Vodacom Group had announced their new partnership with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) South Africa. This new project will help restore and conserve healthy oceans and ensure the sustainable production and consumption of seafood.
“Due to overfishing, illegal and unregulated fisheries, [as well as] the impact of climate change and pollution, our oceans are in peril with many species completely depleted,” says Takalani Netshitenzhe, chief officer for external affairs at Vodacom South Africa.
“It is clear that large-scale environmental and socio-economic interventions are needed to mitigate the effects of climate change and overfishing. However, these interventions will only be effective if individual behaviours begin to shift,” adds Netshitenzhe.
“For instance, a key part of the partnership will be the expansion of the WWF-South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative’s (WWF-SASSI) network of young influencers and role models, who are committed to acting as ambassadors and advocating for the oceans,” says Netshitenzhe.
“We are committed to providing innovative technologies and digital solutions to assist with this and also believe that partnerships are critical in helping save the environment,” adds Netshitenzhe.