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Go Wild - Arid Parks

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Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:56 pm Unread post
Oh what intent looks at the cakes :lol: :clap: :clap:


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Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:41 pm Unread post
Thanks Jannie,

that is really a wonderful thread and I love to see all these smiling faces :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:18 pm Unread post
I'm with Dotty, the look on their faces! I do hope they got to eat them eventually.

It's great that those living near the parks got a chance to visit. I think we take our ability to visit the parks so much for granted.


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Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:26 am Unread post
Catholic Institute for Education and Lovelife visits.
(Sorry for not translating I just couldnt get to it, maybe one of the mites could assist)

Die Augrabies Waterval Nasionale Park was gedurende Oktober betrokke met programme vir twee interessante groepbesoeke aan die Park naamlik deur, LoveLife en die Catholic Institute for Education.
LoveLife beywer hulle om jeugdiges op te lei in die voorkoming van Vigs en om hulle te help om nuwe vaardighede aan te leer en blootstelling te gee aan beroepsgeleenthede, veral in die natuur wetenskapsrigtings. Die opgeleide jeugdiges bied dan die programme aan in hulle gemeenskappe en veral in skole. Die LoveLife groep het bestaan uit 18 Jeugdiges en drie Opleidingsbeamptes en dit was die eerste keer dat hulle die Core 2 opleiding in die Augrabies Waterval Nasionale Park aangebied het vir die jeugdiges uit die Siyanda streek. Die groep is in twee verdeel met hulle aankoms en toe vir die volgende twee aande het elke groep ‘n beurt gekry om ‘n tipe oorlewings- aktiwiteit deur te maak. Tydens die aktiwiteit moes hulle self die tente dra vir die groep en gaan opslaan op ‘n aangewese plek in die veld, hulle eie kos maak, vuur maak met net een vuurhoutjie en hulle het beurte gekry om wag te staan deur die nag. Die Mens- en Bewaringsafdeling van die Park het ook ‘n verskeidenheid van aktiwiteite aangebied wat die volgende ingesluit het: inligting sessie oor park ekologie, vroegoggend begeleide stap van die Dassie roete en ‘n sessie oor beroeps- geleenthede in SANparke. Tydens die week het een van die LoveLife opleidingsbeamptes ook ‘n opleidingsessie aangebied vir die Werk vir Water (WVW)span as deel van die Weedbuster Week vieringe. Die WVW span is tans besig met ‘n kontrak binne die Park om alle Prosopis spesies en ander indringerspesies te verwyder.
Na die LoveLife besoek het die Catholic Institute for Education (CIE) aan die beurt gekom. Die groep het bestaan uit 18 skoolhoofde en afgevaardiges van die Katolieke skole in die Noordkaap streek. Die CIE het ‘n werkswinkel gehou in die Park in samewerking met SANParke sodat die skoolhoofde regstreeks kon sien en ervaar hoe die visie en missie van SANParke in die Parke geimplementeer word. Die doel van die werkswinkel sou dan wees dat die skoolhoofde dan hul skole se visies verbeter en meer doeltreffend sou kon gaan implementeer. Die werkswinkel het geskied onder leiding van Me. Anne Baker (CIE), Mnre. T. Mokoena en I. Makwaeba albei van SANParke Hoofkantoor. Die parkbestuur het ook bygedra met insette van die Toerisme afdeling in die park deur Me. L. Smith en ‘n inset oor kringlope in die natuur en ‘n begeleide stap na Spiespunt )’n uitkykpunt) deur Me. C. du Plessis van die Mens- en Bewaringsafdeling in die park.
Dit is vir die SANParke opwindend om deel te kan wees en ‘n positiewe bydra te kan lewer tydens sulke opbouende opleidingsgeleenthede.
Christine du Plessis , Augrabies Waterval Nasionale Park

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Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:31 am Unread post
Good morning all you Wild forumites!! Have you seen what you can do here :dance: :dance: Have fun!!!


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Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:03 am Unread post
Arid Region’s Excellent Performers for 2010/11

The 5th Annual Arid Region Awards Function as forerunner to the National Kudu Awards was held at the “Kliphuis” in the Richtersveld National Park.

This annual highlight was preceded by various site visits and excursions in the park followed by a spectacular evening of “wining and dining” in true Richtersveld style. The key focus at this gala event was to appraise all top achievers in the region for ensuring effective and outstanding service in the 5 nationals parks during the 2010/11 financial year.

After a process of nominations submitted by all parks, the following colleagues came out tops:

• Bettie Renoster: Receptionist, Mosu Lodge: Mokala
• Caroline Phillips: Housekeeping, Tourism: Augrabies
• Dupel Erasmus: Tourism: Kgalagadi
• Elanza Van Lente: Tourism: Namaqua
• Frans Van Rooyen: Finance & Administration: Arid Region
• Henriette Engelbrecht: Marketing and Communications: Arid Region
• Ike Molosi: Technical Services: Mokala
• Lizelle Saaiman: Park's Reception and Tourism: Augrabies
• Norman Links: Technical Services, Richtersveld
• Priscilla Magerman: Best Constituency Builder, People and Conservation: Namaqua
• Yolandy Mouton: Human Resources, Administration & Finances: Kgalagadi


Awards for excellent performance in the following categories went out as follows:
- BEST RECEPTION/ENTRANCE GATE OF THE YEAR: Tweerivieren Entrance Gate, Kgalagadi;
- BEST REST CAMP OF THE YEAR Kieliekrankie Wilderness Camp, Kgalagadi;
- BEST PARK OF THE YEAR Kgalagadi.

Herewith much congratulations and appreciation to all for always willing to walk the extra mile. All nominations have been submitted for adjudication for the Kudu National Awards which will be concluded with later in this month.

Pictures to follow


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Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:41 am Unread post
Caroline Phillips
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Dupel Erasmus
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Elanza Van Lente
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Frans Van Rooyen
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Henriette Engelbrecht
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Ike Molosi
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Lizelle Saaiman
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Norman Links
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Priscilla Magerman
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Yolandy Mouton
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Nicolaas de Goede
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Nico v.d. Walt
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Bettie Renoster
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Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:41 pm Unread post
Jannie, could you possibly ID the people in these awards photos?


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KGALAGADI TSAMMA AWARDS:
By Henriette Ferreira (P&C Officer Kgalagadi)

On the evening of 19 November 2011, excitement was in the air. Between the red Kalahari dunes the staff members of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park gathered to attend the year end Tsamma Awards function. This year’s theme was a masked function and everybody attended wearing their best clothing and matching masks, a very colourful sight against a cloudy background.

Congratulations to the following staff members who were awarded trophies for the year 2011:
Camp General Worker of the Year: Willem Titus
Hut attendant of the Year: Sina Steenkamp
Wilderness Camp General Worker of the Year: Jacques Moss
Reception Tourism Assistant of the Year: Jan Neels and Chanelle Barends
Duty Manager of the Year: George Pearson
Manager of the Year: Riaan Franken
Field Ranger of the Year: Rudy Mouton
Field Guide of the Year: Melissa du Toit
Camp of the Year: Kalahari Tented Camp
Excellent Service - Technical : Technical Department Kgalagadi
Excellent Service - Nature Conservation : Twee-Rivieren Veldwagters
Excellent Service – Admin : Sorina van der Walt
Excellent Service – Tourism : George Pearson
Service Years – 5 Years : R Franken, LPJ Esterhuizen, CJ Esterhuizen, GJC Bezuidenhout, EE Davids, S Ben and AH Vilander
Service Years – 15 Years : HH Heyns
Service Years – 20 Years : SC Bezuidenhout

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More pictures, have a look on the 'Tsamma Awards" thread


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Local initiatives at Augrabies

The People and Conservation Division in cooperation with Ms. Maxi Compion of the “Quiver Tree, Food and Wine Route” staged an exciting local tourism initiative at the Augrabies Falls National Park. Local Fuel Attendants accompanied by tourism officials from the adjacent towns, Keimoes and Kakamas, representatives of the Orange River Cellars as well as local product owners, were exposed to the tourism operations of the park.

Henriette Engelbrecht, Arid Communications and Marketing Manager, emphasised relevant aspects in terms of the tourism market, not only in the arid region, but also in recognition of the broader impact thereof in the province, country and global market.

Christine du Plessis, People and Conservation Officer, highlighted the tourism attributes of the park in conjunction with the importance of the park’s ecology, in terms of the conservation and preservation of the natural and cultural heritage as per the park’s vision and mission statements.
Herewith an opportunity has been provided to participants in the local tourism field to achieve more knowledge on tourism attractions in their area in order to provide the tourist with the optimum information at all times. These initiatives also aim to enhance the visitor’s experience with benefits to the local communties in mind.

SANParks as a major tourism hub in this area aims to lead this tourism initiative on an annual basis with the focus on protecting the environment and bettering the services rendered to our customers.
The educational visit of a group of learners of the Jogébed Home in Upington, as part of the celebrations of Universal Children’s Day, which followed this initiative complements the objectives of the park in providing opportunities to the local communities in order to grow constituencies and provide access to benefits from the National Parks System.

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Junior Rangers involved in Canoe Marathon
Christine du Plessis – P&C Officer, Augrabies Falls National Park

Recently the Junior Ranger (JR’s) groups from Vorsterseiland, Vredesvallei and Augrabies Falls National Park had the most extraordinary opportunity to engage in a new and exciting sport, right on their doorstep.

The 20 JR’s were given their first ever chance to experience what it is like to be on the Orange River firstly, in a motorboat and then in flat- bottomed canoes, commonly known as croc’s. This opportunity came along when a suggestion was made to start a rowing club for kids from the local communities. It was decided that the JR groups would be given the exposure to this sporting code by being involved in the first ever Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon(GKCM) which was held from 22-24/03, starting in Upington and finishing at Khamkirri, some 99km downstream and a little upstream from the Augrabies Falls National Park.

The JR’s were given two informal training sessions before the event by the experienced and very patient staff at Khamkirri, a private eco-adventure destination situated on the northern bank of the Orange River. Such chaotic pleasure was a sight to behold and with so much enthusiasm there is bound to be no shortage of talent and interest in establishing a local rowing club.

On the final day of the marathon the JR’s were on the river in their croc’s, close to the finishing line to cheer and welcome the rowers as they came rushing in on completion of the race, giving the warm welcome that is synonymous with the Northern Cape. One participant said it was great as it felt as if he was winning the Dusi marathon with a huge crowd present.

The involvement of the JR’s in the GKCM was used as a means of developing interest in rowing as an exciting sport and there is no doubt that within a couple of years a dynamic development team from the Northern Cape could be participating in the GKCM. Watch this space!

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