First White Flag to South Africa in October!
In October 2018, the Republic of South Africa will acclaim its first White Flag Certified Safe Marine Area (CSMA) for Fish Hoek beach in Cape Town! The award ceremony will gather honorable representatives from the local and national government of the Republic of South Africa. After the finalization of the certification process, Fish Hoek beach will be free from plastic and all the waste found at the seabed and on the surface. By acclaiming its first White Flag, the Republic of South Africa will join the Ocean Alliance Conservation Member (OACM) group that gathers the countries with cleanest oceans, lakes, and rivers. Through the OACM membership, the Republic of South Africa – together with its CSMA – will be promoted and presented at various international conferences and fairs.