Dr Ian Player remembered

Today is Dr Ian Player’s birthday.  All of us on the Save our iMfolozi Wilderness Campaign fondly remember him as a great human being, a conservationist and an advocate of Wilderness. He sadly passed away on 30 November 2014 Dr Ian Player is mostly remembered for his sterling work in…

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WOMEN IN THE WILDERNESS – A TRIBUTE TO DR IAN PLAYER

WOMEN IN THE WILDERNESS – A TRIBUTE TO DR IAN PLAYER In the midst of launching Project Rhino KZN’s ‪#‎LetOurVoicesBeHeard and our partnership with Operation Game Change in Vietnam, my ongoing work with ZAP-Wing, setting up the Ranger Support Programme for KZN’s anti-poaching teams on the frontline of the rhino…

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Serious anomalies found in Fuleni Final Scoping Report

Within minutes of Lizinda Dickson of Naledi Development sending out the notification yesterday (3 March 20130) of the availability of the amended Fuleni Scoping Report, interested and affected parties were picking holes in it and finding disturbing anomalies and misrepresentations. “Our team of experts started scrutinizing the report as soon…

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Putting Player’s life on the big screen

This article appeared in the Mercury on 23 February 2015 By Tony Carnie RONIT Shapiro woke in the very early hours in London five years ago to tell her husband that she had been seized by “a crazy idea”. “I want to make a film? It will be beautiful!” she…

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Player’s legacy for SA parks

This article appeared in the Daily News on January 12, 2015. By Vivien van der Sandt When the life and work of the late great conservationist Ian Player is held on 14 January, he will be remembered for his successes in saving the rhino species and establishing the iMfolozi and St…

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Sermon by Bishop Geoff Davies: Dr Ian Player Memorial Service

My welcome to you all. Many of you will have known Ian better than I. From my experience he was a deeply spiritual man. He was a faithful member of St Mark, the little Anglican Church in Karkloof. It is right that we honour him here in Hilton College Chapel.…

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Hundreds to celebrate Player’s life

This article appeared in the Mercury on 12 January 2015 By Tony Carnie HUNDREDS of people from across Southern Africa, Europe and the US are expected to gather in KwaZulu-Natal this week to celebrate the life of international conservation figure Ian Cedric Player. Player, 87, died six weeks ago and was…

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May Peace on Earth Continue

By Sheila Berry The festive season is traditionally a time of peace and goodwill. A time of joy and thanksgiving. Of families coming together to celebrate in the quiet of their homes. If Ibutho Coal is to have its way, this is the last peaceful Christmas in 31 years for…

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Zulu Wilderness: Shadow and Soul: A video

Tribute by Ronit Shapiro Rakovitzky, CEO and Founder of ‘One Nature Films’, producing the film ‘Zulu Wilderness: Shadow and Soul’ to celebrate the life of Ian Player and his friend and mentor Magqubu Ntombela. “Africa had soul, and my own soul was linked to it. In the wild places that…

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