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Farewell and thank to Karen and Jeanre

Today we say goodbye and thank you to Karen Swiegers our General Manager since 2016 and Jeanre Brooks (better known as Tabs), Operational Manager since 2017. After a combined 22 years with us, they are leaving to follow their entrepreneurial dream of sustainable farming. Their contribution over the years was huge. Lente Roode says: “Your dedication and loyalty, passion for the welfare of our animals and genuine concern for your…
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The Story of little NODDY – A Little Dog with a Formidable Heart.

Nine years ago, in 2009, little Noddy was brought to us at HESC, and it was love at first sight for us all. This brave little Miniature Pinscher had been born physically disabled, his mother was a breeding dog, and sadly the breeders did not want to take on the responsibility of looking after him. A harsh reality of what happens in the breeding world. It seemed his forelegs did…
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Meet Elephant Carer – Israel Shambira

His jovial face and beaming smile, makes Israel Shambira a very hard person to forget. That paired with his undeniable passion for his work, makes him a real asset to our orphaned elephant care team. Israel adores every minute that he has, caring for Mopane.  He stresses how important it is to have a close connection to a baby elephant and for them to have constant love surrounding them, with sincere connections,…
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Meet our General Manager, Karen Swiegers

Our hard working and dedicated General Manager, Karen Swiegers, has been with us for an entire decade this year. She has climbed the ranks and is now tasked with overseeing the day to day functions at HESC. Although she is very much behind the scenes, she keeps our cogs running. Karen is grateful for the support of an excellent team and is proud to be part of it. Highlights of Karen’s day include visiting…
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Meet Elephant Carer – Joshua Dube

Our elephant carers at HESC work together as a team, to look after the orphaned elephants at our centre. They also work with the Camp Jabulani Herd and team, but through the years, we have seen the strength and knowledge of certain individuals, that prove they are the most suited to work with orphaned elephants. Joshua Dube is a fine example and this. He is so passionate about elephants, and…
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