Financial support for SMMEs at risk from Covid-19

Financial support for SMMEs at risk from Covid-19

You may already be aware of this opportunity, but I am writing to highlight a unique funding facility set up specifically to support South African small businesses suffering financial difficulty as a result of Covid-19. Those operating in the wildlife-tourism economy have been particularly badly affected – hence this communication. The SA Futures Trust was

Wildlife Credits | An incentive to conserve

Wildlife Credits | An incentive to conserve

This is brilliant – deserves to be widely shared and replicated. A funding mechanism (being applied in Namibia) that directly rewards communities who are directly protecting and conserving wildlife. The valuation and distribution of rewards are measurable, attributable and immediate. Relevant across many contexts globally which suffer from community-wildlife conflict. Wildlife Credits – An incentive

Scenes of celebration!

Scenes of celebration!

Newly qualified Homestay Moms in Mashishimale Village, Limpopo, receive their certificates after 12 long months of homestay training. Congratulations to Tourism Conservation Fund partners TAH-SA and Kylie, Cameron, Aubrey and Marilda whose vision for inclusion made this possible. Now visitors to the Kruger, Selati and Abelaana game reserves around Phalabowra can enjoy a community homestay

Derek Hanekom address lodge operators

Derek Hanekom address lodge operators

An excellent week spent with Derek Hanekom, Cyril’s recently appointed Investment Envoy for tourism: facilitating a discussion on the main threats to investment and growth in the wildlife economy with affiliates of the Association of Private Nature Reserves and introducing him to the entrepreneurs behind the business linkages we have enabled, in partnership with Londolozi Game

Only 4 cases of Rhino Gin left!

Only 4 cases of Rhino Gin left!

RHINO GIN has been crafted from a unique blend of rare Renosterveld fynbos to produce an exquisite product designed to capture the quality of South Africa’s endangered fauna and flora. At the heart of the blend is Renosterbos, (rhinoceros grass) which is only found in a few locations within the Western Cape. The plant mirrors