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NEWS  | Published: 1 December 2023

Going global

Now and then, volunteers are called to leave South African shores to face new challenges and, yes, save lives in other countries. We caught up with three NSRI ‘alumni’ to find out how they’re faring… ...

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NEWS  | Published: 1 December 2023

Victory lap: 17-year-old’s fundraising success

Station 23 (Wilderness) crew member Jané Botha recently raised a staggering R47 500 for the NSRI by swimming 73 775 meters in 24 hours! ...

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NEWS  | Published: 1 December 2023

Celebrate someone special

Give a unique gift to your loved ones this festive season: help towards the cost of a new Offshore Rescue Craft (ORC) for the NSRI, and the names of those you have celebrated will be inscribed on the vessel. ...

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NEWS  | Published: 1 December 2023

Epic surfski challenge returns

NSRI Station 6, as well as several others in the region, are gearing up for the PE2EL Surfski Challenge, one of South Africa’s most scenic open ocean races, spanning 250 kilometres from Gqeberha to East London. ...

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NEWS  | Published: 27 October 2023

Rising waters

The Western Cape experienced widespread flooding towards the end of September: lives and homes were lost. Here, a few of the NSRI volunteers who participated in the rescue effort reflect on the experience. ...

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NEWS  | Published: 27 October 2023

Thrills, spills and dusty grills

Off-road enthusiasts were treated to an exclusive once-a-year treat as Koeberg Nature Reserve opened its gates for the annual NSRI 4x4 fundraising event for Station 18 (Melkbosstrand). ...

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NEWS  | Published: 27 September 2023

Ocean Guardian: new vessel for Richards Bay

Station 19 celebrated the addition of a state-of-the-art rescue Offshore Rescue Craft (ORC) to their fleet with a well-attended boat blessing on 16 August. ...

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NEWS  | Published: 27 September 2023

Countdown to summer!

We caught up with the NSRI’s Lifeguard Operations Manager, Rebecca Carter-Smith, to get the inside scoop on how her unit is gearing up for the busy season. ...

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NEWS  | Published: 27 September 2023

Ringing the changes

A new tradition is being introduced at the NSRI’s Volunteer Support Centre: one that honours lives lost in the past, and celebrates those yet to be saved. ...

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NEWS  | Published: 27 September 2023

Each one teach one

Students, teachers and farmworkers at Stettyn Family Vineyards received their first drowning prevention workshop in May, as part of the NSRI’s ongoing mission to reduce drowning incidents countrywide. ...

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