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  • Cultivating the Custodians of our Natural Heritage

    I often remember the words of my wonderful friend, companion and mentor, Magqubu Ntombela, as we toiled up the hills in the hot sun Mfolozi Game Reserve. "We are doing the work of God", he would say. "And our reward will come when people realise how important our national parks and game reserves really are....Dr Ian Player, Internationally renowned conservationist...Read more

  • Wildlife Guardian Programme

    In response to the current rhino poaching crisis in South Africa, a joint proposal between the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) and the Game Ranger’s Association of Breitling Replica Watches Africa (GRAA) gave  rise to the Wildlife Guardian Programme. This programme...Read more

  • Conservation and Environmental Bridging Programme

    It is essential for future leaders in conservation to be identified within the school system at an early stage and to be exposed to appropriate training opportunities. This programme is aimed at historically disadvantaged school leavers....Read more

  • Enterprise Development/New Venture Creation

    The future of South Africa's economy does not only lie in the formal sector, but also within the informal SMME sector. This is a growing part of South Africa's economy and requires substantial focus from a developmental perspective. It is essential that communities benefit ...Read more

  • Community Rangers Programme

    Many of our wilderness areas are under the growing threat of increasing population growth, sprawling urbanisation, deepening poverty, encroaching land use, poaching and the unsustainable exploitation of natural resources. It for this reason that...Read more

  • The Sustainable Utilisation Programme – PH Course

    The programme is designed to empower persons from historically disadvantage backgrounds to access an employment sector which, according to the Department of Environmental Affairs, is responsible for making an extremely valuable contribution to the economy...Read more

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The success of the College depends on the collaboration and support of numerous conservation groups, government agencies, conservation organizations and other partners. Most importantly, the College would not exist without the financial support of our valued donors and supporters.

Committed individuals and organizations make it possible for us to continue with our crucial task. Their support is a source of inspiration and we, together with SAWCT, are truly grateful to all our valued donors, funders and supporters. 

Jeanné Poulltney, Marketing and Fundraising Manager (left) and Theresa Sowry, CEO SAWC (third from left) with Bettina and Christoph Weber, the College's Swiss supporters and founders of "Friends of African Wildlife". (For further information visit

Ruben de Kock, Head: Protected Area Integrity Unit (left), Jeanné Poulltney, Head: Marketing and Fundraising, and Theresa Sowry, CEO of the Southern African Wildlife College receive a cheque from from Braam Malherbe representing "MyPlanet My Rhino Fund". The funds provided are being used in support of the rhino protection work and field ranger training being conducted by the College. (For further information on MyPlanet visit

The College extends its gratitude to the following individuals, organisations and companies for generously providing the College and its students with financial and technical support over the years.  

WWF-South Africa

WWF Network – International, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, US

Peace Parks Foundation

The Southern African Wildlife College Trust (SAWCT)


Corporate Sector South Africa


AdvTech Training (Pty) Ltd

Afrisam (Pty) Ltd

Anglovaal Ltd


Bellingham Safaris

BP Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd

CP de Leeuw, Walden & Colussi

Daimler/Mercedes Benz

Dennis Moss Partnership Incorporated


Doug’s Hiring



Explore Africa

First National Bank of SA Ltd

FH Chamberlain

Forbes Financial Services/Group Limited

Gencor Ltd

General Food Industries

Hair, Health, Beauty

HL & H Corporate Services (Pty) Ltd

HSBC Simpson McKie (Pty) Ltd

IBM SA Group Ltd (Reach & Teach)

Inter Africa BDC 

Johnnics Industrial Corporation

L & C Steinmuller (Africa) (Pty) Ltd

Land Rover South Africa

Lindsay Smithers (Pty) Ltd

Lonrho Management Services

Microsoft (SA) (Pty) Ltd

Murray & Roberts H.O. Services (Pty) Ltd

National Airways Corporation

Nestlé (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd

Nitralife SA (Pty) Ltd

Pirtek Southern Africa

Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd

Rallen (Pty)lTD

Sentrachem Limited

Shell SA (Pty) Ltd

Siemans Limited

The Fedics Group (Pty) Ltd

Toyota, Lydenburg

V3 Consulting Engineers

Van Loveren

Volkswagen of SA (Pty) Ltd


Foundations, Funds & Trusts – Local Contributors

Anglo American Chairman’s Fund

Distell Foundation 

De Beers Fund

The Goldfields Foundation

The Green Trust

First Rand Foundation

Hans Hoheisen Charitable Trust (Managed by Nedbank Private Wealth formerly BoE Private Clients)

H E Joosub Charitable Trust

The Liberty Life Foundation Group Community Fund

The Mazda Wildlife Fund

Mitsubishi Corporation Fund for Europe and Africa

My School My Planet Rhino Fund

National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund

Rand Merchant Bank – RMB Fund – First Rand Foundation

The Strawbridge Trust

Taeuber Management Trust (Pty) Ltd

Timbavati Foundation 

Tony & Lisete Lewis Foundation


Foundations, Funds & Trusts – International Contributors

Bankers Trust Foundation 

Burgauer Foundation 

Fondation Hoffmann

Friends of African Wildlife

Liberty Wildlife Fund (Now Stichting Dioraphte) 

MAVA Fondation por la Nature

Our Horn is NOT Medicine

Rufford Foundation

Safari Club International Foundation

Scott Dunn via Tusk Trust

Sheldon Family Trust

Stichting Dioraphte

Tusk Trust 

Timbavati Foundation

Transboundary Foundation 


Government & Aid Agencies 

The British Council

Danish Cooperation for Environment & Development (Danish Ministry)

Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) - Jobs Fund

Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) - South Africa

Directorate General for International Cooperation – Kingdom of the Netherlands

Flemish Government

GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit)

NORHED (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) 

RESILIM USAID (Resilience in the Limpopo River Basin)

South African National Treasury's Jobs Fund

Royal Netherlands Embassy

Kreditsanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW - Germany)

US Fisheries & Wildlife Services


K-9 Anti Poaching Dog Unit

WWF Nedbank Green Trust

Blight D

Changing Tides

Gold D

Jenkins B

Karan IM

Kay K (Gradely Farms(

Kings Camp

Mattielo A (Parnis Airport Services)

Naylor P

Naude H

Van Zyl SW

US Fundraiser - Mark and Lee Middleton


PH Programme - Local & International


Bar S (Tweed Media)

Bergholm M

Dallas Safari Club

Klaserie Private Nature Reserve

Nico van Rooyen Taxidermy

Norma Ammunition

Parow Arms

PMP Ammunition

Professional Hunter's Association of Africa (PHASA)

Safari Club International

South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SAHGCA)

South African National Treasury's Jobs Fund

Stenmark PO

Hunter Legacy Fund 100



Abery J

Barlow PM

Davis L

Davidson, L (Our Horn is NOT Medicine)

Davison E

Dukes A

Flack PH

Goss, B (Pirtek Southern Africa)

Gräf C

Gräf F

Green N

Gutnecht L

Hackl G (RTL Television)

Hanekom C 

Hoheisen H

Knox J

Labia, Count Lucio

Lawton M

Leschinsky W

Mello D (Jetstar Aviation)

Nicholson, Mrs BA

OgilvieThompon J

Osterwalder P (Friends of African Wildlife)

Phipps SA

Preston, Dr G

Pon, Fanja and Sommer

Ravazzotti G

Rohner M and Frei W

Rolston H Prof

Sergeant, Lady Gillian

Sowry R (Nitralife SA)

Mark and Lee Middleton (US Fundraiser)

Van Egmond A

Van Zyl JJM

Weber, Mr and Mrs

Walhof MAM, Mrs and Mrs


Other Supporters & Donors

Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA)

SANParks Honorary Rangers

Professional Hunters Association South Africa (PHASA)

The Zürich Zoofäscht 

(Please note that every effort has been made to correctly list our supporters . Our sincere apologies in advance should this list stand to be corrected)


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