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2018 Bridging Course in full swing

The Bridging Course class of 2018 started training in February and is scheduled for completion in July. There are currently 22 students who have received sponsorship from the Hans Hoheisen Conservation Trust (HHCT), Friends of African Wildlife (FoAW), Timbavati Foundation, Grounded Media, and Children in the Wilderness (CITW). This year’s programme drew its participants from...
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Expanding K9 capacity continent-wide

Over the past three months, the Southern African Wildlife College’s K9 Unit has connected with a number of new contacts, largely through the team’s presence at a conference on working dogs in KwaZulu Natal as well as at the International Working Dog Conference in Johannesburg. What has followed is a series of invitations to assist...
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“A field ranger trainer’s job”

“Author Unknown (Contribution by Marianne de Kock using her experience and some poetic license)” The job often sucks.  Even for those of us who love it. We hold more lives in our hands on one average course than a medical doctor does in a day. All the elements of nature are often against us, but...
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Legislation and regulations for Higher Education: Part 1

In the next few issues of this newsletter, Anelle Rautenbach, Head of Academic Support and Quality Assurance, will explain the requirements that the Southern African Wildlife College must adhere to as a registered Higher Education institution. What is accreditation and why should programmes be accredited? Only programmes accredited by the Higher Education Quality Council (HEQC)...
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SAWC committed to academic excellence

Many of our donors, partners, and students ask us about our accreditation status and what it means for the College as an institution. Like most requirements relating to compliance in businesses and non-profit organisations, our accreditation forms the foundation of the College and its successes. Without our accreditation, we would not be able to offer...
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Cleaning water through floating reed beds

During the last quarter of 2017, the College’s Applied Learning Unit implemented an experimental ‘floating plant’ reed bed water cleansing system, which was radically different from the initial reed bed concept that was put into place earlier last year. The use of floating plants has in fact been so successful, that the remaining reed bed...
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News from the Southern African Wildlife College Trust

Nurturing and strengthening conservation leadership for today and tomorrow   Funding for training in nature conservation is limited in southern Africa. With this in mind the Trust strives to increase its annual funding disbursement to the College. Our annual strategic planning session was held in February with fundraising plans agreed on for the year by...
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Second phase of BIOPAMA Programme launched

The launch of the second phase of the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) programme, was preceded by a regional inception workshop for Southern Africa, that was held at the OR Tambo Southern Sun Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa, in April 2018. The first part of the workshop included government and intergovernmental participants (30 participants from...
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Hans Hoheisen Charitable Trust visits its projects

Another donor who has played an important role at the College over the years is the Hans Hoheisen Charitable Trust (Managed by Nedbank Private Wealth). During a recent visit to the Lowveld, where the Trust was conducting project site visits, they met up with the students enrolled on the Youth Access: Conservation and Environmental Education...
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