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A Night in the wild

A Night in the wild

The final week of Semester 1 already! On Tuesday evening, with land rovers and cruisers alike packed up with sleeping bags, roll mats and students, we headed out to Makalali for a much-anticipated sleepout. Our first camp out in a big 5 reserve territory. On the way...

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The week of ‘firsts’

The week of ‘firsts’

And so the excitement starts…. This was the week of firsts, our first lectures, our first drives and our first test. Our week started off with having an overload of information forced into our brains, from what makes you a professional field guide, to the anatomy of...

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Passing Pangolins

Passing Pangolins

The class of July 2019 started our first day getting to know 22 new names and faces, getting a feel for campus life and starting paperwork. The campus rung out with many “what’s your name again?” as we all settled in and attempted to memorise new slightly nervous...

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Fever pitch is high

Fever pitch is high

The mood on campus for the week has been both tense and feverishly ‘busy’. Apart from the last few remaining Advanced Rifle Handling assessments that had to be conducted, as well as the preparation for the upcoming Apprentice Trails Guide exams, all were waiting in...

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Assessment drives are here

Assessment drives are here

This has been a bit of a varied week for most people. We started off the week with the final few assessment drives - everyone passed! All the practice drives, hotbox packing, fact learning, extra research, 4x4 training, route planning, branch clearing, map studying...

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