ERP spends Mandela Day 2017 at Kekana Gardens

Posted by & filed under News.

Mandela Day 2017 saw a collective entourage of ERP spending time at the old people’s home and orphan day care centre in Kekana Gardens, just outside of Dinokeng Game Reserve. Representatives from iLAB, Epi-Use Africa, ERP Elephant Management Unit and the P.E.A.C.E. Foundation joined hands to deliver food parcels and clothing items to Seikokotlolo Old Age Home and Botlhokwa Bja Ngwana Safe…

#Bikes4ERP Crowdfunding Initiative

Posted by & filed under News.

Imagine a life in which you must walk over 3 hours a day just for the “privilege” of being able to attend school. In addition to the vast distance, you cross rugged terrain, endure extreme weather conditions and face possible physical injury.  By the time you return home, you barely have time to do your chores, let alone your homework. This is a…

Kekana Gardens Business Assessment Workshop- 25 May 2017

Posted by & filed under News.

On Thursday 25th May 2017, ERP held workshops at Kekana Gardens with the local business entities together with the informal waste collectors in the area. The purpose of the workshop was to give all parties an understanding of how ERP works and to gain buy in from the community on the different interventions we would want to introduce in the area. In…

ERP engages local community next to game reserve

Posted by & filed under News.

Over the next few months, ERP will be spending time in Kekana Gardens, adjacent to Dinokeng Game Reserve were are planning on poverty alleviation interventions to benefit the local communities. This is in line with the ERP strategy, where the conservation of elephants and rhinos is implemented together with poverty alleviation strategies that target communities next to these conservation areas. In this…

Making a difference at Ramatema High School, Limpopo

Posted by & filed under News.

One of the biggest challenges facing rural communities in South Africa is a lack of adequate educational facilities.  This, combined with other challenges such as poor sanitation and little or no access to water and electricity supplies, results in limited economic opportunities for the local population. If these challenges are not addressed with urgency young people in rural communities will lack the…

ERP Launches its Ambassador Programme

Posted by & filed under News.

Elephants, Rhinos and People (ERP) has launched its new ambassador programme to assist in conservation of wildlife and alleviating poverty. Being the implementing arm of ERP initiatives, the P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is part of this programme and we call upon you to sign up and become an ambassador. By becoming an ERP Ambassador, you will be joining a collective force of concerned people…

June 2016 E’pap Distribution in Ndumo Community, KZN

Posted by & filed under News.

On Saturday, June 25th, students from Tshwane University- Department of Conservation had a 10 hour drive to Ndumo, Northern KZN close to the Mozambican boarder. Their mission: to distribute 120,000 e’Pap nutrition meal portions, clothes and food items that have been donated to over 2,000 orphans and vulnerable children in the area. The P.E.A.C.E Foundation continues to support these orphaned and vulnerable…

P.E.A.C.E. WINS THE SEED AWARD FOR THE THINANA RECYCLING COOPERATIVE

Posted by & filed under News.

The Thinana buyback centre is one of the recipients of the 2015 SEED Awards, having been selected as an exceptional social and environmental enterprise. More than 500 applications were reviewed for 2015, and only 27 were successful throughout Africa. Out of those, 6 were from South Africa and our Thinana Recycling buyback centre was one of them. The awards are organised annually…

ELEPHANTS, RHINOS AND PEOPLE

Posted by & filed under News.

The PEACE Foundation is now part of groupelephant.com, a group of companies which is characterised by a strategic imperative in terms of which for the first time in its 30-plus year history, now goes ‘Beyond Corporate Purpose’ in its day-to-day activities.  Rather than simply engaging in the practice of donating a percentage of revenue or profits to charities, the ‘Beyond Corporate Purpose’ initiative…

Media Release: PETCO Partners in Cooperative Development Project in Polokwane

Posted by & filed under News.

PETCO has partnered with the PEACE Foundation to improve the working conditions and better equip the ladies of the Senwabarwana Recycling Project in Polokwane who sustain a living from the collection and sale of recyclables. The recycling project is operated by Thinana Recycling And Waste Management Primary Co-operative Limited comprising five women. “Crucial to the success of our visible recycling initiatives is…