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Collaboration bodes well for transformation

In striving for the gold standard for guide training, and in bringing their unique strengths and resources to the table, the Southern African Wildlife College and Bushwise are excited about the opportunity for guide training to be more inclusive.  With the first intake of students now under the belt, the second intake of guiding students...
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Electric motorcycle riders help save endangered animals 

Cake customers donate eight electric Kalk AP motorcycles to be used in anti-poaching activities on the African continent. Cake, the Swedish maker of premium lightweight, electric motorcycles, today announced the latest development in its anti-poaching program being conducted in close cooperation with the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC). As a direct result of consumer interest and...
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In the words of a Trainee Field Ranger – Field Ranger Law Enforcement Armed Course

Dates: 24 JANUARY 2022 – 4 MARCH 2022 On 24 January 2022, we arrived at Zinave National Park (Mozambique), after a very gruelling basic field ranger selection. Upon arrival we were formally introduced to the Mozambican staff members Chef Estevo Chiure, Chef Samuel Matepsa, and Chef Helder and to the two South African instructors from...
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Bushwise Collaboration

We are delighted to announce a new collaboration between Bushwise Field Guides and the College. Our two organisations have entered into a symbiotic training agreement, focused on trainer transformation and in further developing the gold standard for guide training.This agreement kicked off in the first week of January 2022. Both Bushwise and SAWC are FGASA...
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Coaching Conservation 2021 Review and Coaches

By Sboniso Phakathi – Project Leader RISEThe Coaching Conservation programme provides Innovative conservation education through the Learning from Wildlife Model, where kids learn about wildlife, and from wildlife behaviour and their individual attributes for application in their personal lives. Having started in 2019, 2021 marks the second year of SAWC implementing the Coaching Conservation programme, and this...
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A student’s experience: Field Ranger Law Enforcement Armed Course

DATE 18 OCT 2021- 26 NOV 2021On our arrival on Sunday 18 October 2021, Corporal Mbuso took us to our place of rest and welcomed us. This happened to be “Tents”, which most of us were not expecting, thinking we would be staying in proper rooms. We left our luggage and went straight to the...
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Pilot phase of future rangers programme a real success

During 2021, SAWC and Global Conservation Corps (GCC) engaged in a pilot phase of the Future Rangers Programme, whereby the two organizations partnered up to deliver high class environmental, conservation, and leadership curriculum to four schools in the Wildlife College’s area of influence, reaching over 1300 students between grades R to 8. A number of...
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Coaching Conservation – Learning from Wildlife

The Coaching Conservation programme provides Innovative conservation education through the Learning from Wildlife Model, where kids learn about wildlife, and from wildlife behaviour and their individual attributes for application in their personal lives. Having started in 2019, 2021 marks the second year of SAWC implementing the Coaching Conservation programme, and this year the programme managed to reach...
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Community and Youth Development – 2021 Review

By Chris KafotekaThe Covid-19 pandemic presented the Community and Youth Development Department with similar challenges that the whole world faced during the 2021 academic year. Borrowing an Alan Cohen saying that “you do not wait until conditions are perfect to begin; beginning makes the conditions perfect” thus became our mantra.As such, the Department began 2021...
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