Important Contacts


KZN Coastal Management


KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs – Coastal and Biodiversity Management Unit

LEAD AGENCY FOR COASTAL MANAGEMENT IN KZN

Unit Head: Alfred Matsheke
Email: alfred.matsheke@kzndedtea.gov.za

Control Environmental Officer - Coastal Management: Omar Parak
Email: omar.parak@kznedtea.gov.za

Control Environmental Officer – Marine & Coastal Pollution: Bonisiwe Sithole
Email: bonisiwe.sithole@kznedtea.gov.za

Website: www.kznedtea.gov.za 
Head Office: 033 897 9208

District Offices


Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife

RESPONSIBLE BODY FOR THE PROTECTION OF MARINE BIODIVERSITY IN KZN

Website: www.kznwildlife.com
Coastal Office: 031 274 1150
Email: webmail@kznwildlife.com


National Department of Environmental Affairs: Oceans and Coasts

LEAD AGENCY FOR COASTAL MANAGEMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA

Website: www.environment.gov.za
Call centre: 021 819 2493


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA’S MARINE RESOURCES

Website: www.daff.gov.za
Call centre: 012 319 6000
KZN office: 031 368 2223


Department of Mineral Resources

DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR MINERAL RESOURCES IN SOUTH AFRICA

Website: www.dmr.gov.za
KZN office: 031 335 9600


Department of Water and Sanitation

DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA’S WATER RESOURCES

Website: www.dwa.gov.za
KZN office: 031 336 2700


iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority

MANAGER OF ISIMANGALISO WETLAND PARK WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Website: www.isimangaliso.com
General enquires: 035 590 1633
Email: info@isimangaliso.com


South African Maritime Safety Authority

RESPONSIBLE FOR MARINE SAFETY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Website: www.samsa.org.za
Durban Office: 031 307 1501
Richards Bay Office: 035 788 0068


NSRI (National Sea Rescue Institute)

A VOLUNTARY NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION TASKED WITH SAVING LIVES AT SEA

Website: www.nsri.org.za
KZN Office: 031 361 8567
Emergencies: 082 380 3800


KZN Sharks Board

PROTECTION AGAINST SHARK ATTACK AT POPULAR SWIMMING BEACHES IN KZN

Website: www.shark.co.za
Phone: 031 566 0400


Useful Links


SANBI (South African National Biodiversity Institute)

MONITORS AND REPORTS ON THE STATE OF BIODIVERSITY IN SA

Website: www.sanbi.org 
Head Office: 012 843 5000


SAAMBR (South African Association for Marine Biological Research)

RESPONSIBLE BODY FOR THE PROTECTION OF MARINE BIODIVERSITY IN KZN

Website: www.seaworld.org.za/saambr
Office: 031 274 1150


SAIAB (South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity)

CONDUCTS RESEARCH FOR THE SUSTAINABILITY OF AFRICA'S AQUATIC ENVIRONMENTS

Website: www.saiab.ac.za
Office: 046 603 5800


SANCOR (South African Network for Coastal and Oceanic Research)

PROMOTES THE INFORMED USE AND MANAGEMENT OF MARINE AND COASTAL RESOURCES

Website: www.sancor.nrf.ac.za
Office: 021 402 3536


WIOMSA (Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association)

ADVANCE REGIONAL CO-OPERATION IN ALL ASPECTS OF COASTAL AND MARINE SCIENCE

Website: www.wiomsa.org
Head Office: +255 24 2233472


District Municipalities


Ugu

Website: www.ugu.gov.za
General enquires: 039 688 5700

eThekwini

Website: www.durban.gov.za
General enquiries: 031 311 1111

iLembe

Website: www.ilembe.gov.za
General enquiries: 032 437 9300

uThungulu

General enquiries: 035 799 2500

Umkhanyakude

Website: www.ukdm.gov.za
General enquiries: 035 573 8600


Local Municipalities


Hibiscus Coast

Website: www.hcm.gov.za
General enquiries: 039 682 2000

Umzumbe

Website: www.umzumbe.local.gov.za
General enquiries: 039 972 0005

uMdoni

Website: www.umdoni.gov.za
General enquiries: 039 974 1061

Kwadukuza

Website: www.kwadukuza.gov.za
General enquiries: 032 525 8567

Mandeni

Website: www.mandeni.gov.za
General enquiries: 032 456 8200

uMlalazi

Website: www.umlalazi.org.za
General enquiries: 035 473 3474

uMhlathuze

Website: www.umhlathuze.gov.za
General enquiries: 035 907 5000

uMfolozi

Website: www.umfolozi.gov.za
General enquiries: 035 580 1421

Mtubatuba

Website: www.mtubatuba.org.za
General enquiries: 035 550 0069