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Advanced Certificate in Nature Conservation Class of 2020

Advanced Certificate in Nature Conservation: Transfrontier Conservation Trying circumstances with some revisions to timelines There are some positive things to result from the lock-down, although under incredibly trying circumstances for both the College and its students. The time has given many of us a chance to delve deeper into the depths of the different learning...
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Hospitality Department steps in to help interns and staff during the lockdown

The hospitality department employed six interns for the year of 2020, their package included accommodation and meals on site.  Four of the interns preferred to remain on campus during the lockdown. As such, the hospitality department have been catering for them and seeing that their units are cleaned and linen serviced.  Social distancing has been...
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Responsible Use of Resources including Poop

Interestingly, the responsible use of resources becomes even better if you are able to regenerate the basics of ecosystem functioning – the soil and the vegetation.  In addition to the online guiding courses, Pieter Nel, the Senior Trainer in the department, cattle lover extraordinaire, and a fervent believer in Regenerative/Holistic/Planned Grazing has been busy researching...
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Farewell to the YES Youth

The Southern African Wildlife College as an institution shared the good news in early-2019, of its partnership with, and participation in the Nedbank-Youth Employment Services (YES) internship programme facilitated through WildTrust.  It’s now a year later, and the placements have come to an end. This partnership saw the College joined by fifteen new faces as...
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Partnering with Global Conservation Corps

The College, through the RISE unit partnered with the Global Conservation Corps (GCC) early in 2020 for the delivery of GCC’s Future Rangers Programme as a pilot programme to Grade 8 students of two strategic high schools within the SAWC’s core area of community influence. This project is the pilot phase of bringing consistent conservation...
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Coaching Conservation continues to inspire and grow kids in our communities

In the previous Bateleur, RISE reported on the partnership between Coaching Conservation, and the Southern African Wildlife College, supported by the Investec Rhino Lifeline. We looked at the impact of 2019 and the hopes of further promoting environmental awareness to inspire a generation of kids who care about themselves, others and the natural environment around...
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It was all systems go for the Community and Youth Access Department

The Community and Youth Development department started the year on a positive note after receiving 24 students from across the SADC region for the Natural Resource Management, Terrestrial, NQF Level 5 course as well as 23 students from South Africa for the Resource Guardianship NQF level 2 course. The latter course being sponsored by the...
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A Q & A on the last field ranger course

A  Q & A on the last field ranger course the College was able to run before all courses at the College ceased as a result of the Covid-19 virus.  Field Ranger/Law Enforcement – Armed How many students (men and women) attended the course? Twenty-three (23) students completed the programme: 4 female and 19 males....
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Update Level 4 Lockdown – SAWC Response

SAWC RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC – UPDATED ACTIONS AS SOUTH AFRICA ENTERS LEVEL 4 LOCKDOWN FROM 1 MAY 2020   The Southern African Wildlife College takes its responsibility to manage the health and safety of its employees and people on campus seriously. The SAWC will always undertake any and all measures to do so, whilst also...
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