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‘Unleash the Hounds’ on Carte Blanche

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm...
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The Bateleur – Quarter 2 (2021)

Dear friends of the College, 2021 continues at a rapid pace but with a number of exciting developments and training opportunities. Income generation remains a priority however especially with the...
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Trainee Reviews – Field Ranger Advanced Course

We started the course on 25 April 2021 which was completed on 07 May 2021. We were four male students from various nature reserves. Two of us came from Thanda...
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Out of adversity comes strength

By Brad Craven – Director and Founder of WFAW – Warriors for African Wildlife I served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years 2003-2007 deploying to Iraq and Korea. When...
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A workable alternative to patchwork/mosaic burning

The last fifteen years has seen an increase in popularity of patchwork, or mosaic, burning in preference to the traditional block burning.  The main argument in favour of mosaic burns...
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Rising Up – Coaching Conservation Kicks Off

After much anticipation and excitement from the local schools, The Investec funded Coaching Conservation (CC) programme kicked off on 17 May with Muchuchi Primary School. The coaches were in high...
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SANParks & the SAWC continue to strengthen ties

Given the legacy and evolution of the long-standing relationship between South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC), the two entities recently entered into a Memorandum...
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Navigating the language barrier SMART-ly

 By Peter Hamming – Researcher: Research and Development“Campamento”…”não temos”, “Laco armadilha”… “temos”. Do you “comprende”? Me neither, at first. These words have become very familiar during my time giving SMART...
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The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act

In 2013, South Africa passed the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI). The goal of the POPI Act is to protect data subjects from security breaches, theft, and discrimination. To...
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