IOI-SA contributed expert advice to a World Oceans Day article by the educational publisher, Twinkl. In Preserving the Oceans: How South Africa is Doing its Part, IOI-SA’s Shannon Hampton discusses exciting projects going on in conservation, potential roadblocks and what you can do to help.

BeatTheMicroBeadIOI-SA joined the Beat the Microbead Campaign in order to try create awareness around plastic microbeads in personal care products and their impact on the environment. 

Please sign the petition to ban microbeads in South Africa. 


cer IOI-SA joined the Safeguard our Seabed Coalition to help call for a moratorium on seabed mining in South Africa. 


IOI-SA like to get out of the office occasionally to engage with the community and community initiatives that are underway. Below are a small selection of the community initiatives that IOI-SA have been involved in:

  • Volunteer judge at the Regional Eskom Science Expo
  • Single-use plastic awareness talks:
    • Cliffview Primary School (Johannesburg)
    • Camps Bay High School (Cape Town)
    • South City Primary School (Ramsgate, KZN)
    • Ramsgate Conservancy public talk (KZN)
    • Port Edward Primary School (Port Edward, KZN)
  • Marine Biology as a career:
    • Northcliff High School (Johannesburg)
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IOI-SA talking about microbeads and marine biology and responsible fishing at Cliffview Primary School in Johannesburg.


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IOI-SA volunteered to judge the animal, plant and agriculture sciences section of the Western Cape Eskom Science Expo

IOI-SA cares about empowering all sectors of the population with knowledge about the marine environment including the young ocean ambassadors. We have developed a (digital) booklet of games that are available as PDFs on the IOI-SA Kids website. Please follow the link to see more.