Ulwandle Newsletters


Ulwandle, which means sea in isiZulu, is a coastal management newsletter produced by KZN's Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs. The key aim of this newsletter is to disseminate information on coastal management issues to municipalities and government departments.

2017 Summer

Overcoming the nurdle hurdle • A portal into the KZN coast • Are we losing coastal space? • KZN public launch sites to be gazetted • Protecting the coastline and beyond • More cooler water species strand in KZN • A prickly problem...  • Is coastal sandmining on the up? • New eco-label award for the coast

2016 Summer

New era dawns for KZN's coast • Protecting our coast for the long-term • Building coastal management capacity • Uncertain future for marine fisheries monitoring in KZN • KZN Marine Strandings Network update • Ocean Stewards Programme • KZN beaches go Blue! • Saving St Lucia, again • Creating a splash during National Marine Week 2016 • Keeping an eye on Sea Turtles • Mapping KZN's estuaries • Better coastal access for all • International Coastal Cleanup Day 2016 • 'One Stop' ICM Tool • Reporting on the State of the Coast

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2014 Autumn

Managing our KZN coast • The Southern African marine linefish species profiles • A place you should visit - Maphelane • SA's coral reefs - beautiful, tranquil and highly valuable • An elephant seal visits the KZN coast • Did U know - Nudibranchs

2013 Spring

Yet another ships runs aground on the KZN coast • Fifty years of turtle conservation & monitoring in KZN • Treasure Hunters • Why are tuna warm-blooded?

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2012 Spring

Sewage recycling - a viable alternative? • Ecosystem functioning • Sardine run 2012 • Sewage spills • Helmet shells

2012 Summer

Repairing the KZN coast • Nginakekela amaxhaphozi! I save wetlands • Mysterious fish • Record raggedtooth shark recaptures • A magic water factory? • Did U know - lobsters have blue blood?

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2011 Spring

Mining gathers momentum • A place you should visit - Greenpoint lighthouse • Fish tagging in KZN • The 2011 sardine run • Bar-built estuaries periodically linked to the sea • Fall of the Phoenix • Did U know - oily beaches?

2011 Autumn

Our coast is a priceless treasure • A place you should visit - Sodwana Bay • Are corals plants or animals? • Estuaries of various shapes and sizes • COP 17 beckons • Did U kno - that some fish can change sex?

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2010 Summer (Issue # 21)

What's next for KZN? • International coastal cleanup 2010 • Are you fish friendly? • EKZN Wildlife tightens its grip • A place you should visit - Kosi Bay

2010 Summer (issue #20)

FIFA fever • A place you should visit - Black Rock • Blue flag news • An icon of our coast • Mass migrations of a different kind - the mystery of Varuna

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2009 Spring

Tacklin sea-level rise • Marine & coastal education • Monitoring KZN's launch sites • Cleaning up our coast • A place you should visit- Trafalgar marine reserve • Action against pollution

2009 Winter

The long awaited ICMA is here • Blue flag news • From berg to beach & beyond • What is the CBMU? • A place you should visit - Ohlanga lagoon • Durban beachfront upgrade

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2007 Summer

Bill to open coastline to all • KZN outshines competition to claim blue flags • The 'calamity' - testing SAMSA's action plan • A novel approach to coastal zone monitoring • Coastal development in KZN • KZN boat launch sites

2006 Spring

Get seafood smart! • Researchers get splashing • Coastwatch's marine investigation • Shadows on the beach • Build at your peril • Why do whales beach?

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2006 Autumn

Durban launches new beach • Year of the turtle • Sustainable livelihoods and the IDP • Filming on the beach • Ammonia threat to uShaka • Boat launch sites in KZN • Chuck vs box jellyfish

2005 Autumn

More blues for KZN's beaches! • Unusual fish • NPC Sea World education centre • Coastal livelihood projects • Subsistence fisheries co-management in KZN • District coastal working groups

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2003 Spring

What happened to the sardines? • Coastal management and IDP's • Sustaining coastal livelihoods • Adopt-a-beach • Ahoy, cruise tourism is here! • Co-operative governance makes a splash • National interpretive signage

2003 Summer

To drive or not to drive • Coastal tourism in the kingdom • Outreach programme expands • KZN's coastal management programme • Treasure chest project • What is CoastCare? • KZN flies the blue flag • Just beading around

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2002 Summer

4x4 Beach ban begins • Dangerous sea creatures • Be shark-wise! • Coral bleaching at Sodwana Bay • KZN beaches go blue • Legend of the hole in the wall • What is the SCLP? • Facts at your fingertips

2001 Winter - Spring

SACOAST - pioneering the use of the internet in coastal management • Community coastal monitoring programme • Shoal of fish scientists visit Durban • Shark sense

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2001 Autumn

Hook, line and grunter • South Africa's water revolution • Legends of the sea

2000 - 2001 Summer

What is CoastCARE? • Aliwal Shoal • Prawns and people • Angler ethics • Coastal trivia

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2000 Spring

Best practice coastal development • National estuaries workshop • Blue flag campaign • Pennington environmental inventory • Coastal trivia

2000 Autumn - Winter

Shark net reduction • Coastwatch becomes proactive • Tugela Banks prawn trawl • World environment week • CMPP & SCA updates • Fishcare • Coastal trivia

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1999 - 2000 Summer

Coastwatch-KZN • Coastal contacts • Estuarine alert • 1999 Coastal cleanup • New publications • Fishy facts • Beach driving hints • Coastal trivia

1999 Spring

Coastal management policy programme - progress • 40 Years of marine conservation • Marine ecotourism • Stork visit • Coastal trivia

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1999 Winter

Coastal management policy - where to now? • Sardine run • Sensitive coastal areas update • Days to remember

1998 November

Update on the coastal management policy programme • The implementation of IDP in KZN • Implementation of the sensitive coastal area regulation • Determining the value of coastal services

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