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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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Most of our students are already employed in the conservation and environmental sector.  However, some of our learners, who have attended programmes such as the Conservation and Environmental Bridging Programme (school leaver) or our Wildlife Guardian Programme (field ranger), require placement following completion of these programmes.

Should you or your organisation require a postion to be filled and would like to interview any of  our students as potential candidates please contact:  


Sboniso Phakati

Community Liaison Coordinator and Training Coordinator : Conservation and Environmental Education Bridging Programme

Tel: +27 (0) 15 793 7300

Direct Line: +27 15 793 7303

Fax: +27 (0) 15 793 7314



Ruben de Kock

Business Unit Manager: Wildlife Guardian Programme/African Field Ranger Training Services Division

Tel: +27 (0) 15 793 7300

Fax: +27 (0) 15 793 7314



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