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  • Cultivating the Custodians of our Natural Heritage

    I often remember the words of my wonderful friend, companion and mentor, Magqubu Ntombela, as we toiled up the hills in the hot sun Mfolozi Game Reserve. "We are doing the work of God", he would say. "And our reward will come when people realise how important our national parks and game reserves really are....Dr Ian Player, Internationally renowned conservationist...Read more

  • Wildlife Guardian Programme

    In response to the current rhino poaching crisis in South Africa, a joint proposal between the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) and the Game Ranger’s Association of Breitling Replica Watches Africa (GRAA) gave  rise to the Wildlife Guardian Programme. This programme...Read more

  • Conservation and Environmental Bridging Programme

    It is essential for future leaders in conservation to be identified within the school system at an early stage and to be exposed to appropriate training opportunities. This programme is aimed at historically disadvantaged school leavers....Read more

  • Enterprise Development/New Venture Creation

    The future of South Africa's economy does not only lie in the formal sector, but also within the informal SMME sector. This is a growing part of South Africa's economy and requires substantial focus from a developmental perspective. It is essential that communities benefit ...Read more

  • Community Rangers Programme

    Many of our wilderness areas are under the growing threat of increasing population growth, sprawling urbanisation, deepening poverty, encroaching land use, poaching and the unsustainable exploitation of natural resources. It for this reason that...Read more

  • The Sustainable Utilisation Programme – PH Course

    The programme is designed to empower persons from historically disadvantage backgrounds to access an employment sector which, according to the Department of Environmental Affairs, is responsible for making an extremely valuable contribution to the economy...Read more

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WWF South Africa
Conceptualised by WWF South Africa in 1993, and built on land that had been donated to WWF South Africa by Mr Hans Hoheisen, the College complex was completed as a result of cooperation between WWF South Africa, the international donor community, local companies and individual supporters.

The College, which was endorsed by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), opened its doors in 1997. It was managed by WWF until 2004, when the task was taken over by Peace Parks Foundation.

Peace Parks Foundation
The peace parks of southern Africa present a powerful vision of a shared ecological heritage and a mutually sustainable future. Peace Parks Foundation facilitates the establishment of transfrontier conservation areas (TFCA’s or 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 work of the College. Peace Parks Foundation has also stepped forward to help cover any operational shortfalls at the College (2004 - 2012) and now assists with bursary funding for the flagship certificate course students and other selected programmes.



Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
A 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.

Southern African Wildlife College Trust (SAWCT)
SAWCT, a capital trust fund, was established by WWF to provide funding for education and training in nature conservation management . Deserving certificate course students at the SAWC qualify for funding in the form of scholarships.The primary objective of SAWCT is to continue to raise funds so as to help support the work of the College in perpetuity.

For more information or to make a contribution,
contact SAWCT's Fundraiser, Janet Wakelin on tel. +27 (0) 82 924 3749 or e-mail SAWCTfundraiser@sawc



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