Saturday, 28 May to Sunday, 29 May
The Speakers Corner will feature a number of key speakers on subjects ranging from SA’s fastest growing Renewable Energy Programme to The Giant Flag Legacy Project celebrating the spirit of South Africa, her land and her people as well as the environmental benefit of Wetland Pools to the One Land Love It Campaign on the benefits of management of our environment. Bookings essential: email@example.com
Saturday, 28 May
|11:00 – 11:30||Wayne Bolton – One Land Love It|
|12:00 – 12:30||Anthony Philbrick – wetlandPOOLS|
|13:00 – 13:30||Michael Worsnip – Cradle of Humankind|
|14:00 – 14:30||Nadav Ossendryver – Latest Sightings|
|15:00 – 16:00||BLOOD LIONS (95 minutes) – presented by CACH|
Sunday, 29 May
|11:00 – 11:30||Michael Worsnip – Cradle of Humankind|
|12:00 – 12:30||Guy Lieberman – The Giant Flag|
|13:00 – 13:30||Anthony Philbrick – wetlandPOOLS|
|14:00 – 14:30||Wayne Bolton – One Land Love It|
TIMES: Saturday, 28 May @ 11:00am and Sunday, 29 May @ 14:00pm
Under the One Land Love It banner, Wayne cycled 6000km by mountain bike – joining all 19 SANParks national parks – to draw attention to the important role each of us plays in protecting our natural heritage. The epic cycle ended on 13 February 2016 in the Addo Elephant National Park.
He has previously completed 6 Duzi Canoe Marathons, the Comrades Marathon, Fish River Canoe Marathon, Argus Cycle Tour and various marathons both running and canoeing. He is a qualified FGASA Level 1 Field Guide for the Kruger and Addo areas.
Wayne will share his experiences and lessons learnt on his expedition and discuss the role South African’s can play in being the difference they want to see on the conservation landscape.
TIMES: Saturday, 28 May @ 12:00pm and Sunday, 29 May @ 13:00pm
Anthony Philbrick is an architect by profession. Inspired by natural pools in Germany and Austria and the concepts promoted by permaculturalists such as Bill Mollison, he built his first wetlandPOOL in 2006. Since then, he has designed and built more than 250 pools throughout the country, firmly establishing the natural swimming pool concept in South Africa.
The Environmental Benefits of Wetland Pools
We are living in a time when the damage inflicted on the natural world by human intervention is clearly evident, and we do, and should, question our individual impact on that environment. wetlandPOOLS follow the principles of a permaculture project in that they work with nature, instead of against it. Naturally occurring processes are used to purify the water, creating an ecosystem that functions with minimal human intervention. Using less energy and water, natural swimming pools avoid the use of toxic chemicals and provide better water quality while allowing property owners to reimagine their relationship with their pools. wetlandPOOLS are an environmentally conscious society’s answer to swimming pools.
TIMES: Saturday, 28 May @ 13:00pm and Sunday, 29 May @ 11:00am
Michael Worsnip is the current managing Director of Maropeng, the state of the art visitor centre at the Cradle Of Humankind World Heritage Site. He is also an author, activist, and theologian. He has studied at Rhodes University as well as at the Universities of Cambridge and Manchester, and has lectured at Roma, in Lesotho. He was formerly the Secretary General of the Lesotho Council of churches but was deported from South Africa after giving an interview to the BBC that enforced his anti-apartheid sentiments.
He was erstwhile Land Claims Commissioner for the Western Cape, ran the Social Investment side of the 2010 FIFA World Cup for the Western Cape Province, as well as the Cape Town Carnival, which brought 75 000 people into Long Street.
In 2000, he was appointed Programme Manager for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and was engaged, for the next 7 years, in the conceptualising and building of Maropeng and Sterkfontein, the official Interpretation Centres for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.
In 2016, returned to Maropeng having been appointed its Managing Director.
Michael is the author of several books and articles on a variety of subjects – was an opinion columnist in the Witness for over 20 years and has published one novel, “Remittance Man” published by the University of KZN Press.
The significance of the Cradle Of Humankind as a World Heritage site, The inspiration and the vision which we had when we designed the visitor centre at Maropeng and Sterkfontein, and what plans and strategies we have for the future.
TIMES: Saturday, 28 May @ 14:00pm
Latest Sightings was established in 2012 by schoolboy Nadav Ossendryver. As an obsessive Kruger Park visitor Nadav’s favourite pastime was asking his parents to flag down passing motorists and asking them what they had seen. Eventually they tired of this hobby and began to say no. Nadav looked to technology to solve his problem. He established Latest Sightings and from there it quite literally exploded!
The community is extremely loyal and without question “obsessed” about wildlife and the amazing Kruger Park! Many followers chat with friends daily on the WhatsApp groups, whether they’re in the Park or in the office. They share incredible video content through the Latest Sightings YouTube channel and it has quickly become one of the top ten most viewed channels in South Africa.
When Nadav is in the Kruger Park, a new holiday favourite is getting the community together on the deck after a day’s viewing, to meet, chat and share tales. A great way to end off.
Latest Sightings is a great way to meet like minded people and to explore your passion for wildlife.
Like our Facebook page or download the app to become part of the fastest growing wildlife group in SA.
TIMES: Sunday, 29 May @ 12:00pm
Guy Lieberman is the Founder Trustee of the Giant Flag project, and Director of the FCB Foundation. He is a social entrepreneur and activist and has produced festivals, conferences and directed films on human rights, culture, music and ecology.
As an activist, Guy has been closely engaged in the Tibetan freedom struggle and acts as liaison for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visits to South Africa. In this role he helped facilitate both meetings between the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela. In the 90’s Guy was director of the South African chapter of the PeaceJam Foundation, an organisation that creates apprenticeships in peacemaking between teens from communities torn by violence and Nobel Peace Laureates.
In his role as head of the Foundation, Guy initiated the Giant Flag, a South African legacy project of vast proportions. He and his team are building a South African flag made up of millions of coloured desert plants and thousands of solar panels. Viewable from space and named as one of the CNN 10 Ideas to Change the World, the Giant Flag will claim its place as a natural wonder and as a new model of economic stimulus. Job creation, clean energy and tourism will come together in a world-first green innovation project.
The Giant Flag
The Giant Flag is a legacy project of vast proportions, a celebration of the spirit of South Africa, her land and her people. We’re building a flag made up of millions of coloured desert plants, and a four-megawatt solar field, on a tract of land that was previously completely barren. Effectively viewable from space and the size of 66 soccer fields, the Giant Flag will not only claim its place as a natural wonder, but also as a new model of economic stimulus for previously disadvantaged communities. Job creation, clean energy and tourism come together in a world first green innovation project!