Beaches and bagpipes as Amanzimtoti gets ready for 53rd Highland Gathering

Beaches and bagpipes as Amanzimtoti gets ready for 53rd Highland Gathering: The coastal town of Amanzimtoti on the KwaZulu-Natal Upper South Coast will once again be kilted out in tartan as the popular South Coast Highland Gathering returns to Hutchison Park on Saturday, 28 April from 8am to 5pm. Organised by the Amanzimtoti Lions and supported by Sapphire Coast Tourism, this year’s family-friendly festival fundraiser welcomes international judge, Paul Brown, to adjudicate the 30 pipe bands performing on the day. “We are extremely excited to … [Read more...]

Nurdle hurdle: Clean-up of KZN beaches far from complete

Durban in the News: Nurdle hurdle: Clean-up of KZN beaches far from complete: Over 40 tons of plastic nurdles remain scattered across KwaZulu-Natal's beaches, despite nearly three months of clean-up efforts to curb the damage of a container ship spill. 3 arrested after Durban car chase, shootout: Durban police say they have arrested three men following a high-speed chase and shootout in Bellair. Click HERE to submit your Durban and Kwa-Zulu Natal news. … [Read more...]

Turning the Tide on Plastics Waste Accumulating at KZN Beaches

Turning the Tide on Plastics Waste Accumulating at KZN Beaches: Volunteers and clean-up teams busy picking up the litter from the Blue Lagoon river mouth Thousands of bags filled with litter were prevented from entering the sea off the KwaZulu-Natal coast this past month thanks to various beach-clean ups organized by the Plastics|SA Sustainability Division. According to Douw Steyn, Sustainability Director at Plastics|SA, a staggering amount of litter made its way down the Umgeni river recently after heavy rains and was collecting in a rocky … [Read more...]

The Ballito Pro, presented by Billabong ‘Save the Waves’ campaign cleans up the beaches

The Ballito Pro, presented by Billabong ‘Save the Waves’ campaign cleans up the beaches: The effects of manmade pollution on our oceans is utterly devastating and the consequences for both aquatic and terrestrial life is grave if action is not taken now. In an attempt to kerb the tide on this destructive behaviour, The Ballito Pro organisers have brought back the effective Save the Waves campaign. “This year’s World Ocean’s Day focused on ‘Our Oceans, Our Future’ and this is just so true,” explained event organiser, Collette Bundy. “The oceans … [Read more...]