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A global leader in bather protection Keeping bathers safer for five decades.

The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board is a public entity (under the auspices of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs). The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence (KZNSB) is a global leader in bather protection against sharks while minimising environmental impact. successfully gained industry recognition resulting in a high percentage of students and graduates attaining work placements.

The KZNSB with over 50 years of experience, is the oldest and only organisation in South Africa dedicated to providing bather protection against sharks. Key supporting activities include educational outreach and marine tourism programmes to create awareness about safe bathing and the marine environment.

Community Engagement

Community Engagement remains central to the “Triple Helix” model and several key projects have been delivered including boatbuilding projects at Enkovukeni and EMdlebeni. Careers expos have been held in almost every district in the province. The Umfolozi River project funded to the tune of R6.1-million demonstrates our leading position of being a community-oriented organisation.

The KZN Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence: • Protects bathers against shark attacks • Conducts biological research on sharks • Educates the public about the activities of the KZN Sharks Board • Informs the public about the role of sharks in the marine environment • Facilitates skills development, enterprise development and community engagement.

Enterprise Development

The Maritime Centre of Excellence’s Enterprise Development’s overall objective is to contribute towards the creation, growth and sustainability of small businesses in the maritime sector thereby creating jobs and resulting in the growth of the maritime sector’s contribution towards the province and country’s GDP.

Triple Helix Model Skills Development

The KZNSB has achieved multiple accreditations. Accreditation is an affirmation of KZNSB’s highest standards of teaching and learning and bestows our graduates with internationally recognised certificates.

CONTACT INFO Address: 1a Herrwood Drive, Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Tel: +27 31 566 0400 | Fax: +27 31 566 0493 Website:

The student and graduate placement remains a key differentiator between KZNSB and other institutions. The Co-operative Education Unit has KWAZULU-NATAL BUSINESS 2017/18


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