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SACT 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. “Anyone know what this is?” Everyone is puzzled. “Last night a porcupine was digging for roots and bulbs here,” he says, “and these are his […]

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The SA College For Tourism – Turning Dreams Into Reality

The idea of visionary Dr Anton Rupert, the SA College for Tourism opened in 2001 to grant opportunities to learners from rural areas in member states of the Southern African Development Community –...

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HERITAGE DAY On Friday 22 September, the students celebrated Heritage Day by decorating a table and cooking food to represent traditions and cuisine typically associated with their culture. They also dressed in cultural...

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Empowering Rural Communities Through The Sharing Economy

Mandela Day 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...

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Tracker 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 of...

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Tracker 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 Heever, Karel...

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College 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 invitation of Peace...

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