Hosted by SANCCOB saves seabirds and and SANParks - Table Mountain National Park, the annual Penguin Festival began with the beach release of 47 rescued African penguins at Seaforth Beach, Simon's Town. The moving event was streamed live to the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre where viewers also got to meet Rocky, one of SANCCOB's ambassador penguins.
17 August 2013 - Today SANCCOB released the first group of seabirds admitted to its centre in Cape St. Francis following the Kiani Satu oil spill in the Goukamma Marine Protected Area. 47 Cape gannets were approved for release by SANCCOB’s veterinary team after undergoing nearly four weeks of rehabilitation at the centre. More than 400 members of the public and media attended the release at the Cape St. Francis lighthouse.