Pick 'n Pay helps SANCCOB

SANCCOB Smart-Shopper-Promo-photo smallPick 'n Pay came to the rescue recently of African penguins affected by the latest oil slick in Table Bay. A total of 219 of the oiled endangered penguins, 2 Cape Gannets, 33 penguin chicks and 3 abandoned eggs have been admitted to SANCCOB since the SELI 1 caused a major oil slick in September.


In addition to lending a hand with the cleaning of the birds and donating R20 000 to assist with their rehabilitation, Pick 'n Pay has added SANCCOB as a beneficiary on the Smart Shopper kiosk so that smart shoppers can join Pick 'n Pay in assisting with the cleaning, feeding, medication and rehydration of the numerous birds in SANCCOB’s care. Join Pick 'n Pay in helping SANCCOB and the endangered African penguin by signing up for a Smart Shopper card and donating your smart shopper points to SANCCOB at any Smart Shopper kiosk.


What We Do

SANCCOB is at the forefront of saving African penguins and other threatened seabirds.  It never takes a day off and its rehabilitation team is on 24-hour call.

SANCCOB deploys its specialist emergency response skills in Africa, the Indian Ocean region, Antarctica and Sub-Antarctic. Through its training academy it equips people to work in the environmental sector; and a passion to instill pride and knowledge about marine conservation drives its education programmes.

SANCCOB is a leader in seabird disease research.

LATEST AFRICAN PENGUIN FIGURES released by South African Department of Environmental Affairs (2012):

18 683 breeding pairs in the wild in South Africa (excludes Namibian figures)





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Product in Store

  • Adopt a Christmas Chick
    Adopt a Christmas Chick
    Adopt an African penguin chick by naming it and paying for its rehabilitation and release back into the wild.
  • SANCCOB Pens
    SANCCOB Pens
    SANCCOB Pens, black ink.Available in: Blue, red, pink, yellow, green , orange, white, black and blue
  • Big Spill
    Big Spill
    This book tells the story of Peter, Pamela and Percy and their experience during the 2000 Treasure Oil spill, during which time SANCCOB rehabilitated nearly 19 500 African penguins.
  • Adopt a Penguin (DELUXE)
    Adopt a Penguin (DELUXE)
    Adopt and name an African penguin that has been cared for and released back into the wild by SANCCOB. Get an added SANCCOB Carry bag, fluffy African penguin and African penguin postcard with the new Deluxe Adoption pack.
  • Baseball cap
    Baseball cap
    A fashionable SANCCOB branded baseball cap. Fits all sizes. Only available in blue.
  • Adopt a Home Pen Penguin
    Adopt a Home Pen Penguin
    Adopt a penguin from our Home Pen and help us to maintain and provide an excellent quality of life for our permanent residents.
  • City Slickers DVD
    City Slickers DVD
    15 years ago, a handful of African Penguins, normally found only on remote islands off the Southern African coast, stumbled across one of the Cape's most beautiful and popular tourist beaches.

  • Abby’s Aquarium Adventures
    Abby’s Aquarium Adventures
    Join Abby on a adventure that will take you from the rivers in the Amazon the oceans of the world. Discover the creatures that life in and near the sea of the people who get to work with them on a daily basis....Abby may even let you in a few secrets.

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