December 2019

Month

Southern African Wildlife College and Vulcan EarthRanger Announce Partnership to Offer Conservation Technology Training  

The Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) and Vulcan Inc. announce partnership to expand local capacity to train, deploy and provide ongoing support of Vulcan EarthRanger, a data visualization and analysis software for Protected Area Management. The partnership will also enable the SAWC to offer their conservation and natural resource management students training on EarthRanger. Through this new partnership, the...
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The Bateleur – Quarter 4 (2019)

Our College year always ends on a high note, with the graduation of our Natural Resource Management students, who will soon return to their respective parks across Africa. Their graduation ceremony is always a moving reminder of why we do what we do, especially when proud family members and friends honour the students’ achievements and...
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Founder’s Day 2019

As has now become custom, the College celebrates its Founder’s Day on the last Friday of October each day. This marks the day on which HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh unveiled the foundation stone of the Southern African Wildlife College on 28 October 1996, and also highlights the fact that every staff member...
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Field news November 2019

By Gawie Lindeque – Responsible Resource Use Department Regular readers of this column will know about my  love for the dry season. I just love the pastel yellows and reds at sunset that finish of yet another dry dusty day. Regardless I must now admit that I have found a new absolute favourite time of...
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News on our Volunteers and Environmental Monitors 

Volunteers at the College are spread across various departments and disciplines with some volunteers getting the opportunity to work across different disciplines. “We have elastic walls in our department as we frequently welcome volunteers for varying lengths of time. Apart from Faneul Nleya our international volunteer, we were recently we were joined by two Environmental...
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College Occupational Safety and Health Committee 

The College’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Committee, chaired by Thokozani Nkuna (Maintenance Supervisor) and vice-chaired by Rhandzane “Goody” Ndlhovu (Procurement and Main Store Controller), has made enormous strides in the past 18 months, ensuring a safe environment for all employees, students and all other stakeholders. This is not an easy task, given the sheer...
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Investec Rhino Lifeline Collaboration with Coaching Conservation 

It’s been over a year since the College, through the Rural Initiatives for a Sustainable Environment (RISE) Unit, shared the good news of its collaboration with Coaching for Conservation (C4C). This provides innovative conservation education through the Learning from Wildlife model where kids learn about wildlife and from wildlife. The C4C-College duo then in late...
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The African Intergenerational Leadership Hub (AIGLH)

Two fellow South Africans were having a sip of ‘brewed’ water on a balcony in Amman, Jordan, reflecting on a journey travelled, knowing more about each other and how they have grown as individuals and future leaders. This led to an ‘Aha!’ moment. “Why don’t we  introduce the opportunity that we have been exposed to...
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