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News from Southern African Wildlife College Trust (SAWCT)

Awarding annual scholarships and bursaries


2017 represented the Trust’s 17th year in keen support of education in nature and wildlife conservation at the College. Highlights of the year included our AGM in July, attending the graduation of the HET students at the College in November, and the awarding of the highly-prized three SAWCT scholarships and two SAWCT bursaries for 2018. Our Annual Reports were posted out in December 2017, please contact our fundraiser should you not have received your copy.

2017 SAWC Graduates

An operations meeting in February 2018 with WWF, the Trust’s administrator, confirmed that we are “on the right track” as we continue to grow our support to the College into the future. Most encouraging was the feedback on the performance of our investment in the WWF supported Prescient Living Plant Fund, which has shown remarkable returns more recently! Not only do donations to our progressive Trust support education in nature conservation, they are also invested in a fund that minimises its environmental foot print.

With just over R600,000 raised in the current financial year, which ended in February 2018, we would like to express our most sincere thanks and acknowledge the ongoing and generous support of these donors over the past 12 months. The 18A tax certificates will be sent to our individual donors after tax year end.

  • Allen, Mrs Ruth
  • Beatty, Mr Christopher
  • Brewster, Mr John & Mrs Marina
  • Coronation Asset Management
  • FC Carter Charitable Trust
  • Investec Bank Limited
  • Joan St Leger Lindbergh Charitable Trust
  • Labia, Countess Sylvia
  • Lloyd, Mrs Angela
  • Lomas Wildlife Protection Trust
  • Ogilvie Thompson, Miss Virginia
  • Ogilvie Thompson, Mr Julian
  • Raimondo, Mr Frank
  • Rallen (Pty) Ltd
  • Ravazzotti, Mr GAM
  • Richardson, Ms Lesley
  • Saunders, Mr Edward
  • Sentinel International Trust
  • Singh, Dr Surandar
  • Sullivan, Mr Peter
  • The Ackerman Family Educational Trust
  • The David Graaff Foundation
  • The Rolf-Stephan Nussbaum Foundation
  • The Ton Vosloo Trust
  • Trans Africa Safaris
  • van Ryneveld, Mr Tony

We would like to acknowledge and express our heartfelt thanks to those donors who have indicated that they have included the Trust in their legacies.

In 2018, with your help, we are committed to growing our support to education in nature and wildlife conservation at the College!

Our work at the Trust to nurture and strengthen nature and wildlife conservation leadership for today and tomorrow, provides future generations with the opportunity to relish southern Africa’s exceptional natural heritage. A living legacy our passionate supporters believe is well worth investing in!

For more information kindly contact our fundraiser, Janet Wakelin, at SAWCTfundraiser@sawc.org.za or call on 082 924 3749.