Company Profile

Breakthrough Adventures NPC is a Social Enterprise with Community Development at its core. Our lead project is the Community Radio Station Whale Coast FM.

Whale Coast FM broadcasts to the Overstrand and Theewaterskloof regions of the Overberg - an area of approximately 5 000 sq kms and a population of some 200 000 people. This area also has a coastline of approximately 200 km, stretching from Rooi Els in the West to Quinn Point in the East. The Overstrand is a major growth point for the Overberg District. 


The objectives of Whale Coast FM are:

  • To give a unique voice to the people of the Overberg.

  • To be a disseminator of important local information.

  • To broadcast local news.

  • To train people in all aspects of the Broadcast Industry.

  • To be an incubator for local talent.

  • To create an avenue for local artists to express themselves.

  • To broadcast a wide range of educational programmes, especially aimed at school learners. 

  • To stimulate the local economy.

  • To offer affordable advertising to local businesses.

  • To promote social cohesion.

The Board of Directors


Bathandile Sewendile


Bathandile is a Social Worker in the Overstrand. She works with the Hermanus Rainbow Trust and is busy completing a Master's Degree through UNISA.


Rodney Nissen


Rodney has a long history in education, having worked for the Western Cape Education Department for many years. He presently works for the Enlighten Trust in Hermanus as Projects Manager.

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Mhlangabezi Sithonga


Mhlangabezi is a small-business owner and lay preacher.

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John Mathew

Executive Director

John is the Founding Director of the organisation. He forms the link between the Board of Directors and the Projects. John holds a Masters Degree in Philosophy and also teaches English part-time.