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Sink your teeth into shark spotter news

The Shark Spotters app has been nominated in the “Best Use of Tech by an NGO” category at the Price Check Tech & E-commerce Awards. Please help them win by voting and stand a chance to win a smartphone.

If you have already voted, please help them by sharing the news with your friends and colleagues and encourage them to vote too!

Voting closes on 30 July so don’t delay, vote today.

The Shark Spotter app provides water users with all the latest shark safety information at our operating beaches, including which flag is flying and why, the latest shark sightings at that beach, water temperature and lunar phase and shark exclusion net deployments. The app is updated by the spotters on duty in real time so users always have the most current information at their fingertips to help them #BeSharkSmart when entering the water. In addition to the shark safety information, the app also provides other useful information including weather conditions, marine animal activity in the area (such as whales, seals, dolphins and sunfish), details of amenities on the beaches, as well as a short surf video.

But, what if you don’t have the app yet?

With over 12,500 downloads to date the Shark Spotters app is a must have for all beach goers in Cape Town. Download it FREE now for iOS or Android. Simply visit their website,

You can continue showing your support by making a donation, big or small. Visiting their website will show you the various ways in which you can do it, EFT, Snapscan, or whatever works best for you.

In the meantime, let’s get voting, and hold thumbs for this amazing organization that contributes towards the safety of Capetonians and those visiting our breathtaking beaches.


Eloise Pretorius – Weekdays 9am – 12pm Anchor, Smile 90.4FM