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We are delighted to announce that Yamaha Marine Southern Africa have officially pledged their support for Shark Spotters by coming on board as Gold sponsors of the programme! Yamaha Marine donated R36,000 for the 2021/2022 financial year, specifically to support the spotters operating at Caves, Kogel Bay. General Manager, Melvin Victor, explained his personal motivation […]

VACANCY: Education Coordinator

VACANCY – EDUCATION COORDINATOR   Application deadline: 9 October 2020 – 5pm   Shark Spotters is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic, and creative individual to drive its environmental education programme in Cape Town. The Education Coordinator will report to the CEO and be an integral part of the dedicated team that runs this community conservation […]


Effective conservation of our natural resources depends on having adequately trained people with the passion and skills necessary to protect our fragile environment. At Shark Spotters, we focus on employing individuals from disadvantaged communities in our operating areas and providing skills development and training opportunities to create “Marine Conservation Ambassadors”. Through this training the team […]

Forget gold, we are all about bronze this season…

The bronze whaler or copper shark (Carcharhinus brachyurus) may not be a household name for many of us unfamiliar with the lesser known shark species that occur in South Africa’s coastal waters. After all, their reputation does not precede them quite as dramatically as that of the white shark (cue ominous Jaws music), but nevertheless, […]

BulkSMS go for Gold with Shark Spotters!

Shark Spotters are thrilled to announce BulkSMS.com, one of South Africa’s leading bulk SMS messaging service providers, as a Gold level partner following their generous donation of R36,000 towards our sustainable shark safety programme. BulkSMS has been supporting Shark Spotters for close to a decade, providing a fast and effective platform for us to send […]

Successfully balancing water user safety with shark conservation

After 13 years of watching over Cape Town’s most popular beaches, Shark Spotters remains the primary shark safety strategy adopted by the City of Cape Town, promoting beach safety for countless locals and tourists alike. But is the programme keeping on top of its game and achieving its objectives of balancing the needs of people […]