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Supporters, Partners, and Donors

The success of the College depends on the collaboration and support of numerous conservation groups, government agencies, conservation organizations and other partners. Most importantly, the College would not exist without the financial support of our valued donors and supporters.

Committed individuals and organizations make it possible for the College to continue with its crucial task. Their support is a source of inspiration and the College, together with Southern African Wildlife College Trsut, is truly grateful to all its valued donors, funders and supporters.

The College extends its sincere gratitude to the following individuals, organisations, companies, trusts and foundations for generously providing the College and its students with financial and technical support over the years.

Partners

 

World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA)

Conceptualised by WWF SA in 1993 and built on land donated to WWF South Africa by Mr Hans Hoheisen, the Southern African Wildlife College was completed as a result of cooperation between WWF SA, conservation agencies, the international donor community, local companies and individual supporters. Endorsed by the Southern African Development Community (SAFC), the College was established by WWF South African in 1996 and opened its doors to its first students in 1997. It was managed by WWF South African until 2004 after which the task was taken over by Peace Parks Foundation.

 

Peace Parks Foundation (PPF)

The trans-boundary parks in southern African present a powerful vision of a shared ecological heritage and a mutually sustainable future. Peace Parks Foundation facilitates the establishment of trans-frontier conservation areas (peace parks) and develops human resources, thereby supporting sustainable economic development, the conservation of biodiversity and regional peace and stability.

Since its inception, the Foundation has supported the training at the College and formally recognises the College as its preferred training provider for conservation related training across the region. Peace Parks Foundation helped cover operational shortfalls at the College during the 2004 – 2012 period. It currently supports the College’s flagship training courses, assists with fundraising for synergistic conservation projects and serves as a business partner for training initiatives in the TFCA’s. Peace Parks Foundation also provides technical support and GIS training to the College.

 

Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)

A generous grant made by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation (BMZ) via the German Development Bank (KfW) and WWF South Africa made the construction of the College possible. Kfw has over the years continued its support of the College and a further agreement to commence Phase II of the College’s development was signed in 2014. With KfW’s financial support, Phase II of the College’s infrastructure development commences in 2015 and was completed at the end of 2017. As a promotional bank, KfW supports change and encourages progressive ideas on behalf of the German government. On behalf of its shareholders, the Federal Republic and the Federal States of Germany, it applies its decades of experience to improving economic, social and ecological living conditions at home and abroad.

 

Southern African Wildlife College Trust (SAWCT)

The Trust was registered in 2000 as the Southern African Conservation Education Trust (SACET) when WWF South Africa saw the need to establish a trust fund in support of the work being done by the College and to promote conservation education across the region. In 2011, the name of the Trust was changed to the Southern African Wildlife College trust (SAWCT) to better align with the College, its sole beneficiary.

Deserving conservation management students at the College qualify for scholarships and bursaries awarded by the Trust, which also awards funding to other priority projects at the College. The primary objective of the Trust is to continue to raise funds to assist the College in perpetuity. The assets of the Trust are aligned with the WWF-SA Prescient Living Planet Fund, its objective being long-term capital growth with a high level of sustainability and environmental integrity.

Donors

The success of the College depends on the collaboration and support of numerous conservation groups, government agencies, conservation organisations and other partners. Most importantly, the College would not exist without the financial support of our valued donors and supporters.

Committed individuals and organisations make it possible for the College to continue with its crucial task. Their support is a source of inspiration and the College, together with SAWCT, is truly grateful to all its valued donors, funders and supporters. The College extends its sincere gratitude to the following individuals, organisations and companies for generously providing the College and its students with financial and technical support over the years:

Supporting Partners

The construction of the College was made possible by a generous donation from the German Government through the Kreditsanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KFW) who has also supported the College’s Phase II infrastructure development.

  • Eskom
  • HL & H Holdings
  • Mazda Wildlife Fund
  • Royal Danish Embassy
  • Royal Netherlands Embassy
  • The Gold Fields Foundation
  • The Green Trust
  • The Tony & Lisette Lewis Foundation
  • Avis
  • NP Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • ABSA Bank Ltd
  • ADvTech Training
  • Anglovaal Limited
  • Bankers Trust Company
  • Mrs PM Barlow
  • The British Council
  • Dennis Moss Partnership Inc
  • First National Bank of SA Ltd
  • Forbes Financial Services
  • CP de Leeuw Walden & Colussi
  • Mrs E Davison
  • Doug’s Hiring
  • The Fedics Group
  • Mr Peter Flack
  • General Food Industries
  • Gencor Limited
  • Hans Hoheisen
  • HSBC Simpson McKie
  • Johnnies Industrial Company (JCI)
  • Land Rover South Africa
  • Liberty Life Group Community Fund
  • Lindsay Smithers (Pty) Ltd
  • Lohnro Management Services
  • L & C Steinmüller (Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Marcel Burgauer Foundation
  • National Airways Corporation
  • Microsoft South Africa
  • Murray & Roberts HO Services Ltd
  • Nestlé (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd.
  • Professional Hunters Association (PHASA)
  • Rand Merchant Bank
  • G Ravazzotti
  • Reach & Teach
  • Prof H Rolston
  • Shell South Africa
  • The Strawbridge Trust
  • Sentrachem Ltd
  • Siemens Ltd
  • Volkswagen of SA (Pty) (Ltd)
  • & Beyond (including Phinda and Ngala Game Reserves)
  • ABSA Bank
  • AdvTech Training (Pty) Ltd
  • Afrisam (Pty) Ltd
  • Alexander Forbes
  • Anglovaal Ltd
  • Avis
  • Bellingham Safaris
  • Bextrans (Bester Feed and Grain)
  • BP Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Buco
  • CP de Leeuw, Walden & Colussi
  • Changing Tides
  • Compaq Computers
  • Daimler/Mercedes Benz
  • Dennis Moss Partnership Incorporated
  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • Distell
  • Dorbyl Ltd
  • Doug’s Hiring
  • Effervescents
  • Eskom
  • Explore Africa
  • First National Bank of SA Ltd
  • FH Chamberlain
  • Forbes Financial Services/Group Limited
  • Ford Motor Corporation of South Africa
  • Gencor Ltd
  • General Food Industries
  • Hair, Health, Beauty
  • HL & H Corporate Services (Pty) Ltd
  • HSBC Simpson McKie (Pty) Ltd
  • IBM SA Group Ltd (Reach & Teach)
  • Inter Africa BDC
  • Johnnics Industrial Corporation
  • Kings Camp
  • L & C Steinmuller (Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Land Rover South Africa
  • Lindsay Smithers (Pty) Ltd
  • Lonrho Management Services
  • Lowveld Dog Training
  • Microsoft (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • Murray & Roberts H.O. Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Mutual & Federal
  • Nampak Management Services
  • National Airways Corporation
  • Nestlé (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Old Mutual
  • PC 2000
  • PS Publishing
  • Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd
  • Rallen (Pty) Ltd
  • Sentrachem Limited
  • Shell SA (Pty) Ltd
  • Siemans Limited
  • Storm
  • Tinswalo Lodge
  • The Fedics Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Toyota, Lydenburg
  • V3 Consulting Engineers
  • Van Loveren
  • Volkswagen of SA (Pty) Ltd

Local Contributors

  • Anglo American Chairman’s Fund
  • De Beers Fund
  • Edgar Drotste Trust
  • Gaia Educational Trust
  • J Hancock Charity Trust
  • Hans Merensky Foundation
  • Joe Venter Memorial Fund
  • The Goldfields Foundation
  • The Green Trust
  • First Rand Foundation
  • Hans Hoheisen Charitable Trust (Managed by Nedbank Private Wealth)
  • H E Joosub Charitable Trust
  • The Liberty Life Foundation Group Community Fund
  • The Mazda Wildlife Fund
  • Mitsubishi Corporation Fund for Europe and Africa
  • My Planet Rhino Fund
  • National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund
  • National Lotteries Commision
  • Our Horn is Not Medicine
  • Peace Parks Foundation
  • Professional Hunter’s Association of Africa (PHASA) Conservation and Empowerment Fund
  • Rand Merchant Bank – RMB Fund – First Rand Foundation
  • SF & VR du Toit Studiefonds
  • Standard Bank Foundation
  • Taeuber Management Trust (Pty) Ltd
  • The Strawbridge Trust
  • Timbavati Foundation
  • Tony & Lisete Lewis Foundation
  • WWF Nedbank Green Trust

International Contributors

  • Bankers Trust Foundation
  • Burgauer Foundation
  • Chaparrel Foundation
  • Dioraphte Foundation
  • Family Sheldon Trust
  • Fondation Hoffmann
  • Ford Foundation
  • Friends of African Wildlife
  • KFW Stiftung
  • Lance & Julie Fritz Family Trust
  • Liberty Wildlife Fund (now consolidated under the Dioraphte Foundation)
  • MAVA Fondation por la Nature
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • Moran Family Charitable Trust
  • Musart E Foundation (now consolidated under the Dioraphte Foundation
  • NOW Foundation
  • Purdy Family Fund
  • Rufford, Maurice, Laing Foundation
  • Rufford Foundation
  • Safari Club International Foundation
  • Sheldon Family Trust
  • Tusk Trust (including Scott-Dunn)
  • Timbavati Foundation
  • United for Wildlife supported by The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of
  • Cambridge and Prince Harry
  • Worldwide Fund for Nature
  • Australian Agency for International Development
  • The British Council
  • Danish Cooperation for Environment & Development (Danish Ministry)
  • Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) – Jobs Fund
  • Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) – South Africa
  • Directorate General for International Cooperation – Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Flemish Government
  • Kreditsanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW – Germany)
  • Michigan State University
  • New Zealand High Commission
  • New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Royal Netherlands Embassy
  • US Fisheries & Wildlife Services
  • UNESCO
  • University of Queensland
  • USAID (Southern Africa)
  • GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) 
  • National Treasuries Jobs Fund (South Africa) 
  • The Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education Research for
  • Development (NORHED) funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, NORAD 
  • RESILIM (Resilience in the Limpopo River Basin) – USAID

PH Programme – Local and International

  • Aimpoint
  • Dallas Safari Club
  • Dallas Safari Club Foundation
  • LHLF Training Committee
  • Nico van Rooyen Taxidermy
  • Norma Ammunition
  • Parow Arms
  • Professional Hunter’s Association of Africa (PHASA)
  • Safari Club International
  • Safari Club International Foundation
  • Hunter Legacy Fund 100
  • Abery J
  • Attenborough A & G
  • Barlow PM
  • Blackburn S
  • Blight D & HC
  • Boyd – A & L
  • Chong R & C
  • Collier GS
  • Collot d’Escury T & H
  • Cooke G
  • Davis L
  • Davidson, Lee Anne (Our Horn is Not Medicine)
  • Davison E
  • Dukes A
  • Duncan W
  • Flack PH
  • Fuller S
  • Gold D
  • Goss, B (Pirtek Southern Africa)
  • Gräf C
  • Gräf F
  • Green N
  • Gold D
  • Gutnecht L
  • Hackl G (RTL Television)
  • Hanekom C & S
  • Hermann E & Naude K
  • Hoheisen H
  • Jenkins B
  • Karan IM
  • Kay K
  • Knox J
  • Kruasse S
  • Kraut S & E
  • Kraut T
  • Labia, Count Lucio
  • Lahan (The late Ms)
  • Lawton M
  • Leschinsky W
  • McLoughlin E
  • Mello D (Jetstar Aviation)
  • Muller V
  • Naylor P
  • Nicholson, Mrs BA
  • Nicholson K
  • O’Brien J
  • OgilvieThompon J
  • Osterwalder P
  • Parker T
  • Parnis Mr
  • Payne D & T
  • Peters E
  • Peters EE
  • Preston, Dr G
  • Phipps SA
  • Pon, F & S
  • Ravazzotti G
  • Rohner M and Frei W
  • Rolston H Prof
  • Seginak K
  • Sergeant, Lady Gillian
  • Sheldon J & R
  • Shipley S & J
  • Sowry CR (Nitralife SA)
  • Swartz K
  • Van Egmond A
  • Van Zyl JJM
  • Van Zyl SW
  • Verreyne M & du Plessis A
  • Yammi Donation
  • Weber, Mr and Mrs
  • Walhof MAM, Mrs and Mrs
  • Anti Poaching Aerial Support – Individual Supporters and Donors
  • Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA)
  • K9 Anti Poaching Unit- Individual Supporters and Donors
  • SANParks Honorary Rangers
  • The Zürich Zoofäscht

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