World famous ocean conservationist launches South African coastal tour!

“South Africa is actually twice the size we think it is. There is another blue South Africa out there and we need to explore it before we take from it without knowing,” said Dr Sylvia Earle, internationally renowned oceanographer, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Time Magazine’s “First Hero for the Planet”, and most importantly, patron for South African based charity, the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST).

The SST, in partnership with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), launched the SAMSA SEA Pledge Saldanha to Sodwana Tour at the V&A Waterfront on 15 April, with Dr Earle as the distinguished guest speaker for the evening.

The tour will take place over four weeks, with stop overs in as many major coastal towns as possible. The SST and SAMSA team will engage the public in beach activities, visit schools, hold gala events with guest speakers and much more. Members of the public are all invited to make their own SEA Pledge, a promise you make to yourself and the planet, detailing how you will contribute to healthier oceans.


11 times South African freediving record holder, Hanli Prinsloo of the I Am Water Trust in collaboration with Salon 91 Contemporary Art Collection, organized a well-supported beach clean-up along the rocky shore from Kalk Bay to Muizenberg on Sunday 14 April.


World renowned oceanographer , diver and record holder Sylvia Earle will be joining us for the first leg of our SST tour which Kicks off  in Simonstown on 14 April 2013. Be a part of the change you want to see in the world!


If you imagine that this pen is the size of the resource as it was originally before fishing took place, we are now down to that little tip there, which represents only 3% of what was originally there. And I don't have to tell you that little 3% could be snuffed out all too easily."

Trust Sustainability Film Showreel

Trust Sustainability Films has been involved in a number of exciting projects over the years, with shoots in areas all along our beautiful South African coastline. These are some of the better shots that have been collected.

SAMSA and SST prepare to make waves

Two weeks ago, on Friday 25 Jauary, the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) and the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) took the first monumental step towards what promises to be a impactful and valuable adventure across our country’s coastline: the 2013 SAMSA Sea Pledge Saldanha to Sodwana Tour.

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