Creating opportunities via B-BBEE and CSI partnerships 

Despite the current economic difficulties being faced, everyone in South Africa has a role to play in nation building. This can be done be creating opportunities for those marginalised or historically disadvantaged, by way of education, skills development and employment.  

Education has been identified as a core socio-economic development (SED) initiative. As an accredited private, independent non-profit higher education and training institution, and as a centre of specialisation in conservation education, training and skills development, the College invites you to engage with us so we can collectively accelerate action and help maximise your company’s B-BBEE contribution. 

Why partner with us? 

  • Established in 1996 by the Worldwide Fund for Nature South Africa, the College is a trusted partner with robust governance and strong fiscal management having received clean professional audits year on year.  
  • It was set up to enable people to access to training and skills development opportunities to enable them to advance within their careers and find employment opportunities within the wildlife and environmental sector.  
  • As a registered Non-Profit and Public Benefit organisation, the College works to inspire people we train and engage with to protect our natural world. As such the College presents companies with an opportunity to align skills spend with initiatives and values that are meaningful to the organisation.  
  • We offer our partners the benefit of being able to fulfil more than one element on the scorecard, allowing organisations to better structure their contributions to achieve maximum points.  
  • We work closely with our partners to ensure efficient, recognisable skills development spend that is targeted at deserving candidates in the correct demographics. (*Black is defined as Africans, Coloureds, Chinese and Indians who are South African by birth or descent; or who became citizens by naturalisation.)  
  • Our training initiatives – across our four training departments, namely Responsible Resource Management; Youth Access and Community Development including Rural Initiatives for a Sustainable Environment; Protected Area Integrity including field ranger, bush pilot and canine handler training; and our Applied Learning and R &D department – equip beneficiaries with applied skills (hard and soft) which enable them to enter the job-market well-equipped to perform and flourish.  
  • The College is a verified SED partner with benefits accruing primarily to black people, therefore any SED donations are fully recognisable for this element. This by helping to secure the future via people-centred, environmentally- sound, and economically viable conservation solutions. 
  • As a registered NPO, we also issue 18A tax certificates for any individual, CSI or SED donations received.  

Please do contact us at as we look forward to further engaging.