CONSERVATION ON WHEELS
"A team that has character doesn't need stimulation." – Tom Landy
The KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Board (the Board) is a schedule 3C public entity reporting to the Department of Agriculture,
Environmental Affairs and Rural Development. The Board derives its mandate from the KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Management Act
(Act No. 9 of 1997) read in conjunction with the Public Finance Management Act
The KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Management Act (Act No. 9 of 1997) also created the KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Services which is the entity required to support the Board members in carrying out their mandate. The Board decided to register the name Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (Ezemvelo) for trading and branding purposes. Ezemvelo directs the management of nature conservation within the province of KwaZulu Natal. It is also responsible for the development and promotion of ecotourism facilities within the protected areas. It currently manages 114 protected areas within 11 demarcated districts. These stretch from Umthamvuna in the South up the North Coast to the Mozambique/Swaziland boarder, and inland to the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park and the Free State border. Our core pillars are Conservation, Ecotourism and Partnership.
Bidfreight Port Operations & Disability
The task of designing, supporting and sustaining disability economic empowerment programmes together with taking the lead in raismg awareness of the social needs of people with disabilities are responsibilities for all of us. Government and the Private sector have an important role to play in facilitating the entrenchment of a culture of equal inclusion and participation of people with disabilities in mainstream socio-economic activities. At Bidfreight Port Operations we want to be active players in taking care and playing our part 1n the realisation of this responsibility. People with disabilities are an integral part of our lives.
In 2008 Bidfreight Port Operations had the pleasure to invite Mr MUSA E. ZULU of Valhalla Arts to come and give a Motivational Talk at our Annual Company gatherings held in San Lameer, South Coast.
The theme of this talk was centred around 'giving people with disabilities their recognition and opportunities particularly in educational support and employment'. Soon after this engagement Bidfreight Ports Operations employed a total of 11 Interns with disabilities for various work opportunities inside our company
The idea was to learn about disabilit) integration as we experimented with nev. ideas.
Our 11 interns were proudly presented at the inaugural KwaZulu-Natal Disability Economic Employment Programme (DEEP} 'Expo which was held in 2009. It was our pleasure anc learning curve to be involved with this initiative that was launched in partnership with the Department of Economic Development anc Tourism specifically to reach-out to disabled undergraduates and graduates with disabilities in parflcular.
This disability outreach programme was wholl) planned, organised and implemented b) Valhalla Arts and INDIMEZULU Trust whose main objective is to support other disablec persons in identifying, accessing anc advancing their education and employmenl opportunities.
This working partnership with structures rur by people with disabilities and governmenl has resulted in the birth of a conscious shifl in our mindset towards designing anc supporting a variety of other disability integration programmes.
|When cargo is as precious to the owner as it is to us, it is not surprising that we think of our business as the business of people.Thus our ardent and fervent support for the Tributes campaign, because it is in the treatment of people that we see our own excellence.|