Pikitup, the City of Johannesburg's department of water and sanitation alongside, Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba and several sponsors, arranged a cleanup operation in Orlando West in Soweto on Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July 2018. The clean up also served as the handover of 30 Qhubeka bicycles to a group of youth, women, and men from the Emaplatini Heritage Site who spend their spare time voluntarily cleaning up and monitoring illegal dumping zones....
In partnership with Volkswagen, Marine Dynamics, and the Overstrand Municipality, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust commemorated International Coastal Clean-Up Day with a special clean up in the Gansbaai area.
The Wavescape Festival in Cape Town, an ocean-minded event, included film screenings, art exhibitions, ocean talks, filmmaking workshops and a charity auction. A record R328,000 was raised and will be making its way to four important ocean causes.
The growing amount of litter found in oceans around Africa, the lack of understanding about ways of combatting marine debris, and the need for a unified plan to tackle the problem on the continent was high on the agenda during the Second African Marine Debris Summit that took place from 3-5 June 2015 in Cape Town.