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WARD 66 councillor JP Prinsloo and his office together with Sodurba Tourism and WildOceans are currently working on a project to promote the KZN whale coast by developing and beautifying three main whale viewing points on the Bluff.

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Pictured is the talented artist who painted the beautiful mural on Airlie Road, Dianne Campbell, resident Johnny Swanepoel and Cllr JP Prinsloo

The viewpoints have been identified on Airlie and Netford Roads as well as Finnemore Place.

Destiny Island

To help usher in this year’s Welcoming of the Whales Street Festival, the corner of Gray’s Inn Road and Marine Drive at the Bluff is now home to Destiny the whale. The art piece installation was launched by Sodurba and its sponsors on Wednesday, 26 June.

Helga du Preez from Sodurba receives the keys to Destiny Island’s enclosure from Selwin Swartz from Fabricon

Helga du Preez from Sodurba Tourism Association said the South Durban Community Tourism Association launched the Welcoming of the Whales Festival in 2017, and Robin Opperman from Umcebo Design had made a mascot for the festival.

SODURBA calls for partnerships with local businesses

IT’S all systems go as Sodurba South Durban Tourism and ward 66 councillor JP Prinsloo unveiled plans to revitalise local tourism.

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Sodurba chairman Helga du Preez, ward 66 Cllr JP Prinsloo and Sodurba spokesman Melissa Lee, are amped about involving more local tourism roleplayers in their strategy to improve the Sodurba region’s tourism offerings.

Sodurba hosted a meeting for stakeholders and community members recently to proactively engage on the role of tourism, improving the quality of local tourism, increasing access to transport and information to visitors and locals, regulating local businesses as well as how concerned groups can work together for the greater good of the environment.

World Wildlife Day 2019

The WESSA membership team out at the celebration of World Wildlife Day, hosted by WESSA on Saturday 3 March at WESSA Educational Centre in Bluff.
PUPILS from Durban South schools including Bluff Christian Academy, Assegai Primary, Parsee Rustomjee Primary and Grosvenor Boys High School experienced a unique environmental education programme to celebrate World Wildlife Day on Saturday, 2 March.
Bluff Christian Academy grade 5 pupil Thando Zikalala is fascinated by the different marine organisms he found during the rocky shores ecosystems outreach held at Treasure Beach on Saturday, 2 March.

The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa’s (WESSA) Treasure Beach educational centre on the Bluff played host to a rocky shores ecosystem challenge at Treasure Beach. Pupils explored the different sea creatures within the water close to the shore and simultaneously enjoyed first-hand experience of the harmful effects of water pollution on marine life. Part of the programme was well suited for the young ones’ curious minds as it included educational exhibits displaying different experiments and information all aimed at focusing on life below water and marine species.

 

WESSA is affiliated with a number of organisations in its mission to protect and care for the environment including the United Nations, Youth Managers Foundation, Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, Department of Environmental Affairs, Durban Solid Waste and eThekwini Municipality.

 

Environment drives Andre the Nature Guy

ANDRE (the Nature Guy) Steenkamp has educated and exposed the community to the wonders of nature since 2001 and his love for the environment drives him to never stop spreading the word about conservation and education.

The 44-year-old Bluff man spends most of his time in nature, working side by side with environmental organisations and warriors such as WESSA and Sodurba to encourage and engender an interest, especially among the youth, for environmental awareness and conservation.