At the Cape Town Boatshow in October 2006, the Whisper Boatbuilding Academy demonstrated their launch. MEC (Provincial Minister) for Social Services in the Western Cape, Koleka Mqulwana, visited the Whisper stand as her department has given money to this project. She went for a ride in the launch and really enjoyed it. This is a great use of government money assisting the deaf.

Sailor Koleka