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SADC Bridging Course

Youth Access: SADC Bridging Course

On the 27th September 2017. The Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) recognised 27 learners from the wider SADC Region who completed a six-month-long Introduction to Conservation and Environmental Education bridging programme. The memorable event was attended by approximately 50 guests, including graduates family and friends, donors, stakeholders, staff etc. The morning began with the drill demonstration...
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K-9 UNIT: Pack Leader and nutritional requirements

The feeding of the SAWC’s K-9 unit’s dogs is an expensive exercise – to the tune of about R 20 000 per month.  There is no getting away from the fact that our dogs need to be fed, so let’s do it ‘right’.  This is where Pack Leader, the distributors of ACANA and ORIJEN dog food...
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Anti-poaching Rangers at Sea

The African Field Ranger Training Services Division was involved in several other training interventions during September.  Most noteworthy was the start or the Selection process in the Zinave National Park in Mozambique.  This process precedes the Basic Field Ranger training intervention planned for most of September running into October.  The team consisted of Frank MacCarter,...
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NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: A year of change

Last year (2017) was a year of change for the Natural Resource Management Department, which included a change of managers in addition to the beginning of a change in curriculum. As a now fully registered Higher Education Institute, the College is in the process of improving the quality of teaching and materials in alignment with...
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Innovative wastewater treatment project flows

On campus at the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC), we are installing an innovative new wastewater treatment system. As the system has only been used at one other site so far, setting it up at SAWC is an opportunity for applied learning.   The new system takes the ideas of constructed wetlands and makes them...
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College achieves full registration as HET Institution

The last few months have been really flown by in terms of our work, the main highlight being the achievement of full registration of the College as a Private Higher Education Training Institution. The Academic department received the Special CEO’s award for the above achievement in August 2017. Team-work definitely pays off. The department, following...
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Greening the College Campus – Phase II

With the expansion and growth of the College’s learner programmes and service delivery, Phase II of the College’s infrastructure development commenced in 2015. The main purpose of the Phase II infrastructure development is to increase the training capacity of the SAWC, including the provision of staff housing and offices, while ensuring the greening of the College and an overall reduction...
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Hike4Rhinos - Jo Devenish

Hike4Rhinos – Jo Devenish’s 4265 km expedition for endangered rhinos

Jo Devenish’s 4265 km 5-month long hike along the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mexican border to the Canadian border, all in a pledge to raise awareness and funds to conserve the endangered rhino. Dates: 27 April – 7 October 2017 Route: Pacific Crest Trail – From Campo, California, to Manning Park, Canada Distance: 4265 km/2650...
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