August Competition

The competition for August is again a question about cigarette butts. WCC is monitoring butts on the Hermanus Cliff Path. At Kwaaiwater most butts were found… Around the benches In the car park Send your answer and your name to anina.wcc@gmail.com, or by WhatsApp or SMS to 083 242 3295 by 28 August.

Consumerism and waste threaten SA

Johannesburg – Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan warned South Africans on Thursday that a culture of waste and rampant consumerism will end in ruin for the country. Gordhan spoke out against what he sees as rampant consumerism which drives a culture of waste in South Africa at WWF South Africa’s annual Living Planet Conference in Johannesburg on Thursday. “The current ethic …

Bridging the Gap

A fact of South African society is that communities were separated on the basis of colour and by socio-economic circumstances for 40 years.

Swimming with Great Whites

We are privileged to have Michael Rutzen as our guest speaker on Tuesday 29 March at 17h30 (5.30 pm) at the Green House. Mike free dives with great white sharks in order to understand their behaviour better. He is one of only three people in the world able to communicate with great white sharks using body language. Michael has been …

YEP Marine Week Gansbaai

Sponsorship by the AVI Community Trust enables WCC to implement an enhanced Youth Environment Programme in three Gansbaai schools. They had the privilege of receiving Marine Week-related lessons at I&J’s farm at Danger Point. This is a restricted access area and not many people are fortunate enough to go there. Gansbaai Primêr Grade 7s learnt about the WCC shark egg …

Cooperate to Conserve

“The Hermanus economy is in fact the environment as it’s based on tourism that relies on the splendour of our beaches, estuaries, mountains, nature reserves, hiking trails and botanical uniqueness”, said Sheraine van Wyk, WCC Eco-Learning Manager. She was speaking at the Hermanus Connect meeting on Tuesday 13 October in the Municipal Auditorium. Hermanus Connect is a newly-formed group of …

Friends of the WCC Library

The WCC Library is in good hands. Friends of the Hermanus Library Jenny Pierce, Hettie Roux and Aletta Horne have made their considerable experience and expertise available to WCC. They will assist Youth Environment Coordinator Shirley Volkwyn to classify, catalogue, organise and cover the extensive library holdings at WCC. These books are available as a resource to schools and the …

WCC and Friends Celebrate Arbor Week in the Overstrand

Arbor Day in Gansbaai Whale Coast Conservation celebrated the first of its Arbor Week tree planting events in Gansbaai.  Arbor Day 2015 was graciously hosted by Gansbaai Academia. Headmaster Mr Tommy Wilson, members of staff and learners participated enthusiastically in the planting of indigenous trees – a yellowwood, tree fuchsia and white stinkwood. Councillor for Gansbaai Riana de Coning (fourth …