Welgevonden Environmental Programme Co-Ordinator
Moji was born and raised in Maboloka near Brits in the North-West province, where he matriculated in 2001. His father played an integral part in his understanding of conservation and respect for the natural world. His belief that “we are one, and none is better than the other” has been well-engrained in Moji.
Moji started working as a welder in Brits immediately after high school, yet this didn’t diminish his childhood dream of working with wildlife. In his hometown, he did a computer course with Damelin in 2009, and a Procurement and Supply Chain Management course with the same institution in Randburg in 2013. He moved to Johannesburg in late 2012 where he spent five years and worked in various fields including sales, maintenance and production. At every opportunity he did environmental awareness using art and music to create environmental awareness in underprivileged communities. During the years that he spent in the city, he joined several well-known animal rights groups as a vocal activist on a voluntary basis. He helped organize events and led protests that sought to highlight the plight of animals and the environment as a whole.
Moji underwent a comprehensive anti-poaching training in Touwsrivier in the Western Cape, where he acquired vital skills in hand combat, scene-investigation, forms of patrols and the use of weaponry. He used these skills when he worked as part of a two-man anti-poaching unit at a rhino sanctuary in Limpopo province. These demanding responsibilities refined both his character and focus of protecting our precious heritage.