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The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence (KZNSB) is mandated to be a global leader in bather protection against shark while minimising environmental impact, thus promoting tourism. The KwaZulu-Natal coastline is the only coastline with 37 beaches equipped with bather safety gear owned and maintained by the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence in South Africa.
The KZNSB also conducts research into the biology of sharks and other animals caught in shark safety gear. Tourists and scholars are educated with dynamic audio-visual shows and shark dissections. In-depth research, that has already produced vital insight, is conducted into shark behaviour, feeding and breeding.
The public can enjoy early boat trips out to sea to observe staff at work. Here one will witness the checking of shark safety gear as well as stand an excellent chance of spotting a variety of marine life.
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR KWAZULU-NATAL SHARKS BOARD EMPLOYEES TO BE HELD IN DURBAN TOMORROW
15 August 2018
The memorial service for the two employees of the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board that perished in a boat accident in Richards Bay last week will be held in Durban tomorrow (16 August 2018).
The tragedy which happened when the marine officials were servicing shark nets, claimed the lives of Messrs Richard Gumede and Mandlakayise Gumede while their colleagues Eric Buthelezi and Siqiniseko Ngobese survived. Meanwhile, Mr Siyabonga Gabela is still missing and the search continues.
Acting KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Mxolisi Kaunda will officiate in this memorial service which is scheduled as follows:
Date: 16 August 2018
Venue: eThekwini Community Church, 180 Anton Lembede (Smith Street)
ISSUED BY THE KWAZULU-NATAL DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TOURISM AND ENVIROMENTAL AFFAIRS IN KWAZULU-NATAL. FOR ENQUIRIES YOU MAY LIAISE WITH MR HARRY MBAMBO ON 0837487558 OR MR BOYCE MNTAMBO ON 0824688812
We regret to inform you that, the KZN Sharks Board management has taken a decision to cancel all Shark Dissection shows and Boat tours scheduled for this week due to an industrial action strike that some employees have undertaken since 14 August 2018.
For saftey reasons, this had led to the closure of all gates of the KZN Sharks Board premises, including the head office at Umhlanga No.1A Herrwood drive, Umhlanga.
The closure of the KZN Sharks Board premises is until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.