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Veld Stories free pdf Some of the events described in this book arose from highly improbable connections, from unlikely, inconceivable, even implausible beginnings. Some were the result of sheer chance, one-in-a-million odds. Some were clearly unfeasible, completely unexpected, even incredible. Then were not momentous or grand events on the world stage - the kind that make headlines - but were small happenings and modest moments, little stories, like small etchings rather than large murals, or pieces of slow chamber music rather than great symphonies. Even the dramatic events had small beginnings in the South African veld which seemed, at the time, insignificant and unimportant. But all were memorable. And they did happen. Oh yes, they certainly did...

About Raoul van der Westhuizen

Raoul van der Westhuizen was born in 1941 in Calvinia, a small town in the Hantam region of the Great Karoo semi-desert. He qualified as a veterinarian in 1965 (Pretoria) and worked as State Veterinarian in Namibia and South Africa. In 1971 he appointed Executive Director of the SA Nature Foundation, the SA representative of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Working closely with the Foundations president, Dr Anton Rupert and the chairman, Dr JG van der Horst, he raised more than a million rand (1970's value) for nature conservation projects that included the establishment of ten national parks and nature reserves. He launched the 'Buy an Acre of Karoo' fundraising campaign which established the Karoo National Park. The project involved the participation of some 300,000 schoolchildren in the Karoo stamps campaign and established two Karoo nature parks. In 1979 Dr van der Westhuizen was appointed Marketing Secretary of Rhotmans International, based in London, coordinating world-wide brand marketing. He later returned to South Africa and established the Advisory Bureau for Development, a communications and marketing consultancy which advises and assists major South African companies. He founded the executive leisure magazine STRAIGHT25 in 1990. In 2000 he formed a new Internet-based fundraising organisation - greensponsors.com - and briefly raised half a million Rand for critical research on tuberculosis in lions in the Kruger National Park before closing it down due to conservation politics. "And that's just the half of it" says his long-suffering wife Dagmar. "What's more, most of his ideas turns into work for me!"

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Author : Raoul van der Westhuizen
Publisher : Kejafa Knowledge Works
Data Published : 21 August 2013
ISBN : 0620557842
EAN : 9780620557849
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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