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Kudu Awards 2011


Kudu Awards Winners

Environmental Media - Best Journalist:

  • Dimpho Gopane

Environmental Media - Best Programme :

  • Mike Vincent

Community Contribution to Conservation (Group):

  • Mayibuye Ndlovu Development Trust

Community Contribution (Group) :

  • Makuleke

Corporate Contribution to Conservation - Business Partner of the Year:

  • Rhino Walking Safaris; Kruger National Park

Corporate Contribution to Conservation (Group) :

  • Diamond Route

Environmental Education Capacity Building (Individual) :

  • Nomonde Ntsundwana

Environmental Education Capacity Building (Group):

  • Piet N. Aphane High School

Honorary Ranger - Project of the Year:

  • Own the Night - rhino counter poaching project

Honorary Ranger - Region of the Year:

  • West Rand Region


Chief Executive Awards Winners

Website Community Choice Award

  • Jan Kriel

Excellent Performance in the Workplace

  • Shirley Rampai
  • Norman Links
  • Elanza van Lente
  • Deborah Mazibane
  • Jonas Mujovu
  • Piet Mboweni
  • Stelle Mngomane
  • Renate Ackerman
  • Elizabeth Renoster
  • Dupel Erasmus
  • Ike Molosi
  • Ashwell Moses

Best Constituency Builder Award

  • Jan Jacobs
  • Priscilla Magerman

Best Customer Service Award

  • Winnie Sebatie
  • Sydney Mikosi
  • James Nakene
  • David Sambo
  • Eliab Khoza
  • Rodgers Hobyane

Best Performing Division/Unit Award

  • KNP Scientific Services Division

Best Performing Camp Award

  • Kieliekrankie
  • Shingwedzi Camp

Best Ranger Post Award

  • Karoo National Park
  • N'wanetsi

Best Performing Park Award

  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Shield Award for Bravery

  • Sergeant Wilson Siwela

Lifetime Contribution Award

  • Mayedwa Kalani

Research, Initiatives & Innovation Award

  • Annemi van Jaarsveld
  • Groenkloof Facilities Recycling Team

Best Mentor Award

  • Agatha Khunwane


General Information



The Kudu Awards is an initiative that aims to reward stakeholders for their contributions and efforts in making South African National Parks the custodian of choice for protected areas.

A select number of persons and organisations who have made significant contributions to conservation will receive a Kudu Award in the form of a bronze sculpture of a Kudu head. The award is a symbol of pride, just as the Kudu itself is often feted for having a proud and majestic bearing.

The Kudu Awards is fundamental to the practice of recognising, acknowledging and praising the people who have, over the years, given financial and other resources to SANParks and other conservation agencies, while also recognising those people that have made it possible for conservation agencies to operate in a conducive and enabling environment.

Internal staff members will be bestowed with "top achievers" awards, known as the Chief Executive Awards. This national award recognises their dedication and selfless efforts towards acheiving the goals of the organisation from across 22 National Parks under SANParks management. The Chief Executive Awards are meant to encourage staff to do their work with 'pride and joy' and to always view this organisation as their personal business.

The Kudu Awards is an annual event that launched in June 2005, and is one of the highlights of the social calendar in conservation circles.



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