10 November 2015
On 26 October 2015, SANCCOB hosted its 13th annual Benefit Auction and Gala event at the Commodore Hotel (V&A Waterfront) together with SANParks and ARG Design. Local comedian, Nik Rabinowitz, provided much entertainment and laughter throughout the evening as the master of ceremonies and getting bidders to raise much-needed funds for SANCCOB’s seabird conservation work. Some of the items up for bid include a private charter experience, prized art, sports memorabilia and high-end electronics. All proceeds raised from the auction will be going directly to SANCCOB and its joint African penguin partner projects with SANParks.
22 October 2015
During the past week, organisations around the world celebrated African Penguin Awareness Day (APAD), dedicated to raising global awareness for the plight of the endangered African penguin. SANCCOB (Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) in Cape St Francis (Eastern Cape) celebrated APAD with a public penguin release and a prestigous benefit event in aid of its African penguin conservation work.