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Helping students cope

13 February 2017

Students receiving tips on personal finance
Students receiving tips on personal finance
Apart from the official training programme to equip them to work in the hospitality industry, students at the SA College for Tourism are also assisted in other ways.

During their orientation week, a national bank presented a seminar on personal finance, guiding students on better banking and personal finance options.
The HIV/Aids and Tuberculosis seminar
The HIV/Aids and Tuberculosis seminar
During the same week, the local hospice held an HIV/Aids and Tuberculosis seminar. The hospice also assists student throughout the year, with blood tests and support to those who have tested positive.

Later in the year the students receive first-aid training, as well a talk on breast cancer awareness, which includes free examinations.

15 December 2017120 Graduates excel in hospitality and wildlife tracking

This year, 96 women from eight Southern African Development Community member states – Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe – graduated at SA College f

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10 November 2017SACT Tracker Academy – teaching skills for life

Just outside Graaff-Reinet on Samara Private Game Reserve, Pokkie (Karel) Benadie is out tracking with his seven students. “Look at this,” he says, pointing to a newly dug shallow trench. “Anyon

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18 July 2017Empowering rural communities through the sharing economy

We celebrate this Mandela Day* by sharing one of many stories about people's lives changing for the better. Nelson Mandela, founding patron of Peace Parks Foundation, said: 'What counts in life is not

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8 June 2017Tracker Academy expands to the Kalahari

We are excited to announce that SA College for Tourism Tracker Academy has opened a training base on South Africa's largest private game reserve, Tswalu Kalahari reserve in the Northern Cape province

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12 April 2017Tracker Manual released

It is with great excitement that we announce our newly published Tracker Manual. The book is a complete wildlife tracking field guide authored by Tracker Academy’s founding trainers, Alex van den He

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3 April 2017College welcomes esteemed visitors

On 16 February, the managing director of Namibia Wildlife Resorts, Ms Zelna Hengari, and Mr Ernest Mokganedi of the South African Department of Environmental Affairs visited the college at the invitat

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22 November 2016Stepping into a future in the tourism industry

On 11 November, 89 young women and 14 young men from rural southern Africa graduated from the SA College for Tourism and its Tracker Academy, with national certificates in hospitality services and tra

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17 October 2016Second Fab Chef competition at the SA College for Tourism

The SA College for Tourism recently hosted the second annual Fab Chef competition for its students. The competition is the brainchild of college board member Jennifer Preller, with prizes kindly spons

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2 August 2016Caring for children

The SA College for Tourism students spent their Mandela Day at the Vuyani Safe Haven child and youth care centre for vulnerable children in need of care. They made vetkoek (popular deep-fried dough ca

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