Oceans and Waterways

John Kieser

John Kieser

"Many consider plastic to be one of the natural environment’s biggest enemies, but John Kieser, sustainability manager at Plastics SA, is passionate about creating an environment where the natural world and man-made technology can coexist. His interest in marine life...

Samir Randera-Rees

Samir Randera-Rees

"Samir Randera-Rees’s passion for nature kicked in when he was growing up in Johannesburg. “My garden was my playground, and my parents would show me nature documentaries and take us on occasional trips to the bush. This exposure piqued an interest in my young mind...

Sabelo Memani

Sabelo Memani

"The Friends of the Liesbeek is a non-profit organisation working tirelessly to preserve the environs of the Cape’s Liesbeek River. Founded in the early 90s by resident volunteers, FoL looks after the river, which runs through mixed-use urban areas. The FoL team...

Aaniyah Omardien

Aaniyah Omardien

"Aaniyah Omardien is the founder and director of The Beach Co-op, an organisation focusing on building an ocean-loving culture in Cape Town. “I fell in love with the ocean as a young girl in Cape Town, where the mountains meet the sea. This connection to blue and...

Petco

Petco

PETCO (PET Recycling Company NPC) was established in 2004 as an industry-driven and financed national recycling initiative. Its aim is to represent the South African PET plastic industry’s joint effort to self-regulate post-consumer PET recycling. “PET” is the acronym...