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Sand mining found to threaten Durban beaches
24 July 2009 - Researchers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have warned that river sand mining operations, which supply the construction industry, pose a serious risk to beaches along the Durban coastline.

Poachers caught in the act in Sardinia Bay
24 July 2009 - A pair of perlemoen (abalone) poachers were caught red-handed and arrested for their activities by Marine and Coastal Management law enforcement officials in Sardinia Bay, Port Elizabeth.

Govt ups attempts to conserve water
23 June 2009 - Government is going full out in its attempt to conserve water to avoid the country running out of this resource in the future.

South Africa soon to have "Big 7"
18 June 2009 - South Africa will soon be the only country to boast the Big 7, when the shark and the whale are added to the already well-know Big 5 tourist attractions in the country.

New MPA proclaimed around Prince Edward Islands
15 May 2009 - A new Marine Protected Area (MPA) has recently been proclaimed around the Prince Edward Islands in the Southern Ocean. The proclamation of area, which spans some 180 000 kilometres will come into effect after the required gazetting period has passed.

Police arrest 10 in sea hostage drama
05 May 2009 - A hostage drama outside the Table Bay harbour on Tuesday morning led to the arrest of 10 crew members who were holding a Taiwanese fishing vessel captain and his officer hostage.

West Africa cable 'online by 2011'
05 May 2009 - The $600-million, 14 000km West Africa Cable System linking southern and western African countries with Europe should be in service by 2011.

City calls for assistance in combating Water Pollution
15 April 2009 - The City of Cape Town's Water and Sanitation Department is taking its mandate to combat water pollution seriously and requests citizens and industries to play their part. It finds that many of our natural watercourses and stormwater channels throughout the city are awash with traces of pollutants, from solid waste to liquids that are environmentally harmful.

Transnet ports closed on Election Day
07 April 2009 - Transnet Port Terminals will close all its port terminals along South Africa's coastline on Election Day in order to grant employees the opportunity to cast their votes.

Transnet, Japan sign loan agreement to widen Durban harbour
27 March 2009 - State owned utility Transnet has signed a R4 billion loan agreement with the Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC) to fund the widening and deepening of the Durban harbour.


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