PROJECTS ON THE GO

It has been too long since my last update on the progress of 12Hours, and of course on the progress in the greater war against Rhino poaching, but we have been busy and have some fantastic projects and initiatives on the go. Firstly though, some updates from the frontline.

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R20 000-00 donated towards anti-poaching in KZN

15 years ago I started working in the safari tourism industry and I remember our days being filled with wonder, excitement and learning. Armed with our binoculars and books, we would head out into the field to improve our knowledge on every aspect we could think of from birds to insects, stars to animal tracks, grass ecology to geology. When with guests we would impart all our knowledge, as best we could, and interpret what was going on around us in a language they could better understand. For that was our primary job as field guides, and we were the translators of the language of the wilderness we were in.

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July 2015

The dust from the Joberg2C MTB race has long since settled and our Rhino Warriors, Charles and Karrie, have returned home across the Atlantic with many fond memories and in the case of Karrie, a torn rotator cuff, compliments of a little tumble during the race. Despite this Karrie soldiered on and finished the race with a big smile on her face. Most importantly though was the outcome of this little adventure for ourselves and the people we support.

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EXCITING TIMES AHEAD

After a relatively slow start to the year, life at 12Hours has become a lot more active with many exciting and different things on the go. Sadly, the poaching of our Rhinos has also heated up and despite the lack of frequent poaching statistics from the DEA, I can assure you that their numbers continue to drop at an alarming rate. Why the DEA has decided to stop with regular updates is beyond any sane person but the figures that do come in from KZN paint a grim picture. We are without a doubt still facing a long, difficult road ahead.

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End of Year

2014 is rapidly nearing its end and over 1020 Rhinos have already perished this year. The numbers initially paint a grim picture but when you look at the year on year death rate, we are turning in the right direction and the hard work being done out there is starting to pay dividents. More on this a little later though.

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MONEY RAISED THROUGH OUR SMS CAMPAIGN ALREADY HELPING RHINOS

As promised, I’m back with some more news, a little sooner than before, and with good reason tagging along. I mentioned in my previous post that we’ve been busy and I would like to fill you all in on the projects that we’ve donated to so far. 3 little projects that will have a great impact to the people who received the funds and of course the rhinos that they are all striving so valiantly to protect. All this from the proceeds of our ongoing SMS campaign that is growing daily. So let me tell you what a simple R25 SMS can achieve.

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Moving Forward

And I’m back. Sorry to have been so scarce the last 2 months and although absent from my writing duties, we at 12Hours have certainly not been missing in action. Quite the opposite in fact and we have had a busy start to the year preparing strategies and fundraising initiatives for the year ahead. Watch this space for news soon. Not to mention a bit of promotion work at our favourite market and shopping centre namely, Blaauwklippen Family Market and The Cape Quarter shopping centre. Let’s, however, kick off with the not so good.

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Happy holidays for some.

We are rapidly approaching that festive time of year again when consumerism takes
over logical thought, prices go up and most liquor stores start showing some
serious profits. It is a great time of year for some. I, for one, am very happy
about the prospect of some decent weather to go exploring the fair Cape on my
mountain bike and spending some time with loved ones. Let’s, however, keep in
mind that the majority of people do not have these privileges and their
struggle to survive goes on.

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