City donates to NSRI

The City of Cape Town will be donating R60 000 per year, for the next three years, to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) to compensate the non-profit organisation for its operational costs associated with the towing of marine wildlife that gets stranded along the city’s vast coastline. The agreement has been signed with the City’s coastal management branch. It is valid until January 31, 2026, and may be renewed at the end of this period, according to mayoral committee member for spatial planning and environment Eddie Andrews. NSRI CEO Dr Cleeve Robertson said: “Our NSRI volunteers, on duty 24 hours a day every day of the year, are proud to be part of the primary response network that make up the City’s marine animal stranding network and this financial contribution benefits these combined efforts in making a difference as one community with this shared common goal.”