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OUR HEROES: STATION 2: Alex Albert Andrew Hirsch Bernard Schafer Bruce Davidson Byron Knyvet-Knevitt Chris Westcott Claudia Dieckmann Coralie McDonald Craig Lambinon Daniel Chipps David Knott David Rosenberg Edward Du Toit Ernesta Swanepoel Garth Roberts Howard Bell Jarred Hookham Jeremy Godfrey Johnny Albert Justin Nagel Louis Moller Luke Brumer Luke Van Riet Marc Clayton Mark Thompson Paul Pauquet Pierre-Jacques Rabie Ralph Lepar Ross Killassy Sean Geyser STATION 3: Anton Poplett Brad SeatonSmith Brett Ayres Daryn Clark Davide del Fante Derek Burrows Doug Aschmann Edward Strydom Ewald Bonzet Gal Chiles Gert van der Linde Giles Daubney Graeme Watson Grant Skinner Ian Gross Ian Watson Jaco de Witt Jaco Niemand Jan-Hendrik Hofmeyer Karin Wahl Kim Germishuys Lourens de Villiers Marc de Vos Melanie Strydom Nadia Niemann Patrick van Eyssen Paula Leech Phil Ress Pieter Engelbrecht Pippa Escreet Quentin Botha Robyn Silverstone Roelf Daling Rudi Fisch Stephan du Toit Tanja Hanekom Tome Mendes STATION 4: Andre Robinson Carla Visser Casper Frylinck Cedric Brown Dale Dyck Dante Kotze Dylan Sampson Francisca Pretorius Gabriel Nefdt Gerard Brune Irene Hall Jacques Steyn Jannie van der Merwe Johann Booyens Juan Prinsloo Judy van Zyl Mark Duckitt Matthew Dowries Micci van Niekerk Mike Shaw Morné Dettmer Otto Scribante Pierre Jacobs Shane Field Shani van der Merwe Sheldon Thomas Siggi Weiss Stephan Malherbe Sunita Malherbe Sylvia Robinson STATION 5: Alister Wedlake Allan Ganass Amy Coetzee Andre Fletcher Ashley St Clair-Laing Brian St Clair-Laing Bruce Anderson Clifford Ireland David Hoffman Dom de Villiers Eileen Durand George Petzer Gordon Jenkins Hymie Miya Ian Livermore Jack Manilall Jacqui McAllister Jason Dale Jason Reddy Jessica Escobar-Porras Jonathan Kellermann Julian Singh Justin Blake Karen Kennedy Lorenzo Taverna-Turisan Malcolm Chapman Malcolm Manion Matt Knox Mbuso Mthethwa Nic Human Nico Geithrie Omar Mansoor Pam St Clair-Laing Paul Bevis Paul Dawson Peter Rowntree Quinn Kennedy Richard Gibbs Roy Wienand Salim Dadabhay Sanele Diya Shane Sarkhot Shaun Slade Siya Mthethwa Stan Hamilton Stephen Muller T.K. Miya Tim Edwards Wendy Serfontein STATION 6: Adrian James Alan Singmin Andries Aggenbach Anthony Opperman Ashton Alexander Cheres Laberschagne Conville De Klerk Damiano Hand Eric Gildenhuys Francis Jacobs Hans-Daniel Heimann Heidrun Wassermann Ian Gray Jacobus Kruger Jacquelene Singmin Jean-Auke Van Rooyen Johan Labuschagne Johannes Van Heerden John Fletcher Jonathan Tufts Julian Fielding Justin Erasmus Kevin Warren Laura Wilmot Lauren Munnelly Lauren Potgieter Marco Holtz Marcus Oshry Mariska Coetzee Marizaan Booysen Mark Boyers Mark Duppa - Whyte Melanie Harmse Michael Pasio Michael Wilson Natasha Smith Patrick Brown Paul Clark Riaan Strydom Ryan Meyer Sean Lunnon Shaun Vermaak Shawn Phillips Sheryll Grobler Sibusiso Ntuthuko Stephen Van Den Berg Stuart Black Warwick Hayward STATION 7: Andrew Burger Andrew Keil Barry Shirley Byron Amos-Brown Cathrine Prentis Colleen Richardson Debbie Biggs Declan Winn Donald Winn Gordon Voigt Grant Van Heerden Greg McKay Ian Reid Jacques Strydom Jamie Snyman John Waberski Ken Elliott Kevin Pirzenthal Mac McGregor Mandy Hatton Megan Jeffery Renier Van Wyk RJ Green Robbie Robinson Scott Tarr Travis McGregor Wally Wallis Wiggs Wiggill Wynand Roets STATION 8: Adriaan Madikisa Andy Matthews Anthony Peters Barry Purdon Bevan Geyser Bjorn Gussenhoven Brad Geyser Bruce Bodmer Carmen Long Carol Cunninghame Cherelle Leong Chris Camp Craig Bridgens Craig McIver Cullam Geyser Dee Geyser Derryn Pearson Gavin Kode Geoff Stephens James Beaumont James Bodmer Jason de Villiers Johnny Albert Karen Tunley Kim Burrows Kirst Bohle Laura Piggott Lyall Pringle Megan Laird Michelle Bridgens Patrick Robertson Paul Leong Phillip Meyer Piet van der Merwe Rob Fine Robyn Bodmer Roy Pearson Sandi Joseph Shaun Thomas Shawn Michaels Spencer Oldham Storm Schumann Sven Gussenhoven Wensley Abraham STATION 9: Alan Meiklejohn Alan Naude Andy Connell Anton Prinsloo Brendan Viljoen Brian Rogers Cameron Green Cameron Vannithing Christiaan Snyders Claude Sanders Clive Tesner Dave Houreld Dennis Krige Dietz de Villiers Dylan Nel Ed Barton Edward Russouw Etienne Le Roux Francois van Eeden Geoff and Lynne Harris Georgie Barton Gert Fourie Gustav Weich Ivan Bauser JC Smit Jenny Starke Johan Breytenbach Ken Tuck Klaus Schade LC De Jager Lynette Koch Maureen Naude Miranda Messina Neil Slater Nico Saayman Paul Germishuizen Pierre Augoustinos Richard Adendorff Rodger Neilson Rosy Rosenstrauch Ruth Ham Alex Ham Ryan Holmes Sarel Snyman Sarita Nagel Stefan Schreuder Stella Rogers Thea Brand Tony Messina Vincent Landman STATION 10: Alan Walters Andre Nortje Antoinette de Waal Cameron Davidson Chavane Bristow Danielle Johnson Darren Zimmerman David Roberts Dennis McKillen Erwin Selk Eugene Rudman Gwendolyn Crowther Herbert Meth Ian Fulton Jason Anderson Jeremy Walter John Craig John Leslie John Sleigh Joshua Spreeth Julie Geddes Kimberly Liell-Cock Louis Duimelaar Luke Selk Lydelle Joubert Matthew Melidonis Nadine De Meillon Patrick Farmer Philip Fouche Pieter Nortje Robert Robinson Rosalind de Muynk Roy Thomas Ryan Thomson Sarahann Oberholster Sharon Crowther Stephan Thomas Steven van der Merwe Stuart Buchanan Tamlyn Goodwin Timothy Hart Wouter Scheepers Wurtzel Muller Yvette du Preez STATION 11: Aidan Wood Amy Clarke-McLeod Andre Smuts Andrew Kingon Angi Bezuidenhout Bongani Nkohla Caitlin Allison Candice Norden Caroline McIntosh Chaardii Bosman Darryl Olivier David Steck Dewald de Vos George Smith Gert Immelman Helen Averbuch Howard Butler JD van Straaten John Tinley Juan Pretorius Juane Dorfling Keryn van der Walt Koos Smith Louw Grobbelaar Lungani Memani Lynette Harbrecht Marlene Odendal Melissa Bowles Michael Webster Michaela Kemlo Neville Henley Ryan Owsley Ryle Murray Sonai Owsley Stephen Slade Steve Coleman Vanessa van Aarde Werner Faca STATION 12: Ben Giliomee Bennie Hamman Berend Maarsingh Caroline Pichler Chris van Staden Darren Berry Declan Nurse Dudley Reid Duncan-Lee Kane Emily Burgess Gary Mackenzie George Parkes Grant Trollip Grant van Staden Grant Williams Ian Ehlers Jean Swart Jerome Simonis KC Small Marc van Staden Marck Cooper Neil Steenkamp Neville Eustice Petrus Erasmus Philip van Staden Raymond Pretorius Reinald Hofmeyr Roger Clancy Wilbert van der Dolder Willem Bester STATION 14: Andre Jerling Andrew Van Blommestein Andries Coetzee Bradley Reekie Bradley Thomas Brian Brink Bruce Noble Daniel Meiring David Haysom Deon Truter Deon Victor Graham Anley Hendrik Pretorius Jaco Kruger John Donald Laurent Eray Marc Rodgers Mark Marais Marty Reddering Matthew Spurrier Monica Taylor Neal Stephenson Nicholas van den Handel Oliver Tonkin Paul Jordaan Paul Jordaan (Jnr) Paul Rudolph Quinten Olivier Robert Gibson Ross Badenhorst Sam Botha Sean Searle Stephane Le Roux Stuart Brink Tracy Meintjes Tyron Evans Wayne Craig STATION 15: Albe Durand Albertus Venter André Fraser Arno Cloete Brett Gendall Chad Birkholtz Chanel Hannah Charlene Roos Charmain Van der Sandt Corne Wessels Dawie Zwiegelaar Edward Gelderbloem Fredrieg Crew Gabriela Daniz Glenda Maritz Hansie von Schutz Ian Chamberlain Ian Hamilton Irene Mc Alpine Janie Boshoff Jeremiah Meintjes Johannes Roos Justin McCarthy Keith Carey Klaus-Peter Muller Louis Marais Magdalene Swanepoel Michael Thomson Michelle Van der Sandt Nicolaas Fischer Otto Rodenberg Pieter Zaayman Ricardo Claassen Ronell Coetzee Schalk Van Bosch Stefan Kurowski Taha Versi Thomas Barry Virginia Olsen William Maritz Zahndre Vorster STATION 16: Albert Coopstad Angus Ross


Sea Rescue is the charity that saves lives on South African waters. We assist any person or animal in need, without prejudice. Our rescue crewmembers are all unpaid volunteers and we do not charge for rescues. We rely on the generosity of individuals and corporates for funding. The NSRI also runs the WaterWise Academy where children are taught how to avoid danger, what to do in an emergency and how to initiate bystander CPR. We target those most likely to drown – children from poor communities. This project can only succeed thanks to caring sponsors and community members with a conscience. The majority of our donors are private individuals and our average donation is R50 a month.


CONTENTS

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Vision, Mission, Values Overview Chairman’s Report CEO’s Report Beneficiaries Strategy and Resource Allocation Assets and Infrastructure

19 23 25 30 35 40 48

Operations Report Future Plans Rescues Rescue Crew Station Leadership Training and Development Report Proud Tradition of Recognition

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Opportunities and Challenges Expenditure Income

61 62 67 68 69 70 71 75 76 79 81 82 83 85

Funding, Donations, Sponsorships and Grants Individual Giving Through Promotions Corporate Funding Legacies Government and State Owned Enterprises Shipping Levies Fuel Sponsors Trading Fundraising Events Collection Boats and Street Collections Appeals Loyalty Cards Crowdfunding

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Brand Engagement

90 92 95

Life boat Circle Public Education WaterWise Academy in Schools

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Governance Board Committees Support Team Executive Management Team Internal Control and Risk Management Stakeholder Engagement Performance Outlook Sustainability Review Directors’ Responsibilities and Approval Independent Auditor’s Report Annual Financial Statements


VISION

Sea Rescue’s vision is to be the most admired and trusted rescue organisation in South Africa, inspiring volunteers to join and stay, ensuring that funders are proud to be associated with us and building national pride.

MISSION

Saving lives on South African waters.

VALUES

An organisational survey of personnel and volunteers tell us that the core values of Sea Rescue are: Altruism We love the sea and combine this love with our commitment to help others Family We have strong family values as individuals, as stations and as an organisation Caring We care about people. The medical care that we provide extends this value to the people we rescue Pride We are a proud organisation. Proud of the service we deliver, proud of each other and proud to be South African Accountability We are accountable to the people who we serve, for the service that we deliver and to each other for support Safety We value the safety of our crews and that of our patients above everything. We do not compromise in ensuring their wellbeing at sea.

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Jillian | Submitted on 2014/12/27 at 16:26 “One never fully recovers from witnessing a drowning incident. I am still terribly traumatised from watching a 10 year old boy drown before my eyes at Kidd’s Beach 3 years ago. To the NSRI crews, you guys are extremely brave and I take my hat off to you for the hundreds of thousands of lives that have been saved. Well done to you all.”

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Overview The NSRI is a registered NPC Company (No 1967/013618/08) and is registered with the Department of Social Development as a Non-Profit Organisation. It delivers services including maritime rescue services along the South African coastline (3 000km) and on some inland waters (1 300km) and education, advocacy and prevention of drowning through its WaterWise Academy. The NSRI carried out 643 missions this year rescuing 760 people from incidents involving fishing, boating, sailing, swimming, SCUBA diving, kite boarding, windsurfing, kayaking, surfski paddling, standup paddle boarding and spearfishing. The Academy educates 240 000 children around the country (Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal, Gauteng) every year in water safety, self-rescue and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The organisation is managed administratively by a Head Office in Cape Town and operationally by Station Commanders in each of the 35 stations. NSRI has 18 full-time staff members, 24 half-day staff members, 5 volunteer Operational Board Members, 35 volunteer Station Commanders and 1 006 volunteer Coxswains (Skippers) and Crew. Governance is founded in a Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) and the Governance Board which consists of four executive and seven non-executive members (Directors). A separate Operational Board (OBC) governs operational activities and consists of four

executive and five volunteer members (regional representatives). The NSRI income for 2014/15 was R103 264 578 with income generated from individual donations, corporate donations, the Lotto, legacies, membership, events, Government and State Owned Entities (SOE). Expenditure on operations was R25 330 852. The organization has weathered tough fundraising challenges this past year; with a struggling economy and limited growth the prospects for accelerated donations remain conservative. Contributions from the Lotto have been encouraging but the tight Corporate Social Investment (CSI) brief in most corporates limits access to corporate funding. Recent changes to the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) regulations may mean less donations from smaller companies and these streams will need to be monitored. Government contributions through the three levels of Government (National, Provincial, Local) are showing opportunity and there is scope to extend funding from State Owned Entities. The six month reduction in fuel price recently experienced has provided welcome relief but has been balanced by the deterioration in Rand exchange rates which accelerates costs of imported technology on which we are heavily reliant.

Funds invested in local boat manufacture this year totalled R4 923 019 and we spent R6 434 700 in the construction industry through new builds and renovations. Environmental regulations requiring impact assessments where our capital building projects fall outside of setback lines have created administrative challenges which delay projects, eventually resulting in greater cost. The small boat industry in South Africa is suffering the delayed down turn in the economy and the sustainability and financial security of boat builders is a concern. We have an opportunity as an African service to play a greater regional role in the development of Maritime Rescue Services in the SADC countries and our membership of the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) can be exploited to help in this effort. Injury, and specifically drowning incidence in South Africa, remains comparable to low income countries around the world with 4 per 100 000 people drowning every year, in our estimates. Drowning in most Provinces is one of the top 5 causes of accidental death, with such deaths being higher in young African males and very young children between the ages of 0-5yrs. Alcohol plays a strong contributing role in adult drowning. A broader social strategy is necessary to prevent death by drowning. A greater investment in strategies with good evidence of success will need to be made if we are to live up to our mission of Saving Lives on South African Waters.

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The National Sea Rescue Institute is fundamental to the safety and survival of South Africans who use our waters either for recreation or work and I would like to convey my deep appreciation to the volunteers who venture, often into hostile environments, to rescue people they don’t know but who will remember them for the rest of their lives. I am also mindful of the almost two hundred and forty thousand children we have educated in water safety this last year and commend our WaterWise Academy Instructors for their tremendous effort with ten million children under the age of ten years in South Africa, we have our work cut out! As incoming Chairman I have inherited a capable executive and nonexecutive team with a structured governance environment and I can assure our more than seventy thousand individual, corporate and government donors that your donations are receiving diligent oversight and that in the mission of ‘Saving lives on South African Waters’ funds are appropriately dispersed and deployed.

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I commend the members of the board committees who in this year have formally evaluated risk through Moore Stephens Risk Management and initiated formal internal audit process, continued to invest wisely on Sea Rescue’s behalf, overseen the institution of a formal remuneration structure and the appointment of personnel, diligently considered the capital boat and building projects and monitored the upgrades in Information Communication Technology. Members continue to provide valuable guidance and advice to the executive outside of their formal committee roles. The bottom line again illustrates a successful year of raising the capital necessary to sustaining our services but we remain sensitive to cost efficiency and open to developing a wider diversity of income streams. Raising R100m a year is no small task for a charity like the NSRI and we are humbled, and grateful for the philanthropic spirit of so many South Africans, both locally

and abroad. The South African community owe you, our donors, a huge debt of gratitude. I read with interest the many stories of our activities up and down the coast and inland and recognise the importance of telling these stories to our fundraising effort. Our magazine, website, Facebook, Twitter and other communication are important to engaging all stakeholders and I acknowledge the team that sustains this effort twenty four hours a day. I thank you for keeping us informed because I have no doubt that this contributes to a safety consciousness that saves lives. 2015 will bring new challenges but I am confident that the NSRI team will rise to the task and I am inspired by the energy and enthusiasm of both staff and volunteers. The NSRI is truly a wonderful organization.

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In 2014 our Strategy focused on 5 key areas: People, Facilities and Boats, Emergency Access, Technology and Information and Business and Finance and my report focusses on delivery against these areas. The people focus is about all stakeholders, because without members and donors the volunteers would not be able to operate and the beneficiaries, 240 000 children taught through the WaterWise Academy and more than 10 000 patients and family members, would not be here to tell their stories. People are the cornerstone of who we are and what we do. We have nurtured a donor base of more than 70 000 individual South Africans and over two thousand corporates from all corners of the country, who daily express their passion and respect for the services our volunteers and employees provide and for the injuries and deaths we prevent and the more than two million lives we impact annually. We have invested in our volunteers through greater education and training initiatives like eLearning and Coxswain Leadership Courses, improved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as lifejackets, helmets and wetsuits and current technology to ensure safety at sea like

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the Automatic Identification System (AIS) and the Man Over Board (MOB) System. In addition to technology and systems we have appointed two training officers who will provide continuous education and training support to both crew and coxswains and make sure that our training is consistent and current. A training centre for Electronic Navigation System (ENS) education has been commissioned at our premises in Maitland, Cape Town and hopefully we will be accredited to perform radio communications training in-house as well at the same venue. The magazine, website, social media and news media communication, I’m sure you will agree, are maintained at a very high standard and this is essential to our stakeholder communication. Face to face visits by executives and officials are vital to communication with station commanders and volunteers, whilst the station commanders’ conference and training conferences provide unique opportunities for mutual interaction, cross pollination and knowledge growth within the organisation.

Special mention must be made of our 2014 Integrated Report which won the NPO Category Award at the Chartered Secretaries Awards in Johannesburg. It is an important document in communicating the integrity and credibility of the organization. The satisfying element is that it was structured, written and produced entirely in-house under the guidance of Chris Wilson, our pro bono Company Secretary. Well done to my team. Our focus continues on improving the medical care we can provide to those we assist, at sea or on land; the new Maritime Emergency Care eLearning programme focusses on competent care while new equipment ensures patient safety. We are grateful that Centrum Guardian and the Lotto have made significant contributions towards us achieving milestones in these areas. During the past year we continued to provide and improve homes for our services through the construction of Yzerfontein and Sedgefield Bases and the renovations at Port Elizabeth, Durban, Wilderness, Bakoven and Agulhas. We have leased a property in

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Lamberts Bay for a new station there and you will be proud of the quality build and functionality these facilities provide. Our new Kommetjie base building is currently out to tender and completion of the slipway in Port Elizabeth is pending engineering design and environmental approval. Initiatives to “green” our facilities continue and, with the kind donation of LED lighting, we are making good progress. Our volunteers love their boats because they are robust, reliable and safe! We are grateful to our partners Gemini and Tree Tops Marine for their service and for the support that we receive from the three main outboard suppliers, Honda, Yamaha and Mercury and their maintenance network. Sea Rescue now promotes a national emergency number system through the Cellular Network. Emergency calls made to 112 are directed by the cellular service providers to the Maritime Rescue Coordinating Centre (MRCC) in Bellville, Cape Town, who dispatch our resources. Our relationship with the MRCC is cemented by monthly meetings and we are making excellent progress in improving public access to sea rescue services. SafeTrx, a mobile cell phone application, is another initiative by Sea Rescue to improve Safety at Sea and increase our intelligence to better effect rescues. Downloaded free to the public, it allows sailors, boaters, divers, kayakers, kite surfers and fisher folk to have themselves tracked by GPS at sea and for overdue messages to be sent to 10

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emergency contacts and the MRCC with the sender’s last GPS coordinates. A new feature in 2015 will be the addition of an Emergency button which, when activated, immediately sends an emergency message and location to the MRCC and other emergency contacts. In relation to keeping pace with technology we are upgrading our Information Communication Technology (ICT) and have improved our accounting package, initiated a Customer Relations Management (CRM) System, subscribed to SnapScan to facilitate donations, upgraded our switchboard telephone system, and implemented BoardPad to reduce reliance on paper for board meetings. Furthermore, we have full control over our internet domain, we have a five year agreement with Vodacom to house our servers, and we have an agreement with iSquared to act as service aggregators and ICT agents. The Tracker System is working reliably to track our vessels and vehicles and the implementation of AIS on all vessels is progressing. The next big task is a review of our Management Information System (MIS) to improve its user interface and intuitive functionality with regular reporting views. iSquared inform us that the system is sound and that, with some work, we can make it easier to use for both stations and managers. In terms of finance, fundraising and business management we have reported figures close to budget for income and expenditure, which talks to the strategy of the organisation. The broad strategy

is to diversify sources of income and we have been successful in raising Lotto funding, our corporate partners have increased, income from legacies has increased, shipping levy income has increased, events income has improved, the call centre remains a cornerstone of our individual giving with income on target, Government and State Owned Entity income is improving and we have initiated new streams through GivenGain and SnapScan. Expenditure has increased on operations, with a continued commitment to capital for building and boats, PPE, training and development. Personnel costs have increased with the appointment of an additional fundraiser, training officers, WaterWise Academy instructors and finance personnel; all within a structured remuneration scheme benchmarked against the market. In addressing costs, our bankers have come to the party with reduced banking costs and our insurers have sharpened their pencils, for which we are grateful. Lastly, a special thank you to DHL Express for sponsoring the printing of this report.


Beneficiaries

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1

1

142

NC PERSONS RESCUED (NSRI) = 760

WP EC ZN

167

FS

436

NW

137

GP 43 446 274

115

145

CHILDREN TAUGHT vs FATAL DROWNINGS (WATERWISE ACADEMY)

117

Number of children Educated 239 645 Estimated Fatal Drownings 2 000

82

L

45 967 396

455 279

MP

26 093

124 139

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Amber Mckenna | Submitted on 2014/08/28 at 10:10 “I would just like to thank the NSRI, private care ambulance, EMS, Balobi Fishing, Kevin Bremner, Shorts Humby, Lefran Troksie and every other person who was involved in helping to rescue all the crew and the skipper on board the Sikelela yesterday morning. The skipper, Hudge Mckenna, being my dad, whom i am so proud of, for being such a brave skipper. Thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart. God bless you.� 12

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Concerned Sea-goer | Submitted on 2014/11/16 at 11:33 “It comforts me to know that there are people in this world that would sacrifice so much to look for me should I ever go missing.” Bonnie Horbach (Dutch Consul General) | Submitted on 2014/09/08 at 09:13 “Please allow me to thank NSRI Table Bay volunteer sea rescue crew for your prompt response to this emergency and the excellent way you communicated the available information to me. It made it possible for me to contact next of kin quickly and get updated on the status of the patient.”

Beneficiaries (Demographic Breakdown) BLACK

WHITE

TOTAL

237 156

2 489

239 645

99%

1%

According to the BRR Amendment Act (2013) the definition of “black people” now accords with the definition contained in the Revised BRR codes and continues to refer to the generic term which means African, Coloured and Indian provided that they are citizens of the Republic of South Africa by birth or descent or who became citizens of the Republic of South Africa by naturalisation before 27 April 1994 or on or after 27 April 1994 and who would have been entitled to acquire citizenship by naturalisation prior to that date. INTEGRATED REPORT - 2015 | NSRI

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Brett Martin | Submitted on 2015/01/31 at 17:15 “To the NSRI team that assisted me to safety this morning in what turned out to be a dangerous situation, a very big thank-you. You were truly professional, proficient and extremely well trained in all that you did during the rescue. When I started out kayaking this morning with a group of club members I had no clue that I would end up on your rescue craft. Thanks for being there for me in my moment of need.�

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OPERATION TYPE

PERSONS RESCUED

FATALITIES

Administer First Aid

42

0

Aircraft Ditched

2

1

Angler / Washed off Rocks

9

1

Assist Animals

14

0

Assist Trawlers with Crew Replacement / Fuel / Supplies

21

0

Drowning

54

18

Land / Cliff / Mountain / Hikers / Marooned Persons – Medevac

5

0

Land / Cliff / Mountain / Hikers / Marooned Persons – Rescue

47

0

3

0

Medevac – Sick / Injured Crew

75

2

Paddle and Surf Ski / Kayak / Canoe

54

1

Rescue from Capsized Craft

11

0

5

0

13

4

1

0

Surfer / Kite and Wind Surfer

22

1

Swimmer / Diver

43

0

4

0

Vessel – Medium (>9m <20m)

85

0

Vessel – Small (<=9m)

71

0

Vessel – Tow - Large (>20m)

24

0

Vessel – Tow - Medium (>9m <20m)

88

0

Vessel – Tow - Small (<=9m)

67

0

760

27

Man Overboard

Road Accident Search and Recovery Shark Attack

Vessel – Large (>20m)

TOTAL

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Strategy and Resource Allocation The Institute seeks to progressively impact on the incidence of fatal and non-fatal drowning with injury, through an expanding advocacy programme and the direct responsive rescue services. The strategy is underlined by the six core values of the organisation.

The pillars of Sea Rescue strategy towards realizing our vision include people (volunteers, donors, staff, stakeholders), infrastructure (boats and bases), emergency access (112/Cellular Applications), technology and information and finance and these have been aligned

with annual operational plans, job descriptions and individual performance plans, all of which are overseen through a monitoring and evaluation process to ensure that the correct focus is maintained and that objectives are achieved.

Saving Lives

People

Bases and Boats

Emergency Access

Technology and Information

Business and Finance

Values Governance

The planning cycle has been realigned to ensure that strategy is followed by resource allocation and budget, and that the information process focusses on the relevant metrics so that performance is measured to adjust effort and focus over time. A Combined Assurance Report was compiled by Moore Stephens Risk Management during the year and the 16

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report will inform future strategy and ensure that risk management is aligned within the strategic framework. A decision has been taken to change the financial year to a calendar year as a strategy to motivate volunteers and personnel, align strategic, operational and financial/budget cycles and facilitate the flow of activities over a year.

People

Process

Technology


Assets and Infrastructure Sea Rescue’s buildings, vehicles and rescue vessels in many ways mirror the values and character of our volunteers. There is great pride in the quality of our buildings and vessels and bases are family spaces. Boat specification, design and construction is focused around safety and great care is taken of all assets in the interest of the people we rescue. Bases are constructed with huge community support and with a long term view. ‘Greening’ and energy efficiency are strategic issues and we have great support from industry to replace and recycle old lighting, build with new efficient technologies and contribute to the global environmental effort. Buildings create deliberate visibility because there are very obvious safety messages, emergency numbers and public communication messages that deserve display and contribute to both our safety advocacy and emergency work. We completed two brand new facilities at Yzerfontein and Sedgefield this year and renovated Port Elizabeth, Wilderness, Durban, Port Edward and Gordon’s Bay. The Kommetjie project still suffers the

delays caused by administrative process but we are finally making good progress and should start building in 2015. The Port Elizabeth slipway awaits environmental assessment, design and construction with a contractor already appointed. Lotto funding provided new vehicles for Lambert’s Bay; Shelly Beach and Yzerfontein; Jeffreys Bay received a new tractor and vehicle; and Port Edward and Witsand received new tractors. Gemini Marine constructed new vessels for Wilderness (two 4.2m RIB), Knysna (4.2m RIB), Jeffreys Bay (4.2m RIB), Agulhas (4.7m RIB), Simon’s Town (6.5m RIB), Shelly Beach (7.3m RIB) and Witsand (8.5m RIB). Hout Bay launched a new Rescue Runner aptly named Boetie Woltemade.

by the Managing Director of Safmarine South Africa, Dirk Hoffmann, and Spirit of Toft from Port Elizabeth was brought to Cape Town for major repairs following propeller shaft failure. We spent R546 255 on 10-14m vessel refits during the year at a local boat builder in Cape Town. Compliance with South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) surveys of vessels is costing the NSRI large amounts of money because of the slipping and engineering cost attached to each annual survey. We are engaging SAMSA to rationalise the requirement for surveys to running hours rather than a calendar period.

The NSRI spent R4 376 764 in the construction of small boats and procurement of outboard engines during the year. Simon’s Town rededicated Spirit of Safmarine III, after a major refit costing R2m, at a ceremony at the base attended

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Simon Sinek “People don’t fund what you do, they fund why you do it.”

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Operations Report The 2014/2015 financial year was an exceptional year for our Sea Rescue volunteers. Through their excellent seamanship, skill and dedication our crews rescued 760 people on 643 operations during this period. We have had a number of challenging operations this year which have demonstrated the outstanding ability of our crews, as well as the leadership of our coxswains on rescue operations. These operations demonstrate what makes us so proud of our organisation; outstanding seamanship, excellent leadership from our Coxswains and Station Commanders, and sheer grit and determination from everyone to succeed, sometimes in the face of grave danger. Crew safety remains a priority for us and we continue to invest in new equipment, and rescue craft, to reduce the risk faced by our crews on operations. We salute all of our volunteer crew, and most importantly their families who stand behind them. We will work day and night to make sure that you have the best equipment that money can buy to rescue those in need.

NEW RESCUE CRAFT 4.2m Wilderness 4.2m Wilderness 4.2m Knysna 4.2m Jeffreys Bay 4.7m Agulhas 6.5m Simon’s Town 7.3m Shelly Beach 8.5m Witsand

Oscars Rescuer Clement Gold Rescuer Jolen Project Group Rescuer I&J Rescue IV Spirit of Surfski 2 Spirit of Dawn Breede Rescuer

NEW VEHICLES Shelly Beach, Lambert’s Bay, Jeffreys Bay

NEW TRACTORS Jeffreys Bay, Witsand, Port Edward

RESCUE CRAFT REFITS AND REPAIRS We have refitted/repaired 26 rescue craft during the period, including the following major refits: 5.5m Jeffreys Bay 5.5m Lambert’s Bay 5.5m Mykonos 6.5m Melbosstrand 10m Port Elizabeth 10m Simon’s Town 14m Gordon’s Bay

Eddie Beaumont II Douglas Murray Gemini Rescuer II Spirit of the Vines Spirit of Toft Spirit of Safmarine III Jack Riley

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Helena Witkin | Submitted on 2014/10/09 at 23:33 “I am one of those rescued in Bakoven. Eternally grateful to NSRI and our neighbours – without whom I most likely wouldn’t be here to tell the story and express my gratitude. I shall never forget that moment of the rescue-boat appearing and that change of feeling from hopelessness to joy.” 20

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New Boathouses: Yzerfontein

The new rescue base has been completed and the crew moved in during November 2014.

Kommetjie

Plans have been submitted to Cape Town Municipality and have been approved. The project is delayed in the tendering phase with quotes coming in at R6.9m and R7.2m. With a budget of R3.6m, we have gone out on tender again for this project.

Port Elizabeth

The rescue base is complete and the crew will be moving in June 2015. The slipway part of the project is now under way with Transnet National Ports Authority, the Department of Environmental Affairs, Structural Solutions and Haw & Inglis all working on the project.

Witsand

The plans have been approved for the construction of the rescue base for the new 8.5m rescue boat “Breede Rescuer” at the existing Rescue Base site. Construction is due to start in May 2015.

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RESCUE CRAFT

96

RESCUE VEHICLES

38

QUAD BIKES

16

TRACTORS

11

UNPAID VOLUNTEERS

1006

90% of our Rescue Craft are manufactured inside South Africa and all refits are undertaken locally by local boat builders. These industries collectively employ approximately 85 people. Our builds and purchase of boats contributed R4 923 019 to the local economy in the period under review in an industry that is under extreme pressure as a result of poorly considered legislation and policy. Boats costs range from R170 000 for a small inflatable to R1 660 000 for an 8.5m RIB and R14m for a 12m offshore SAR vessel.

Chris Buckler | Submitted on 2014/09/22 at 14:40 “Baie, baie, dankie vir alles wat julle vir ons seun gedoen het. Ons waardeer julle opoffering en tyd. Woorde klink leeg en hol, maar dit kom uit die diepte van ons harte. Sterkte vir julle almal. Seën liefde Chris, Karien, Sune & Marlizane.”

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Future Plans The current fleet is under review with the aim of rationalising rescue craft, ensuring standardisation and responding to the changing needs around the South

African coast line. Our deep sea rescue fleet is under review and the thinking is to commence a gradual replacement program over the next 10-20 years with

a standard design built locally in South Africa. A view of deploying Rescue Runners to the fresh water stations is under consideration.

PROPOSED NEW CRAFT RESCUE BASE 03 Table Bay

12m Jet

10.6m RIB

8.5m RIB

2022

04 Mykonos 2016

2018

06 Port Elizabeth

2017

2020

07 East London

2023

08 Hout Bay

2020

2017 2016

2018 2017

2016

14 Plettenberg Bay

2016

15 Mossel Bay

2017

2017

2021

2017 2016

18 Melkbosstrand 19 Richards Bay

4.2m RIB

2015

2016

12 Knysna

17 Hermanus

5.5m RIB

2019

05 Durban

10 Simon’s Town

6.5m RIB 2016

2016

09 Gordon’s Bay

7.3m RIB

2015 2019

2016

20 Shelly Beach

2016

21 St Francis Bay

2016

22 Vaal Dam

2016

23 Wilderness

x3 2017

26 Kommetjie

2016

33 Witsand

2017

34 Yzerfontein

2017

37 Jeffreys Bay

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Brett Netherton | Submitted on 2014/11/18 at 06:53 “I hate reading NSRI stories because I end up having to clean my glasses and blow my nose and rinse my eyes… but the truth is, you guys touch my heart with your incredible, selfless work. I urge everyone to become a supporter; any amount given regularly helps this awesome work to continue.”

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Rescues The number of rescues remains surprisingly consistent and we spend on average 2.5 hours training for each hour of operations. The variety of rescues includes a wide range of activities from beach lifesaving to medical evacuations, paddlers, particularly surfskiers have come into focus with many notable incidents and it is noted to their credit

that the paddling community have responded very well to the “be bright” and lifejacket campaigns. Uptake of SafeTrx within these communities for emergency communication and location is good. The exceptional rescues completed by crews include that of a kite operator tangled in his kite off Camps Bay which

displays the incredible commitment and competence of stations and crews. Many rescues involve the concerning lack of lifejacket wearing, particularly in fishermen.

SAVING LIVES – It’s who we are, it’s what we do MONTH

RESCUES

OPERATIONAL HOURS

PERSONS RESCUED

BOATS TOWED

BOATS ASSISTED

April 2014

52

120

56

10

13

May 2014

31

85

16

3

8

June 2014

27

73

34

3

7

July 2014

38

90

27

4

4

August 2014

40

117

57

7

7

September 2014

33

102

55

4

4

October 2014

38

108

38

7

4

November 2014

66

262

96

13

13

December 2014

113

311

130

18

21

January 2015

99

241

87

13

11

February 2015

51

107

48

9

9

March 2015

55

198

116

10

11

643

1 814

760

101

112

TOTAL

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Rescue Bases In terms of the SASAR (South African Search and Rescue) Act, the NSRI is delegated as a sub-sub-Rescue Coordinating Centre at Station Level to effect coordination and control over Maritime Rescue. The MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) and Port Captains provide National and Regional coordination. The MRCC are receiving 112 emergency calls and SafeTrx overdue alarms and acting as a dispatch centre for the NSRI.

Ponta do Ouro

Orange River Mouth

Tugela River Mouth

Port St Johns

FROM YOUR CELL PHONE

Dassen Island

SALDHANA PORT CONTROL Tel: 022 714-1726 04 Mykonos - Casper Frylinck - 082 990 5966 24 Lambert’s Bay - Marius Louw - 060 960 3027 34 Yzerfontein - Willem Lubbe (Acting) - 082 990 5974

CAPE TOWN PORT CONTROL Tel: 021 449-3500 02 Bakoven - Bruce Davidson - 082 990 5962 03 Table Bay - Pat van Eyssen - 082 990 5963 08 Hout Bay - Lyall Pringle - 082 990 5964 09 Gordon’s Bay - Anton Prinsloo - 072 448 8482

Cape Agulhas

Seal Point

Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Tel: 021 938 3300

MOSSEL BAY PORT CONTROL Tel: 044 604-6271 12 Knysna - Jerome Simonis - 082 990 5956 14 Plettenberg Bay - Deon Truter - 082 990 5975 15 Mossel Bay - André Fraser - 082 990 5954 23 Wilderness - Hennie Niehaus - 082 990 5955 31 Still Bay - Rico Menezies - 082 990 5978 33 Witsand - Attie Gunter - 082 990 5957

Great Fish River Mouth

EAST LONDON PORT CONTROL Tel: 043 700-2100 07 East London - Geoff McGregor - 082 990 5972 28 Port St Johns - John Costello - 082 550 5430

DURBAN PORT CONTROL Tel: 031 361-8567 05 Durban - Clifford Ireland - 082 990 5948 20 Shelly Beach - Jeremiah Jackson (Acting) - 082 990 5950

32 Port Edward - John Nicholas - 082 990 5951

RICHARD’S BAY PORT CONTROL Tel: 035 753-1991

10 Simon’s Town - Darren Zimmerman - 082 990 5965

PORT ELIZABETH PORT CONTROL Tel: 041 507-1911

16 Strandfontein - Mario Fredericks - 082 990 6753

06 Port Elizabeth - Ian Gray - 082 990 0828

INLAND DAMS AND LAKES

17 Hermanus - Deon Langenhoven (Acting) - 082 990 5967

11 Port Alfred - Juan Pretorius - 082 990 5971

22 Vaal Dam - Dick Manten - 083 626 5128

18 Melkbosstrand - Rhine Barnes - 082 990 5958

21 St Francis Bay - Paul Hurley - 082 990 5969

25 Hartbeespoort Dam - Rod Pitter - 082 990 5961

26 Kommetjie - Ian Klopper (Acting) - 082 990 5979

36 Oyster Bay - Mark Mans - 082 990 5968

27 Victoria Lake - Graham Hartlett - 082 441 6989

30 Agulhas - Reinard Geldenhuys - 082 990 5952

37 Jeffreys Bay - Rieghard JV Rensburg - 079 916 0390

35 Witbank Dam - Dean Wegerle - 060 962 2620

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19 Richards Bay - Dorian Robertson - 082 990 5949


Rescue Operations

RESCUES

OPERATIONAL HOURS

PERSONS RESCUED

40

146

22

158

3

2

4

26

34 Yzerfontein

16

69

20

95

SUB TOTAL

59

217

46

279

02 Bakoven

14

8

10

109

03 Table Bay

23

78

22

225

08 Hout Bay

20

89

53

483

09 Gordon’s Bay

23

76

24

300

10 Simon’s Town

35

111

24

254

16 Strandfontein

9

10

4

109

17 Hermanus

23

63

47

114

18 Melkbosstrand

20

69

23

138

26 Kommetjie

14

72

35

119

6

8

4

31

58

9

96

218

642

255

1 947

12 Knysna

18

39

15

123

14 Plettenberg Bay

27

52

20

144

15 Mossel Bay

26

34

55

127

23 Wilderness

14

10

10

116

31 Still Bay

30

49

16

70

33 Witsand

15

30

19

77

SUB TOTAL

130

214

135

657

RESCUE STATION 04 Mykonos 24 Lambert’s Bay

29 Air Sea Rescue 30 Agulhas SUB TOTAL

TOTAL TRAINING HOURS

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Trevor Kidwell | Submitted on 2015/01/26 at 10:10 â&#x20AC;&#x153;I stand amazed at our brave and committed teams who are constantly alert to rescue folk, fight fires, take on extreme situations putting their own lives at risk for the sake of a life and the community. Well done. Mine and many others prayers are with you and I believe the whole community salutes you all and has great appreciation for you all.â&#x20AC;?

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RESCUES

OPERATIONAL HOURS

PERSONS RESCUED

06 Port Elizabeth

58

133

47

259

11 Port Alfred

18

56

37

119

21 St Francis Bay

34

57

52

105

36 Oyster Bay

3

5

1

2

37 Jeffreys Bay

21

104

16

105

134

355

153

590

07 East London

13

129

14

50

28 Port St Johns

2

2

0

SUB TOTAL

15

131

14

50

05 Durban

20

52

43

481

20 Shelly Beach

28

91

69

82

32 Port Edward

18

31

17

57

SUB TOTAL

66

174

129

573

19 Richards Bay

17

67

13

225

SUB TOTAL

17

67

13

225

22 Vaal Dam

1

1

1

25 Hartbeespoort Dam

2

4

1

61

27 Victoria Lake

1

9

13

4

14

15

61

643

1814

760

4 429

RESCUE STATION

SUB TOTAL

35 Witbank Dam SUB TOTAL TOTAL FOR 2014/2015

TOTAL TRAINING HOURS

No rescues yet

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Rescue Crew We have an incredibly diverse volunteer group which includes architects, builders, mechanics, IT professionals, sailors, retail personnel, marketers, doctors, paramedics, nurses, engineers, mining specialists â&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.. an amazing representation of all walks of South African life, all bonded together by a common passion to rescue others on our waters. The fact that the NSRI sustains the national sea rescue effort at an operational level entirely on volunteerism is truly incredible given the pressures in modern day life, both at work and at home. The sacrifices made by our crew men and women are highly valued by the donor community who express their support through financial commitment. Team structure and family values are at the core of 35 teams of special South Africans who go to sea to rescue people when all others are heading for shore. The truth is that is who they are and what they do; they are absolutely passionate and enthusiastic about responding to others in need on land and sea. Their greatest reward is looking into the eyes of those they save and recognizing the gratitude in the emotion expressed by a smile or a tear. Training, team cohesion, social interaction, personal growth, skills, knowledge, well-being and a positive attitude are rewards that maintain motivation and keep them going into the weather day after day.

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People who care about other people Barry | Submitted on 2014/12/05 at 09:57 “Thank you for doing such a wonderful job under such challenging circumstances – it is always in the worst of conditions that you are called to duty – courage, stamina and grateful thanks to all the NSRI volunteers and stations.”

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MALE CREW

795 AGE DEMOGRAPHIC 16-25 26-35 36-45 46-55 56-70 70+

195 185 162 134 90 29

BOAT CREW

472

COXSWAINS

146

SHORE CREW

177

NEW RECRUITS

218

LEFT SERVICE

256

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FEMALE CREW

211

AGE DEMOGRAPHIC 16-25 26-35 36-45 46-55 56-70 70+

63 56 43 36 13 0

BOAT CREW

136

COXSWAINS

11

SHORE CREW

64

NEW RECRUITS

82

LEFT SERVICE

78

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Station Leadership Sea Rescue leadership embodies the spirit expressed in this quote by Nelson Mandela: A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.

emergency decisions. The discretion to go or not, cognisant of crew and patient safety, lies firmly with the Station Commander and the duty coxswain of the day. Their lives are at stake and they must evaluate the risk and respond appropriately using their knowledge, skill and experience, all governed by tempered rational attitude.

Leadership in Sea Rescue at an operational level is explicitly devolved to the individual stations, with the object of ensuring that there is sufficient space for the crew on the spot to make life saving

If we trust station commanders with emergency lifesaving decisions then we trust them to lead and manage the business of a station, given the support of a station committee and the community.

Leading an NSRI station adds many volunteer hours to a busy working week and Station Commanders juggle a delicate balance between family, work and passion.

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Black

Black

Black

White

White

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36 2 3

35

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152

74 13 4

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Station Commanders and Deputies Leadership rotation is important for maintaining balance and sharing the load. Sea Rescue subscribes to King recommendations on elected members, so that Station Commanders are reelected every 3 years and must take a compulsory break if they have served 9 continuous years (3 terms of 3 years).

Our leaders are team players, often depending on one another for support or lending an ear or an arm to assist the station next door. Annual leadership conferences are opportunities to share knowledge, stories, experiences and emotions and contribute to the growth of the group. The last conference

02 Bakoven

03 Table Bay

07 East London

08 Hout Bay

Station Commander Bruce Davidson First Elected: 2012 Deputy Johnny Albert

Station Commander Geoff McGregor First Elected: 2003 Deputy Ian Reid

12 Knysna

Station Commander Jerome Simonis First Elected: 2014 Deputy Declan Nurse / Marc van Staden

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Station Commander Patrick van Eyssen First Elected: 2001 Deputy Jaco Niemand

Station Commander Lyall Pringle First Elected: 2012 Deputy Geoff Stephens

14 Plett

Station Commander Deon Truter First Elected: 2011 Deputy Andries Coetzee / Stef le Roux / Marc Rogers

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04 Mykonos

Station Commander Casper Frylink First Elected: 2014 Deputy Judy van Zyl / Morné Dettmer

condensed discussion into 25 defined desired outcomes detailed with progress on page 38. The following Station Commanders served in the period 1 April - 31 March 2015.

05 Durban

Station Commander Clifford Ireland First Elected: 2010 Deputy André Fletcher

09 Gordon’s Bay 10 Simon’s Town Station Commander Anton Prinsloo First Elected: 2014 Deputy Francois Stevens / Edward Rossouw

Station Commander Darren Zimmerman First Elected: 2004 Deputy Luis Duimelaar

15 Mossel Bay

16 Strandfontein

Station Commander André Fraser First Elected: 1994 Deputy JC Roos / Justin Mc Carthy

Station Commander Mario Fredericks First Elected: 2010 Deputy Albert Coopstad / Heinrich van der Rhede

06 Port Elizabeth Station Commander Ian Gray First Elected: 1998 Deputy Justin Erasmus

11 Port Alfred Station Commander Juan Pretorius First Elected: 2009 Deputy Aidan Wood

17 Hermanus Station Commander Henk Henn First Elected: 1988 Deputy Deon Langenhoven


18 Melkbosstrand 19 Richards Bay 20 Shelly Beach 21 St Francis Bay Station Commander Rhine Barnes First Elected: 1996 Deputy Frans van Mosseveld

23 Wilderness

Station Commander Hennie Niehaus First Elected: 2004 Deputy Torsten Henschel / Garth Dominy

28 Port St Johns

Station Commander Dorian Robertson First Elected: 2001 Deputy Mike Patterson

Station Commander Pieter Coetzee First Elected: 2013 Deputy Jeremiah Jackson

24 Lambertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bay 25 Hartbeesport Station Commander Marius Louw First Elected: 2015 Deputy Christo Filander

Station Commander Dick Manten First Elected: 1984

26 Kommetjie

27 Victoria Lake

Station Commander Adrian Scholtz First Elected: 2014 Deputy Simon Bernhardt

Station Commander Graham Hartlett First Elected: 2006 Deputy Willem Sprong

Station Commander Andy Connell First Elected: 2014 Deputy Rob Fine

Station Commander Reinhard Geldenhuys First Elected: 2011 Deputy Danie Viljoen

Station Commander Enrico Menezies First Elected: 2008 Deputy Jean Du Plessis

31 Still Bay

32 Port Edward

33 Witsand

34 Yzerfontein

35 Witbank Dam

36 Oyster Bay

37 Jeffreys Bay

Station Commander Rudi Rogers First Elected: 2012 Deputy Willem Lubbe

30 Agulhas

22 Vaal Dam

Station Commander John Costello First Elected: 1997

Station Commander Attie Gunter First Elected: 2009 Deputy Liza Garlick / Rob Wilson

29 ASR Unit

Station Commander Rodney Pitter First Elected: 2012 Deputy Michael Saunders

Station Commander Paul Hurley First Elected: 2014 Deputy Michael Hay

Station Commander Dean Wegerle First Elected: 2015

Station Commander Mark Mans First Elected: 2010 Deputy Choppie Lindstroom

Station Commander John Nicholas First Elected: 2014 Deputy Mick Banks

Station Commander Rieghard Janse van Rensburg First Elected: 2010 Deputy Ernie Schmidt

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Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

OUTCOMES OF THE STATION COMMANDER’S CONFERENCE – 2014 1.

Adoption of the six core values of the NSRI: Family, Altruism, Pride, Caring, Safety and Accountability

2.

Adoption of the three legged Training Model: Coxswain Leadership, eLearning and Scenario Based Experiential Learning

3.

Development of a Controller Course

4.

Class Training appropriate to Class of Vessels on Station

5.

Commitment to find ways of arranging time off work, acceptable to employers, for volunteers to attend training

6.

Develop a Career Path for Volunteers and define Volunteer Roles clearly, with associated training and development

7.

Develop a Standard List of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) with a generic core content which Stations modify with detail for local operations

8.

SOPs to be available within the NSRI Management Information System

9.

Create an SOP Reference Group to compile SOPs

10.

Agreed on the designs of a Life Jacket for RIBs and an Inflatable Life Jacket for Class 1 boats with AIS and Man Overboard (MOB) transmitters built in

11.

Commitment to AIS and AIS MOB

12.

Agreed that sea-going crew will be issued with personal equipment appropriate to vessel Class, includes: a. Wetsuit b. Helmet c. Booties d. Gloves Life Jackets and Foul Weather Gear will be shared from a pool

13.

Agreed to a future medical, physical and emotional fitness programme of: a. Comprehensive initial medical to exclude disqualifying factors in 3 domains

b. Continuous physical and medical assessment to maintain currency

c. Emotional resilience programme 14.

Operational Board Members elected to be announced immediately

15.

Adoption of the Station Committee Model of Management

16.

Agreed to consider the ‘Rotary Model’ for Station Commander Succession

17.

Agreed to reconcile crew numbers with vessel assets, and safety equipment with crew numbers

18.

Adoption of Station Awards Model relative to Vessel Class

19.

Adoption of Criteria iro Operational Board Members (OBMs): a. Must have served (past or present) as an operational crew member b. Appoint an OBM for Inland c. Elected by existing Station Commanders. d. The ratio of OBMs to Executives on the Board and in Quorum must be 6:4

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20.

The principle of Vessel Fleet rationalisation is agreed

21.

The Concept of a Junior NSRI Academy for children between 14-18 years is supported

22.

The Safety Principles for crew and patients are supported; a. Rescuer safety is Primary

b. Patient safety will be considered across the spectrum of NSRI activities.

c. A culture of error reporting (sharing information) to prevent incident and accident is supported 23.

Brand reputation is acknowledged and commitment to uphold brand reputation

24.

Commitment by the Executive to augment administrative support and reduce burden on station management, improve transparency and improve financial visibility and control over budget at station level

25.

Fundraising Structures at Station Level

83%

14%

3%

of activities complete

of activities with good progress

of activities with poor or no progress

Red = No progress

Yellow = Progress

Green = Completed Activity

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Training and Development Report As a core focus area in our strategic planning, many changes have happened in the training front over the past year. We have hosted three Coxswain Leadership courses, trained and certified 15 new Coxswains, developed a functioning eLearning system, have begun the accreditation process to offer and certify our own crews in various required courses, and recruited personnel to take our training further and make it more effective. Coxswain Leadership Courses: Volunteers are the lifeblood of Sea Rescue and our coxswains are the leadership core that implement the vision and culture, as well as motivate, train and inspire the crew to do what we do. Beyond that – they lead and coordinate our crew on rescue missions, and take the responsibility for effective rescues and bringing our crews back safe, every time. Coxswains are also hard to come by. Experience: One cannot become a rescue coxswain overnight. It takes years of dedication and commitment to become masters of their art. People Skills: Coxswains are not just boat drivers or skippers. They are crew leaders, communicators, motivators and role models. They cannot undertake a rescue alone. Successful rescues, even if they take just 10 minutes, are culminations of hours, months and years of recruiting the right crew, and forging a well-oiled team, that know each other’s capabilities and strengths. This is the job of a coxswain. We recently created a graphic 40

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that attempts to explain what it takes to be a coxswain (Page 41). To ensure that the coxswains that we certify all meet a common standard of excellence we are following the model of the UK and Ireland sea rescue charity, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), and have begun a process of bringing all newly qualified, or soon to be qualified, coxswains to the Training Centre in Cape Town for a Coxswain Leadership course. These are intensive and challenging five day courses, where all aspects of being a coxswain are assessed, from physical fitness, to in- water skills, to leadership and theoretical knowledge. The candidates are put through a range of experiences on unfamiliar craft, in unfamiliar water and with unfamiliar crew. To say that you have graduated from a Coxswain Leadership course is an honour. We have hosted three of these courses in the period, with a total of eighteen Class 3 candidates and four Class 1 candidates, drawn from fifteen stations around the country. Some of the benefits of these courses have been: • Providing a baseline evaluation of candidates and training effectiveness at stations around the country. • Ensuring all coxswain candidates meet minimum standards, via independent and diverse assessment. This also caters to the SAMSA assessment requirements – and ensures that only competent candidates are made coxswains. (Sea Rescue exceeds SAMSA requirements by some margin)

• It has opened up communication channels – amongst crew, different stations and with support and training personnel. • It served to give candidates an opportunity to see different stations and what is being done elsewhere – including good ideas to be taken home. • It ensured an awareness of the necessary administrative processes and implementation. • It provided a “train the trainer” aspect – so candidates were able to take specific training knowledge and skills back to their stations. • It provided a Leadership development component. • It served as a motivation & reward component as a final step, before becoming a coxswain. • Visits to external organisations such as Telkom Maritime Services, Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC), as well as vessel repair and building factories were a valuable part of the course – resulting in better working relationships.


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Dr. Megan Laird ~ Marine consultant and newly qualified coxswain at NSRI Hout Bay “I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all those involved in the March 2015 NSRI Coxswain Leadership course. From the assessors and the lecturers to the organisers and the funders, you all put so much time, effort and personal interest into this course. I definitely grew tremendously as a person over the five day period and I saw my fellow volunteers do the same. Each one of us, irrespective of experience, learnt an overwhelming number of new things every day. I think that the course was excellent, not just as a means of assessment, but also as an overall learning experience. A highlight was having the opportunity to work with volunteers at four different NSRI stations. We were able to observe how different stations approach and solve a challenge or problem, which prompted me to start thinking out of the box. The course was an amazing experience that I hope all NSRI coxswains will one day have the privilege of experiencing. I know that I will definitely take constructive ideas back to my base to help improve operations and training. Thank you again to every person who contributed towards this Coxswain Leadership course including my fellow NSRI volunteers from whom I learnt so much.”

The future plan is to hold three Class III courses with 6 candidates each and two Class I courses with 4 candidates each per year (a total of 32 candidates per year).

Coxswain Leadership Class I Course Graduates

Adrian James (Port Elizabeth) Deon Langenhoven (Hermanus) Lorenzo Taverna-Turisan (Durban) Steve Thomas (Simon’s Town)

Coxswain Leadership Class III Course Graduates

Daniel Heimann (Port Elizabeth) Neil Jones (St Francis) Hilton Kennedy (Strandfontein) Shaun Kotze (Jeffreys Bay) Jason Kotze (Jeffreys Bay) Megan Laird (Hout Bay) Choppie Lindstrom (Oyster Bay) Andre Livingstone-Louw (Yzerfontein) John Nicholas (Port Edward) Heinrich Niehaus (Wilderness) Rod Pitter (Hartbeespoort Dam) Pierre Reeves (Melkbosstrand) Rudi Rogers (Yzerfontein) Edward Rossouw (Gordon’s Bay) Adrian Scholtz (Kommetjie) Wendy Serfontein (Durban) Dave Smith (Kommetjie) Neal Stephenson (Plettenberg Bay)

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Coxswain Certifications: (Issued by SAMSA over the last 10 years)

NO. OF TICKETS

157

MALES

146

FEMALES

11

WHITE

152

BLACK

5

SAMSA Coxswain certificates issued in 2014 / 2015: Class I: Brett Ayres (Head Office), Lorenzo Taverna-Turisan (Durban) Class II: Carmen Long (Hout Bay), Andre Livingstone-Louw (Yzerfontein) Class III: Alf Meintjes (Mossel Bay), Ian Gerber (Wilderness), Michael Saunders (Hartbeespoort Dam), Neil Jones (St Francis), Theo Erasmus (Witsand), Heinrich Niehaus (Wilderness), Gavin Kode (Hout Bay), Rieghard Janse Van Rensburg (Jeffreys Bay), Karen Kennedy (Durban) Class IV: Danie Viljoen (Agulhas), RJ Nel (Port Edward) eLearning: At the Station Commanders Conference in June 2014, a decision to go ahead with an online learning (eLearning) site to cater for our theoretical training components was made. In December 2014, The NSRI Training Academy site was established, with access made available for all Sea Rescue crew. This frees up the crew for practical sea training on their duty weekends. To date (1 April 2015) – 671 users have been enrolled in the system, and a total of 4 online courses have been developed. This has been made possible by the National Lottery and Centrum Guardian – who have come on board as sponsors. The modules include Introduction to Sea Rescue, Pre Sea Training, Trainee

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Crew course and WaterWise Academy Instructor course. Online theory courses planned for development in 2015 / 2016 include the Coastwatcher, Control room Operator, Navigation and Rescue Techniques and Leadership courses. The benefits of eLearning include: • Unlimited access for all crew to the entire library of training material. • Access via a personal device (smart phone, tablet, PC), anytime or any place. • Updating of information and content is quick and simple. • Theory assessment is built-in. • Videos and digital training resources (Apps) are part of the online course –

enhancing training delivery and learning retention. • A document repository is part of the programme design – allowing access for all users to various digital forms and guides. • A forum is available for all course participants to communicate with and question each other and course developers. As part of the development – our training structure and syllabus has simultaneously been updated to incorporate our thinking that all volunteers, irrespective of how they serve are part of the Sea Rescue family. The idea of crew “roles” has been established – to cater for the diverse interests of the Sea Rescue family.


Course Flow Overview

Trainee

Crew

Leadership

Coastwatcher

WaterWise Instructor

SEA Rescue Swimmer

SHORE Helmsman

Control Room Operator

Administrator

Advanced Maritime Emergency Care

Navigation

Advanced Maritime Emergency Care

Admin

Seamanship

Seamanship

Seamanship

MIS

Rescue Techniques

Rescue Techniques

Rescue Techniques

High Angle Rescue

Helming & Boat Handling

Control Room Operator

Swift Water Rescue

PR / Fundraising

MIS Course

PR

Radio

ASR Crew

Eng / Mech

Helicopter

Outboard Motor

Advanced Maritime Emergency Care

Diesel Engineering

Seamanship

Fire Fighting

Rescue Techniques Radio Course

Fundraising

Navigation Tracking Systems

Rescue Vehicle Operator 4x4 Navigation Course Advanced Maritime Emergency Care

Navigator

Radio

Navigation Seamanship Rescue Techniques Radio Course ENS

Station Maintenance PR Fundraising Station Maintenance Outboard Motor Diesel Engineering

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Course Development As Sea Rescue has developed in terms of our plan to become more professional – we have worked towards developing our own infrastructure for training: A Training Centre has been converted and developed at our existing warehouse in Maitland, Cape Town – to provide course delivery to the Coxswain courses above, as well as for the following formal courses we are intending to provide in the coming year: • VHF Short Range Courses (SRC). Radio regulation amendments, including Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and similar technological upgrades have been promulgated recently, requiring candidates wishing to become qualified to operate a VHF radio, to undertake a compulsory accredited course, prior to examination. To conduct these courses at accredited centres is prohibitively costly – hence the decision to bring this in house, and get our own accreditation. • Electronic Navigation Systems (ENS). Similar training requirements that have been developed have resulted in external course providers being in short supply. Also – a need for the course to be more specifically tailored to Sea Rescue needs has motivated us to begin the process of accreditation to offer these course in house as well. • Maritime Emergency Care (First Aid). A new course, with theory training being provided via the online learning platform. Focus is on patient care and specific emergency care in the maritime field.

Other Courses: On station training remains the primary means of skills training at Sea Rescue. Various providers around the country offer courses including: swift water and high angle training, first aid training, 4x4 training, navigation, and seamanship. Special mention must be made of the following course providers who offer their services at cost or at no charge: • ENS instructor Kieron Cox of Maretek • Fire Fighting training - Stephen Muller of Hot Stuff - Rhine Barnes and the Koeberg fire training centre • Survival Centre Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) - Helicopter Underwater Escape (HUET) courses - Personal Survival Techniques (PST) courses • First Aid trainers including John Brown and Barbara McNamara • Search and Rescue instructors Jared Blows and the MRCC • Station 23 Wilderness Surf Training School • Station Leadership Training by Brad Geyser Additional Resources We have appointed two national Training and Development Facilitators to run the Sea Rescue training programmes. Graeme Harding and Daniel Heimann both have extensive experience in Sea Rescue and in the training environment. Their mission is to provide continuous support to improve our crew training, to fine tune the training methods, to help with scenario based training exercises and to take our crews to the next level.

Medical Matters Sea Rescue receives consultations, medical services and advice from a number of medical professionals. We have a panel of doctors and paramedics who we consult for input on a range of patient care issues. The input of station doctors Dr Niel van Hoven and Dr Peter Hodkinson, John Brown, and all the First Aid Instructors with NSRI around the country in the editing of our Maritime Emergency Care eLearning module are highly appreciated. This also creates a clinical governance structure for emergency care within NSRI, an important governance initiative. We also receive support for medical services and the Western Cape Department of Health continue to provide substantial support though the supply of advice and medical consumables through the Head of EMS, Dr Shaheem de Vries, supported by Dr Beth Engelbrecht. Ambulance services up and down the coast, ER24, Netcare 911, Melomed, Provincial services and the local private ambulance services always respond to our requests for assistance and are an essential link to our patients’ chance of survival.

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Proud Tradition of Recognition Gallantry Award: for acts of bravery, skill and initiative at sea. Gold For a rescue which has been effected as the result of an act in which outstanding gallantry, skill and initiative have been shown. Silver For an act of conspicuous gallantry, skill and initiative. Bronze For an act of conspicuous gallantry. Bravery Award To recognize acts of courage, by persons other than NSRI personnel, at sea or on inland waters. Directors’ Thanks on Vellum For remaining members of the lifeboat crew, when a Gallantry Award is given to any boat’s crew member, as a memento of their part in that Award service. Directors’ Thanks For especially good work or service afloat by NSRI personnel or an outside person assisting the NSRI with an operation. Letter of Appreciation For good work or service afloat by NSRI personnel or an outside person assisting the NSRI with an operation.

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Marmion Marsh Floating Trophy For especially noteworthy service to the cause of sea rescue in South Africa, over a number of years. May be awarded annually to any person or organisation. Marmion Marsh was the Managing Director of Safmarine from 1968 until he passed away after a short illness in 1985. He was a great supporter of NSRI. Funding was donated to NSRI by Marmion Marsh specifically for training, as this was his passion. After the passing of Marmion in 1985, Pat O’Sullivan (our Chairman at the time) elected to personally pay for a trophy in the memory of Marmion Marsh for all the support that he had given NSRI over many years. Alric Simpson Floating Trophy Awarded annually to a person who or an organisation which has rendered distinguished service to the NSRI. It is generally considered appropriate as an award for an isolated act particularly associated with the NSRI. Mrs Eleanor Simpson and her two sons chose to sponsor the Hermanus Brede (10m rescue boat) in memory of her late husband Alric. Although farmers in Elgin, her sons had spent many happy holidays at a sea and sailing camp in Hermanus, and the area is close to her heart. She chose to name the boat “South Star”

and she was present at the naming and blessing ceremony in 1995. Although Mrs Simpson did not want the boat named after Alric, she wanted an award named after him, and she wanted a trophy different to the norm. Our Operations Director at the time, Allan Cramb, was tasked to come up with an idea; and the Alric Simpson knot board was made. Mrs Simpson now lives in Somerset West and is a dedicated member of our Life boat Circle. Meritorious Service Award For outstandingly good work or efficient service ashore, by NSRI personnel. (Citation on Vellum) Directors’ Thanks For especially good work or efficient service ashore. a) NSRI personnel b) Outside organisations or persons assisting the NSRI in fundraising. Letter of Appreciation For good work or service ashore by NSRI personnel or an outside person assisting the NSRI.


At our AGM the following will be presented: Silver Gallantry Award Johnny Albert, Alex Albert and Jeremy Godfrey (Station 2 Bakoven) for the rescue of Shane Keenan who was entangled in kite lines and minutes from being dashed on rocks in 4 metre waves off Camps Bay. 19 January 2015 Bronze Gallantry Award Daniel Heimann and Stephen van den Berg (Station 6 Port Elilzabeth) for the rescue of surfskier Clinton Hempel, who was severely hypothermic and close to being washed onto an inshore reef at Sardinia Bay. 1 November 2014 Director’s Thanks Henk Henn Station 17 - Hermanus Marmion Marsh Trophy Billy Harker Alric Simpson Trophy Captain Kieron Cox WaterWise Academy Recognition Award Devon Dodd Most Improved Station Award Station 20 - Shelly Beach Best RIB Station Award Station 2 - Bakoven

Service Awards 20 YEARS Geoff Harris Lynne Harris Laurent Eray Nazeem Abrahams Gavin Fordham Michael Saunders

Station 9 - Gordon’s Bay Station 9 - Gordon’s Bay Station 14 - Plettenberg Bay Station 16 - Strandfontein Station 19 - Richards Bay Station 25 - Hartbeespoort Dam

25 YEARS Dr John Donald André Fraser Marion Spencer

Station 14 - Plettenberg Bay Station 15 - Mossel Bay Station 17 - Hermanus

30 YEARS David Robbins

Director, Station 3 - Table Bay

35 YEARS Phil Ress Roger Clancy Michael Clark

Station 3 - Table Bay Station 12 - Knysna Station 17 - Hermanus

40 YEARS Brad Geyser Rob Stirrat Ian Wienburg

OBM, Station 2 - Bakoven Station 8 - Hout Bay Director, Station 3 - Table Bay Director, Station 3 - Table Bay

45 YEARS Ian Strachan

Honorary Life Governor, Station 9 - Gordon’s Bay

Pat O Sullivan Shield for Best Class I Station Station 10 Simon’s Town

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Johan Grobbelaar | Submitted on 2015/01/20 at 16:16 “To Johnny Albert and the entire crew at NSRI Bakoven we salute you and the life guards at Camps Bay for saving our son’s life. You are absolute heroes and my family and Shane are indebted by your willingness to offer up your own life for someone else. We have no words to express our gratitude to all at NSRI and a simple thank you will never be enough, but as parents we sincerely say thank you. I lost my father in the sea at the age of 17 and I know that all involved did exactly that which was required as split seconds decisions needed to be made. Thank you so much.” Diane Schmidt | Submitted on 2015/01/20 at 08:29 “On behalf of my son Dale, a friend of Shane’s, I would like to thank the entire NSRI team for their bravery and selflessness in order to save Shane’s life. As someone who donates every month to this amazing cause, I take my hat off to you all who give of your time so freely. Thank for saving Shane’s life.” Janey Ball | Submitted on 2015/01/21 at 15:11 “What an amazing rescue. “Well done” doesn’t begin to say it. And it’s so rewarding to have been part of the Rotary team that helped fund the boat Rotarian Schipper.” Johnny Albert | Submitted on 2015/01/21 at 16:19 “Executing a rescue such as this is very much a team effort. Without Bruce and his team at our Bakoven base passing on vital and accurate information as to where Shane was in the sea, we would have never found him considering we were looking for a head popping up and down in a “gigantic washing machine” being pulled down by a flexifoil kite. And then my crew, Jeremy’s and Alex’s trust in me when I said we have to go in, pluck him out of the sea and race out of there in horrendous conditions where timing between swells are critical. There were no other options for Shane to get out of his grave predicament. Jeremy and Alex displayed outstanding skills hauling Shane out of the water in terrible conditions, and limited time, within about 20 meters of 3,5 meter swell breaking on a rocky coast... and then to find that we could not race to safety as Shane was dragging a kite from his ankle... Not forgetting our generous sponsors at Bakoven who allow us to carry out such rescues with equipment we can trust and rely on in horrendous conditions. Thanks again for all the support.” 50

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Opportunities and Challenges Sea Rescue enjoys enthusiastic and passionate support from more than 70 000 individual and over 2 000 corporate donors. Further opportunities exist within State Owned Entities, Government and international donors for greater funding support. Through the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) and the international rescue community we have the opportunity to become more involved in South African Developing Countries (SADC) to assist in the development of maritime rescue services on the continent, to the benefit of Operation Phakisa* and the marine economy of South Africa. We have the experience to assist in the evolution of maritime rescue in states to the north and we look forward to doing so. We are well placed to influence safety at sea and our regular monthly engagements with the Maritime Rescue Coordinating Centre (MRCC) and South African Maritime Safety Association (SAMSA) respectively are realizing change that will positively impact on saving lives in South African waters. The WaterWise Academy continues to broaden its activities and impact on greater numbers of learners but there is far more scope to expand within the structured education system and we continue to work to grow the funding for instructors and the footprint of access in all 9 provinces.

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The challenges to Sea Rescue include access to donor contact information to facilitate giving, talent acquisition in an environment of transformation, the state of the economy in relation to the giving capacity of donors, currency exchange rates, emergency access by clients, communication with water user stakeholders, information management, volunteer recruitment, retention and motivation, government bureaucracy and the sustainability of local manufacture of rescue vessels. The advent of the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act has had the unintended consequence of restricting access to lists of donors from which to solicit donations. 70% of NSRI income is from individual donors and while those existing donor commitments remain continuous with little attrition, the acquisition of new donors requires innovative action to remain within the legal framework. Talent acquisition at governance, personnel and volunteer level with the requisite cognitive capacity, competence and attitude requires great effort. Appointing candidates from appropriate categories to fit posts often requires lengthy costly process. Transformation is about changing hearts and minds and creating a microcosm of what society should look like within the organization, and we are making good progress. The concept of a junior academy is a longer

term strategy to feed the NSRI with a broadly representative volunteer corps and its initiation will gradually bear fruit. * Operation Phakisa is a government initiative designed to unlock the economic potential of South Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oceans, which are estimated to have the potential to contribute up to R177 billion to GDP by 2033, compared to R54 billion in 2010. This pioneering initiative aims to address issues such as poverty and unemployment.


Expenditure The greatest expenditure is reflected against rescue operations (R18 917 665), where the challenge is the accelerating building and boat costs. The drop in the fuel price during the year provided some temporary relief to operations but this is unlikely to be sustained in the long term. The safety of our crews has always been our highest priority and we continue to invest appropriately in lifejackets, wetsuits, helmets, tracking systems for Man-OverBoard (MOB) emergencies and medical equipment. Capital projects at Yzerfontein and Sedgefield were completed with building renovations undertaken at several stations. Personnel expenditure (18 full-time, 21 half-time employees) is higher than the previous financial year with the institution of a formal remuneration structure and investment in additional staff to improve capacity in financial management, education and training (WaterWise Academy and Rescue). Substantial savings have been achieved in banking costs by negotiating rates with our bankers. We are grateful to ABSA to being open to discussion. Investment is also being made in Information Communication Technology (ICT) with upgrades to our accounting system and payroll system, institution of an eLearning system and

customer relationship management (CRM) database and review of our management information system (MIS). We acknowledge with gratitude the substantial corporate contributions in kind of iSquared, GIST, Vodacom and Dell to support our ICT systems. Information Technology is key to any organization from every perspective and creating a stable ICT foundation through appropriate expenditure will remain a focus. Expenditure on branding and marketing (R1 341 314) is viewed as an investment in our donors, essential to our stakeholder engagement. We produce high quality communication at efficient cost. Insurance of both assets and people comes at substantial cost but at very competitive rates with the support of our two brokers Eikos Risk Applications and Phoenix Risk Solutions. Low claims rates will ensure future savings in insurance costs. Volunteers have the security of Personal Injury Insurance to a value of R100 000 per emergency admission and R1 000 000 in Life Cover. Employees have similar injury cover and, in addition, Dreaded Diseases Cover has been added. Pension and Medical Aid scheme membership has been offered to all employees as part of our drive to ensure corporate social responsibility and equity.

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income

35 30

Budget Actual

Millions

25 20 15 10 5 0

01

02

INCOME

04

05

06

07

08

09

10

11

12

BUDGET

ACTUAL

01 Debit Order Promotion

R30 000 000

R30 286 614

02 Car Promotion

R15 000 000

R17 726 403

03 Face to Face Project

R18 000 000

R17 618 583

04 Corporate Funding

R10 056 028

R10 395 800

05 Donations From Individuals

R6 643 703

R7 880 850

06 Trusts

R4 635 000

R5 782 293

07 Legacies

R2 000 004

R4 692 880

08 Investment Income

R4 999 992

R3 506 619

09 Government Grants

R2 700 008

R3 272 366

-

R1 372 150

R440 016

R627 500

R99 999

R102 520

R94 574 750

R103 264 578

10 Lotto 11 Shipping Levies 12 Trading TOTAL

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expenditure

35 30

Budget Actual

Millions

25 Footnote: 1. Kommetjie boat project delayed (R3.2 m) 2. PE slip project delayed (R6m)

20 15 10 5 0

01

02

03

EXPENDITURE

04

05

06

07

08

09

10

11

12

13

14

BUDGET

ACTUAL

01 Boat Running Operations

R30 972 506

R18 917 665

02 Face to Face Project

R11 000 000

R11 488 018

03 Personnel

R12 129 512

R11 418 961

04 Debit Order Promotion

R10 000 000

R10 894 970

05 Car Promotion

R8 000 000

R9 246 722

06 Property

R2 328 490

R2 276 729

07 Travel and Accommodation

R2 092 500

R1 911 540

08 Waterwise Academy

R1 430 496

R1 542 200

09 Magazine and Marketing Material

R2 213 520

R1 341 314

10 Bank Fees and Professional Fees

R1 335 012

R1 247 957

11 Insurance

R1 316 095

R1 159 826

12 Office Expenses

R1 317 440

R977 727

13 ICT

R1 200 000

R629 329

R398 484

R342 683

R85 734 055

R73 395 641

14 Administration TOTAL

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Much like death and taxes, inflation is guaranteed and every year we need to raise more and more money to maintain the Sea Rescue and Educational services across the country. In 2014/15 Sea Rescue was funded to an amount of R103 264 578 with contributions by Government (R3 272 366), Legacies (R4 692 880), Individuals (R73 512 450), Lotto (R1 372 150), Members (R1 536 300), Events (R2 614 540) and interest on investments (R3 506 619). The financial contribution of so many individuals through our Debit Order (R30 286 614) and Car Promotions (R17 726 403) to the collective rescue effort remains inspiring and testimony to the giving spirit of South Africans. Sea Rescue Promotions include the Car Promotion and the Debit Order Promotion (including Face to Face) through which ordinary South Africans are asked to donate money through debit orders or by buying tickets. Annual prizes in promoting Sea Rescue include the two cars (unique

in South Africa) or cash. Our telemarketers are always politely and favourably received; however only 1 in 17 calls results in a commitment to donation. Our Face to Face marketers can be found in shopping centres and at public events around the country; clearly identified by their Sea Rescue stand and clothing, they stop passersby in the friendly Sea Rescue manner and sign them up as donors. There is always scope to create new funding streams and we have initiated projects to realise greater income from our own retail business (clothing, cards, gifts) and government and state owned entities. A welcome return of Lotto funding is recorded in this year and we hope that this will be sustained at consistent levels. National and Provincial Government and State Owned Entities contribute R9 598 162 through the National Department of Transport Grant (R2 000 000), Airports Company of South Africa Grant (R4 953 646) in support of coastal airport mass casualty plans), Transnet National Ports Authority

(R1 430 250 in support of WaterWise) and the Western Cape Provincial Government’s Department of Local Government Disaster Management (R375 000 in support of the WaterWise Academy and Mass Casualty Response). The Local Governments of Nelson Mandela Bay, Knysna, Overstrand, Hessequa and Hibiscus all provide grants in relation to rescue stations in their municipalities. With 256 Municipalities, 9 Provincial Governments, 46 National Departments and 56 State Owned Entities in South Africa there is scope to improve government funding through grants. The WaterWise Academy has commitments to the employed educational staff and so consistent and continuous financial support is essential. Transnet National Ports Authority, and the Western Cape Departments of Local Government and Agriculture all provide funding, with the balance being made up by contributions from corporates and individuals.

Edward Lindsay “We think of a philanthropist as someone who donates big sums of money, yet literally philanthropy means “love of humankind”. All of us are capable of being philanthropists.” Wendy Ackerman “Everybody can be a philanthropist. It’s a very fancy word for helping your neighbour.”

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Income 2012/13

Total = R69 105 791

2013/14

Total = R83 218 996

2014/15

Total = R103 449 617 2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

01 Debit Order Promotion

R21 960 616

R25 774 609

R30 286 614

02 Car Promotion

R11 904 392

R13 809 961

R17 726 403

03 Face to Face Project

R6 698 050

R12 302 125

R17 618 583

04 Corporate Funding

R6 535 511

R7 080 336

R10 395 800

05 Donations From Individuals

R9 422 816

R8 061 985

R7 880 850

06 Investment Income

R5 815 377

R5 477 290

R3 506 619

07 Legacies

R2 618 981

R5 801 590

R4 692 880

08 Trusts

R1 168 194

R1 975 063

R5 782 293

09 Government Grants

R2 108 338

R2 152 951

R3 272 366

10 Lotto

R180 000

-

R1 372 150

11 Shipping Levies

R533 547

R502 320

R627 500

12 Trading

R109 969

R130 766

R102 520

R50 000

R150 000

R185 039

R69 105 791

R83 218 996

R103 449 617

13 Fuel Sponsors TOTAL

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As a Platinum Partner, DHL Express undertakes to deliver all our parcels at no charge. They also generously sponsored the printing cost of this Integrated Report.

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Funding, Donations, Sponsorships and Grants The diversity of our donors reflects our strategy of developing and maintaining a varied fundraising base including individuals, corporates, local rescue station initiatives, government, state owned entities, bequestors, legators, own business, partners, suppliers (discounts), shipping companies, oil companies, boating and sailing clubs, SCUBA diving organizations, fishing industries, paddling and kayaking organizations, school children and those that love marine animals.

Janet | Submitted on 2015/01/20 at 08:32 “Blown away by the selflessness shown by the NSRI guys – not many would be prepared to put their lives in such grave danger. Thank you for being there and for all you do.” Mary | Submitted on 2015/01/20 at 18:30 “As always you guys did a wonderful job and I will always support NSRI Thank you for all you guys do. I try and do all I can to support your cause.” Hennie Heymans (DHL International) receives the Alric Simpson Trophy from NSRI Chairman Peter Bacon.

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Individual Giving Through Promotions South African individuals, from the Judge in KwaZulu-Natal to the fisherman in Paternoster, are the foundation of Sea Rescue funding. Every one of our donors is a life saver. Our database of individual givers now numbers in excess of 70 000.

NC

8 737 8 412

168

CAR PROMOTION (REGIONAL BREAKDOWN)

7 669

48 42

483

461

WP EC

504

ZN 477 287 296

3 739 3 531 3 408

FS NW GP

Foreign 47

61

MP 61

1 480 1 475 1 773

L

9 106 10 102 10 350

Tickets Sold

62

2012

2013

2014

22 552

24 337

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The winner of the 2014 double Mitsubishi draw was announced on Friday 9 January 2015 during a ceremony at the Mitsubishi showroom in Paarden Island. Mauritz Jonk won first prize of TWO Mitsubishi 4X4 vehicles; A Pajero Sport 2.5 and an ASX 2.0L (Classic). The second prize of R250,000 cash was won by James Engelbrecht (below left) and the third prize, a trip for two on the Queen Mary 2 to Southampton valued at over R75,000 was won by Jorge De Andrade (below right).

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NC

57 750 45 750

380

DEBIT ORDER PROMOTION (REGIONAL BREAKDOWN)

27 815

370 302

1 109

1 198

WP EC

930

ZN 1 612 1 147 720

15 191 13 090 11 579

FS NW GP

Foreign 139

289

MP 496

11 561 12 870 13 971

L

52 648 69 230 84 016

Tickets Sold

64

2012

2013

2014

105 694

143 855

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Monthly Winners of R10 000 Cash Prizes April 2014 J De Beer C Berrisford H Meyer M Barr B Payze

June 2014 P Marais H Schultz E Bock S Filby T Bezuidenhout

August 2014 H Karathanassis A Wenzel P Bagshawe S Moses L Buckingham

October 2014 Viking Electrical SA P Streicher M Jarvis S Du Plessis N Peake

January 2015 J Farndell J Pieterse T Barnard F Delpierre B Collins

May 2014 A Pieterse D Grant A Gerber S Gerber C Coetzee

July 2014 M Pearce L Raftesath D Carter C Davison N Khumalo

September 2014 R Stansell D Sher S Rimmell N Fensham S Jurgensen

November 2014 P Verboom J Beasley H Cerff L Jaffa N Schoonraad

February 2015 D Bower A Du Preez L Schutte R Bellingan G Alexander

March 2015 S Bennet P Smallwood M Eksteen P Bishop B Grade

R100 000 Winner Drawn in December was T Daniels

Joyce McMaster | Submitted on 2014/10/16 at 23:49 â&#x20AC;&#x153;I raise funds for NSRI from the call centre in Milnerton, Cape Town. Just want all the volunteers to know that we all think you are incredible, and we are proud to be able to help keep you doing what you do best. Thank you all for your amazing bravery and compassion.â&#x20AC;?

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Dirk Hoffmann, Safmarine CEO | Submitted on 2014/09/29 at 16:52 “Thank you very much for the fantastic day on the water yesterday. It has been nearly 25 years since I have last sailed out of Simon’s Town harbour (the last time was on board the SAS Tafelberg in 1990). Thank you once again for your hospitality and of course for the fantastic work you do for all of us who love the sea. Safmarine is extremely proud to be associated with the NSRI.”

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Corporate Funding Sea Rescue has 2 751 corporate sponsors on our database who contribute in large or small measure, to keep us afloat. Companies are an important

funding channel and their example inspires other individuals and companies to give. Corporate Social Investment (CSI) funding has become more of a challenge

with time and reporting requirements are becoming more detailed and onerous which challenges our administrative capacity.

PLATINUM PARTNERS

GOLD PARTNERS Anglo American Thermal Coal â&#x20AC;&#x201C; New Vaal Colliery, Brand Engineering SA (Pty) Ltd, Cohesive Capital (Pty) Ltd, De Beers Marine (Pty) Ltd, Freddy Hirsch Group, Lusitania Marketing Services (Pty) Ltd, MACS Maritime Carrier Shipping (Pty) Ltd, Premier Fishing SA (Pty) Ltd, Smit Amandla Marine, Store Maintenance & Installation Specialists (Pty) Ltd, Viking Fishing Co (Pty) Ltd.

SILVER PARTNERS Digi-Litho, Hollard Insurance Company, 4CIT Software Solutions P/L, Tuzi Gazi Waterfront, Amoil (Pty) Ltd, Cape Concrete, Triangle Transmissions (Pty) Ltd, Ocean Trawling of Southern Africa, First National Battery, Odfjell Seachem SA (Pty) Ltd, Press Spinning & Stamping Co., Macsteel Service Centres SA (Pty) Ltd, Boardman Bros (Pty) Ltd, Checkpoint Development, Conrite Walls (Pty) Ltd, Serina Trading, Talking Buildings (Pty) Ltd, Orlichem (Pty) Ltd, Metal Art, Calafrica (Pty) Ltd, Ruwekus Fishing, Caylash Fishing cc, Mufasa Fishing cc, Rafiki Fishing Company (Pty) Ltd, Factoria Engineering Works, Kelp Products (Pty) Ltd, Mainstream Refrigeration cc, Squid Packers (Pty) Ltd, Jorika Fishing cc, Trados Fishing Company (Pty) Ltd, Umgibe Fishing Company (Pty) Ltd, Press Spinning & Stamping Co., Fairhills Caravan Park, Marine Bulk Carriers SA (Pty) Ltd, Panargo Shipping, SA Ocean Racing Trust.

BRONZE PARTNERS Aska Property Group, Meyers Motors, Humewood Hotel, Ninian & Lester Holdings Ltd, Southern Ropes (Pty) Ltd, Stealth Yachts, Henter Motor Engineering, Rush Trading, Iningi Investments 143 (Pty) Ltd, Blue Star Holdings (Pty) Ltd, Rieses Food Imports, Grazia Fine Food, Checa Ceramics, Lochhead, White & Womersley (Pty) Ltd, National Edging, SA Tube & Honing (Pty) Ltd.

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Legacies There is no better gift than the gift of life. Many of our donors (young and old) make the decision to leave bequests (big and small). In the past we have been blessed

with bequests that can range from R100 to R6m which collectively account for 4.5% of our funding. 2014/25 has seen Sea Rescue receive substantial amounts

through legacies. These gifts are the visible expression of their deep love and respect for our volunteers.

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

R2 189 382

R2 618 981

R5 801 590

R4 692 880

Suzanne Ackerman-Berman “I think we all have to live by example ... try and help where we can and give of ourselves. If it’s not financially, it’s time, it’s love, it’s passion, it’s energy. If every single person can reach out and make a difference, and pass that forward to somebody else, I think we can change the society we live in.”

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Government and State Owned Enterprises The NSRI delivers a “R250m a year” national rescue service to the South African public, funded 91% on

philanthropy and 9% on government and state owned entity funding. National government has R1.1 trillion to disperse,

increasing at 2.1% per annum, so there is plenty of opportunity for improved government funding.

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

R1 160 000

R1 223 000

R2 000 000

-

R50 806

R79 194

R335 475

R369 000

R375 000

R71 863

R80 145

R100 446

eThekwini Municipality

R200 000

R200 000

-

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

R150 000

R200 000

R650 000

R50 000

R30 000

R10 000

R100 000

-

R47 000

R6 000

-

-

Hibiscus Municipality

-

-

R11 834

Cape Winelands Municipality

-

-

R12 000

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA)

R2 188 782

R2 406 115

R3 091 488

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA)

R1 575 000

R1 237 500

R1 430 250

LOTTO

R180 000

-

R1 372 150

South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)

R150 000

R202 063

R205 000

R6 167 120

R5 998 629

R9 384 362

NATIONAL Dept. of Transport PROVINCIAL WC Dept. of Agriculture WC Provincial Government – Disaster Management LOCAL City of Cape Town

Knysna Municipality Overstrand Municipality Hessequa Municipality

STATE OWNED ENTERPRISES

TOTAL

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Shipping Levies In 2014 we met with the South African Association of Shipping Agents (SAAOSA)

2012/13 2013/14 2014/15

and agreed that levies, voluntarily paid by shipping companies to Sea Rescue,

Total = R533 547

Total = R502 320

Total = R637 600

should be increased, with the cooperation of TNPA and SAAOSA.

Durban - R254 047 Richards Bay - R146 875 Cape Town - R59 625

Saldanha - R40 000 Port Elizabeth - R33 000

Durban - R240 670 Richards Bay - R144 625 Cape Town - R51 900

Saldanha - R38 625 Port Elizabeth - R26 500

Durban - R256 600 Richards Bay - R235 625 Cape Town - R51 375

Saldanha - R61 000 Port Elizabeth - R33 000

MEDICAL EVACUATIONS FROM COMMERCIAL VESSELS Sea Rescue performed 75 medical evacuations of patients from ships at sea, and only a portion of these resulted in a donation from the shipping companies. We will continue to work towards an appropriate contribution from the shipping industry.

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Fuel Sponsors Fuel is an unavoidable expense in training and operations and it is a significant

contribution to costs. The objective is to have the entire fuel spend sponsored by

corporates in the oil and gas sector and we are exploring opportunities.

Unsponsored - R1 462 669

2012/13

Total = R1 512 669

Sasol - R50 000

Unsponsored - R1 392 747

2013/14

Total = R1 542 747

Total - R150 000

Unsponsored - R1 315 988

2014/15

Total = R1 501 027

Total - R100 000 False Bay Yacht Club - R61 039 The Victor Daitz Foundation - R24 000

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Fuel Spend

RESCUE ZONE

SPEND

RESCUE HRS

TRAINING HRS

SPONSORED

04 Mykonos

R54 120.36

146

158

-

24 Lambert’s Bay

R24 493.76

2

26

-

34 Yzerfontein

R37 508.58

69

95

-

R116 122.70

217

279

0

02 Bakoven

R24 396.59

8

109

-

03 Table Bay

R101 585.89

78

225

R50 000.00

08 Hout Bay

R66 314.59

89

483

-

09 Gordon’s Bay

R98 515.10

76

300

-

10 Simon’s Town

R91 734.60

111

254

R61 039.00

16 Strandfontein

R56 377.13

10

109

-

17 Hermanus

R37 280.51

63

114

-

18 Melkbosstrand

R47 606.24

69

138

-

26 Kommetjie

R45 070.25

72

119

-

N/A

8

100%

R54 725.21

58

96

-

R623 606.11

642

1 947

R110 039.00

12 Knysna

R35 794.06

39

123

-

14 Plettenberg Bay

R50 422.66

52

144

-

15 Mossel Bay

R59 181.90

34

127

R50 000.00

23 Wilderness

R29 119.64

10

116

-

31 Still Bay

R30 208.47

49

70

-

33 Witsand

R29 119.64

30

77

-

R233 846.37

214

657

R50 000.00

TOTAL

29 Air Sea Rescue (Ysterplaat) 30 Agulhas TOTAL

TOTAL

 No data - do not use MIS to log stats

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RESCUE ZONE

SPEND

RESCUE HRS

TRAINING HRS

SPONSORED

06 Port Elizabeth

R89 118.48

133

259

-

11 Port Alfred

R38 153.63

56

119

-

21 St Francis Bay

R59 599.30

57

105

-

36 Oyster Bay

R3 056.76

5

2

-

37 Jeffreys Bay

R7 811.84

104

105

-

R197 740.01

355

590

0

07 East London

R71 763.28

129

50

-

28 Port St Johns

R2 703.16

2

-

TOTAL

R74 466.44

131

50

0

05 Durban

R77 172.07

57

481

-

20 Shelly Beach

R53 421.28

91

82

-

32 Port Edward

R21 627.23

31

57

R24 000.00

R152 220.58

174

620

R24 000.00

19 Richards Bay

R82 264.58

67

225

-

TOTAL

R82 264.58

67

225

0

R5 894.67

1

-

R14 865.71

4

61

-

-

9

-

14

61

0

TOTAL

TOTAL

22 Vaal Dam 25 Hartbeespoort Dam 27 Victoria Lake 35 Witbank Dam TOTAL

No rescues yet R20 760.38

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INLAND Total Spend

R20 760.38 Rescue Hrs

14

Training Hrs

61

Total Spend

Total Spend

Total Spend

Total Spend

Total Spend

Total Spend

R623 606.11

R233 846.37

R197 740.01

R74 466.44

R152 220.58

R82 264.58

Rescue Hrs

Rescue Hrs

Rescue Hrs

Rescue Hrs

Rescue Hrs

Rescue Hrs

Rescue Hrs

Training Hrs

Training Hrs

Training Hrs

Rescue Hrs

Training Hrs

Training Hrs

Training Hrs

217 279

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Total Spend

R116 122.70

642

1 947

214 657

355 590

131 50

174

620

TOTAL SPEND

TOTAL RESCUE HRS

TOTAL TRAINING HRS

R1 501 027.17

1 814

4 429

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Trading Current retail and trading outlets include the clothing stores in the V&A Waterfront and Hermanus as well as some branded

goods and training materials (Skipper Manuals) by mail-order. Retail and trading has been identified as an opportunity to

improve revenue and we are exploring initiatives with branded clothing, training (eLearning) and the film industry.

Sonja Roglic | Submitted on 2014/09/15 at 07:45 “I have owned and worn your ‘sea and rescue’ cap for over a decade to all parts of the world. I got it from your shop on the Waterfront in Cape Town when I was there in 2005. I have just returned from the Arctic having completed the North West Passage. Whilst there I parted with my cap. A mounted Canadian officer liked it so much that I gave it to him. If I sent you money for the cap and postage, is it possible to send me another? I live in Melbourne Australia.”

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Fundraising While our rescue crew are out at sea, we have a team of fundraisers who work tirelessly to raise R100m a year. At a number of our rescue bases we have established Fundraising Committees, made up of local businessmen and women, who volunteer their time and expertise.

the funds required for the operational running of our Station. This was achieved through a variety of fundraising initiatives, as has been the case in the past.

Support and Fundraising Committee Reports

The annual golf day was again a tremendous success and continues to be regarded as one of the best events on the Southern Cape golfing calendar.

Station 10 Simon’s Town Our Annual Street Collection was held in Fish Hoek and Simon’s Town on 25 April. In total we collected R5 650 – better than I think we all felt we had done, and in view of the current economic times an excellent effort all round. A special mention must go to one of our ShoreLink members – Penny Price – as she also persuaded her friends Bridget Lamont and Don and Mary Craig to assist us on the day. Our Collection Boats have shown a drop in income – another sign of current economic times. Over the next few months we will be undertaking a drive to recruit new members to the committee (currently standing at 6 members). Dennis McKillen, Chairman. Station 14 Plettenberg Bay Once again we can report that we have successfully achieved our targets in raising 76

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Our street collections were particularly good this year with the December effort alone collecting in excess of R70 000.

Our December “Fun Run” once again also enjoyed great support and brought in record returns. (This was pleasing in that it was held on the same day as the “Colour Run” in Plett!) Our “Collection Boats” continue to do reasonably well albeit that more and more people are using credit cards, resulting in fewer cash transactions and less change being dropped. Notwithstanding this trend, the Committee continues to monitor the situation and where boats appear to be in “non productive” locations, they get re-assigned to better outlets. The regular clearing of the boats, cash counting and record keeping is done very well and efficiently, thanks to Paddy Delzell, Brian Madeley, John Hollely and our Treasurer, Peter Turner. We continue to nurture our relationships with all our wonderful supporters in Plettenberg Bay, and continue to seek out new sponsors, and those wishing to donate to our cause. These efforts have fortunately borne fruit in that we have in

place legacies that will assist our Station going into the future. For this we are all extremely grateful. I can confidently say that our Support Committee is proud to be part of this fantastic Station 14 team, and we look forward to continuing in our endeavours to find ongoing funding, so that our Station will continue to be in a position to provide their exceptional service to our Community. We will also strive to ensure that we do everything possible to provide all the necessary equipment and safety apparel our volunteers require, enabling them to save lives with the minimum risk to themselves. On Behalf of the Support Committee, Dave Haysom, Chairman. NSRI Station 17 Hermanus It gives me great pleasure to present my report for the last twelve months’ activities. It is the function of your committee to raise funds for the stations many needs. Given the huge demands on public funds in these tough financial times we have been relatively successful in our endeavours, but not as successful as last year. We have raised an amount of R292 000 bringing the total over the past five years to R1,622m. We have benefitted from the Cloverleaf Trust for many years and wish to record our thanks to them. Last year’s donation from them was R84 000. Our street


collection raised R34 000 and our golf day R42 000. I would like to make special mention of the R26 000 included in donations contributed by the NSRI shop on the market square in Hermanus. Not only for the money generated but for the wonderful publicity the shop offers NSRI. R10 000 was raised through our collection boats. You will appreciate that all this does not just happen. We have to thank a small but dedicated committee and a support group consisting mainly of past committee members. We also have to thank the crew members who are always available when hands are needed. To the committee, the ex committee members who do a wonderful job for us in managing the collection boats, and to all the crew – thank you very much for all your efforts. Of course without the generosity of the community all our efforts would be in vain. To everybody who has contributed to our fund raising efforts in any way – every bit counts – thank you. Michael Clark, Chairman.

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Events For almost 20 years the Rotary Clubs of Newlands and Table Bay, and more recently Rotary Club Knights of Pendragon

and Sandton Rotary, have been hosting annual wine auctions. Special thanks to the wine farms, Table Bay Hotel, the

auctioneers as well as the Rotarians and bidders for their loyalty and generosity.

Wine Auctions

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

R280 651

R343 290

R403 857

R385 174

Local Events MONTH

EVENT

RESCUE BASE

2013/2014

2014/2015

May

Quiz Night

Air Sea Rescue

R15 570

R1 300

June

Barrel Race

Durban

R74 135

R109 075

October

Family 4x4 Adventure Day

Melkbosstrand

R70 000

R80 000

December

Family Beach Festival

Wilderness

R37 400

R49 486

December

Family Fun Run

Still Bay

R29 800

R73 200

December

Fun Run

Plettenberg Bay

R15 000

R17 020

December

Father Christmas on Canals

St Francis Bay

R18 179

R22 190

December

Christmas Lights

Jeffreys Bay

-

R13 571

January

New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Fun Run

Mossel Bay

R40 000

R10 000

February

Moonstruck on Clifton

Bakoven

R36 250

R47 040

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Golf Days

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

R441 615

R317 021

R426 943

R387 524

RESCUE BASE

2013/2014

2014/2015

01 Head Office

R79 805

R212 140

12 Knysna

R20 000

R26 638

R163 607

R78 961

-

R14 536

17 Hermanus

R29 859

R14 094

19 Richards Bay

R92 568

R140 408

21 St Francis Bay

R21 622

R27 559

31 Still Bay

R12 719

R10 900

R6 763

R13 596

R426 943

R387 524

14 Plett 16 Strandfontein

32 Port Edward TOTAL

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Collection Boats and Street Collections COLLECTION BOATS

STREET COLLECTIONS

COLLECTION BOATS

STREET COLLECTIONS

01 CT Airport

R22 462

-

20 Shelly Beach

R3 590

-

02 Bakoven

R1 310

-

21 St Francis Bay

R5 381

R12 530

03 Table Bay

R7 516

-

22 Vaal Dam

-

-

04 Mykonos

R2 065

-

23 Wilderness

R2 704

-

05 Durban

R3 675

-

24 Lamberts Bay

-

-

06 Port Elizabeth

R46 270

R62 063

25 Hartbeespoort Dam

-

-

07 East London

R12 065

-

26 Kommetjie

-

-

08 Hout Bay

R2 626

-

27 Victoria Lake

-

-

09 Gordon’s Bay

R3 200

-

28 Port St Johns

R935

-

10 Simon’s Town

R3 980

R6 190

30 Agulhas

R5 087

R9 922

11 Port Alfred

R3 660

-

31 Still Bay

R4 903

-

12 Knysna

R3 050

-

32 Port Edward

R1 765

-

R22 419

R108 594

R915

-

15 Mossel Bay

R3 710

-

34 Yzerfontein

R1 160

-

16 Strandfontein

R2 174

-

35 Witbank

-

-

R10 194

R33 904

36 Oyster Bay

-

-

18 Melkbosstrand

R3 113

-

R2 504

R28 256

19 Richards Bay

R2 355

R10 366

R184 788

R271 825

14 Plettenberg Bay

17 Hermanus

33 Witsand

37 Jeffreys Bay TOTAL

Torique Wehr | Submitted on 2014/12/18 at 23:42 “Thanks guys you’re doing a double good job. Working for sea rescue to save people’s lives and volunteering to collect or “blikkie skud”. How many people understand what your job description is and do they understand that you do this for us, and our family, neighbors and our people. You don’t have to ‘blikkie skud’ but you see the financial shortage in the organisation and decided to do something. May God give you all the strength, power and your health to do more good for the community.”

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Appeals The post office strike and subsequent implosion proved a severe challenge to direct mail funding programmes which required innovative thought to contain.

MAY

Theme

Floods and Rescue Vehicles Total Ask

AUGUST

Theme

2 x 4.2 Rescue Boats Total Ask

we are able to offer a generous prize of a R1 500 gift voucher to incentivise a quick response.

NOVEMBER

Theme

Specialist Rescue Equipment for Medevacs Total Ask

FEBRUARY

Theme

AIS MOB’s (Man Over Board’s) Total Ask

R1 440 000

R280 000

R700 000

R595 000

No. Mailed

No. Mailed

No. Mailed

No. Mailed

No. who Gave

No. who Gave

No. who Gave

No. who Gave

Average Give

Average Give

Average Give

Average Give

Total Income

Total Income

Total Income

Total Income

9 134 780

R358

R279 366

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Direct mail remains an important channel of revenue and means of communication with our stakeholders. Thanks to our generous friends at Outdoor Warehouse,

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8 714 725

R359

R260 531

12 093 900

R379

R341 075

28 279 933

R391

R365 468


Loyalty Cards Smart Shopper The Smart Shopper card is a Pick â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n Pay loyalty card, shoppers earn points every time they shop. The points can be cashed in off your future purchases or donated to your favourite charity.

All Shoppers have to do is swipe their card at the till and every rand spent equates to 1 smart point. Once 1 000 smart points are collected (1 000 points equals R10), you can switch in units of 100 points (100 points equals R1). Your smart points

2013/14

2014/15

R42 245

R9 390

will be credited to your account within 5 days of purchase. Shoppers can get a card in any Pick n Pay store and then choose Sea Rescue as their preferred charity.

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet allows you to make a difference, just by shopping. Every time you use your card at any of the partner stores the stores will give a percentage of your purchase value, on your behalf, to the school or charity you choose at absolutely no cost to you.

Transact. Count

106 556 109 239

Supporters apply for a free MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card and select up to 3 schools and/or charities as their beneficiaries. When they purchase items from participating retailers they swipe the card with the purchase. A percentage of their transaction is then allocated to their

Nett Raised

R150 479 R153 259 2013/2014

Card Holders

2 374 2 276

chosen beneficiary. The partner stores pay the contribution, not the shopper. All these transactions are recorded and a statement is sent to individual supporters on a monthly basis. The supporter card is not a credit or debit card but simply tracks transactions and funds raised.

Active Supporters

1 576 1 568

2014/2015

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Gregor & Debbi | Submitted on 2014/09/04 at 16:51 “NSRI is one of our company’s chosen beneficiaries of donations. Never did we think that your services would be of such personal significance. Thank you for bringing our son back to safety. Luke has a renewed lease on life and a great respect for you and what you do. God bless you all.”

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Crowd-funding noun: crowd-funding:

the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.

GivenGain The GivenGain platform enables concerned citizens to raise money for charity via a social media platform with an online payment system. Anyone can set up a page and choose their favourite

charity. You can take up any challenge - run a marathon, bungee jump or lose weight in aid of charity. Just you tell your story, add photographs, set a target then invite all your friends to donate. Reporting

is transparent and people from around the world can easily get involved and give.

CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR

GEORGINA HARWOOD TURNS 100

SUMARIDGE WINE ESTATE

In Aid of

In Aid of

In Aid of

Our top campaigns this year were:

Kommetjie Rescue Base

Life Jackets

Amount Raised

Amount Raised

R26 133

R1 000 000 / R500 000

Participating Cyclists

To celebrate her 100th birthday, Georgina did what few greatgrandmothers would dream of doing. She skydived to raise funds for life jackets for NSRI rescue crew. A few days later she then took up a second challenge and went shark cage diving.

Holly Bellingham and Simon Turner, owners of Sumaridge Wine Estate donate R1 for every bottle of Maritimus produced, their first payment was R16 800. They also hosted an auction in the UK which raked in an incredible GBP 27 495 (roughly half a million rand). “We recognise and respect that while the maritime climate lends magic to our grapes – it puts others in peril. We are honoured to be able to do a little to help some very brave people help others,” says Holly.

R122 370 41

Branded Cycle Jerseys Sold

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At the last minute, following the devastating fires, the Hout Bay Volunteers also jumped on board (in aid of NSRI Hout Bay) and raised R37 750.

(Facebook likes 12.7k)

(Facebook likes 67.9k)

Hermanus Rescue Base Target / Amount Raised

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Brand Engagement Our vision is to be the most admired and trusted rescue organisation: Inspiring volunteers to join and stay Ensuring that funders are proud to be associated with us Building national pride.

The Role of Communications To promote Sea Rescue as: • a cause that proves itself trustworthy, through our - service excellence, - genuine good intentions, - humility and selflessness, - uncompromising corporate governance. • a cause that people - believe in, - actively support, - want to be associated with. • a cause that people aspire to be involved with.

Our aim is: • to showcase the phenomenal work that the NSRI does • through real life stories and dramatic photographs • in such a way as to include the reader in the experience • to the extent that they choose to make a contribution. Our strategy is to: • Showcase our rescues and our capability through all media channels. • Build a brand that “moves” people. People should want to literally and figuratively “wear the t-shirt”.

Engage in a dialogue with our supporters/funders/volunteers/ prospects by being available on multiple channels. Grow fundraising by attracting new supporters/funders/volunteers. Reduce costs of producing passive marketing material by using pro-bono opportunities as well as digital technologies which are more interactive and cost effective.

Media Through a dedicated spokesman we feed honest, interesting and immediate news to all media. We enhance the message with dramatic photographs and video footage. Publications The Sea Rescue magazine features heroic stories of real-life rescues written in such a way that you feel you were right there on the boat with them. Twice winner of the coveted PICA award for publishing excellence – it is full of gorgeous photographs and is well loved by our 70 000 subscribers. The Sea Rescue magazine is a dialogue with supporters. The letters page at times stretch to 6 pages.

Page Views

7 665

Mins per Visit

2:29

Likes

9 350 Reach

16 526

Followers

4 225

Our Integrated Report aims to provide feedback to our volunteers and our donors. In 2014 we won the Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa Award.

Views

2 426 86

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Winter Magazine

68 500 68 318

Summer Magazine

70 300 70 148

Printed

Autumn Magazine

71 200 70 460

Integrated Report

500

Posted to subscribers

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Facebook Page Likes

9 350 5 979

Twitter Followers

Instagram

4 225 1 786

2014

149

2015

Total Tweet impressions for the year 2014 / 2015 - 479.7K Top Tweet: Bakoven and Table Bay exercise with the Navy and Air Force off Sea Point – 5 589 Impressions Twitter impressions are described as the delivery of a post or tweet to an account’s Twitter stream Website Page Views

TOTAL

472 866

Apr 2014

28 999

May 2014

28 195

Jun 2014 Jul 2014

29 385 42 792

Aug 2014 Sep 2014 Oct 2014

*In November the Dawid Mocke video, the Dutch tourist letter and the tragic search for Mark Feathers resulted in the spike.

32 252

29 282 33 160 73 261*

Nov 2014

48 272

Dec 2014

56 896

Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015

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Connecting Through Humour

POSTAL STRIKE 9.9k Likes 122 Shares

Cartoonist: Bobby du Plooy, Empire Media Artwork

6.7k Likes 60 Shares

4.1k Likes 34 Shares

4.2k Likes 37 Shares

7.6k Likes 84 Shares

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Life boat Circle Society for retired crew and supporters Interesting speakers, regular socials, tea and tours “Don’t give now, leave us a lasting legacy”

130

NC WP

360

110

779

EC ZN FS

137 111

375

MEMBERSHIP

NW GP MP

431

L

265

Donations in Lieu of Gifts Wedding: Dr Mike and Robyn Elliot Wedding Anniversary: Dave and Brenda Smit (30th), Raymond and Hazel Hirsch (40th), Gavin and Elizabeth Wilson (40th), David and Ann Alston (50th), Mr and Mrs Bob Goldblatt (60th), Jonathan and Jacqui Robert (60th) Birthdays: Kevin Anderson, Helen Bartholomew, EJ Dominy, Janet Minty, Craig Roberts, Sonjia Winship, Russell Galloway (50th), Michael Halperin (50th), Lucia Murray (50th), Howard Godfrey (60th), Dave Robbins (60th), Jeremy Rowse (60th), Dave Smit (60th), Kate Steyn (60th), 90

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Jed Wood (65th), Alan Craik (70th), Captain Rod Gardner (70th), Piet Groenhof (70th), Geoff Grylls (70th), Jenny Pollock (70th), Eddie Radford (70th), Derek Russel (70th), Dr Y Bosman (80th), Dorothy Tyndale-Biscoe (80th), Georgina Harwood (100th) Donations in memory of loved ones: Mervyn Aereboe, Paul Baberton, Anthony & Michele Batstone, Chris Beazley, Barry Borland, Ted Bowser, Vincent Michael Bracale, Wallace Bradley, Bob Burdon, Bob Burton, AE Cockroft, Keith Craxton, John Gordon Davis, Joao de Oliveira, Ruth Deubler, Trixie & Maurice Dickman, FJ Egan, Mark Feather, Pat Flanagan, Tony Foster, George Foulis,

Robert Fraser, Irene Gilmour, Jack Goodhead, Fred Gottgens, May Gudgin, John Guest, Geoffrey Hawkins, Henri Heddes, Ian Hetherington, Peter George Hill, Simon Hirsch, Garth Howell, Professor Alastair Kerr, Allan Kerr, Dennis Michael Krawchuk, Chris le Roux, Pundit Sewpersad Maharaj, Keith Mattison, A McQueen, Paul McRobert, Don Mc-Vean Nicol, Rob Meek, Captain Dave Rennie, Brian Reynolds, Mr Riphagen, Eric Rose, Charlie Shapiro, Geoff Stuart, Carlo Talevi, Helmie Tilders, Helma Tisdall, Christine Van der Nest, Alison Van Staden (nee Saunders), Pieter van’t Hof-Ypenburg, Cron von Siedel, Graham Westcott, Cynthia Wright.


REGION

PUBLIC TALKS

HOME VISITS

NEW MEMBERS

NEW BEQUESTORS

Cape Town (9 months)*

14

76

31

13

West Coast

16

117

43

4

Cape Flats

6

50

25

2

Southern Suburbs (3 months)**

4

33

12

2

Helderberg and Garden Route (3 months)**

2

7

9

1

EC

Jeffreys Bay***

5

8

40

2

ZN

Durban

22

114

97

21

GP

Johannesburg

10

66

20

3

TOTAL

79

471

277

48

WC

*Retired Dec 2014 | **Appointed Jan 2015 | ***Unpaid volunteer

Valerie Ross | Submitted on 2014/12/27 at 11:38 “If I had a fortune I would leave every cent to the NSRI. They are very, very special people. Thumbs up to them all.”

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Public Education In order for any public awareness and education drive to be effective it should include multiple components to help reach a specific goal. A public awareness

campaign is not just about billboards, television commercials and tweets. We have to find ways to engage with our audience and to motivate them to

respond to a specific call to action. We are fortunate to have a range of partners who offer their time and expertise to assist us in our efforts.

BE BRIGHT CAMPAIGN One of the greatest challenges in search and rescue is to find people (paddlers, body boarders, swimmers) in rough seas. Our BE BRIGHT campaign is a play on the word “bright” meaning both intelligent and colourful. We ask water users to help us to take the search out of search and rescue. To wear bright clothing, put reflective tape on their craft, carry flares, have a cell phone in a waterproof bag and use a GPS based tracking app such as RSASafeTrx. RADIO ADVERT Thank you to Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town who donated their time to create a radio advert which is played on radio stations at no charge. (Stormy, ocean sound throughout) (male voice, 30s, fades in slowly and gets louder) “Pink…. Pink…. BRIGHT PINK! SHOCKING PINK. PIIIIIIIINK! SHOCKING BRIGHT PINK! PIIIIINK!” (All sounds go quiet) “Out in the ocean, bright colours are louder than you are. Wear bright colours when out paddling. Visit nsri.org.za for more information.” VIDEO CLIP This year NSRI has responded to a number of surfski paddlers in need of help. Almost all of them were hypothermic and in a desperate situation. Dawid Mocke, who has 20 International Ocean Surfski titles and has been the Surfski World Series Champion for 4 consecutive years, partnered with NSRI to develop a video clip where he makes a passionate appeal for the paddling community to improve their safety. SAFETRX FREE APP This year NSRI launched a free SafeTrx smart phone app for Apple (iPhone/iPad) and Android handsets to the public. SafeTrx is an international product with a solid reputation which has been successfully used in countries around the globe. The RSA SafeTrx app monitors a boat’s journey and alerts family and friends and then escalates to NSRI, should they fail to return to shore on time. BRANDED GOODS The final element was the launch of bright pink and bright orange branded caps which have a useful clip to fasten the cap to your clothing, specifically designed for water users who may lose their cap when the wind comes up.

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WaterWise Academy in Schools THE NEED: To change the lives of children by giving them water safety lessons in a safe learning environment.

Our WaterWise Academy Instructors teach children how to avoid danger in or near water, what to do in an emergency, who to call for help, how to rescue a peer, and how to do Hands on CPR. The lesson is done on school premises at no charge. Our Instructors prevent drowning tragedies through education. According to the Medical Research Council those most at risk of drowning are children from poor communities – peri-urban and rural. The highest incidence of drowning is in fresh water, farm dams and rivers. From drowning statistics drawn from various sources, including the Medical Research Council’s 2009 research report, we believe that there are in the region of 2 000 fatal drownings in South Africa each year. Of these 600 are estimated to be children (4/100 000 of 15 million). This translates to almost two jumbo jets filled with children … or 7 double decker busses filled with children who drown in South Africa each year. The rate of drowning in South Africa, hasn’t improved in the last eleven years (2004). The statistics for Non-Fatal drowning are not available but often results in severe disability (brain damage from hypoxic injury) and are thought to be

several times this rate, and at least double the number of fatal drownings. The greatest number of drowning incidents occurs in children under 5 years of age. In children over 5 years of age boys (80%) outnumber girls in those succumbing to drowning. Most drowning occurs in the summer months and more than 40% of adults who drowned had positive blood alcohol levels. Drowning from boating related incidents are one tenth those of drowning ashore. 300

Thousands

The WaterWise Academy is the vehicle through which our education and advocacy is delivered and has the potential to expand massively. We intend to do this by sourcing funding and expanding the network of professional WaterWise Academy Instructors. It is a goal to get water safety lessons adopted by the national education system and for them to teach basic water safety, and CPR, to children during Life Orientation education.

children educated

250 200 150 Actual

Forecast

100 50 0

06/07

07/08

08/09

09/10

10/11

11/12

12/13

13/14

14/15

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Our Achievement The WaterWise Academy Instructors have taught over 750 000 children since its inception in 2006. Our 12 Instructors and 9 volunteer Instructors are based around the country and visit the classrooms of previously disadvantaged schools. In the financial year 2014/ 2015 we reached 239 645 children. Community project Before the December 2014 school holidays WaterWise Academy team leader Eoudia Erasmus helped children to place several ‘Rescue Buoys,’ made from donated recycled equipment, as a test in the Ceres area.

The idea of the buoys was to raise the awareness of children visiting the dams and rivers to the dangers of swimming. This reinforced the water safety lesson that the children had been given in their classroom, and in the event of an emergency, it gave the children a rescue devise that could be used.

equipment over the past 20 years. Flowing from this visit it was agreed that getting the farmer, the children, the school and the community to buy in to the project would be the key to its success, thus children, staff and community organisations were challenged to make Rescue Buoys, and encouraged to put them in places that children swim.

At the start of the 2015 first school term Howard Godfrey and Rob Stirrat, both of whom have been involved in Sea Rescue since the 1970’s, went to Ceres to see how the project was progressing. Both men have been at the forefront of rescue and sourcing new technology for Sea Rescue in the form of boats and rescue

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274

115

82

WP EC ZN

145 117

FS 396

NW GP

455 279

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WaterWise Academy Funding The biggest sponsor of the WaterWise Academy is Transnet National Ports Authority which sponsors 6 of our Instructors. The Western Cape Disaster Management make an annual donation

towards the WaterWise education in the Western Cape. The Department of Agriculture made a donation towards the cost of 1 Instructor with the Cape Winelands District Municipality, private

and corporate donations completing that sponsorship. The other 3 Instructors are funded by the individual donors.

Comments from Schools l, mary Schoo Tyholora Pri Eden:

Kwa-Phalo Primary, Soweto:

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, Port St John

It was a good presentation and the learners were very interested. Fantastic. s:

The programm e is so interest ing to the leaners â&#x20AC;Ś they remembe red everything that was previously presented to th em and therefor e its purpose will be achieved.

Eluxolweni Pu blic Primary S chool, Khayelitsha: The lesson was well presented and instructions wer e clearly addres se d. It was a very en thusiastic and interesting pres entation.

GK Primary, Wanganella N Ceres: ieding. Baie goeie aanb t verskriklik Leerders het di baie geniet.

2011/2012

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

TNPA

-

R1 025 000

R1 275 000

R1 240 250

Western Cape: Dept. of Agriculture

-

-

R50 806

R79 194

Western Cape: Disaster Management

-

-

R369 000

R375 000

Individuals

R182 798

R1 100

R7 250

R2 506

Corporates

R31 015

R1 300

R3 588

R62 375

-

-

-

R12 000

R213 813

R1 027 400

R1 705 644

R1 771 325

Cape Winelands District Municipality TOTAL

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Governance Governance structures within the NSRI comply with recommendations of King III and the Governance Board maintain close oversight over the activities of the company through scheduled meetings of the Board and its’ committees which include Audit, Human Capital, Risk, Operations and Investment. A Memorandum of Incorporation details the structure of the company and the governance mechanisms. The Board comprises thirteen Directors including four Executive (management employed by the company) and nine nonexecutive (unpaid) directors. The Board elects the Chairman annually and in 2014 Ronnie Stein was elected to replace the retiring Chairman Peter Bacon. The roles of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer are separate to ensure that management and governance functions are separate and that control of the company is vested primarily through the members in General Meeting (AGM), the Board and the Executive. This ensures that no single individual exercises unfettered powers of decision-making but that the executive have very clear mandates and exercise management within the guidance of a framework and clear plans. The Memorandum of Incorporation also makes provision for an Operational Board which consists of four Executive Directors and five Regional Representatives who are elected by their respective Station Commanders. The Operational Board debates and considers strategic 98

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operational issues in relation to infrastructure, rescue vessels, training, safety, emergency communication and volunteers. The NSRI rotates Directors in line with King III so that every three years nonexecutive Directors stand down and are either re-elected or replaced by resolution at an Annual General Meeting of the members of the NSRI. The Board meets quarterly to consider issues of governance and receive committee reports and once annually to discuss the strategy of the NSRI. The Operational Board meets bi-monthly. A list of directors is set out on page 99. The directors participate in Board Committees and all meetings are recorded and action against minutes monitored. The Governance Structures strive to achieve transparency, accountability, integrity and ethical leadership but also provide practical guidance to the executive towards sustainable development of the activities of the company. Corporate Governance initiatives undertaken in 2014 The Board initiated the following in the year under review; • The institution of BoardPad to facilitate electronic meeting process and reduce the cost of paper • The appointment of Internal Auditors to assist the NSRI in compliance and risk management issues

• Reshuffle of the Board Committees to maximise appropriate expertise • Decision to align the Financial Year with the Calendar Year to improve volunteer motivation by matching operational and financial cycles • Adoption of formal Roles and Responsibilities for Operational Board Members • Adoption of a Formal Remuneration Structure   Nominations and appointments The Governance Board is responsible for appointing new Directors in a formal and transparent process, with the Governance Board as a whole being responsible for approval. Nomination as a Director shall be in writing and shall be signed by the nominee and any one voting member of the Institute and accepted in writing by the signature of the candidate in question. The CEO with the assistance of Chris Wilson of Kilgetty Statutory Services (Pty) Ltd assume responsibility for the informal but comprehensive induction programme which provides new appointees with a comprehensive strategy and operational briefing including copies of the most recent financial results, budgets as well as management accounts. Some of the documents that are distributed to the Directors include the annual report, Memorandum of Incorporation, the Board charter, Board Committee Terms of Reference, declaration of interest forms, the rights and duties of directors, the risk report and the strategic plan.


Remuneration of Directors and members of Committees The Independent Non-Executive Directors and Board Committee members receive no remuneration. Executive Directors shall be entitled to such remuneration as is agreed from time to time by the Human Resources Committee. Conflicts of interest All Directors are obligated to disclose any conflict or potential conflict of interest

at each Board and Board Committee meetings and sign disclosures at each meeting. Company secretary The Institute does not deem it necessary to appoint a full-time Company Secretary. The Chief Executive Officer with the guidance of Chris Wilson from Kilgetty Statutory Services (Pty) Ltd is responsible for ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and regulations. He is further

responsible for continually updating the Board on legislative and/or regulatory developments. Due to some Independent Non-Executive Directors also being Non-Executive Directors of public entities listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange, these Directors are regarded as being more aware of Corporate Governance practices and requirements than the general director.

GOVERNANCE BOARD

Ronnie Steyn Chairman of the Governance Board Appointed: 2013 Meetings Attended 4/4

Peter Bacon (Retired) Chairman of the Governance Board Appointed: 2005 Meetings Attended 2/2

Eddie Noyons Chairman of the Operations Board Appointed: 2013 Meetings Attended 4/4

Chris Nissen Non-Executive Director Appointed: 2013 Meetings Attended 2/4

David Robins Non-Executive Director Appointed: 2008 Meetings Attended 3/4

Deon Cloete Non-Executive Director Appointed: 2013 Meetings Attended 4/4

Nontsi Kunene Tshazi Non-Executive Director Appointed: 2010 Meetings Attended 2/4

Rob Stirrat Non-Executive Director Appointed: 1991 Meetings Attended 4/4

Viola Manual Non-Executive Director Appointed: 2013 Meetings Attended 3/4

Chris Wilson Pro bono Company Secretary Meetings Attended 4/4

Dr Cleeve Robertson CEO Appointed: 2013 Meetings Attended 4/4

Mark Koning Executive Director: Finance Appointed: 2003 Meetings Attended 4/4

Mark Hughes Executive Director: Operations Appointed: 2011 Meetings Attended 4/4

Meriel Bartlett Executive Director: Organisational Support Appointed: 2005 Meetings Attended 4/4

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Board Committees Operational Board Committee The operations of the Institute are guided by the Operational Board who have a Terms of Reference and a set of Standard Operating Procedures and Operational Memoranda. The Executive are responsible for the day to day management of the organization under specific delegation. The Operational Board is chaired by Eddie Noyons and considers and advises on all operational matters including capital expenditure, training and development, station and volunteer management, operational procedures and emergency medical care. Eddie Noyons Chairman of the Operations Board Meetings Attended: 6/6 Dr Cleeve Robertson Meetings Attended: 5/6 Mark Koning Meetings Attended: 6/6 Mark Hughes Meetings Attended: 6/6 Meriel Bartlett Meetings Attended: 6/6 Brad Geyser* Meetings Attended: 6/6 Dave Roberts* Meetings Attended: 5/6 Mike Elliot* Meetings Attended: 6/6 Clive Shamley* Meetings Attended: 3/3 Justin Erasmus* Meetings Attended: 3/3 *Operational Board Member

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Awards Committee The Awards Committee is a sub committee of the Operational Board, chaired by Howard Godfrey and considers, on an ad hoc basis, any nominations for awards within the NSRI. The committee meets as necessary in response to exceptional incidents to ensure that awards are current and appropriate to the acknowledgement of rescue activities. Howard Godfrey Chairman of the Awards Committee Meetings Attended: 5/5 Chris Hudson Meetings Attended: 5/5 Rob Stirrat Meetings Attended: 5/5 Eddie Noyons Meetings Attended: 5/5 Allan Cramb Meetings Attended: 1/5 Ian Hamilton Meetings Attended: 0/5 Mark Hughes Meetings Attended: 5/5 Andrew Ingram Meetings Attended: 5/5 Audit Committee The Audit Committee is chaired by Ivor Sindler. This Committee considers matters pertaining to good corporate governance arising from the Instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business, covering areas such as cash flow, expenditure, internal controls and external audit. The Audit Report is set out on page 118 of the integrated report.

Ivor Sindler Chairman of the Audit Committee Meetings Attended: 2/2 Dr Cleeve Robertson Meetings Attended: 2/2 David Robins Meetings Attended: 2/2 Hennie Taljaard Meetings Attended: 1/2 Mark Koning Meetings Attended: 2/2 Nils Nyback Cecil Kilpin & Co. Registered Auditors Meetings Attended: 2/2 Human Resources Management Committee The Human Resources Management Committee is chaired by an independent Non-Executive Director, Viola Manual. This Committee assists the Governance Board to consider nominations received from members and short listing them for the board and ensures that the remuneration of the Ex-Officio Directors is fair and reasonable. Viola Manuel Chairman of the Human Resources Management Committee Meetings Attended: 3/3 David Robins Meetings Attended: 2/3 Dr Cleeve Robertson Meetings Attended: 2/3 Chris Nissen Meetings Attended: 2/3 Meriel Bartlett Meetings Attended: 1/1


Investment Committee The Investment Committee is chaired by Bernard Osrin. This Committee assists the Governance Board on how the surplus funds and non-surplus funds of the Institute should be utilized to ensure that the return on the Institute’s funds is optimized within the constraints of the Institute’s risk profile and investment mandate. Bernard Osrin Chairman of the Investment Committee Meetings Attended: 4/4 Ronnie Stein Meetings Attended: 2/2 Peter Bacon Meetings Attended: 2/2 David Robins Meetings Attended: 4/4 Howard Godfrey Meetings Attended: 3/4 Dr Cleeve Robertson Meetings Attended: 4/4 Mark Koning Meetings Attended: 4/4

Risk Committee The Risk Committee is chaired by an independent Non-Executive Director, Deon Cloete. This Committee has the responsible for identifying and addressing the management of all operational, reputational and financial risk. The Risk Committee specifically maintains an active risk register and heat map with targeted interventions to manage risk and opportunity. Deon Cloete Chairman of the Risk Committee Meetings Attended: 2/2 Rob Stirrat Meetings Attended: 2/2 Dr Cleeve Robertson Meetings Attended: 2/2 Mark Koning Meetings Attended:1/2 Mark Hughes Meetings Attended: 2/2 Meriel Bartlett Meetings Attended: 2/2

Honorary Life Governors Honorary Life Governors are individuals who have made an exceptional and outstanding contribution to the NSRI over a number of years and have more to offer to the institute in the future. Honorary Life Governors should have served on the Operational or Governance Board unless there are other compelling reasons for the individual to be included. The role of Honorary Life Governors is: • To act as wise counsel to NSRI • To facilitate fundraising by introducing funders • To vote at the AGM • To attend any meeting of the NSRI as they see useful

HONORARY LIFE GOVERNORS

Brian Hustler Appointed: 1993

Howard Godfrey Appointed: 2005

Dave Abromowitz Appointed: 2007

Ian Hamilton Appointed: 2010

Ian Strachan Appointed: 2010

Allan Cramb Appointed: 2012

Hennie Taljaard Appointed: 2013

Peter Bacon Appointed: 2014

Chris Hudson Appointed: 2010

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Exec

Non Exec

OBM

HLG

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Male Female

3

1

0

4

Black White

Male Female

7

2

3

6

Black White

Male Female

5

0

0

5

Black White

Male Female

9

0

0

9

Black White


Support Team Governance Board

CEO

Office Manager and PA to CEO

Ops Board

Reception

General Office Worker

Executive Director:

Executive Director:

Finance

Organisational Support

Executive Director:

Executive Director:

Ops Manager

Assistant Accountant

Communications Manager

Special Projects

Operations

Ops Secretary

Accounts Clerk

Graphic Design and Social Media

Regional Training Officers

Donor Admin

WaterWise Academy*

NSRI Development Academy

Procurement Officer

Station Commanders and Stations

Spokesman

Life boat Circle Bequest Officers

Fundraising

Call Centre (Outsourced)

Donor Support

Donor Liaison

Fundraiser

HR (Staff and Volunteers)

*Part time / half day positions

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Brett Ayres “...it is incredible that so many people want to help out, even when it involves big sacrifice and risk. It’s special and it’s the power of volunteerism. No government on earth could afford to not have it – and it’s a pity it is so often overlooked at that level.”

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Executive Management Team HIGHEST QUALIFICATION

AGE

SERVICE

GENDER

RACE

MB, ChB FEMSSA, UCT

56

1

M

W

6

National Diploma Elec Eng & Cont Sys, Dbn Tech

56

4

M

W

Mark Koning

7

B Compt. Unisa

59

15

M

W

Executive Director: Organisational Support

Meriel Bartlett

7

B Soc Sc. Industrial Sociology, UCT

45

11

F

W

Executive Director: Fundraising

Vacant

ROLE

NAME

NQF

CEO

Dr Cleeve Robertson

10

Executive Director: Operations

Mark Hughes

Executive Director: Finance

FULL TIME

PART TIME

LEFT SERVICE

TOTAL

Male

Male

Male

Male

Female

Female

Female

Female

Black

Black

Black

White

White

White

7

4*

White

14

13 12 12

2 2 0 4

20 26

16* 30

* 1 x Foreign National

Black

* 1 x Foreign National

11

11

Reason for Leaving Salary and benefits 0 Retired/Deceased 4 Retrenched 0 Other 0 Retirement age is 63

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Internal Control and Risk Management Internal Audit The Institute maintains systems of internal control over operations, regulatory compliance as well as the safeguarding of assets against unauthorised use or disposition. The appointment of Internal Auditors (Moore Stephens Risk Management) was a further step in this year to improve business systems and augment internal control. Systems are designed to provide reasonable assurance to the Instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s management and Board regarding internal control, the preparation of reliable published financial statements and the safeguarding of the Instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assets. Any identified deficiencies in the system of internal controls are corrected immediately to improve these systems. An effective internal control system can provide only reasonable, but not absolute, assurance with respect to financial statement preparation and the safeguarding of assets. Therefore, inherent limitations to the effectiveness of any system of internal control exist, including the possibility of human error and the circumvention or overriding of controls. Furthermore, effectiveness of an internal controls system changes with circumstances. The Audit Committee regularly receives reports on and reviews the effectiveness of internal controls and the exercise of delegated authority.

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As part of an internal audit during the year, an assessment of various internal control functions across the Institute was carried out and found to be acceptable. A thorough risk audit was conducted by Moore Stephens Risk Management which assisted in mapping internal audit process and guiding operational risk management. External Audit It is the responsibility of the external auditor, Cecil Kilpin & Co to report on whether the annual financial statements are presented in compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). They perform an assessment of internal controls as part of the audit, but the preparation of the annual financial statements remains the responsibility of the Directors. Where the external auditors are appointed for non-audit purposes, such as tax compliance services, the Audit Committee must approve these services prior to providing such pre-approval in line with anti-conflict guidelines designed to maintain independence, and ensure these are in line with independence requirements.


LIKELIHOOD

CONSEQUENCE Very Low (1)

Low (2)

Medium (3)

High (4)

Very High (5)

Almost Certain (5)

Minor

Moderate

Major

Extreme

Extreme

Likely (4)

Minor

Moderate

Major

Major

Extreme

Possible (3)

Insignificant

Minor

Moderate

Major

Extreme

Unlikely (2)

Insignificant

Minor

Moderate

Major

Rare (1)

Insignificant

Insignificant

Moderate

Major

5-13

Moderate

2

3-4

Minor

1

* The figures in brackets represent the risk rating 1. Public unable to reach NSRI by telephone in emergencies (15). 2. Volunteers become incapacitated by ill health or injury (9). 3. Brand reputation is threatened (6). 4. Fraud within NSRI (6). 5. Failure of launching equipment (4). 6. Engine failure on a boat (4). 7. Insufficient Coxswains to maintain operational capacity (4). 8. Interpersonal conflict on the station (4). 9. Buildings and equipment damaged or destroyed by fire (4). 10. Outbound centre becomes incapacitated (4). 11. Executive management become incapacitated (4). 12. Erosion of slipways and damage to stations by rising sea levels (4). 13. Financial, Fundraising and Operational IT Systems not integrated (4).

Extreme

Critical event resulting in intervention of Board and Executive Management. Even may have major financial, operational and/or reputational loss. Act immediately to mitigate the risk (focussing all available resources).

Major

Critical event resulting in intervention of Executive Management. Event may reduce ability to achieve business objectives and short term/medium term disruption of services. Act immediately to mitigate the risk. If these controls are not immediately accessible, set a timeframe for their implementation and establish interim risk reduction strategies for the period of the set timeframe.

Moderate

Take reasonable steps to mitigate the risk. Implement administrative controls. Event may disrupt normal operations, but with limited effect on the achievement of strategy and objectives.

Minor Insignificant

Take reasonable steps to mitigate and monitor the risk. Institute controls in the long term. Event will be coped with in short term through normal management processes. Monitor and control. Event will be coped with through normal management processes.

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Stakeholder Engagement Sea Rescue cannot exist within a vacuum and our impact within the Maritime Rescue domain is as much dependent on our stakeholders as it is on our own organizational capacity. Stakeholder communication and interaction is therefore a strategic issue underlined by a number of activities that ensure that stakeholders are heard and that inputs are incorporated into the way we do things. In reality Sea Rescue consists not only of almost a thousand volunteers but more than 70 000 people and over 2 000 organisations whose contributions in word, deed or kind keep us afloat. In the last year stakeholders have told us that our improving emergency access through 112 on the cellular network and the SafeTRX Application are positive

moves. SAMSA and the MRCC are valuing our active engagement in resolving maritime safety issues. Donors when called express open thanks for the work we do and often make greater commitments. The media appreciate our availability, open flow of information and proactive approach to safety messaging. Magazine readers rave about the magazine and the quality of content. Rescued persons write letters and emails which reflect on the enthusiasm, competence and care displayed by our crews. WaterWise children show their enjoyment of learning through their moving participation in education sessions. Governance agencies have expressed their view of our governance structure through awards. Our employees express their commitment and passion for the organization through their daily

work and positive comments in meetings. Volunteers voice their opinions on social media, emails and through their operational structures. We have listened to all these inputs. Listening to stakeholders has changed the way people access our services, the extent of our services, the way we communicate, the way we receive and process donations, the content of our communication, the way we approach safety, our advocacy for safety at sea, our educational and training methodology and content, the way we raise and manage money, the way we interact with Government and Business, the way we manage information and technology and the way we think.

To quote from the foreword THE PRACTITIONER’S HANDBOOK ON STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT written by AccountAbility, the United Nations Environment Programme, and Stakeholder Research Associates, ‘Finding a path towards sustainable development will require the pooling of diverse perspectives, knowledge and resources. No single individual, organization, nor even a single segment of global society is likely to by themselves identify and implement the solutions to the big challenges humanity is facing today.’ Sea Rescue acknowledges this principle and is actively listening to all its diverse stakeholders in order to improve services in South Africa.

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Performance The table below outlines the Strategic Plan for 2014 and achievement of objectives against the plan. STRATEGIC GOAL STATEMENT

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE TITLE

Red = No progress STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE STATEMENT

Yellow = Progress

Green = Completed Activity

ACTIVITY

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS (KRA)

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

1. Capacitate Sea Rescue volunteers

2. Expand the coastal footprint of Sea Rescue Provide access to and Rescue by competent Sea Rescue services

3. Emergency Point of Contact

Progressively provide volunteer crew, coxswains and managers with the cognitive, psychomotor and effective capacity to respond to the full range of emergencies by 2020 Establish stations at Sodwana Bay, Lambert’s Bay, and Witbank by 2020 Provide a National Emergency Point of Contact and Dispatch for the NSRI for the whole SA Coastline by 2020

Implement eLearning Implement a volunteer Resilience Programme Implement Station Management Committees Define and embed role of Operations Board Members Implement a Junior Academy linked to Stations Establish a Station at Lambert’s Bay Establish a Station at Sodwana Bay Establish a Station at Witbank Dam

Establish an Emergency Point of Contact

Reduce the number of boat classes

4. Safe Rescue Facilities

Rationalise the fleet and reduce the available vessel models to 5 by 2020 and complete capital projects

Ensure all vessels and facilities promote principles of green energy by 2020

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Provide new vehicles for CEO, Shelly Beach, Yzerfontein and Jeffreys Bay Provide new Tractors for Witsand and Jeffreys Bay. Deliver new boats to Hout Bay (Rescue Runner), Simon’s Town (6.5m), Wilderness (4.7 x 2) and Witsand (8.5m) Build new boathouse at Kommetjie Build new boathouse at Yzerfontein Build new boathouse at Sedgefield Complete renovations at Durban


Complete renovations at Port Elizabeth Complete slipway renovations at Port Elizabeth Complete repairs at Gordonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bay 4. Safe Rescue Facilities

Ensure all vessels and facilities promote principles of green energy by 2020

Provide access to and Rescue by competent Sea Rescue services

Complete Port St Johns boatshed Complete Agulhas boatshed Complete Port Edward renovations Complete Witsand renovations

5. Advocacy and Prevention

6. Effective Fundraising

Provide Good Corporate Governance and Competent Management and Administration

Complete Wilderness renovations

7. Effective Financial Management

8. Develop a competent workforce

Increase the number of WaterWise Academy instructors to 20 by 2020

Appoint 3 new WaterWise instructors

Expand Transnet National Ports Authority and Department of Agriculture Partnerships

Increase value of funding of instructors

Expand advocacy and safety messages

Increase exposure

Diversify the fundraising activities to ensure sustainability with no one stream > than 30% of income by 2020.

Develop alternative streams of income

Establish a fundraising executive by 2020

Appoint a Fundraising Director

Increase the database to 120 000 by 2020 through friend-raising campaign

Grow the database

Integrate the donor database, accounting system and payroll IT systems by 2020

Implement IT Integration

Decentralise the visibility of budgets to station level and implement electronic requisitions by 2020

Provide sight of budget and expenditure at station level

Create an internal audit capacity

Appoint internal auditors

Consolidate the organisational structure by 2020

Embed the Head Office Organisational Structure

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8. Develop a competent workforce

Provide Good Corporate Governance and Competent Management and Administration

9. Maintaining Governance Structures

Resolve remuneration structure

Benchmark remuneration structure and implement

Implement performance management system

Develop performance agreements

Implement continuous learning platform

Continuous learning included in eLearning

Address equity and diversity to achieve diversity by 2020

Establish Junior Academy and implement recruitment policy

Develop technical IT capacity within the organisation by recruitment or contract by 2020

Outsource IT to iSquared

Compile a comprehensive range of policies by 2020

Develop, publish and implement policies

Transparency in our integrated reporting

Produce an Integrated Annual Report

Include social and ethics issues within the Human Resources (HR) Committee Align board and Trust structures

10. Reduce Bureaucracy

Reduce the burden of bureaucracy by establishing NSRI as an authorised agency to SAMSA

Establish Authorised Agency (AA)

Resolve designation as Commercial Operator

Engage with SAMSA

Resolve authorised lifejacket issue

Engage National Regulator of Consumer Standards (NRCS) and Department Trade and Industry (DTI) to resolve

Maintain NSRI reputation by continuing to manage our brand in the media 11. Effective Marketing and Media Communication

Friend-raising as a vehicle to increasing the donor base Produce a quality quarterly magazine and distribute to the donor base Communicate the stories of NSRI to solicit the emotional support

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Ensure that location of NSRI vessels > 5m in length is known at all times whilst at sea by the installation of AIS on all craft by 2020

12. Ensure Personal Safety

Ensure that every crew member or passenger/ patient on a NSRI vessel wears a lifejacket Implement a proactive wellness programme within NSRI by 2020

Achieve Quality Services

13. Ensure Patient Safety

Ensure that patients are evacuated and moved safely in all instances

Train the Class 1 Stations on new evacuation procedure

Ensure new evacuation equipment is procured and implemented

Design and procure new patient evacuation system

Ensure that patients are triaged in all instances by eTriage by 2020

Implement eTriage on IOS and Android

Implement an error reporting system for all patient contacts by 2020

Design and implement patient error reporting

64%

33%

3%

of activities complete

of activities with good progress

of activities with poor or no progress

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Outlook Employment Equity The Institute has the commitment to create a workplace representing the diversity of the South African community in which competent individuals, regardless of their background, race or gender can develop rewarding careers at all levels. The Institute continues to re-organise its Board and management in order that it is appropriately representative of the South African demographic. We seek to create a microcosm of society that normalises the balance, addresses hearts and minds and engages past, present and future on social and personal context. The Institute welcomes Kim Gresse, Elaine Aquadro, Graeme Harding, Richard Tsholoba, Daniel Heimann and Bongiwe Ngqaqu to the staff component all commencing work in 2014/2015. Health and Safety The Institute is committed to a safe and healthy working environment for all staff members, crew members and our client patients and victims. The Health and Safety challenges and uncertainties that NSRI faces include; • The inherently challenging physical maritime environment • Bureaucracy in relation to the application of regulation by the Department of Trade and Industry and the National Regulator for Compliance Standards in respect of Life Jackets • Application of Small Vessel Regulations specifically the wearing of lifejackets by the water using public and the buoyancy of vessels.

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Future Organizational Challenges • The absence of a universal National Emergency Number System (112) linked to the GIS Location of Emergency Calls • Coastal coverage by Rescue Services for subsistence fishers, particularly up the West Coast • Economic influences on the distribution and local sustainability of volunteer capacity within South African communities, especially small coastal towns • Cost and sustainability, particularly with dependency on fuel and imported product (boats, outboard engines) Performance to date indicates a stable stream of income through individual giving and a more challenging environment in corporate giving. Opportunities within a broader range of income areas exist and we have investigated expanding retail activity and possible revenue through the film industry, which should develop more concrete structure in 2015. Legacies and bequests have provided a surprising contribution to donations and we are challenged to promote this kind of giving by expanding our Lifeboat Circle activities. We received Lotto Funding again for the first time in three years but the discontinuous nature of funding through the Lotto and the fact that funding is earmarked creates challenges. The Lotto is also challenging our promotions which are the basis of our individual giving campaigns and is threatening legal action. We believe, however, that we are covered by the Consumer Protection Act and that our promotions are not in conflict with

the Lotteries Act. We believe that true philanthropy underlines our individual giving despite the promotional aspects and those individuals give to Sea Rescue because they believe in the cause. We acknowledge that incentivised giving is, however, an element and recognize the need to continue with the model which has continued to be successful. The capital cost of buildings and boats accelerate at a rate faster than inflation and keeping up with the capital replacement programme remains a challenge. We would desperately like to build bigger rescue craft, paid for in Rands, in South Africa but with the small size of the national boat market finding a proven locally built rescue vessel is a challenge. People are a strategic pillar of Sea Rescue and while our volunteer component is stable, the challenge remains to sustain interest and commitment. Staff development has been initiated to improve the capacity of the very small paid component. Staff diversity is good although at executive level in the short term only appointment of new executives can be used as a mechanism to improve diversity. Interviews for an Executive Director Fundraising in the designated categories did not identify an appropriate candidate and so an additional fundraiser was appointed from the appropriate group with a view to developing capacity from within. Progress is being made in the diversity of the volunteers and the Junior Academy is a mechanism to evolve the participation of all South Africans from a young age; however we recognize the


burden this places on existing volunteer station commanders and will progress gradually to ensure the necessary support. The NSRI as a Going Concern Based on the current financial data the NSRI is a going concern and sustainability

is secure in the medium to long term. Skills Development and Training The Institute prioritises ongoing training to facilitate continual development of all staff and crew members.

COURSE / WORKSHOP

The institution of eLearning was a major step forward in providing universal access to education and training in Sea Rescue and WaterWise related fields to volunteers and to the public.

TEAM MEMBER

Accounting Academy: Compliance with SARS and NPO Requirements

Dr Cleeve Robertson, Mark Koning, Meriel Bartlett

Clem Sunter Seminar “The World and SA beyond 2014”

Brett Ayres, Andrew Ingram

Human Resources Management

Meriel Bartlett

HR Network: “Employee Wellness”

Meriel Bartlett, Andrew Ingram

Emotional Resilience

Dr Cleeve Robertson, Meriel Bartlett, Brett Ayres, Paula Leech

What’s Keeping you Alive, Ryan Stramrood

Meriel Bartlett, Brett Ayres

An Introduction to the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act

Alison Smith

Direct Marketing Association: Protection of Personal Information (POPI)

Alison Smith

Crowdfunding: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Secrets

Alison Smith

National Certificate in Office Administration

Laura du Preez

Office Administration

Stephanie Daniels

Cloud Computing Seminar

Meriel Bartlett, Brett Ayres

Web Design

Paula Leech

Using Visual Content

Andrew Ingram

Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Alison Smith, Laura du Preez, Natasha Lindeboom

MS Excel: Intermediate and Advanced

Coralie McDonald, Megan Hughes, Natasha Lindeboom, Althea Nutt

MS Word: Level 2

Natasha Lindeboom

MS Outlook: Level 1 and 2

Laura du Preez

BoardPad

Megan Hughes

WaterWise Conference

WaterWise Team

First Aid

WaterWise Team

Driving Lessons

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Sustainability Review The Institute is a non-profit organization that derives its income through a range of activities, including donations, retail or commercial activity. The model of income generation is currently largely dependent on individual donations (70%) and there is opportunity to diversify income streams through commercial activity (clothing sales, eLearning, eSales), Government (2/46 National Departments, 1/9 Provinces and 4/278 Local Government Structures), events, corporates and legacies and bequests. Donor awareness and commitment is created and sustained by a well-organized media and marketing campaign essential to maintaining funding flow. Rescues are well communicated and donors easily relate their inputs with outcomes in lives

saved. Rescue Services are delivered on an entirely volunteer model and the capacity to recruit and train volunteers has been sustained. Future sustainability of volunteers in smaller communities with lower economic capacity may challenge this model. Income in 2014/15 is sustained and in most areas revenue has increased despite poor economic growth. Current financial data on pages 54 to 57 underlies financial sustainability. Volunteer membership has increased and passion and commitment continues. We are conscious of the pressure on volunteer commitment and continually maintaining capacity to inform our response to sustaining volunteer effort and balance load.

Advocacy and prevention is dependent largely on corporate funding; future commitments by corporates to fund educators have been confirmed in the medium term, ensuring at least the current capacity is maintained. We are constantly seeking educational capacity and trying to mainstream WaterWise within the formal education system. eLearning initiatives may further extend our reach at greater efficiency. Management and administrative costs have increased largely due to recruitment of additional staff but current personnel are affordable within the Instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial capacity and recruitment of further fundraising capacity should increase the funding envelope.

SUSTAINABILITY FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS

1. Prevention Focus

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Environment

3. People

Environment

4. Funding

Environment

5. Physical

Environment

Cooperation Experience Mindfulness Flexibility Adaptation Responsiveness Consciousness Competence Inclusivity Engagement

WaterWise Education - Media Exposure - Penetration of Messages Rescue Response - Volunteer Capacity - Training and Development - Vessel Models Focus on Safety - Training - Innovation in Education and Training - Focus on Experiencial Competence - Collaborate with Partners Diversifying Income Streams - Communication with Donors - Good Financial Governance - Wise Investment - Growing Reserves Climate Change - Green Facilities and Vessels - Training - Preparation for Inland Flooding

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Directors’ Responsibilities and Approval The directors are required by the Companies Act of South Africa, to maintain adequate accounting records and are responsible for the content and integrity of the annual financial statements and related financial information included in this report. It is their responsibility to ensure that the annual financial statements fairly present the state of affairs of the company as at the end of the financial year and the results of its operations and cash flows for the period then ended, in conformity with the International Financial Reporting Standard for Small and Medium-sized Entities. The external auditors are engaged to express an independent opinion on the annual financial statements. The annual financial statements are prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standard for Small and Medium-sized Entities and are based upon appropriate accounting policies consistently applied and supported by reasonable and prudent judgments and estimates. The directors acknowledge that they are ultimately responsible for the system of internal financial control established by the company and place considerable importance on maintaining a strong control environment. To enable the directors to meet these responsibilities, the board of directors sets standards for

internal control aimed at reducing the risk of error or loss in a cost effective manner. The standards include the proper delegation of responsibilities within a clearly defined framework, effective accounting procedures and adequate segregation of duties to ensure an acceptable level of risk. These controls are monitored throughout the company and all employees are required to maintain the highest ethical standards in ensuring the company’s business is conducted in a manner that in all reasonable circumstances is above reproach. The focus of risk management in the company is on identifying, assessing, managing and monitoring all known forms of risk across the company. While operating risk cannot be fully eliminated, the company endeavours to minimise it by ensuring that appropriate infrastructure, controls, systems and ethical behaviour are applied and managed within predetermined procedures and constraints. The directors are of the opinion, based on the information and explanations given by management that the system of internal control provides reasonable assurance that the financial records may be relied on for the preparation of the annual financial statements. However, any system of internal financial control can provide only reasonable, and not absolute, assurance against material misstatement or loss.

The directors have reviewed the company’s cash flow forecast for the year to 31 March 2015 and, in the light of this review and the current financial position, they are satisfied that the company has or has access to adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. The external auditors are responsible for independently reviewing and reporting on the company’s annual financial statements. The annual financial statements have been examined by the company’s external auditors and their report is presented on page 86. The annual financial statements set out on pages 88 to 91, which have been prepared on the going concern basis, were approved and signed by:

____________________ David Robins Director Cape Town Period: 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015

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Independent Auditor’s Report To the members of National Sea Rescue Institute of South Africa NPC Report on the Financial Statements We have audited the annual financial statements of National Sea Rescue Institute of South Africa NPC, as set out on pages 120 to 123, which comprise the statement of financial position as at 31 March 2015, and the statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive income, statement of changes in equity and statement of cash flows for the year then ended, and the notes, comprising a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the company’s preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the company’s internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the annual financial statements.

Members’ Responsibility for the Annual Financial Statements The association’s members are responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these annual financial statements in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standard for Small and Medium-sized Entities and requirements of the Companies Act 71 of 2008, and for such internal control as the directors determine is necessary to enable the preparation of annual financial statements that are free from material misstatements, whether due to fraud of error.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our qualified audit opinion.

Auditor’s Responsibility Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. Those standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance whether the annual financial statements are free from material misstatement.

As disclosed in notes 1 and 2 to the annual financial statements and as disclosed in the directors’ report, assets are depreciated in full, in the year that they are acquired amounting to R11 692 850 (2014: R2 941 901), which practice, is not in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standard for Small and Medium-sized Entities. The provision for the year ended 31 March 2015 for the year should have been R6 115 997 (2014: R4 742 632) based on the straight line method of depreciation, using annual depreciation rates of 5% for the building and 20% for the equipment, motor vehicles and boats. Accordingly, the property, plant and equipment should be stated at 31 March 2015 at the book value that, reasonably stated, amounts to R22 267 762 (2014: R16 690 904).

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the annual financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgement, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the annual

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Basis for Qualified Opinion In common with similar associations, it is not feasible for the association to institute accounting control over cash collections from donations, fundraising, subscriptions, legacies and bequests prior to their initial entry in the accounting records. Accordingly, it was impractical for us to extend our examination beyond the receipts actually recorded.

Qualified Opinion In our opinion, except for the possible effects of the matter described in the Basis for Qualified Opinion paragraph, the annual financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of National Sea Rescue Institute of South Africa NPC as at 31 March 2015, and its financial performance and cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standard for Small and Medium-sized Entities, and the requirements of the Companies Act 71 of 2008. Supplementary Information Without qualifying our opinion, we draw attention to the fact that supplementary information set out on pages 18 to 20 does not form part of the annual financial statements and is presented as additional information. We have not audited this information and accordingly do not express an opinion thereon. Other Reports required by the Companies Act As part of our audit of the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2015, we have read the director’s report for the purpose of identifying whether there are material inconsistencies between that report and the audited annual financial statements. The director’s report is the responsibility of the directors. Based on reading that report we have not identified material inconsistencies between it and the audited annual financial statements. However, we have not audited the director’s report and accordingly do not express an opinion thereon.

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Annual Financial Statements 2015 R

Detailed Income Statement

for the year ended 31 March 2015

Expenditure Head quarters Employee benefits General (electronic banking fees, bank charges, professional fees and legal fees) Insurance Office Personnel Property Travel and Accommodation

10 775 388 1 265 355 883 904

8 562 094 951 054 827 705

47 868 1 559 137 5 699 074 400 420 919 630

49 122 1 231 694 4 118 933 504 831 878 755

Fundraising and Public Education Employee benefits General Insurance Office Call Centre Costs Personnel Magazine and Promotional Property Travel and Accommodation

37 395 493 19 371 26 781 1 000 47 919 31 529 710 4 289 112 1 341 314 0 140 286

29 582 799 33 146 46 177 1 917 57 108 22 938 115 3 984 005 2 384 915 19 385 118 031

Operational Administration Boat Running Crew Expenses General Insurance Personnel Property Tracking, SMS, Radio Maintenance and Licences Travel and Accommodation

13 531 910 342 683 6 070 069 681 519 437 272 1 110 958 1 688 249 1 876 309 473 227 851 624

14 393 346 532 394 7 951 913 502 130 250 918 1 072 520 1 527 690 1 237 696 549 109 768 976

Depreciation

11 692 850

2 941 907

-73 395 641

-55 480 146

Total Expenditure 120

2014 R

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Detailed Income Statement

for the year ended 31 March 2015

2015 R

2014 R

4 644 516 2 000 000 1 372 150 375 000 79 194 818 172

2 152 951 1 223 000 0 369 000 50 806 510 145

Donations Clubs Corporate Debit Orders Individuals Shipping Trusts

62 604 143 283 012 3 924 154 47 905 197 4 081 987 627 500 5 782 293

48 482 734 188 435 3 961 721 38 076 734 3 778 461 502 320 1 975 063

Members Contributions Ordinary Corporate Fundraising ACSA Fee Investment Income

1 536 300 18 300 1 518 000 20 340 943 4 953 646 3 506 619

990 360 17 860 972 500 16 914 974 2 296 115 5 477 290

725 531

1 102 982

Total Income

98 311 698

77 417 406

Expenditure

-73 395 641

-55 480 146

Operating Surplus / (Deficit)

24 916 057

21 937 260

Income Grants National Dept. of Transport National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund Western Cape: Dept. of Local Government Western Cape Government: Dept. of Agriculture Public Bodies

Sundry (insurance claims, manuals, x-mas cards, cash discounts, etc.)

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2015 R

Income Statement

for the year ended 31 March 2015 122

2014 R

Gross Revenue

98 311 698

77 417 406

Operating Surplus / (Deficit)

24 916 057

21 937 260

Profit on Sale of Assets

260 000

0

Legacies and Bequests

4 692 880

5 801 590

29 868 937

27 738 850

0

8 575 159

Transfer of Accumulated Funds

50 000 000

0

Transfer to Special Funds Rescue Craft Insurance Fund

-1 183 029 0

11 876 489 11 000 000

Special Projects Fund

1 183 029

-876 489

Retained Surplus for the Year

-18 948 034

24 437 520

Retained Surplus at Beginning of Year

49 769 751

25 332 231

Retained Surplus at End of Year

30 821 717

49 769 751

Surplus for the Year Transfer of Revaluation Reserve

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2015 R

2014 R

Financial Position

as at 31 March 2015

Assets Non - Current Assets Property, Plant and Equipment Investments

32 530 367 5 32 530 362

55 322 247 5 55 322 242

Current Assets Inventory Trade and Other Receivables Cash and Equivalents

6 760 724 208 513 1 067 330 5 484 881

6 261 924 121 385 1 806 513 4 334 026

39 291 091

61 584 171

38 680 769 30 821 717 7 859 052 7 859 052

58 811 832 49 769 751 9 042 081 9 042 081

610 322 610 322

2 772 339 2 772 339

39 291 091

61 584 171

Total Assets Equity and Liabilities Capital and Reserves Accumulated Funds Special Funds Special Project Fund Current Liabilities Trade and Other Payables Total Equity and Liabilities

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John Costello Michael Grobbelaar Robert Nettleton Stephan Boshoff STATION 29: Andy Connell Mahboob Ebrahim STATION 30: Abraham Albertyn Henrietta Brock Marius Conradie George De Kock Christiaan Fourie Reinard Geldenhuys Richard Gouws Carlia Kenny Jacobus Louw Johannes Marais Bryan McFarlane Hartmuth Mildner Sonia Mildner Cassia Mildner Darryl Moon Anna Rademan Victor Rademan Jean Rossouw Waldo Strydom Cornelia van Rooyen Stefan van Schaik Daniel Viljoen Johannes Viljoen STATION 31: Adriaan Combrinck Arno Grebe Charl Haupt Chris de Witt Danie Gerryts Duncan Greene Dylan Du Pont Ellias Pretorius Emile October Enrico Menezies Francois Crous Francois Van Tonder George Sabbagha Gerhardus du Plessis Henry Hansen Lian Combrinch Marinel Van Pletzen Petronella Pretorius Phillip van Pletzen Stefan Oosthuizen Susarah Odendaal Thys Pretorius Tyronne De Ponte Waden Lakay STATION 32: Anyanda Mazubane Avril Scholtz Charne Livingstone David De Jong Gerrit du Plessis Ginger Stilwell Heather Reardon Huibert Phielix John Nicholas Lourens Kruger Marlene Livingstone Michael Banks Robin-John Nel Soné du Plessis Werner Koekhoven STATION 33: Adriaan Lourens Atti Gunter Cornelius Meyer Daniel Tomlinson Elizabeth Garlick Hannelie Erasmus Hendrik Garlick Jan Van Loggerenberg Johanna Swanepoel Johannes Bindeman John-Gunter Swart Karen Gunter Lyzette Feldtmann Nico Hertz Robert Wilson Tertia Meyer Theo Erasmus Wilhelm Swanepoel STATION 34: Andre Livingstone-Louw Charmaine Pretorius Claude Livingstone-Louw David Coleshill Elizabeth Hubbard Gavin Johnston Hendrik Zaayman Henre Pretorius Izak Schräder Izak Visagie Joany Lubbe Johannes Truter Johannes Van Reenen John Coleshill Kobus Barnard Liana Van Aswegen Lindi Walters Nicolene Basson Pieter Rossouw Rudi Rogers Stephanus Basson Ursula Truter Willem Lubbe STATION 35: Dean Wegerle Mark Conway Mathew Henderson Richard Wegerle Travis Clack STATION 36: Alison Vickery Arthur Loretz Conrad Dreyer Elise Vermaak Francis Linstrom Garry Sumner Jaen Smit Johan Linstrom Johan Linstrom Snr Johan Strydom Johan Strydom Jo-Lise Vermaak Lisna Dekker Luvo Keyi Mark Mans Mathilda Strydom Melandri Crouse Melissa Loretz Rowan Ashton-Jackson William Vermaak STATION 37: Anthony Van Vliet Benno Van Heerden Carole Barkes Cheryl Gibson-Dicks David Barkes Eidie Janse Van Rensburg Elaine Schmidt Ernest Schmidt Ettiene Van Gent Graham Smith HJ Claassens Jason Kotze Jean Malan John Parker John Quinn Kenyon Clegg Leoné Lowe Lohan Potgieter Magaretha Burger Maziar Ghaziasgar Michael Van Den Bergh Paul Van Jaarsveld Rieghard Janse Van Rensburg Shaun Kotze Vuyolwethu Msweli. IT’S WHO WE ARE. IT’S WHAT WE DO.


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NSRI Integrated Report 2014  

The 2014 Annual General Report of the National Sea Rescue Institute of South Africa.

NSRI Integrated Report 2014  

The 2014 Annual General Report of the National Sea Rescue Institute of South Africa.