From a very young age, I lived and played in the African bush, enjoying the natural wonders provided by nature. My passion for nature in later life has forged a career in preserving wildlife, teaching our youth in the abundant wealth of nature and conserving a vanishing way of Life. Our natural wonders are disappearing through global warming and insatiable demand for wildlife products which I intend to halt through awareness.
For over a decade I have been involved in a private park restoration in Southern Africa and recently started consulting in West Africa. Our knowledge and passion has been conveyed to thousands of youth in schools through community conservation awareness. This work created a much needed fund raising drive for an NGO with the aid of the corporate social investment portfolios which spells out the slogan “Stop Wildlife Crime”.
Bongani Mountain Lodge Community Week
Oct 22, 2018
Rhino Community in Mpumalanga with Bongani Mountain Lodge
Wildlife trafficking has become the fourth largest illegal trade in the world after drugs, weapons and humans. Never before, have our oceans, forests and wild places been plundered by human greed in exploitation of this natural commodity.
Our schools Rhino Education is a passive proactive programme used to create awareness through demand reduction. Project Rhino KZN have been supported in Vietnam by the Freeland Foundation and the US Embassy in Hanoi in a successful student exchange programme. Since my work has involved South East Asia, I have uncovered and learnt about the dark underworld of our endangered species being traded and utilized in all illicit forms.
Trafficking involves, many formats like, traditional medicines, the exotic pet trade, jewellery , ornaments and trade routes via harbours and airports and the contraband is always pushing the law to new and unsuspected heights. My journey explains the facts to the public, corporate companies, and non-profit organizations to solicit much needed fundraising to prevent such action.
The USA Trade in Wildlife has prioritized to fight trafficking and global Corporates like Google, Ebay and MSC Cruise Lines to name but a few are injecting millions into to campaigns.
South Africa: A Shorthand History
In this video I give the viewer an interesting shorthand history of South Africa. For anyone knowing nothing or little about South Africa, this video clip serves as an introductory teaser to some of the major events and people who shaped the country.
Affiliates and Partners
These are a few of the amazing partners and affiliates that I work alongside with. I am very proud to say that all of them have a hand in the fight against Wildlife Trafficking. Please click the box to visit their websites.
Loziba Wildlife Reserve
Range Expansion Reserve to provide ideal habitat for Endangered Species. This is a community project in Northern Kwazulu Natal
Rogue Ice Coolers
Ambassador for leading brand of Adventure Ice Coolers for African Game Reserves and Explorers- Robust and Durable made to keep drinks cold in the Hot African Climate
World Youth Wildlife Summit
Coming July 2018 in South Africa
uBhejane Extreme Mountain Bike Challenge
Support the Project Rhino KZN cause by Riding in one of the Toughest Mountain Bike Rides in the World. From Hillcrest in KwaZulu Natal to Hilltop Camp in Hluhluwe Game Reserve which is 340 km on off road tracks. The Race is full of celebrities and your picture will be etched in your memory at the Bronze Rhino in Imfolizi Game Reserve
Kingsley Holgate Foundation
Founder of Rhino Art, Elephant Art-both Education Awareness in Schools as well as Mashozi Rite for Site Campaign providing spectacles to aging Community folk over the age of 70- Saving and Improving Lives through Adventure
Green Destinations Ambassador
I am very privileged to be Awarded the Status of a Green Destinations Ambassador in the World
pole pole foundation
Polepole Foundation is based in Miti, Democratic Republic of Congo aimed at Forest Rehabilitation and Saving the Grauers Gorilla in Kahuzi Biega National Park.
World Youth Rhino Summit
Youth Ambassadors selected from a Global Youth Movement to participate in a Summit in Africa to bring a Cohesive Youth debate on the Rhino crisis
John Kahekwa Conservation Centre
To construct, renovate a balanced wildlife centre for the people and youth living around the home range of the Grauer gorillas near the town of Miti in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
African Rhino Community Centre
Community, Education, Research and Collaborative Centre to help fight against Rhino Poaching situated in the Eastern Cape at Leeuwenbosch Country House.
Amakhala Game Reserve
Big 5 Game viewing Safari on the Garden Route of South Africa
A Graphic and Web design studio that is responsible for this site and it’s branding. They do excellent work and come highly recommended.
Project Rhino brings together organisations with a common vision and goal, identifies synergies through an integrated, common approach, and collectively is a representative.
Fantastic quality T-Shirts aimed at travellers. Check out their rhino shirt on their website of which they donate a portion of the sale to Rhino Art.
The Rhino Art Campaign remains the most comprehensive children’s rhino Conservation Education programme ever undertaken. Its clear objective is to gather Hearts and Minds Messages in a call to action against Rhino poaching and other forms of Wildlife Crime. Our motto known as LetOur Voices be heard.