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Exciting Changes

Exciting ChangesThe College is always looking at best practice and streamlining processes. In line with this the Academic department, which comprised the Applied Learning, Academic Policy and Sector Advancement as well as Academic Support and Quality Assurance units, has been working through a restructuring exercise which will see some exciting new changes in how things...
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Earth Ranger Training kicks off

Earth Ranger Training kicks offBy Dr. Cleo Graf/Nandi ThobelaIn the midst of the hustle and bustle of wrapping up the year 2020, the first EarthRanger Training took place in Somkhanda Community Game Reserve (SCGR). The training was facilitated over two days and was aimed at data capturers who also work as field rangers on the...
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The College’s R&D Department tests technology to ensure that is is fit for purpose

EXCITING TIMES AHEAD AS THE COLLEGE’S RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT TESTS TECHNOLOGY TO ENSURE THAT IT IS FIT FOR PURPOSE By Peter HammingCuriosity has lured humankind into the outskirts of the earth and even into space. With this curiosity has come technology, which in turn has opened up a whole new world of possibilities and...
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Support our K9 Healthcare Campaign

The SAWC’s K9 unit is one of the most innovative and successful applied learning projects in Africa. Its anti-poaching successes on the ground have increased exponentially in recent years largely due to the four-tiered approach adopted to test best practice. This includes rangers, dogs, aerial support and community engagement.In supporting rangers on the ground, the...
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CAKE Launches the Kalk AP, an Anti-Poaching Electric Bush Bike

CAKE partners with the Southern African Wildlife College and Goal Zero, launching a solar-powered electric motorbike to help anti-poaching units protect Africa’s endangered wildlife (Stockholm, Sweden – January 27, 2021) – CAKE, the Swedish leader in premium electric off-road motorbikes, announced today the launch of Kalk AP (Anti-Poaching), a special edition Kalk that has been...
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RISE in Review 2020

In the midst of the lockdowns and the pandemic, it seemed that the whole world, including the tourism sector, the conservation industry, business  and certainly various communities not only experienced the collective insecurity and stress of not knowing what would happen to them and their livelihoods as the ever giving tap of tourism suddenly, and...
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The global environment facility 6 (GEF6) stenghtening community capacity to reduce the rate of illegal wildlife trade project

In August 2020 the Southern African Wildlife College, through the Rural Initiatives for Sustainable Environment (RISE) Unit, entered into an agreement with the Peace Parks Foundation (PPF) as a consultant and partner on the Global Environment Facility (GEF6) Project on Strengthening Community Capacity to Reduce the Rate of Illegal Wildlife Trade in the Greater Limpopo...
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SAWC National Certificate Natural Resources Management: Terrestrial Class of 2020 complete their qualification in the midst of covid-19

The Southern African Wildlife College always strives to produce the best quality of conservationists across the region. This year we congratulate NRM NQF 5 Class of 2020 who joined a great pool of alumni of conservationists by completing the National Certificate in Natural Resource Management, Terrestrial; on 26 November 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic forced Schools,...
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Revolutionizing teaching in Higher Education

This year the SAWC has embarked on a journey to develop a full three-year Diploma in Applied Natural Resource Management. What will set this qualification apart from other conventional diplomas is the ‘flipped classroom’ approach that the SAWC team has embraced.Whereas, the theoretical part of a course is generally covered face-to-face in a classroom and...
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