Oceans and Waterways

John Kieser

John Kieser

Plastics SA

"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...

Andie Reeves | mg.co.za
Samir Randera-Rees

Samir Randera-Rees

Programmes manager
Water Source Areas at WWF-SA

"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...

Afrika Bogatsu | mg.co.za
Sabelo Memani

Sabelo Memani

LMP project manager
Friends of the Liesbeek

"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...

Fatima Moosa | mg.co.za
Aaniyah Omardien

Aaniyah Omardien

Founder and director
The Beach Co-op

"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...

Nicolene de Wee | mg.co.za