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EDUCATION  | Published: 29 June 2022

Shark spotting 101

Following the recent shark attack, we spoke to Sarah Waries from Cape Town’s acclaimed Shark Spotters programme – which works closely with the NSRI – to find out more about these misunderstood creatures, and what to do if you spot one. ...

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EDUCATION  | Published: 16 May 2022

More about the NSRI’s shark-bite kits

Shark-bite kits are strategically placed at beach access points for use in the case of emergencies. We find out more about when they were introduced and how they can be used. ...

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EDUCATION  | Published: 24 February 2022

Keeping our kids safe

A Learn-to-Swim programme was recently launched at Athlone swimming pool by the City of Cape Town, in partnership with the NSRI’s Drowning Prevention unit. ...

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EDUCATION  | Published: 25 October 2021

#CPRSavedMyLife

World Restart a Heart Day is acknowledged each year on 16 October. This year, the NSRI’s National Team Leader of Water Safety, Eoudia Erasmus, commemorated the day in a special way. ...

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EDUCATION  | Published: 15 May 2021

NSRI: World Water Safety Day – drowning a leading cause of death in toddlers – is your home safe?

National Sea Rescue InstituteMedia release: Immediate 15th May 2021NSRI: World Water Safety Day – drowning a leading cause of death in toddlers – is your home safe?Drowning is a leading cause of death in toddlers. The places that toddlers face ...

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DROWNING  | Published: 29 April 2021

NSRI: UN resolution on drowning prevention will see 25th July observed as 'World Drowning Prevention Day”

National Sea Rescue InstituteMedia Release – immediate29th April 2021NSRI: UN resolution on drowning prevention will see 25th July observed as 'World Drowning Prevention Day” The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) welcomes the UN resolution on drowning prevention. On Wednesday 28th ...

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EDUCATION  | Published: 11 March 2021

Meet Survival Swimming instructors Kim Abrahams and Ally Wates

Kim Abrahams and Ally Wates are involved in two different arms of NSRI’s Survival Swimming initiative. Kim is a paid professional and gives instruction in the long course on offer, and Ally is involved with the pop-up classes that have ...

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DROWNING  | Published: 11 March 2021

Drowning is silent

Due to a surge in fatal drownings during the middle of February, we’re once again urging members of the public to please take care in or near water and ask that caregivers and parents keep an eye on their children ...

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DROWNING  | Published: 15 February 2021

NSRI: Drowning - the silent killer 

National Sea Rescue InstituteMedia release: Immediate 15th February 2021NSRI: Drowning - the silent killer Drowning is quick and silent. It's not like you see in the movies. No yelling, no waving. Just a silent gasping for air and 20 to ...

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AD CAMPAIGNS  | Published: 3 February 2021

NSRI Media Release: Pink is for boys, our buoys, says NSRI of new lifesaving campaign 

National Sea Rescue Institute Press Release: Immediate 3rd February 2021 NSRI Media Release: Pink is for boys, our buoys, says NSRI of new lifesaving campaign With many of our beaches opening up again, those heading back to our sandy shores ...

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