Shop for the Birds!
As the year-end holiday approaches, BirdLife South Africa is inviting to readers to visit Shop for the Birds! at its headquarters (Isdell House, 17 Hume Road, Dunkeld West) in Gauteng, where they will find a wide range of birding-related items that make perfect gifts for the holiday season. From field guides to feeders, calendars to clothing and binoculars to badges, there’s something for everyone.
The shop will be open on Saturday, 29 October 2022 from 09h00 to 14h00.
CLARE NEALL, EVENTS MANAGER
Vulture chicks poisoned by lead
Research conducted by BirdLife South Africa’s lead project, in collaboration with the universities of the Witwatersrand and Johannesburg, has conclusively linked poisoning in White-backed Vulture chicks to lead ammunition. The study, conducted over four years and the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa, used cutting-edge research to quantify the isotopic signatures of lead found in blood samples from chicks at Dronfield Nature Reserve, one of the most important White-backed Vulture breeding colonies in the Northern Cape.
The results enabled researchers to exclude several potential sources of lead poisoning in the vulture chicks, including lead from mining, coal, air, water and soil, and legacy lead from fuel. When considered in the context of vultures’ role as scavengers, they suggest that the major source of elevated lead levels in White-backed Vulture chicks is fragments of lead-based ammunition embedded in the carrion fed to the chicks by their parents. As a result, fledglings at Dronfield suffer from anaemia and liver damage, which may compromise their ability to thrive as free-flying juveniles.
Fragments of spent lead ammunition occur in offal resulting from game management, hunting and culling activities and in carcasses put out at vulture restaurants to be disposed of by scavengers. BirdLife South Africa urges all shooters, from the casual biltong hunter to reserve managers, to consider the potential impact of dispensing a toxic substance into the environment and to make the switch to lead-free ammunition.
BirdLife South Africa thanks the universities of the Witwatersrand and Johannesburg for this important collaboration.
LINDA VAN DEN HEEVER, VULTURE PROJECT MANAGER
A win for Protecting Ecosystems
BirdLife South Africa’s Landscape Conservation Programme: Protecting Ecosystems team is proud and humbled to have been awarded second place in the Conservation Supporters Category of the 2022 African Conservation Awards. We would like to acknowledge and congratulate all who were nominated, especially the winners of our category, the Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association.
BirdLife South Africa’s work to expand protected areas has focused on the estuaries of the Western Cape and the high-altitude grasslands of the eastern escarpment. Estuaries and grasslands are two of South Africa’s most threatened ecosystems according to the latest National Biodiversity Assessment produced by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI). They are also two of our most important water-provisioning ecosystems, so keeping them healthy, resilient and safe is imperative if we are to secure our future in the face of a changing climate and wide-scale habitat alteration.
Over the past decade, and thanks to generous funders, collaborative partners and the hard work of team members, BirdLife South Africa has been able to contribute almost 200 000ha of estuarine and grassland habitat to South Africa’s protected area estate. We are very grateful to all our partners, without whom this achievement would not have been possible. This is not just an award for BirdLife South Africa; it’s an award for everyone who has contributed to this work – and most of all the willing landowners who have volunteered their properties to be managed for the benefit of biodiversity. Particular thanks goes to Daniel Marnewick and the former IBA Programme for laying the groundwork for the Landscape Conservation Programme’s current Protecting Ecosystems team.
The team will continue its work to safeguard South Africa’s bird-priority Key Biodiversity Areas, using biodiversity stewardship to strive for the ‘30 by 30’ protected area target set out by the Convention on Biological Diversity’s post-2020 global biodiversity framework. We are grateful to the African Conservation Awards for the opportunity to showcase our conservation work on such a prestigious stage and for recognising this hardworking team’s efforts to safeguard South Africa’s natural habitats.
DR MELISSA WHITECROSS, LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION PROGRAMME
Eastern Cape atlasing
Although the weather report had said ‘unsettled’, we didn’t expect thunderstorms, hail and rivers flowing down main roads. We thought our atlas bash around Komani (Queenstown) in the Eastern Cape was going to be washed out, and it did delay surveying on the Friday. However, the wet weather just served to encourage the birds out to be counted during the rest of the weekend.
At 07h30 on Friday, Uniondale disappeared into the background as Alan and travelling companion Dahlallio drove towards Gqeberha to rendezvous with eager first-time atlasers Shamiso and Mbulelo. Shortly after the next stop – Fort Beaufort to pick up Sandiswa – the rainstorm hit. Load shedding caused extra chaos in Komani and delays at our accommodation put us behind schedule, so no atlas cards were completed on day one.
That evening, after the meet-and-greet braai, teams were drawn up and pentads selected. Each experienced team was allocated a newcomer to atlasing, which meant we had six teams. We awoke to perfect birding weather – overcast and cool – on Saturday and by 05h30 each team was on the road. The adventure of atlasing virgin pentads had begun.
Each team drove through its allocated section, spotting, identifying and logging every bird seen or heard. The hours flew by, punctuated by thrilling sightings, warming weather, stunning views and the satisfaction of growing species lists.
The intersection of Karoo, thicket and grassland habitats coupled with mixed agricultural use resulted in a remarkable range of species observed and it was interesting to compare what was ‘common’ in one area, but not observed at all by another team. Scaly-feathered Finch, for example, was abundant for one team, but was not seen in the grasslands to the north. The region also lies on the intersection of Dark-capped and African Red-eyed bulbuls, Olive and Karoo thrushes, and three prinia species.
We arrived back at camp at 18h30, each with stories to tell of the lifers we’d seen. Highlight species included Black Stork, Lanner Falcon, Blue Korhaan, Cape Vulture and Secretarybird. In a single day, a small group of dedicated birders had atlased at least 18 virgin pentads – and extended that number to 32 for the overall weekend, as some continued atlasing on their way home.
On Sunday, we travelled to the south of Queenstown to visit Kate Webster and see some of the amazing vulture rehabilitation work she is doing. She also contributes to SABAP2 and was kind enough to show us her home pentad, which included breeding Secretarybirds and free-flying Cape Vultures.
We are grateful to BirdLife South Africa members who have donated to the SABAP2 and citizen science cause that enabled team members new to atlasing to take part in this bash, as well as to our Science and Innovation Programme’s sponsors: Italtile & Ceramics Foundation, Afrit and Ekapa Minerals.
For another point of view about the weekend, check out Sandiswa Kula’s Facebook post at https://www.facebook.com/groups/birdlifesouthafrica/posts/10160356426448415/
DR ALAN LEE, SCIENCE AND INNOVATION PROGRAMME MANAGER, AND SHAMISO BANDA, RED DATA BOOK & SEABIRD LIAISON OFFICER
Birding Big Day 2022
BirdLife South Africa’s 38th Birding Big Day (BBD) will take place on Saturday, 3 December 2022. It’s open to birders of all levels, and you can be as intense or as relaxed as you like. To participate, create a team of preferably four birders, choose an area (maximum 50km or 6km from a central point), bird for as long as you wish and record as many species as possible. You can decide to log your sightings on the mobile app BirdLasser or simply jot the species down on a piece of paper.
All teams entering the 50km radius category will be automatically added to the provincial challenges. Just to remind you, each province will have its own BirdLasser event page; you just log your sightings and your team’s total will update to the relevant provincial page. However, you will have to calculate your route carefully and make sure it doesn’t cross provincial boundaries.
BBD promises to be great fun, so select your team, decide on your route and register! For more information, go to https://www.birdlife.org.za/support-us/events/birding-big-day-2022/ or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
ERNST RETIEF, BIRDING BIG DAY ORGANISER
A new partner for the Red List
The regional Red List of Birds is an important tool that assists the conservation sector in prioritising action and provides information to guide biodiversity conservation and policy change. This information concerns the range, population size, habitat and ecology of species, as well as the threats particular to each one.
In 2021 BirdLife South Africa began the revision process for the regional Red List for Birds that was published in 2015. Over a further four-year period, starting in 2022 and culminating in 2025, the Science and Innovation Programme will lead the regional red listing process for the birds of South Africa, Lesotho and Eswatini. This project, conducted in conjunction with SANBI and other conservation stakeholders, will be the most up-to-date synthesis of the range of citizen science projects currently available and will be guided by South Africa’s top conservation biologists.
The project depends on the support of many role players and partners. There are significant running costs to be covered, so it is with great excitement that we announce a new partnership with Afrit (Pty) Ltd (https://afrit.co.za/afrit-group/ ), which will support the project financially for four years. The company builds the truck trailers that carry various products, from industrial equipment to food, and thus it supports South Africa’s economy. Afrit will be more than just a financial partner, however, as many of its staff are keen birders, bird photographers and wildlife enthusiasts.
BirdLife South Africa would like to thank Afrit for its support and we hope that this partnership will last for many years. So next time you see the Afrit logo on the back of a trailer, you know that the company not only builds quality trailers, but also supports the conservation of birds and their habitats. We thank it for also carrying our conservation efforts!
DR ALAN LEE, SCIENCE AND INNOVATION PROGRAMME MANAGER, AND ERNST RETIEF, SPATIAL PLANNING AND DATA PROJECT MANAGER
Valley of the Rainbow
Valley of the Rainbow Fly Fishing Estate and Wilderness Retreat is a tranquil resort situated about 300km from Johannesburg and Pretoria on the Highlands Meander near Dullstroom in Mpumalanga. The area is a birder’s paradise, where species such as Narina Trogon, Long-crested Eagle and African Fish Eagle may be seen, along with many others. A hide at one of the six dams on the property is well positioned to view both the birdlife and dawn otter activity. A second hide is in the planning stage.
Three of the dams are stocked with large rainbow and brown trout. Angling is on a catch-and-release basis. Hiking trails traverse the picturesque mountain slopes and visits to an archaeological site will be available in the near future.
Various types of accommodation are offered, ranging from safari tents and log cabins to a country house (five bedrooms, great for groups), luxury rooms in the manor house and rooms in a historic water-powered mill. The mill, built in the late 19th century, played an important role during the South African War (1899–1902) in feeding the Boers. If it is not occupied, visitors can be shown the interior of this piece of South African history.
For more information, please visit www.rainbowvalley.co.za. If you would like to visit Valley of the Rainbow or arrange a club or group event, kindly e-mail me at email@example.com. I can arrange a discounted rate for group bookings. I can also be contacted on 084 584 3000. E-mail or WhatsApp is preferable, as the signal at the resort is limited.
KEVIN TUTTY, NATURE & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES GUIDE, VALLEY OF THE RAINBOW FLY FISHING AND WILDERNESS RETREAT
Running The Extra Mile
The Extra Mile is a trail run coordinated by the More Community Foundation that takes place in Huntington Village, Mpumalanga, at the edge of the Kruger National Park. The objectives of the race are to bring together local communities in support of conservation projects and to provide links between the communities adjacent to important natural areas and the conservation projects in them. The race invites paying participants to sponsor the participation of a community runner for R100, which includes race entry and a pack including a T-shirt, and the proceeds go to several conservation and community projects. Visiting and local runners then race 5km, 10km or 21km along courses that meander through the local community, where children and elders alike line the dusty streets to cheer them on.
The More Community Foundation invited BirdLife South Africa to be one of the conservation partners for this year’s race. Nandi Thobela (Empowering People Programme Manager) and I travelled to the Lowveld to take part in the event and I ran the 10km race. We were able to attend some of the environmental awareness talks and also set up a stall to promote BirdLife South Africa and sell some of our merchandise.
As one of the partners, we were eligible to nominate a Conservation Hero to be recognised and represented at the event. Conservation Heroes are honoured for their work in protecting nature and are held up as role models for members of the local community. We nominated David Letsoalo, one of our senior Community Bird Guides, who is based in Magoebaskloof, Limpopo.
David is a giant in the birding world, having guided birders across Limpopo for more than 20 years. From his early career as a car mechanic and pottery assistant, he has soared to become one of the country’s foremost birding personalities, offering guided walks in local birding hotspots as well as tours further afield to the tropical Lowveld of Tzaneen and Kruger National Park. As one of the directors for the Limpopo Birding Route, David encourages avitourism across the province. He has been the focus of numerous magazine and newspaper articles in South Africa and overseas and has been interviewed for television and radio many times.
Equally at home helping with research and educational projects, David has been instrumental in several surveys on threatened species and has been involved in monitoring Blue Swallows, Cape Parrots and Bat Hawks. He also runs the Birds in Trees project, which combines greening schools with education programmes highlighting conservation issues. David is highly respected by his peers and is an outstanding role model for young people. An excellent ambassador for birds and conservation, he blends his warm, friendly personality with a true passion for nature.
We thank the More Community Foundation for including us this year, and we look forward to growing this partnership through The Extra Mile and other projects that focus on community and conservation.
ANDREW DE BLOCQ, AVITOURISM PROJECT MANAGER
Wanted: binoculars and laptops
The Avitourism Project is looking for donations of second-hand binoculars and laptops. We regularly support local bird guides, education projects and junior bird clubs with donations of binoculars, and many of our existing Community Bird Guides require laptops to do their marketing, planning, accounting, photo editing and other essential tasks for their businesses. Currently, we have no binoculars or laptops in stock and cannot help any further.
If anyone has binoculars or laptops that they are willing to donate, please drop the items off at Isdell House (17 Hume Road, Dunkeld, Johannesburg) or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange the handover.
ANDREW DE BLOCQ, AVITOURISM PROJECT MANAGER
Flock to the Wilderness 2023
The next major event for BirdLife South Africa will be taking place in Wilderness from 24 to 28 May 2023 at the Wilderness Hotel and Spa. Join us for Flock to the Wilderness 2023 and enjoy a range of exciting birding activities, including excursions to some of the Garden Route’s best hotspots to target forest birds and waterbirds. You can take a pelagic trip to see some of the incredible seabirds around the southern Cape or drive out into the Little Karoo to find some of the special birds that live in this arid landscape.
The Garden Route is an overlooked gem when it comes to birding and the organising committee, together with BirdLife Plettenberg Bay and Lakes Bird Club, has pulled out all the stops to ensure that participants enjoy world-class birding opportunities throughout the region.
If birding opportunities are not enough to entice you to the southern Cape, be sure to sign up for the biennial Learn About Birds (LAB) Conference. Taking place from 25 to 26 May, it will include some top local Layman’s LAB speakers, such as Dr Mark Brown (Discover Eden), Dr Willem Matthee (Nelson Mandela University), Dr Kevin Shaw (Overberg Crane Group), Dr Odette Curtis-Scott (Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust) and Chris Patton (SANParks). The parallel Science LAB, hosted with the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, will present some of the latest research on birds and the conservation of local species and provide a panel discussion on the future of African ornithology on the global stage.
BirdLife South Africa’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday, 27 May 2023 and will be followed by a late afternoon lunch.
To find out more about this exciting event, please visit the Flock to the Wilderness website at https://www.birdlife.org.za/support-us/events/flock-to-wilderness-2023, where you will be able to access the link to the booking platform from 24 October 2022. We look forward to seeing you at the next Flock 2023!
DR MELISSA WHITECROSS, LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION PROGRAMME MANAGER
AEWA award for BirdLife South Africa
On 30 September 2022, BirdLife South Africa was presented with the AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award at the 8th Meeting of Parties (MOP8) of the AEWA (Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds) in Budapest, Hungary. Two awards were conferred during the closing session of the meeting, one each in the individual and the institutional categories.
BirdLife South Africa won the Waterbird Conservation Award in the institutional category in recognition of its longstanding commitment to migratory bird species, specifically to advance the conservation of the White-winged Flufftail on several levels, including the management of human activities, research and monitoring, and education. Dr Melissa Lewis, manager of the Policy & Advocacy Programme, accepted the award on behalf of BirdLife South Africa’s White-winged Flufftail conservation team.
The AEWA plays an important role in fostering collaboration and in establishing platforms for the coordination of conservation action for migratory waterbird species across international borders. BirdLife South Africa has acted as coordinator of the AEWA White-winged Flufftail International Working Group since 2015, which has strengthened collaboration and engagement between South Africa and Ethiopia, the two countries in which the White-winged Flufftail occurs. In collaboration with the AEWA Secretariat, Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural Heritage Society and Ethiopian Conservation Authority, we are developing a community-based action plan for the sustainable management of the Berga wetland in Ethiopia.
In addition, the ancillary South African National Working Group for this species was established by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) and helps to implement the actions of the AEWA International Single Species Action Plan for the White-winged Flufftail in South Africa.
Over the past decade, the successes of BirdLife South Africa’s White-winged Flufftail’s team have included documenting the first breeding record for this species in the southern hemisphere, at Middelpunt Wetland in Mpumalanga. Not long afterwards, its call was confirmed for the first time and was then verified at the Berga wetland in Ethiopia. Long-term monitoring through camera trapping and acoustic surveys is now undertaken at sites where the White-winged Flufftail is known to occur. Efforts to improve the management and protection of these sites have been considerable and include the declaration of Middelpunt Wetland as a private nature reserve.
BirdLife South Africa would like to acknowledge contributors, partners and funders of the White-winged Flufftail project, particularly Middelpunt Wetland Trust, the DFFE, Rockjumper Birding Tours, the Ingula Partnership, Eskom, Dullstroom Trout Farm, the AEWA Secretariat and the European Commission. Without their collective contributions, the success of this project would have been impossible. The White-winged Flufftail conservation team comprises Dr Kyle Lloyd (Wetland Conservation Project Manager/Rockjumper Fellow of Conservation), Dr Melissa Lewis, Dr Melissa Whitecross (Landscape Conservation Programme Manager), former staff member Robin Colyn and Dr Hanneline Smit-Robinson.
DR HANNELINE SMIT-ROBINSON, HEAD OF CONSERVATION, AND DR MELISSA LEWIS, POLICY AND ADVOCACY PROGRAMME MANAGER
The 2023 Birds of Southern Africa calendar is now available and can be purchased online at https://www.birdlife.org.za/support-us/2023-calendar. Your calendar can either be sent Postnet to Postnet or collected from the BirdLife South Africa office at 17 Hume Road, Dunkeld West, Johannesburg. For more information, please contact me at email@example.com
SHIREEN GOULD, MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMME MANAGER
Read all about the Mouse-Free Marion Project
The Mouse-Free Marion (MFM) Project produces a quarterly newsletter to send to its supporters and to inform interested parties about the progress it is making to eradicate the island’s albatross-killing mice. Issue No. 3 (October 2022) can be found on the MFM website at https://mousefreemarion.org/publications.
In this issue, Keith Springer and Elsa van Ginkel report on the field work carried out in winter on Marion Island, and a new guest feature by Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) colleagues highlights the threats faced by Great-winged Petrels. There is also an article about young supporters raising funds for causes close to their hearts.
More news from the Mouse-Free Marion team is that the project recently made it to the shortlist of the ‘Wild Places’ category for funding from the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), which has a vision to champion the conservation of nature and wild places. We therefore stand a chance to be awarded funding that would contribute significantly to our goal of eradicating the mice on Marion Island.
To be awarded this grant, the projects go through a public voting phase, which extends until 26 October 2022. To help save Marion Island’s seabirds, we are asking our supporters to vote for the Mouse-Free Marion Project on the EOCA website at https://www.eocaconservation.org/project-voting-category.cfm?catid=3
ROBYN ADAMS, MOUSE-FREE MARION PROJECT COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
BirdLife KZN Forum
The BirdLife KZN Regional Spring Forum was held over the weekend of 10–11 September 2022 at Simbithi Conference Centre, Ballito. A day of bird-related conservation talks on the Saturday was followed by a meeting of the KZN bird clubs and other KZN bird-related organisations on the Sunday, when regional issues, conservation projects and bird club business were discussed.
The Saturday conservation talks were attended by 163 people in total throughout the day. As chair of the BirdLife KZN Forum, I welcomed the audience and gave some general feedback from BirdLife South Africa. Nandi Thobela, manager of the organisation’s Empowering People Programme, then opened the proceedings with a talk about this important new programme.
The talks that followed covered a wide range of topics. Cassie Carstens delivered a comprehensive report on the Cape Parrot Project and then Hugh Chittenden spoke about the Green Malkoha. On behalf of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, I took this opportunity to bid a short farewell to Hugh, who has retired from the fund after 25 years of service.
The standing ovation in tribute to Hugh was a hard act to follow, but the next speakers rose to the challenge: Dr Andrew Baxter talked about the rewilding of the Babanango Game Reserve and Steve McCurrach gave an impressive report on the voluntary work of The Bateleurs in support of the conservation of birds and other wildlife. Both presentations left the audience feeling upbeat, but Anel Olivier of Wildlife ACT brought harsh reality back to the table with her talk on the plight of vultures.
Then Nandi took centre stage again and spoke on behalf of Dr Kyle Lloyd, BirdLife South Africa’s Wetland Conservation Project Manager and Rockjumper Fellow of White-winged Flufftail Conservation. She discussed important aspects of conducting conservation projects in combination with community participation and told us about the Ntsikeni Reserve work, which forms part of BirdLife South Africa’s White-winged Flufftail project. Prof. Ticky Forbes then changed the pace with a review of the late Richard Dean’s book Warriors, Dilettantes and Businessmen, a John Voelcker Bird Book Fund publication. So engagingly did he speak that a ‘Black Friday’ sale rush followed to buy the remaining copies from the BirdLife eThekwini KZN table. Proceeds from the sale of the books were pledged to BirdLife South Africa’s Ntsikeni Project, to the delight of Nandi and BirdLife Sisonke.
After lunch was another upbeat presentation about the rewilding and restoration of Ukuwela on Zululand’s Elephant Coast. Regional programmes then came under the spotlight, with Steve Davis talking about the worrying loss of waders from two of our important estuaries, followed by Prof. Digby Cyrus asking us to question the standards being applied to the BirdLasser Challenge records, and Colin Summersgill, KZN Atlas Verification Coordinator, providing an update on KwaZulu-Natal’s status in the SABAP2 programme. The talks wrapped up with comments from the KZN BirdLife club chairs and an announcement that the next BirdLife KZN Forum would take place at Ingula Nature Reserve near Ladysmith in March 2023.
The business meeting the following day involved the full BirdLife KZN Forum committee, which discussed the role of the forum, changes to its constitution, and difficulties and opportunities facing KZN bird clubs.
NICOLETTE FORBES, BIRDLIFE KZN FORUM CHAIR AND BirdLife SOUTH AFRICA BOARD MEMBER
Inspiring the next generation at Craighall Primary School
On 26 September 2022, Landscape Conservation Programme Manager Dr Melissa Whitecross and I visited roughly 200 Foundation Phase learners and teachers of Craighall Primary School to inspire them about the world of birds and birding and help them identify bird species to paint for an upcoming art mural project.
After seeing the young learners’ interest for the natural world increase during the past two years of lockdowns, a parent at the school, Kylie Dickson, got in touch with BirdLife South Africa to put the plans for the presentation in place.
I handed over African Birdlife magazines and Cape Gannet Bird of the Year fluffy toys and posters to the school’s Head of Foundation Phase, Lucelle Syed, while Melissa took to the stage to engage the inquisitive and very enthusiastic learners and their teachers with an inspiring introduction to some of South Africa’s most striking bird species, including many that are found in the school grounds.
Thank you to Craighall Primary School for allowing us to spend time inspiring the next generation of conservation leaders and nature lovers.
ANDY WASSUNG, COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
BirdLife South Africa is hiring!
Would you like to join a dedicated team of conservationists who are working to provide a better future for South Africa’s birdlife? If so, you may be the next administrative assistant for the Conservation Division or the next intern supporting the Communications Manager. The successful applicants will join the BirdLife South Africa team from 3 January 2023.
CONSERVATION ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
This is an exciting opportunity to assist the Head of Conservation and the Regional Conservation Programme with administration, marketing, writing, fundraising and research activities. More information is available at https://bit.ly/3T0UzQH. Applications close on 28 October 2022.
BirdLife South Africa is offering an internship to someone with communication, marketing, writing, social media and research skills who has an interest in conservation and would like to make a contribution to looking after the natural environment. More information is available at https://bit.ly/3yz3GQk. Applications close on 31 October 2022.
If you know someone who you think would be the ideal fit, please direct them to https://www.birdlife.org.za/who-we-are/vacancies to find out more.
DR ISABEL HUMAN, HR MANAGER AND EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Grab your camera!
Share your best images of bird species that are common in the northern Drakensberg and Golden Gate regions and you stand a chance to win a two-night bed-and-breakfast stay for two at the Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge. Simply visit http://www.peoplesweather.com/competitions/birdlife/ to complete the entry form.
Time is of the essence as the competition closes on Monday, 24 October at 12h00.
ANDY WASSUNG, COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
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