Fun lessons for children during the holidays

A holiday programme was held in Wolseley by the Western Cape Government: Directorate Sport Development. “If you can get young children learning about water safety – they will always remember it; it is like building a safety foundation” said Sherwin Pienaar who coordinates the program. Thanks to Western Cape Government for inviting us … public


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Beware of Rip currents.

Rip currents ( the darker green water) can clearly be seen near Plettenberg Bay.

This picture shows very clearly what rip currents look like from above. The water flows in towards the beach over sandbanks (It is a lighter colour and the waves break evenly over these areas). To get back out to sea sometimes a rip current – or ‘river’ of water – is formed between two sand


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Children get WaterWise at Kouga

Three WaterWise Yazi Ngamanzi Instructors have kicked off an intensive water safety programme sponsored by the Kouga Wind Farm in the Humansdorp area. Yazi Ngamanzi means “know about water” and is the Sea Rescue water safety programme. We teach the children a simple lesson that is easy to remember and we encourage participation so that


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NSRI WaterWise Academy – Yazi Ngamanzi

The NSRI’s WaterWise Yazi Ngamanzi has reached over 1.3 million school children. We estimate that Nine double decker buses full of children drown each year. We need to change the lives of children by giving them water safety lessons in a safe learning environment. Dr Cleeve Robertson, NSRI CEO estimates that in South Africa there


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WaterWise workshop 2017

Sea Rescue’s WaterWise Academy Instructors from around the country have gathered in Grabouw near Cape Town for a workshop on water safety.  The team are working on their teaching  children about water safety, sharpening their presentations and coming up with new ways of getting children to enjoy learning about how to be safe around water.


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WaterWise programme in Shelly Beach

Our NSRI Shelly Beach station held a WaterWise programme at Robin Hood nursery school on Friday 30 September. Crew members Melodie Hermann, Henco Mare, Wendy Duvenage and trainee crew Dillon Hardwood and Emile Albert’s attended. Below are some photos of the event. Thank you so much to Robin Hood nursery school for their very kind


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