POLOKWANE -National Marine Week is a campaign that aims to educate all South Africans about the role oceans play in their daily lives. It is celebrated every year during the second week of October.
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The Minister of Environmental Affairs Mrs. Edna Molewa, will lead the launch of the National Marine Week 10:00 at Bolivia Lodge, Ivory Lodge in Polokwane.
The objective of the campaign is to create awareness on the marine and coastal environment, the promotion of sustainable use and conservation of these resources, for the benefit of all both present and future generations. The campaign also aims to promote sustainable use and conservation for the benefit of present and future generations.
This year’s campaign is celebrated under the theme: “Oceans 70/20: Decoding Mysteries, Maximising Opportunities.” Oceans are often mysterious, unexplored and full of wonder. There are many discoveries waiting to be made – benefits and influences, scientific discoveries and innovations. These mysteries need to be deciphered and uncovered, in order to show ordinary citizens, how they can play a role in their daily lives.
The week-long exhibitions will begin on Monday, 5 October 2015 and end Saturday, 10 October 2015.