Tag Archives: Our people

HESC mourns the passing of Allan Pretorius

The 22nd of February was a very difficult day for all of us at HESC. We tragically lost Allan Pretorius – a colleague, friend and, even though not by blood, a brother. Allan was passionate about his job as a Field Guide, and his enthusiasm was contagious. He was a strong person – from his character, to his personality and presence. He was a shoulder to cry on and a…
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Tribute to John Seerane by Lente Roode

On Saturday 9 April 2016 we laid John Seerane to rest. He was buried next to my mother, father and my husband Johann on my farm, Hoedspruit Plaas. John was not just an employee, he was my brother. John’s father was my dad’s right-hand man, and John and I grew up together. So I had known him for as long as I could remember. I never in my wildest dreams thought…
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In gratitude for over 2 decades of loyal service

We would like to thank one of our most loyal and hardworking staff members for her dedication and commitment to the centre. Lafisie Malokoane is finally taking a well-deserved retirement after 21 years of service. Her last day was on Friday the 11th of March. In recognition of her time and loyalty, we awarded her a certificate of achievement and excellent service. Two years ago Lafisie’s home tragically burned down,…
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We bid farewell to Gretha Scheepers – Dec 2009 – February 2015

Gretha joined HESC 6 years ago as the curio shop manager. She learned all about guests’ preferences and tastes when it came to this retail outlet. She did an amazing job and was soon appointed General Manager of HESC. Not an easy job, but Gretha was always prepared to rise to the challenge when it came to pushing the boundaries. She was the ideal employee, and we have been fortunate…
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Farewell Ilana Mahoney

The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre bids farewell to one of its finest staff members, Ilana Mahoney. Four years ago this spirited woman from Port Elizabeth walked into the Centre with a lot of passion in her heart. She started off as a tour guide and was later promoted to Administration Manager at HESC. We will forever be grateful for the impact that she had at our Centre, and the hard…
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