WRSA is acknowledged by government and stakeholders as an organisation representing the national and international interests of the wildlife ranching industry. This relates to the sustainable breeding, conservation, production and marketing of wildlife in South Africa. WRSA constitutes the largest collective of more than 2,000 commercial wildlife ranchers (land owners), businesses and individuals with an interest in commercial wildlife ranching. Wildlife ranchers conduct their activities from millions of hectares of agricultural property dispersed throughout South Africa.
NEWSLETTER 2, 2018
Welcome to our second official monthly newsletter, that will also be the last one for 2018. We received good feedback from WRSA members after the previous newsletter – a brand new initiative from WRSA to ensure that our members stay informed of activities that are or could be important to them.
This year kicked off with WRSA exhibiting at Safari Club International (SCI) and Dallas Safari Club (DSC), two of America’s hunting conventions. The WRSA board decided to focus the spotlight on the South African game industry at these shows. This is to specifically convey our members’ stories and passion to visitors to the show, potential visitors to South Africa and to your game farm. Individual conversations with visitors and the two events where WRSA made presentations, not only offered essential clarity on the South African game model, but also …
On Saturday 17 November 2018 Komani San won the Sanparks National Chief Executive Kudu Award for BEST COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION TO CONSERVATION in South Africa. Left to right: Dirk Pienaar (Tourism Officer in CPA office), Ms Joanne Yawitch (Chairman – Board of Directors Sanparks), Colin Louw (Chairperson – Khomani San CPA and Mr Pierre Yves Sachet (MD of Total SA and Chairperson of Sanparks Board). WRSA wants to thank Karel Landman and Oom (prof) Piet du Plessis who played vital roles through the years, on behalf of the WRSA, at the Khomani community. Thank you for your guidance. We are truely proud of you upon receiving this well-deserved award.
SAVE THE DATES:
2019 WRSA Conference & Gala Dinner
– Friday, 5 April 2019
Atterbury Theatre, Pretoria
Women in Wildlife Conference
– Saturday, 9 March 2019
Gauteng area, venue TBC