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Wildlife Ranching Magazine Issue 2 2019

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: publisher@wildliferanchingmag.com

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ecotourism: the future of long-term sustainable economic growth in south africa

“South Africa is well poised to take advantage of the rapidly growing global ecotourism industry.” At a time of load-shedding, anaemic economic growth and persistent drought in certain parts of our country, one would be forgiven for having a bleak outlook on South Africa’s future. This view would be reinforced against the backdrop of the global economic situation. The rise of populist nationalist political forces has resulted in the increasingly bitter trade war between the USA and China, Brexit and tensions in the broader European Union. Protectionist economic policies are becoming more mainstream and a threat to liberal economic policies. The uncertainty caused by this gradual policy shift and other factors have caused volatility in emerging markets and global commodities markets, negatively affecting South Africa. However, to us who are familiar with…

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ekotoerisme: die toekoms van langtermynvolhoubare ekonomiese groei in suid-afrika

“Suid-Afrika is goed voorbereid om voordeel te trek uit die snelgroeiende wêreldwye ekotoerismebedryf.” In ’n tyd van beurtkrag, swak ekonomiese groei en volgehoue droogte in sekere dele van ons land, sou ’n mens vergewe kon word as Suid-Afrika se toekoms vir jou droewig lyk. Hierdie siening sal versterk word teen die agtergrond van die wêreldwye ekonomiese situasie. Die opkoms van populistiese nasionalistiese politieke magte het gelei tot die toenemend bittere handelsoorlog tussen die VSA en China, Brexit en spanning in die breër Europese Unie. Beskermende ekonomiese beleide word meer algemene en ’n bedreiging vir liberale ekonomiese beleide. Die onsekerheid wat hierdie geleidelike beleidsverskuiwing en ander faktore veroorsaak het, het gelei tot onsekerheid in ontluikende markte en wêreldwye kommoditeitsmarkte, wat Suid-Afrika negatief beïnvloed. Vir ons wat egter bekend is met die majestueuse donderstorms van…

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publishing editor’s note

When we considered the 2019 themes for Wildlife Ranching magazine, a focus on strategy was an obvious choice. One of the most effective tools for strategic planning is to use the PESTLE analyses as a guideline. The six influences, and the Wildlife Ranching themes for 2019, are: Political Economic Social Technological Legal Environmental In our first 2019 Wildlife Ranching issue, we look at current POLITICAL influences. In this issue, we contemplate current ECONOMIC influences. Economic factors are determinants of an economy’s performance that directly impact a business and have resonating long-term effects. It also accounts for foreign direct investment, which is of particular importance to the private wildlife sector – inclusive of breeding, consumptive tourism (hunting and products) and ecotourism. In our lead article, ‘The Bigger Picture’ , Michael ’t Sas-Rolfes states there can be no doubt that economics…

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wildlife ranching magazine

Executive Editor Dr Peter Oberem Publishing Editor Erika Alberts Managing Editor Pat Botha Deputy Editor JC Strauss Picture Editor Quintus Strauss Copy Editor Aletta Pretorius-Thiart Graphic designer Liesel van der Schyf Illustrator Ronelle Oosthuizen Photographer Quintus Strauss Digital Publisher Regardt Ferreira Traffic Coordinator Tanya Botha Editorial Contributors Tebogo Mogashoa Dr Peter Oberem Jacques Malan Wiaan van der Linde Lee Wright Michael 't Sas-Rolfes Adri Kitshoff-Botha Magda Naudé Brian Paine Meldt van der Spuy Richardt Venter Andries Kruger Cobus Olivier Dr Pieter Henning Craig Shepstone Godfrey Harris John Mackie Dr Pamela Oberem Prof. Peet van der Merwe Dr Woudi von Solms Dr Maretha van der Merwe Pelham Jones Dr Johan van Rensburg Annica van Rensburg Advertising Sales Pat Botha +27 (0)76 077 7035 pat@mlpmedia.co.za Erika Alberts +27 (0)78 539 7700 erika@mlpmedia.co.za Quintus Strauss +27 (0)72 512 3589 quintus@mlpmedia.co.za Tanya Botha +27 (0)79 405 8846 tanya@mlpmedia.co.za Accounts and Subscriptions Financial Director: Pat Botha Mobile: +27 (0)76 077 7035 finance@wildliferanchingmag.com…

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economic activity and social development

The economy is on everyone’s mind and lips and at the moment it is rarely a positive thought or expression. The world economy has not yet recovered fully from the 2008 crash a decade earlier. Today with the protectionist leanings to the right of many of the bigger economies, viz. USA, Britain and many countries in Europe, and the relational stresses such as immigration into Europe, Brexit, US-China tit-for-tat trade tariff squabbles and US-North Korea as well as US-Iran nuclear tensions, investors are becoming increasingly confused and cautious, especially when dealing with ‘developing’ economies. It is clear that the well-being of economies is about political choices, to a degree about which choices are made (the USA’s and China’s policies could not be more different) but even more importantly about knowing what…

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ekonomiese aktiwiteite en sosiale ontwikkeling

Die ekonomie is op almal se gedagtes en lippe en op die oomblik is dit selde ’n positiewe gedagte of mening. Die wêreldekonomie het nog nie volkome herstel van die 2008-ineenstorting ’n dekade gelede nie. Vandag met die proteksionistiese neigings aan die regse kant van baie van die groter ekonomieë, nl. die VSA, Brittanje en baie lande in Europa, die gespanne verhoudinge, soos immigrasie na Europa, Brexit, Amerika en China se handelstariefgeskille en kernspanning tussen Amerika en Noord-Korea, asook Amerika en Iran, word beleggers toenemend onseker en versigtig, veral wanneer dit by ‘ontwikkelende’ ekonomieë kom. Dit is duidelik dat die welsyn van ekonomieë gaan oor politieke keuses, tot ’n mate oor watter keuses gemaak word (die VSA en China se beleide kan nie méér van mekaar verskil nie), maar nog belangriker…