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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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Leader of the Packs

Poacher Alert! American houndsman extraordinaire Joe Braman is bringing his crime-fighting, dog-training expertise to the Southern African Wildlife College. When Joe Braman met SANPark’s Section Ranger Richard Sowry via a mutual friend and houndsman Wade Ruddock, Braman had no idea he’d soon be spending a month at the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) in the...
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Africa’s conservation leaders of the future; your work has just begun

“Africa’s conservation leaders of the future; your work has just begun.” This was the message shared with the 46 men and women who graduated from the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) on 29 November 2017. During the ceremony, three graduates also received life-changing scholarships from the Southern African Wildlife College Trust. Hailing from seven African...
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IFAW Provides Substantial Grant to Help Support Anti-Poaching Canine Capability

Following a visit to the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), represented by Dr Joseph Okori, IFAW Regional Director Southern Africa and Director of IFAW’s Landscape and Conservation Programme, a substantial three-year grant was awarded to the SAWC by IFAW Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds GmbH. This grant will support and...
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A Head Start to a Career in Conservation

Twenty four students from five of the nine different provinces in South Africa namely; KZN, Western Cape, North West, Mpumalanga, and Limpopo recently graduated after completing a six month Bridging Course Programme: Introduction to Conservation and Environmental Education at the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC). The course focuses on exposing learners from historically disadvantaged backgrounds,...
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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’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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