02 Feb Nature Conservation students
In the past, Welgevonden management staff has mentored a number of Nature Conservation Students on the Reserve.
These students are here to comple the experiential learning component of their diplomas.
In 2011 a decision was made to employ two Nature Conservation Diploma students for their experiential training year as part of the Reserves effort to contribute to conservation and education in the long term.
In 2012 two students from Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in Pretoria spend the year on Welgevonden.
In 2013 a student, Mduduzi Vilakazi, from TUT and another student, Samuel Davidson-Phillips, from NMMU, Saasveld joined Welgevonden for their experiential training year. (Seen left and right in above photo, to gether with Welgevonden
staff member, Alfred.)
The students hit the Reserve with a bang being involved in rhino captures, lion capture and management actions and fighting fires amongst all the normal activities within the first month.