Coast KZN

01 Oct 2020

Get your hands dirty at Salmon Bay and support coastal clean-up

Juan Venter (North Coast Courier) Picture: KZN Ezemvelo honorary officer, Liesl Venter urges residents to join the International Coastal Clean-up.

The strings of surgical face masks are landing up on beaches around the world and strangling and entangling countless bird species.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic gripped South Africa and the rest of the world, the strings of these masks have become a serious problem.


If you are keen to be part of the solution and get your hands dirty for a good cause, look no further than the International Coastal Clean-up, targeting all waste, on October 10 at Salmon Bay.

KZN Ezemvelo Honorary Officer, Liesl Venter is urging the community to get on board.

The importance of a coastal clean-up cannot be overstated, as oceans and waterways are home to a spectacular diversity of marine life and pollution left behind by visitors is not only an eyesore but can be threatening to the health of marine life and people alike.

“It is a constantly growing risk. Marine debris or litter is human-created waste and results mainly from marine and land based activities,” she said.

Ballito ward councillor, Tammy Colley said she hopes to see a great turn-out.

“The Earth is the one thing we all have in common. Let’s keep it clean and start with the beaches.”

You can also help by removing the strings of surgical face masks and disposing of them properly. For more information contact Colley at or phone her at 082 894 7808.