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SAVING THE RHINO FOR POSTERITY

The Wild Life Ranching South Africa, which I represent is in agreement with the view that the “Rhinos of Africa are in a more precarious position than is generally realized and that an urgent paradigm shift is necessary to reverse their current march to extinction.” The statement that “rhinos will survive and thrive in the wild, where they, the rhinos can provide financially for their own protection, together with the long-term welfare of African parks and all that inhabit…

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A Journey of Social Transformation and Prosperity for All

On the occasion of this Biodiversity Economy Innovation Conference when various industry players are called upon to answer the question of how we are responding to the economic challenges facing our country, it is an honour for me to present our pledge of the Wildlife Economy stream of the BioDiversity Lab. We are making a pledge to spare neither strength nor effort to honour the commitment we make here today. Mr. President, we want to position our country to…

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A New Dawn for Wildlife Ranching in South Africa

As President of Wildlife Ranching South Africa, I feel privileged to have the opportunity to address the 2018 Landbou Weekblad Land Summit, whose deliberations and outcomes I believe, will have implications for the future of our country. I feel privileged because together with you, history has bestowed upon us the singular responsibility as a generation to be present and be active participants in the act of creation. We are gathered here today to deliberate in the process of creating…

Agriculture Business Strategy

Technology empowering small-scale farmers

Technology has an important role to play in empowering small-scale farmers to make their businesses more viable. Growing at more than 7 per cent per annum, the Agriculture sector is the soul of world’s economy, contributing 17 percent to South Africa’s GDP. Sixty percent of the world’s unused land is in Africa, and one must acknowledge the difference between South Africa and Africa north of the Limpopo, where smallholder farmers are predominantly responsible for 90% of the production. In…

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Our destiny is in our hands

WE ARE THE ARCHITECTS OF OUR OWN FUTURE On the 10th of May 1994, the first democratically elected President of the Republic of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, had this to say when he delivered his inaugural speech: Out of the experience of an extraordinary human disaster that lasted too long, must be born a society of which all humanity will be proud.The time for the healing of the wounds has come. The moment to bridge the chasms that divide…

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Transformative Leadership

Transformative And Visionary Leadership: Necessary Conditions For Prosperity Presidents Acceptance Speech : WRSA I feel honoured and privileged to be given the opportunity to lead this organisation in the capacity of President.  I can say without fear of contradiction that this event will go down in the annals of the history of our organisation as a milestone on our journey towards building a country whose foundation and pillars are the respect, dignity, equality and the right of each to…

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2017 through the review mirror

As the year draws to a close, let us reflect on some of the trends, influences and events that will make themselves felt in 2018 and help to shape it. Poverty 2017 has highlighted the increasing incongruences in wealth and it has been inspiring to see the worldwide awareness of this.  It is encouraging that action is being taken against poverty, which affects nearly half our population. Figures released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) in August 2017 showed…

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Transformation in the Wildlife and Agricultural Sector

Business consultants predict that 1 out of every 3 companies operating today, will be not be around in 5 years. Fifty years ago that figure was 1 out of every 50. We all find ourselves living in times of exponential and unprecedented change, dealing daily with the disruptions caused by advances in science and technology. For the last 20 years I have been an entrepreneur in the private sector, working across diverse industries from technology, property and finance, and…