RHINO PEAK CHALLENGE 2019 - PLEDGE LIST

Influential People - Pledges

THABO MADLALA

Age: 37

Hometown: Underberg

Lucky Draw Prize:
Two days in the Southern Drakensberg for a unique experience of hiking, crane viewing, guided rock art tour and a traditional meal as my guest in my home village, Mqatsheni, including a one night stay in Underberg.

Occupation:

Conservationist

About Me:

Thabo Madlala was born and raised in Mqatsheni community a rural area about 30 minutes outside of Underberg. In 2014 he became one of eight EcoRanger’s that were picked for a three-year internship with the African Crane Conservation Programme (a partnership between the EWT and International Crane Foundation), which he completed successfully. He welcomed the opportunity to educate himself with the support of the EWT/ICF partnership through doing courses wherever it was possible. He is now a registered Nature guide with Level 2 first aid certificate, and he achieved certificates in Wildlife management, Veld management, Herbicide operators’ and Rock art conservation and interpretation certificate. Thabo is an avid trail runner and hiker and even started a local hiking club in his home village. He is also a beekeeper, mentor and father.

Personal / Sporting Achievements :

- 3 times The Giants cup trail run finisher within the top 3 podium
- Completed one Comrades Marathon

Reason for taking Challenge:

Having grown up in the Southern Drakensberg and spending so much time in the mountains running or hiking, Thabo has a deep-rooted love for the Southern Drakensberg. He contributes every day to improving the lives of rural people in the Southern Drakensberg through community livelihood projects such as developing and mentoring beekeepers in the Southern Drakensberg, as well the establishment and support of food gardens. His love for nature and sport, make the Rhino Peak Challenge an ideal opportunity for him to highlight this stunning area and raise funds for the organization and area he calls home.

Company / Sponsors:

International Crane Foundation and Endangered Wildlife Trust

No. of pledges: 50

Total Raised: ZAR 11,607

Pledges for Thabo Madlala

Name / Company
Amount ZAR
Tanya Smith
150
John Vogel
150
Nieuw Design
200
Kerryn Morrison
500
Robyn
150
Liz Lydekker (UK)
150
Wilna
150
Kaja redler
150
Sara Moore (USA)
375
Iain Rennie
150
Janine Rennie
150
Cynthia Chigangaidze
200
Suzanne Adamson
200
Nanette
200
Bronwen Flemington
30
Stuart Redler
250
Joss
200
Spurgeon Flemington
10
Sbo GQ Zondi
50
Cath Hughes
400
Bryan Bower (USA)
500
Xanthe Holmes
150
Michael Laflin
300
Sally Harris
100
Nic Franklin
50
Twané
200
THE KHOTSO TRUST
200
Ginny Wolfe
375
Heloise Hunter
100
Jeff Sundberg
1,000
Andre du Toit
50
Fiona Hutton (UK)
100
Darienne Flemington (UK)
100
Jan kennedy
200
Kathy Sole
1,000
Alistair Roberts
500
Belinda Glenn
200
Randa Celley
300
Hannah Field
200
Jennifer Fiene
300
Anne E Lacy
500
Maurits Hagg
20
Maurits Hagg
20
Shane Raw
50
Claire and Ray Mirande
500
Sonja Krueger
2
Deena Dinat
200
Pegge family UK
75
Unjinee Poonan
400
Jeanne Tarrant
100
Total Pledge Amount ZAR
11,607