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Banhine Eco Ranger Training 

By Pieter Nel – Senior Trainer On Friday, 21 October Geraldine Sibuyi and I left for Banhine National Park in Mozambique to conduct Eco Ranger training.  It was with a sense of trepidation that we turned off the tarred road at Moucoumbe. The sand road had very little signage to indicate if we were on the...
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A collaborative visit to MMWCA, Kenya 

By Pieter Nel, Senior Trainer  One of the Tusk Collaboration grants awarded to College was used to assess how two training providers, the College and the Masai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association (MMWCA), can best collaborate in future endeavours, focusing on our Eco Ranger programme. This programme promotes training for cattle herders within communities in order...
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Round up from our Student and Programme Support Department

The last quarter of the year always seems to be the busiest for our Student and Programme Support team. As a core department within the College, we provide services and support to other units. This time of the year it’s always all hands-on-deck for the College and its staff. Our intrepid intern Risuna Mashele has...
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Certification and the ins and outs thereof 

The Certification policy describes the process of Certification as it relates to the successful completion of National Certificates, Advanced Certificates, Diplomas and Institutionally Accredited programmes by students of the SAWC. The Quality Management System of the SAWC maintains the integrity of the training and assessment processes, and the Certification policy supports these processes. Furthermore, it...
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Changes are afoot in our Responsible Resource Management Team

In December we say farewell, or rather ‘see you later’ to Dr Cleo Graf, who has decided to take some time out to spend time travelling and exploring with her family. Cleo will still be working with the College on projects as a service provider, while she travels with her husband and two children. Cleo...
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Regenerative Land Management Project – Applied Learning Department

With the coinciding crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and human population growth the planet needs production systems that increase usable productivity while maintaining the services the environment provides. There is also an urgent need to recover services and biodiversity that have been lost through poor land management/use.The philosophy behind Regenerative/Holistic Planned Grazing is that...
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AGAINST ALL ODDS

This past week saw an unprecedented 300 people attending the graduation of the Southern African Wildlife College’s Natural Resource Management students, and this with a limitation on numbers. Fitting in with the theme “Against all Odds”, the College hosted two graduation ceremonies on 30 November and 1 December respectively. This meant that the 2020 and 2021...
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Creating a new way forward for K9 units in conservation

The Power of the Pack or is it the Schnoz… By : Johan van Straaten – Head Trainer of the K9 Unit (Dog Master)Although canines are one of the oldest tools used in the art of detection and tracking, they are still proving, without a doubt, to be the most effective. As head trainer or...
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APPOINTMENT OF DR. JOSEPH OKORI

The College is both proud and excited to advise on the appointment of Dr. Joseph Okori who will be joining the Southern African Wildlife College as Executive Manager, Business Operations following a rigorous interview process. Dr. Okori will officially take up his position on site on 1 November 2022, under the leadership of CEO, Theresa...
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Annual Review 2021

Dear friends and supporters of the Southern African Wildlife College,There are so many words that could describe the 2021 year under review, many of them an antithesis of one another. In parallel, many of us experienced both highs and lows as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact lives and livelihoods across the globe.When I look...
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