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PRIVATE GAME | WILDLIFE RANCHING With its magnificent and diverse wildlife heritage, Southern Africa plays a vital role in conserving the world’s biological diversity. The region boasts an extensive network of public parks, including international icons such as the Kruger, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi, Kgalagadi, Etosha, Chobe and Hwange, several of which also form part of larger transfrontier conservation areas. The region is known for its excellent track record of conserving threatened species such as elephant, rhino, Cape mountain zebra, bontebok, black wildebeest, cheetah and lion. An important aspect is the unique and vital role the private sector and market-based approaches play in supporting both wildlife conservation and socio-economic development in the region. Southern Africa’s wildlife industry has become a contemporary world leader in conservation innovation, providing considerable ecological, biodiversity and economic benefits to the region.” Wildlife ranchers love nature and are conservationists at heart – that is why they choose this lifestyle. Conceptualised by the executive editorial team of the popular publication Wildlife Ranching magazine, PRIVATE GAME will build on the successes achieved by Wildlife Ranching, whilst providing an engaging voice for the private wildlife sector.

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South Africa
MLP Media Pty Ltd
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4 Issues

in this issue

3 min
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…

3 min
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…

2 min
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…

5 min
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…

5 min
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…

3 min
wildlife wisdom wildbedryf wysheid

Ekonomiese Boerdery-Perspektief Wildboerdery is nie alleen ’n wonderlike leefstyl waaruit boere en sakemanne geweldige vreugde put nie – want mooi wild bly darem maar mooi – maar dit moet ook uit ’n ekonomiese boerderyperspektief gesien word. Wanneer ’n mens wil kyk na die ekonomie van die wildbedryf, is dit belangrik om die huidige aankoopprys van wild te vergelyk met watter prys haalbaar is in die huidige verkoopsklimaat. Dit sit ons nou op dieselfde voet as bv. skaap- en beespryse. Jy kan nie kyk na die historiese pryse en daarvolgens die huidige ekonomie wil bereken nie. ’n Mens moet kyk wat betaal jy vandag vir teeldiere en wat gaan jy kry as jy die aanteel verkoop – maak nie saak of jy van vee of wild praat nie, die beginsel bly dieselfde. Die historiese…