This last quarter of 2018 has been excellent for Sustainable Seas Trust: not only did it successfully launch the African Youth Waste Network in Port Elizabeth on 29 October, it was also granted bridging finance at an event in Cape Town on 2 November. This funding came from the Norwegian government, and is in line with its policy of driving ocean sustainability across the world. The amount granted was just over R1 million to extend the work that SST has undertaken with Norway with a view to developing a fuller programme early in 2019. SST has submitted proposal for a four-year project.
Alf Yngve Friisø, counsellor at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria, signs the funding agreement with Dr Tony Ribbink (right)