As part of what has become an annual event, the Two Oceans Aquarium is hosting a large contingent of COSATU pensioners today. The pensioners, from across the Cape Peninsula, are able to visit the Aquarium free of charge as part of its contribution to community upliftment. More than 1 000 pensioners are expected during the course of the day and Aquarium staff will be pulling out all the stops to ensure that their visit is an experience never to be forgotten.
The Aquarium was initially contacted by COSATU four or five years ago and requested to assist with enabling the pensioners to visit one of Cape Town’s top tourist attractions. Over the years the numbers have steadily grown and last year an estimated 1 700 pensioners experienced the wonders of the underwater world.
The Two Oceans Aquarium is in a unique and privileged position to utilise its operations, resources, networks and partnerships to create initiatives aimed at increasing marine awareness and promoting a passion for the environment among all South Africans. As such it continually and actively pursues new opportunities that will benefit previously disadvantaged people of all ages. Through these opportunities it aim to position itself as an Aquarium for the community and to instill a sense of pride for and ownership of the environment – including the oceans – in all people.