Stats

In 2016 :

NSRI undertook 900 rescues, 1 300 people rescued

300 000 children taught water safety in formal classroom presentations (1.4m children to date – since 2006)

According to Stats SA 2016:

SA Population: 56m

16m children (0-15 yrs)

6m (0-4 yrs)

9m Tourists

Drowning Statistics in South Africa:

4/100 000

2 000 fatal drownings per annum

20 000 non fatal

of which 600 are children (0-15 yrs)

6 000 children non fatal  (0-15 yrs)