was swimmable and free of rubbish? That was not so long ago. There was also a time when the places where we live, work and play had fewer ‘plastic flowers’ and less litter on the streets. These days, though,...


SST, NMU host workshop

Xhosa people have a saying, ‘It takes a village’, meaning it takes a village to raise a child, and we need to take the same attitude towards the environment. Just like a child, the environment needs nurturing – and protection.

This was one...


Are You On The Map?

Are you on the map? If you're part of any initiative that is aimed at keeping our seas around Africa clean, you should be. 

This project is part of creating a waste-related network across Africa of people and organisations that are working...


Can NMB become SA’s cleanest city?

SST has a goal: to roll out a waste-management plan to other cities over the rest of the continent. It's a bold goal, but it is core to an even larger one: to roll out a waste-management plan to other city over the rest of the continent. This will...


Norway leads investment in Blue Economy

One of the most exciting items of news this year for all initiatives focused on oceans and keeping our oceans clean is the fact that the Norwegian government earlier this year doubled its allocation to develop programmes around the world that...


Sylvia Earle

Sylvia Earle, SST patron, features on cover of TIME Magazine

Dr Sylvia Earle is name that for many needs no contextualising. An oceanographer, explorer, author and conservationist, she is known the world over as an icon of the ocean and ambassador...


The Boaz: 'SST's Plastic Pollution Awareness vessel'


Boaz will sail the coast of Southern Africa and to islands of the West Indian Ocean to promote Mission Blue’s Hope Spots, education on marine debris and ocean research. Want to join the crew for future expeditions? Email us at info@sst.org.za.
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Reduce your Plastic consumption

This World Oceans Day, SST invites you to take our challenge to reduce plastic consumption. We’ll be posting just 6 easy action steps from this page – so look out for the first one tomorrow, and like, share and participate.
Together we can turn...



PETCO launches the Communications Hub for AMWN

Petco Amwn Communication Hub Badge 03SST is proud to announce that PETCO is generously sponsoring the PETCO Communications Hub of the African Marine Waste Network (AMWN), which has just been launched. 

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In order for the Network to be impactful, there is a distinct...


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

- Myers et al. 2007
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