WWF-SASSI’s Sustainable Seafood Training Course

An on-trend sustainable seafood training course is now available to chef schools, the culinary industry, conservation organisations, educational institutes and community groups. This forms part of WWF-SASSI’s commitment to increase awareness about sustainability in the seafood supply chain and advocate for solutions that everyone can be part of! Chefs and culinary students are amazing ambassadors […]

New member of the WWF-SASSI team!

Alexandra is American by nature but a true Capetonian at heart. First arriving in Cape Town preceding the onset of the COVID-19 lockdown, she stayed in place while the rest of the world went back to their home countries, ultimately finding her new home in South Africa. Alexandra graduated in 2022 from the University of […]

Vodacom and WWF Partner for Marine Conservation

Collaboration between Vodacom South Africa and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has set the tone for a global partnership prioritising the conservation of our oceans. The first-of-its-kind global partnership, which started in South Africa in 2010, will see Vodacom SA and other Vodafone markets strengthen their commitments to the protection of biodiversity as well […]

6 Ways to Help the Endangered African Penguin

The African Penguin is an indicator species and plays a vital role in the ocean ecosystem, so its dwindling numbers are an alarm bell showing there’s something seriously wrong in this ecosystem. The African penguin is the only penguin species endemic to Africa. It’s found only in Namibia and South Africa. Penguins are undeniably charismatic […]

New C.A.R.E App for Coastal Area Reporting & Engagement

A mobile app is being rolled out in the Kogelberg region of the Western Cape to help ocean lovers & concerned community members report incidents ranging from poaching to wild fires and pollution along this special coastline. The Kogelberg C.A.R.E. app is an important step towards enhancing Coastal Area Reporting and Engagement (C.A.R.E.) in the […]

Kogelberg’s Marine & Coastal Community Monitors

Our WWF Marine Team in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve have trained and upskilled local Marine & Coastal Community Monitors, as you may have read in our last newsletter. Since the MCCM’s are spreading their wings beyond WWF, we thought we would check how they’re doing!  Previous article: Marine and Coastal Community Monitors (MCCM’s) Juggling between […]

Go green (not red!) this festive season

On-trend with growing environmental concerns worldwide, more environmentally conscious South Africans are choosing ‘green’ not ‘red’ when it comes to festive season dishes this year. That’s because choosing ‘green’ is the easy, healthy, environmentally friendlier and delicious way to ensure your dining choices – and your consumer spend – contribute to a better world, whether […]

Colour Changes & New Assessments on the SASSI List

View the full detail on the SASSI list tab on our website. INTERNATIONAL SPECIES: NEW ASSESSMENTS ON THE SASSI LIST Anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus): Mauritiana & Morocco (FAO34); Midwater trawl; Orange Argentine Hake (Merluccius hubbs): Argentina; Demersal otter trawl; Red Chub Mackerel (Scomber japonicus): Chile FAO 87; Midwater trawl; Red Chub Mackerel (Scomber japonicus): Chile FAO 87; Purse […]

WWF-SASSI’s Sustainable Seafood Course for Chefs

Trailblazer chefs and culinary masters across South Africa are helping to drive the global sustainable dining movement, and WWF-SASSI’s exciting and complimentary Seafood Sustainability training course provides all the know-how, tools and skills to develop a sustainable seafood strategy, to tap into global dining trends and to engage patrons by telling your establishment’s seafood sustainability […]

A Focus on Marine Protected Areas

As a child, I knew I wanted to protect the environment. This dream remained constant throughout my life and although it proved to be challenging as a student of BSc Zoology, with constant deadlines and sleepless nights of studying, the passion remained strong. My dream started to materialise in 2021 when I was selected for […]