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LIFEGUARDS  | Published: 21 December 2023

British High Commission sponsors NSRI beach safety signage for the Garden Route.

The British High Commission has sponsored three location-specific NSRI rip current signs and 22 emergency beach safety signs, which will be erected at beach entrances between Herolds Bay and Sedgefield. ...

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FUNDRAISING  | Published: 19 July 2023


Enhancing people’s water safety skills to help reduce the risk of drowning is very crucial. Drowning prevention is very important because drowning can happen in any body of water. In South Africa inland locations significantly contribute to the country’s drownings ...

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WATER SAFETY EDUCATION  | Published: 31 October 2022

Water Safety lessons for 3.5 million children

This year, the NSRI’s Water Safety project reached a momentous milestone: 3.5 million students educated! And Executive Director of Drowning Prevention, Dr Jill Fortuin, has no intention of slowing down… ...

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WATER SAFETY EDUCATION  | Published: 29 September 2022

A lifetime of service

The NSRI’s Executive Director of Drowning Prevention, Dr Jill Fortuin, was a recent recipient of the Lifesaving South Africa Long Service Award. ...

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WATER SAFETY EDUCATION  | Published: 29 June 2022

Station 8 Dad gives water safety class at his son’s school

As a trained coxswain and integral member of the NSRI Station 8 (Hout Bay) crew, Chris Wescott is used to dangerous situations and being ready for action – but receiving a request to give a talk on water safety at ...

WATER SAFETY EDUCATION  | Published: 7 June 2022

South32: An invaluable partnership

We would like to thank Hillside Aluminium/South32 for their sponsorship of 40 Pink Rescue Buoys and extending our water-safety education capacity in the Richards Bay area during the last two years. ...

WATER SAFETY EDUCATION  | Published: 26 October 2021

A powerful partnership aimed at preventing drownings

As the old saying goes, ‘necessity is the mother of invention’. And for all of us, there is no greater necessity than preventing our children from drowning. ...

WATER SAFETY  | Published: 25 October 2021

A bespoke safety solution for those working in and around water

On a daily basis, many people have jobs in and around water that involve very specific occupational hazards. With this in mind, the NSRI has designed a course that focuses on these dangers and how employees can safely handle them. ...

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EDUCATION  | Published: 7 January 2016

Rip current at Dappat se Gat:

This video has been sped up to better show the rip current flow .. and how strong the pull is. Dappat se Gat (also known as Caves) near Gordons Bay is a dangerous beach. Please do not swim there.If a ...

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EDUCATION  | Published: 11 December 2015

Sea Rescue and Schools join forces:

WESTERN CAPEFriday, 11th December 2015Sea Rescue partners with Western Cape Education Department to teach children water safety:Sea Rescue’s educational initiative, The WaterWise Academy, is partnering with the Western Cape’s Education Department to teach children about water safety.“We are exploring ways ...

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