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Wildlife Ranching Magazine Issue 2 2018

In 2013, it was estimated that approximately 17 percent of land in South Africa make up the private wildlife industry. Value chains include: • Breeding, which includes high-value and plains game; • Hunting, which includes biltong and trophy hunting; • By-products, such as game-meat, leather products, horns and curios; • Ecotourism, such as photographic safaris, game viewing and trails. Wildlife Ranching magazine content is conceptualised and produced based on editorial pillars that represent the wildlife ranching industry value chains, with a focus on the issues that matter most. For more information, e-mail:

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the demand issue

First, it is my honour and pleasure to introduce and congratulate Mr Tebogo Mogashoa, who was unanimously elected to the position of President of WRSA at the recent WRSA conference in Polokwane. Congratulations, Tebogo – I know you will have the support of your new full Board of Directors and of our membership. Similarly, I and the three other past Presidents of WRSA commit our support to you and your vision for our association and industry. After the Board appointed Tebogo to the position of Vice-President on my accession to the post of President for the second time, a bit more than a year ago, I got to know him better, both personally and more importantly as someone who is a born leader with a broad, tolerant and inspirational personality, as…

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die vraaguitgawe

Eerstens, dit is vir my ’n eer en voorreg om Tebogo Mogashoa bekend te stel en geluk te wens. Hy is tydens die onlangse WRSAkonferensie in Polokwane eenparig as die WRSA-president verkies. Veels geluk, Tebogo – ek weet jy het die volle ondersteuning van jou nuwe presidentsraad en al ons lede. Ek en die drie ander vorige WRSA-presidente sê ook ons heelhartige steun aan jou en jou visie vir ons vereniging en bedryf toe. Nadat ek so ’n bietjie meer as ’n jaar gelede weer die pos as president ingeneem het, het die Raad Tebogo as adjunk-president aangestel. Ek het hom sedertdien beter leer ken – op persoonlike vlak, maar nog belangriker as iemand wat ’n gebore leier is met ’n verdraagsame en inspirerende persoonlikheid, asook ’n positiewe siening en ’n…

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publishing editor’s note

Wildlife ranching in southern Africa plays a vital role in balancing the natural environment with sustainable business models aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It’s all about basic economics: supply and demand. Demand refers to how much (the quantity) of a product or service is desired by buyers. The quantity demanded is the amount of a product people are willing to buy at a certain price; the relationship between price and quantity demanded is known as the demand relationship. Supply represents how much the market can offer. According to the IUCN, conservation is, among other things, the management of human use of the biosphere so that it may yield the greatest sustainable benefit to present generations while maintaining its potential to meet the needs and aspirations of future…

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on the cover

‘King Dawid’ is a legend among Livingstone eland. “People have heard about Dawid before they have heard about me,” jokes owner Sollie Potgieter, who owns Burkea Wild, one of the best-known game breeding farms in the country. Dawid was bought on auction for approximately R800 000 from Tembani Wildlife some eight years ago. “I liked his size and he had certain characteristics I took to,” says Sollie. “I already had Livingstone eland cows andI had a dream…or maybe I was just onnosel [stupid], I don’t know,” says Sollie. Perhaps it was just my mood on the day…but my son [Sollie Jnr.] and I wanted to do something different, so we went in that direction. It was worth it – today, Dawid is an integral part of our business at Burkea Wild.” The…

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moet nooit ’n bul op sy horings takseer nie

Die middagsonnetjie gee ’n rooi skynsel aan die droë geel gras en my hart voel ’n pluk van angs – as dit tog net wil reën... Ek kyk op en in ’n oogwink is ek sommer weer opgewonde, trots en dankbaar. Die bokkies lyk mooi, die koeie is besonders en die kalwers het potensiaal. ’n Bietjie verder aan staan die hoeksteen van die swartwitpenskudde, die trotse stamvader Rapella. In Rapella lê die genetiese grondslag van ons swartwitpens-kudde. Hy is die grootste suiwer Matetsiteelbul in Suid-Afrika en sy nageslag vorm die basis van ons Matetsi-kudde. Toe hy by ons aangekom het, het hy net een horing gehad. Hierdie horing het hy toe ongelukkig kort daarna ook afgebreek. Die ‘stompie’ op sy kop het 10 4/8" gemeet en die afgebreekte deel van die…

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in the flashlight

Unless you are a predator, being in the bush at night can feel mighty uncomfortable. Human beings have incredibly poor night vision – but fortunately, with the development of LED and Li-ion batteries, there are some truly useful high-intensity flashlights that can light your path. Whether you’re camping in the bush, hunting at night, hiking or cycling after dark, working as a field guide or doing some underground or underwater exploring, there will be a flashlight to suit your needs and your wallet. A variety of products is available from NiteCore, which is at the forefront of lighting innovation. Indeed, NiteCore plays a vital role against poaching – the company recently donated a large number of high-intensity tactical flashlights to SANParks Rangers to assist their anti-poaching efforts. The TM38Lite is a…