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V&A Waterfront to show its appreciation for ocean life


It’s time to celebrate the beauty that lives in the ocean

The V&A Waterfront has announced its launch of the Ocean Life Festival. The festival will see a curated programme of events spread across the property between Monday, 27 November and Friday, 8 December 2017.

This new venture is focused on developing an appreciation and understanding of South Africa’s ocean assets.

This year, while spending time with the family at the Waterfront, you will be able to partake in the strong sustainability message with activities that will help raise awareness around the harm that plastic and other materials do to the world’s maritime creatures.The programmes will highlight the failing state of the world’s oceans and explore innovative solutions to protect the future of our waters.

The Dutch Embassy has partnered with the V&A Waterfront to create this educational festival. The embassy has shown a keen interest in collaborating with South African entities to create sustainable solutions to ocean pollution.

“The #cocreateDESIGN activation promotes collaboration between designers from the Netherlands and South Africa. Together, they will creatively engage on solutions to the rapidly growing and critical problem of plastic polluting the ocean. I believe that by working together we will create awareness, change behaviour and leave behind a lasting legacy,” said Bonnie Horbach, Netherlands consul general.

“The V&A Waterfront’s Ocean Life Festival will be held on the property every year as one of the ways in which we are looking to celebrate all that is related to the ocean,” said David Green, CEO of the V&A Waterfront.

According to Green, the Volvo Ocean Race has been a catalyst for the evolution of the thinking around the potential of what the ocean’s economy can look like for the Western Cape and South Africa.

The V&A Waterfront places an important focus on supporting and developing South Africa’s ocean economy and the Oceans Life Festival will be one of the ways to do this.


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