Redrhino Visits Lapalala November 2021
At long last Redrhino, North and South managed to squeeze in a visit to the Lapalala Wilderness School in the Waterberg, Limpopo just before the end of the year, and in-between covid lockdowns. A working visit, our aim being to collect as much material as possible for the upcoming year’s Social Media requirements. Also, to reunite with the amazing staff of LWS who, in spite of extreme difficulties during covid challenges, managed to keep the School running using such innovations as radio broadcasts and virtual teaching.
- The trip included:
- A presentation to the Waterberg Conservancy of the first “My Wilderness Collection”– a scarf collaborated with Dr Jane Goodall
- A full day photo-shoot with the Enviro Vito team, Patrick Bonior and Jessica Babich as model and photographer as well as the entire LWS school team from educators to cooks who all joined in, exhibiting fabulous teamwork.
- A memorable visit to a local township outdoor restaurant with Mashudu Makhokha and
- Merriam Mabilu which wrapped up with a spectacular dust storm involving a hide out in a large catering refrigerator and a herd of stampeding goats!
The Redrhino AGM was held at John and Carol Hanks’ home in Cape Town on Saturday 6 November. In attendance: Elizabeth Folgen (Chairwoman), Dr John Hanks, Carol Hanks (Director), Mashudu Makhokha (Director remote) and Paula Blomkamp (Director). Subjects discussed included:
- The agreement for Redrhino Wilderness Scarves (RWS) to become a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG), which does not have a share capital.
- The launch of My Wilderness Collection with the esteemed conservationist Dr Jane Goodall
- Acceptance of the last board meeting Minutes
- Plans for the upcoming year 2022
- Report back by Mr. Mashudu Makhoka of the year’s achievements at LWS.
A Little Bit of Fun!
Yes! It’s official. Cottage # 4 at Kolobe Camp at the Lapalala Reserve has been declared as our Redrhino Wilderness Scarf Head Office whilst in residence! Thanks to School director and Redrhino board member Mashudu Makhokha! Situated as it is at Kolobe Camp, a group of thatched cottages, many dating back to the very beginning of Lapalala and surrounded by the Lapalala wilderness, it’s the perfect spot after a long hot day of filming to sip our sundowners as the sun sets all golden and soft just over