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 Post subject: Re: "Illegal" plaques placed in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 3:54 pm 
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I think that knowing the history and everything than James Stevenson-Hamilton and his wardens had to go through to achieve what we enjoy today, makes us respect it just that much more.

I also think that if more awareness / focus was made to those important historical facts, more people will have greater respect for his "Cinderella".


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 Post subject: Re: "Illegal" plaques placed in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 5:09 am 
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It would be nice to see the historical plaques replaced, perhaps with a material that isn't worth stealing??

Perhaps a thread in Compliments and Complaints, if specific plaques are identified as missing in the recent past. Mod's and SANParks have been very good at addressing actionable items, such as this, over there. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: "Illegal" plaques placed in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 9:40 am 
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BUT.....are plaques really stolen for the material value, or is it a case of "i got a momento from Kruger"? In which case, no matter what material is used it will be stolen.


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 Post subject: Re: "Illegal" plaques placed in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 9:35 pm 
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Thanks to all for posting and Lee Lewis who has volunteered to take action! :thumbs_up:

Spot on to all of you, I think that the bronze plagues were removed for their, uhmm, bronze value. But I agree, some plagues might be removed as momentos. So probably best will be to use durable, cheapish plagues, that could easily and cost efficiently be replaced...

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 Post subject: Re: "Illegal" plaques placed in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 12:28 pm 
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KNP management has just reported that the rangers have removed the unauthorised plaques at Tshange.

Thank you guys! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: "Illegal" plaques placed in Kruger
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Thank you Imberbe for reporting back! :thumbs_up:
And well done to SANParks and all involved who removed the unauthorised plaques! :clap: :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: "Illegal" plaques placed in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:47 pm 
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The plaques at Tshanga have been removed .

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 Post subject: Re: "Illegal" plaques placed in Kruger
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Highveld Region HRs clean historical heritage plaques


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 Post subject: Re: "Illegal" plaques placed in Kruger
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Thanks BGS!

4 September 2008 - Southern Region: Crocodile Bridge, Pretoriuskop, Berg en Dal and Lower Sabie. Thirty-one plaques in this region were inspected and cleaned.

Sadly this means that between 04/09/08 and ± 08/01/09 people removed the plagues in the South? :evil: :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: In memory of love ones
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Firstly, I must apologise to you all for the delay in getting the pics to you!

Just to end the topic well, here they are as promised....

Grandad with the bench...
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Description on bench plaque...

Her view...
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Thank you all for your troubles! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: In memory of love ones
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I found it overlooking the waterhole last week.

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 Post subject: Re: "Illegal" plaques placed in Kruger
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This is lying against a tree on the last loop towards Nkhulu on the Salitje road before it turns away from the river .
The inscription indicates it was placed in 2009 and that the people it commemorates are still alive .

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 Post subject: Re: "Illegal" plaques placed in Kruger
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Thanks ... will let SANParks know.

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 Post subject: Purchasing a memorial bench in Kruger
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How to order a bench in Kruger:

Such requests go through an approval process first as location is the key and depends on whether the place/area they are asking is suitable for this or the camp has space e.g. some of the camps like Lower Sabie are full and should not allow any memorial benches. Clients pay for the erection of the bench; the amount is R3500 and must be settled in full before work can begin.

To keep camps neat and proper, the benches have been standardized and the Hospitality Standards Manager, Mr Gerson Sekwena deals with all logistics e.g. arranging with supplier, liaising with clients and the relevant camp management in this regard etc.

Please contact: gersons@sanparks.org

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 Post subject: Plaques / Park Benches
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Have lost my Father two weeks ago, and would like to possibly have his ashes scattered in the Kruger Park.

Also who does one contact regarding having a bench or plaque in the Park?

My two sisters and myself will be in Kruger in three weeks time :dance:

Don't want to do the wrong thing


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