The Two Oceans Aquarium is blessed with passionate staff and volunteers - some of whom have been here since we opened in 1995. On 1 November we honoured those who have worked or volunteered at the Aquarium for 20, 15, 10 or five years. Two Oceans Aquarium CEO Michael Farquhar and Curator Maryke Musson presented these awards in recognition of this incredible service.

“The Two Oceans Aquarium has been open for 22 years this month and, incredibly, there are still a handful of staff who have been here since the very beginning. The Aquarium has gone through so much since opening and has become a leading attraction in the Western Cape and a respected institution in the marine education and conservation arena. This is entirely due to the dedication and passion of all our staff. Because much of what we do can only be experienced “on the job”, the transfer of skills, passion and commitment is the task of those who have been here for a while. We honour those who have dedicated years of their lives in service of the Two Oceans Aquarium and ultimately Our Ocean. Without you we would not be able to fulfill our Mission – Inspire action for the future well-being of our oceans. Thank you.” – Michael Farquhar, Two Oceans Aquarium CEO

Honouring 20 years

Michael Farquhar - Two Oceans Aquarium CEO

Honouring 15 years

Natasha Townsend - Two Oceans Aquarium Curatorial Operations Coordinator
Les McDonald - Two Oceans Aquarium Human Resources Manager
Gisela Mittendorf - Two Oceans Aquarium Visitor Services Volunteer
Catherine Schorr - Two Oceans Aquarium Visitor Services Volunteer

Honouring 10 years

Berenice Goliath - Two Oceans Aquarium Technical Operations Coordinator
Iqbal Datay - Two Oceans Aquarium Financial Manager
Pierre de Villiers - Two Oceans Aquarium Exhibits Coordinator

Honouring five years

Mildred Tyali - Two Oceans Aquarium Aquarist II
Gadija Ajam - Two Oceans Aquarium Telephonist/Switchboard Operator
Brent Dennis - Two Oceans Aquarium Cashier
David Mususa - Two Oceans Aquarium Commis Chef
Ned Ndzabela - Two Oceans Aquarium Commis Chef
Megan-Rose Francis - Two Oceans Aquarium Curatorial and Visitor Services Volunteer
Moegamat Joharie - Two Oceans Aquarium Visitor Services and Curatorial Volunteer
Sherri-Lyn Corbello  - Two Oceans Aquarium Curatorial Volunteer
Thaakirah Samaai - Two Oceans Aquarium Education Volunteer
Anisha Singh - Two Oceans Aquarium Curatorial Volunteer
Brandon van Niekerk - Two Oceans Aquarium Curatorial Volunteer
Matthew Orolowitz - Two Oceans Aquarium Curatorial and Visitor Services Volunteer
Megon Prins - Two Oceans Aquarium Visitor Services Volunteer
Nina Lawrenson - Two Oceans Aquarium Curatorial Volunteer
Ria Kubin - Two Oceans Aquarium Curatorial Volunteer
Zulpha Petersen - Two Oceans Aquarium Curatorial Volunteer
 
Pierre shows Yoshi his award - she's not amused, she's been here even longer than our CEO Michael.

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