If I could I would help. But I do have a problem, most vacancies which are offered, are only for South African Pass Holders I don´t have a South African passboard, I´m German. So this door is closed. Unfortunaly by the way I would really want to work for SANP
But in terms of the high rate of unemployment in RSA fully understandable. (I don´t want to start a political discussion, so I will not refer to post, which are dealing with this Topic!!!!). To verifie my point of view. Today only one Vacancies for an Internship is done, and its is restrikted to South African Graduates http://www.sanparks.org/assets/docs/vac ... me-gnp.pdf
I Would Recommend an Comunity based Tourism (CBT) Projeckt like Malealea Lodge (To avoid missunderstandings I´m not the owner nor an employee. But in Lesotho that is one of my favorite places. Not that somebaody tells me to do undercover advertisment, which I Don´t want to do!!), Or we could a Community Based Nature Ressource Programm (CBNRM). The main aspekt ist to get the Community get involved in certain activities. That is one construckt, SANP will rent certain boundring Areas to extend Augrabies NP. SANP will pay a fee and this fee ist used to build up Infrastruckture. Secondly a lot of this village built up an Network, one of the biggest Funders are indeed Kellogs. On the other Hand SANP will have acces to human Power, when they are get trained from Experts. The whole System is quite komplex to tell it in Detail, but what I wrote down just now, will give you a rough clue what this projekts is all about.
Very good Names to use as an Exampel is NACOBTA in Namibia for CBT or CAMPFIRE in Zimbabwe.
Another possibility ist to increase the Rate of Internships. Of Course I can understand that you can´t take everybody but you could restrickt in Semestern e.g. At least you have to be in Sem. 3. We are now in the Stage of Internships and maybe Traines. And If I check up the Vacancies there are suprisingly little offers. That also might be a Key. The advantages with trainees, they do have already a degree, what you must do ist only roughly skill them . it is an Construckt of development of even more Skills (maybe Soft????)
I do see the Problem with the lack of Ressources, but to say yes it is a Problem, but No we can´t do anything is for me to simple. Problems are there of being solved
. Therefor thank you to ask me for assistens.