The Northern Cape MEC of Environmental Affairs and Nature Conservation, Ms Tiny Chotelo will lead the launch of National Marine Week campaign on 12 October 2016 in Kimberly.
National Marine Week is an awareness campaign that is celebrated annually during the second week of October, and this year’s theme is “#OCEAN 70/20 One Ocean, One Planet”.
The objective of the campaign is to create awareness of the oceans and coastal environment in order to promote sustainable use and conservation for the benefit of present and future generations.
All South Africans (coastal and inland) are responsible for the well-being of the ocean and coastal environment and this campaign is therefore intended for all South Africans. However, the main target for this campaign is the youth, mobilising them to actively be involved on issues of oceans and coasts.
Source: South African Government.