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SAWCT Annual Review 2012

It is with great pleasure that we bring you, the loyal supporters of the Southern African Wildlife College Trust (SAWCT), our 2012 annual report. The wonderful news is that the funds in the SAWCT “Pot” (depicted in our logo) continue to grow having been generously topped up once again by many of you. At year-end the “Pot” contained the impressive sum of R24-million.


It is with great pleasure that we bring you, the loyal supporters of the Southern African Wildlife College Trust (SAWCT), our 2012 Annual Review.

The wonderful news is that the funds in the SAWCT “Pot” (depicted in our logo) continue to grow having been generously topped up once again by many of you. At year-end the “Pot” contained the impressive sum of R24-million. The income from investments allows the Trustees to disburse a substantial sum to the Southern African Wildlife College annually for scholarships and for pressing projects. The latter are carefully screened by the Trustees to ensure that they improve students’ access to quality learning material and programmes.

Under the leadership of Theresa Sowry, CEO, the College continues to scale new heights. We commend them for exceeding their targets for student intake this past year. This year the tightknit and dedicated team trained and upgraded the skills of 1,826 students from all over Africa and beyond. Last year in our message to you we highlighted the dire situation with regard to rhino poaching. The threat has not diminished but the capacity to deal with it and many other threats to our biodiversity certainly has been given a boost thanks to the College’s programme and the role of SAWCT.

Our sincere thanks once again to everyone who has contributed to the SACET initiative. As new donors come on board and previous donors continue to give, we will ensure that the fund keeps growing and focuses on the greatest need in conservation. Now as never before the greatest need is to grow a work-force of well-equipped young professionals to manage the Africa of the future.

Read the full SACET 2012 Annual Review here.