The diplomat of the Drakensberg

October 01, 2020

One of the hardest parts of the conservation game is where nature and humanity collide. Joyce manages these buffer zones not just between the communities and our incredible sites, but between countries as well.

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Genesis of Life

September 30, 2020

Here among the ancient rocks where we can read the tale of how the earth itself began, Nico Oosthuizen and Mark Ngwenyama have been the driving force behind the application to have the Makhonjwa Mouintains declared a World Heritage site.

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Speaking up for the little plants

September 29, 2020

Volenti van der Westhuizen is one of these characters. She loves the calm that comes with the pace of life in the Richtersveld. She speaks about life here softly and with sentiment, almost like she is sharing secrets.

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Guide to the ancient ways

September 28, 2020

Vinkie van der Westhuizen is trying to keep their culture and traditions alive. Long ago she decided that the best thing she can do to help the remaining ǂKhomani San is to create a business that can help the people, and bring in some money while preserving their culture.

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Oom Jan Fourie: The man with all the keys

September 25, 2020

​Oom Jan didn’t intend to become a Heritage Hero. His plan was to move to Parys and enjoy retirement after working in education most of his life. Little did he know that one of his greatest legacies would only start after retirement.

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Speaking for the ancestors

September 23, 2020

Johannes Masalesa is an exceptionally passionate field ranger in the Mapungubwe National Park. Here in the most northern part of South Africa, where our borders meet with Zimbabwe and Botswana, lies one of Africa’s marvels.

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