National Certificate in Natural Resource Management: Terrestrial
A committed senior Admin Officer in the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency with a three-decade-long career serving nature conservation in an administrative role.
“Graduating from the Southern African Wildlife College will allow me to further my career by opening up higher education opportunities and giving me the knowledge and skills to support Field Rangers.”
Andrew has spent almost 30 years of his career in service of nature conservation, starting out as an Administrative Clerk in South Africa’s Department of Agriculture and Nature Conservation in 1991. He was quickly promoted to a senior position and then employed by the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency in 1997, where he remains 23 years later.
Andrew’s dedication and loyalty to the role has seen him ascend within the organisation and benefit from training and teaching opportunities. His enthusiasm for conservation and law enforcement within the sector motivates him to continue upskilling and equipping himself in the field.
Looking ahead, Andrew acknowledges the shortage of conservation field workers and would like to use his qualifications to better assist Field Rangers. His goal is to use his official experience and personal insight into the conservation issues within his community to effect real change and unite community and municipality.
Andrew requires support towards the R75 000 needed for his bursary. This is an amount that he does not have access to personally, which is why the SAWC as a non-profit organisation is calling upon a network of donors and supporters to help raise these funds. By donating any amount, large or small, you are playing a crucial role in helping Andrew receive the best possible training for his career in conservation.