Run West Trail Run raises R40k for PTWC.

Conceived in 2021 by Cape Town runner and surfer Dom De Jesus to raise awareness about rampant illegal mining on the West Coast, the latest leg of Run West attracted 145 entrants and raised more than R40,000 for Protect the West Coast (PTWC).

Toddler Mural Has Dig at West Coast Mining.

Words by Steve Pike. A work in progress. Image by Steve Pike. A surfer and artist passionate about protecting the Cape West Coast from illegal & destructive mining will paint a large mural in Cape Town of a toddler digging up the beach with a toy truck and digger as part of the global Sea […]

Mapping Mining for Justice.

Words by Miles Masterson in association with One Ocean Hub. Extracting and processing Heavy Mineral Sands (HMS) on the West Coast of South Africa. Image by Xavier Briel. One Ocean Hub (OOH) researchers at the Environmental and Geographical Science Department at the University of Cape Town (UCT) have developed a much-needed integrated project to monitor, […]

PTWC secures major out-of-court victory against Trans Hex.

Words by Miles Masterson and Steve Pike. Image showing damage to the West Coast north of the Olifants River estuary caused by previous diamond mining operations (before Trans Hex). Photo: John Yeld. In a crucial victory for the future of the Olifants River Estuary and surrounding communities, an out-of-court agreement has been struck with mining […]

Gone For Good 2023 Recap

Words by Gone Outdoor. The annual Gone4Good virtual trail running challenge wrapped up on July 31 with more than R108,000 raised for grassroots organisations fighting to protect our wild spaces before they are gone for good. These organisations included Protect The West Coast, the African Pangolin Working Group, Sentinel Ocean Alliance and Dream Higher, an […]