The Ulwandle 2018 newsletter is now available for free download HERE
The Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI; a division of SAAMBR) and the KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) are pleased to announce that the 2018 issue of KZN’s coastal newsletter, Ulwandle, is now available on our interactive information portal (www.coastkzn.co.za). The newsletter presents some of the projects undertaken by the department and their partner organisations on a range of coastal management issues, initiatives and activities. Some highlights include – details relating to the announcement by Cabinet of the approval of 20 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) on 24th October 2018 has been exciting, with two new KZN MPAs and the expansion of two existing MPAs included. We take a closer look at the new uThukela MPA.
The recent Abbott judgement in the Overstrand Municipality has also been topical as it has implications for estuarine management across South Africa at local, provincial and national levels; these implications are unpacked for us. Ulwandle also takes a look at the efforts of two KZN municipalities in tackling important coastal issues – KwaDukuza Municipality has started to formally examine public coastal access in order to ensure right of access, while eThekwini Municipality has been addressing erosion issues through its long-term sand replenishment programme.
And can you believe it’s been a year since the nurdle spill in October 2017? CoastKZN acted as a coordination hub for information gathering regarding this. We follow up on what has been achieved in cleaning up the nurdles by various stakeholders. We also say a very sad farewell to a special coastal warrior, Caroline Reed.
Remember to enter our 2018 competition to win 2 tickets to uShaka Marine World.