Press Releases

‘Unleash the Hounds’ on Carte Blanche

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in...
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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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Fostering opportunities and leadership in rangers

As we mark World Ranger Day 2020 on Friday 31st July, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) South Africa and the Southern Africa Wildlife College celebrate and commend the rangers who work tirelessly to conserve our protected areas. We are grateful for their commitment and we see their sacrifices. Rangers work across protected and wilderness...
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International Rhino Foundation Awards $100,000 Grant to the Southern African Wildlife College

Strasburg, VA – The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) announced today a $100,000 grant to the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) to support training and anti-poaching operations to protect rhinos in the wild. The SAWC provides training to natural resource managers from across Africa. As part of its applied learning approach, the SAWC also directly operates...
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SOUTH AFRICA COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in...
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UPDATE – Measures being taking to combat COVID-19

Further to the News Flash that went out from the College on Monday 16 March 2020 following President Ramaphosa’s statement on South Africa’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, please be informed that the Southern African Wildlife College continues to monitor the situation closely. As a private higher education and training facility, we have been in...
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Measures being taken to combat COVID-19

The Southern African Wildlife College is aware of developments in the spread of the Coronavirus both internationally and locally. We are monitoring the situation closely, and are taking precautionary measures, while waiting for further clarity and directives at government level. This follows the spread of the virus and the statement released yesterday, Sunday March 15,...
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Southern African Wildlife College and Vulcan EarthRanger Announce Partnership to Offer Conservation Technology Training  

The Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) and Vulcan Inc. announce partnership to expand local capacity to train, deploy and provide ongoing support of Vulcan EarthRanger, a data visualization and analysis software for Protected Area Management. The partnership will also enable the SAWC to offer their conservation and natural resource management students training on EarthRanger. Through this new partnership, the...
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Natural Resource Management Graduates celebrate a new era in conservation

This year, 50 graduates of the Southern African Wildlife College’s (SAWC’s)  Natural Resource Management qualifications programme will return to their respective parks across Africa to help usher in a new era in conservation. Hailing from seven African countries, the graduates received their Higher and Advanced certificates in Natural Resource Management at the Southern African Wildlife...
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Southern African Wildlife College’s sustainability strategy boosted by a €2.5m grant

The Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) has been awarded the largest grant in its history, with an incredible investment of €2.5m from the MAVA Fondation pour la Nature towards the College’s Sustainability Fund. With the ever-increasing environmental challenges facing the African continent and its wildlife, it has become progressively important for conservation organisations to equip...
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SAWC pilots North South intercultural student leadership programme

Two years ago Josephine Loudon and Flip Collot d’Escury from the Netherlands visited the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) as volunteers. Today this has blossomed into an association with Rotterdam’s Erasmus University College. This association will now be run as a pilot aimed at establishing relationships with students from the North and South, namely students...
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100 Plus arrests a real milestone as counter poaching dogs change the game

June 2019 marks a significant milestone for the Southern African Wildlife College’s K9 Unit: over 100 arrests since February 2018 when the packs went operational! Working in close collaboration with partners and law enforcement officials in the Greater Kruger area, the unit’s involvement in the apprehension of over 100 poachers in the past sixteen months...
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Boost for regional conservation as Africa’s flagship wildlife training institutions commit to collaborate  

At an historic meeting on 2 May 2019, at the College of African Wildlife Management Mweka (CAWM) in Tanzania, CAWM and the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC), pledged to work together to find appropriate and scalable solutions to the conservation of African wildlife through capacity building and development. Formalised by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)...
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