We are pleased to announce that the Duiwenhoks Conservancy has successfully been registered as a Non-Profit Company (NPC) and a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO). The NPC registration confirmation and company details can be found in the links below.
As a registered organisation, the Conservancy is required to submit financial statements that have been compiled by a registered accounting officer or a firm of auditors/accountants. If you are a registered accounting officer/accountant and would like to offer your services, please forward your details to email@example.com.
An added benefit of the NPO registration is that the Conservancy is able to explore various fundraising options such as the use of crowdfunding campaigns. This is a fund raising option that we are excited to venture into. More information regarding this will be shared over the coming weeks so stay tuned.
SANBI is offering Biological Invasions Bursaries for 2018. Bursaries are available to conduct research as part of the South African National Biodiversity Institute’s work on biological invasions. The closing date for application is Friday 3 November 2017.
For more details on the types of projects that can be considered or different projects to do please click here.
We have uploaded a beautiful documentary video on our Home page. The video, commissioned by the Conservancy, showcases the projects currently underway in Vermaaklikheid. The video was produced by Bart Love of Another Love Productions. We hope you enjoy it.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Miggels. James passed away on the 10th of July 2017. He was born in Vermaaklikheid and is survived by his wife Alida and his four children, Velicia (26), Jo-Jean (22), Allister (18) and Allison (14).
James was a valued member of the Vermaaklikheid community. He started the village food garden, and was a great source of knowledge about the plants and animals in the area. The Conservancy made a small donation to his family. He will be missed!
The annual Conservancy AGM took place on Saturday the 15th April, at the Vredesaal. The event was well supported and it was great to see some new faces. Items discussed were:
– Update on the various projects
– Report back from myself
– Report back from Abie Pretorius
– Election of committee for the year head – positions chairman, treasurer, and committee member
Subscriptions continue to come in. Thank you. If you haven’t yet made a contribution, the bank details are: Duiwenhoks Conservancy, Standard Bank, Rondebosch, Branch Code: 02500911, A/c No: 0755 77623. Please use your surname and farm as reference.
The Conservancy website has had a refresh. If you have a picture you would like to contribute, please email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Conservancy has also commissioned a short documentary film that showcases the projects currently underway in the village. The documentary was filmed by Bart Love of Another Love Productions (www.anotherloveproductions.co.za). The video release is scheduled for later in June and will be published on the website.
With winter around the corner, now would be a good time to stock up on firewood. If you would like to place an order and have it delivered to your farm, please contact Abie on 076 6289579.
That’s all for now. Watch this space!
Welcome to our new website.
It’s a brand new look with so many new features. One of them is the Community Projects page. Head over there to find out whats happening in the community. Find out what the About us page says about the Conservancy and have a look at the beautiful pictures posted in the Gallery page. If you would like to become a member of the Conservancy, jump straight to the Contact us page. We would love to have you on board.
I hope that you enjoy the new look and have a happy browsing experience. If you have any comments or suggestions, feel free to send us a message.