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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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Field news November 2019

By Gawie Lindeque – Responsible Resource Use Department Regular readers of this column will know about my  love for the dry season. I just love the pastel yellows and reds at sunset that finish of yet another dry dusty day. Regardless I must now admit that I have found a new absolute favourite time of...
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News on our Volunteers and Environmental Monitors 

Volunteers at the College are spread across various departments and disciplines with some volunteers getting the opportunity to work across different disciplines. “We have elastic walls in our department as we frequently welcome volunteers for varying lengths of time. Apart from Faneul Nleya our international volunteer, we were recently we were joined by two Environmental...
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College Occupational Safety and Health Committee 

The College’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Committee, chaired by Thokozani Nkuna (Maintenance Supervisor) and vice-chaired by Rhandzane “Goody” Ndlhovu (Procurement and Main Store Controller), has made enormous strides in the past 18 months, ensuring a safe environment for all employees, students and all other stakeholders. This is not an easy task, given the sheer...
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Investec Rhino Lifeline Collaboration with Coaching Conservation 

It’s been over a year since the College, through the Rural Initiatives for a Sustainable Environment (RISE) Unit, shared the good news of its collaboration with Coaching for Conservation (C4C). This provides innovative conservation education through the Learning from Wildlife model where kids learn about wildlife and from wildlife. The C4C-College duo then in late...
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The African Intergenerational Leadership Hub (AIGLH)

Two fellow South Africans were having a sip of ‘brewed’ water on a balcony in Amman, Jordan, reflecting on a journey travelled, knowing more about each other and how they have grown as individuals and future leaders. This led to an ‘Aha!’ moment. “Why don’t we  introduce the opportunity that we have been exposed to...
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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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Annual Review 2018

Dear Friends and Supporters of the College, It is with great pleasure that the Southern African Wildlife College shares its 2018 Annual Review with you. The year under review was a very exciting one for us. We celebrated the completion of Phase II of the College’s infrastructure development made possible by the German Government through KfW, the...
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Field News – August 2019

A dense layer of smoke and dust filters the late afternoon sun giving off the pastel yellows and oranges the Lowveld is famous for at this time of year. A blue wildebeest bull stands in a sea of yellow grass shimmering gold in the last rays of light. Scratching around his midden with his front...
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TRE (Trauma Release Exercises) – SAWC Facilitator, Victor Seale

One of our employees, Victor Seale, has become a TRE Facilitator. Victor was nominated by Hlokomela Clinic, an initiative budgeted for by Human Resources and supported by the College. TRE stands for Trauma Release Exercises. TRE helps those who have been traumatised by life events, and also relieves stress. This skill will be invaluable for...
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