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Long Service Awards for KNP Conservation and Scientific Services Staff

Date: 2008-02-21

by Michele Hofmeyr

Congratulations are due to all the staff from both Conservation and Scientific Services who received acknowledgement for their long service to SANParks in the Kruger National Park. The combined long service award ceremony was held on Friday 8 February 2008 at the Skukuza Golf Club in the Kruger National Park.

All recipients were thanked by Dr Freek Venter (HOD Conservation Services) for their loyalty and dedication to their respective Departments. They serve as outstanding examples to all other SANParks staff members. Dr Venter specifically congratulated his staff on their performance in the workplace and thanked them for their contribution to the Department over the years. Danie Pienaar (HOD Scientific Services) thanked the staff members from Scientific Services who also received long-service awards, saying that they have contributed to the success of the Department due to their dedication and hard-work over the years.

Conservation Services Awards were presented by Dr Freek Venter:

Conservation Services group
photo: from L to R: Richard
Masinga, Abel Ubisi, Dr Freek
Venter, Januario Fernandes,
Rex Moima. Photos
courtesy Sarah Webb.

10 Years Service

Mr Phin Nobela (not present)

Mr Januario Fernandes

Ms Lily Seerane (not present)

20 Years Service

Mr Rex Moima

Mr Richard Masinga

Mr Abel Ubisi

25 Years Service

Mr Calvin Mhlaba (not present)

Scientific Services Awards presented by Danie Pienaar:

Scientific Services group
photo: from L to R: Front:
Judith Kruger, Dr Stefanie
Freitag-Ronaldson, Obert
Mathebula, Precious
Motubatse, Lindiwe Sibuyi

Back: Danie Pienaar,
David Mbowane and Patricia
Khoza. Photos courtesy Sarah

5 Years Service

Ms Lindiwe Sibuyi

Ms Precious Motubatse

10 Years Service

Ms Judith Kruger

Dr Stefanie Freitag- Ronaldson

15 Years Service

Ms Patricia Khoza

20 Years Service

Mr David Mbowane

Mr Nick Zambatis (award received on his behalf by Guin Zambatis)

25 Years Service

Mr Obert Mathebula