Our Covid-19 Shout Out To Everyday Heroes!

The world as we know it has changed. Just over three weeks ago the coronavirus severely disrupted life in South Africa.  As we saw the pandemic spread swiftly around the world, we realised it was inevitable that we would not escape the traumatic and profound effect COVID-19 would have on our country and its people.

With half the world in lockdown to #flattenthecurve of the infection, business, the economy and industries globally are being negatively impacted… this includes tourism and conservation.  Yet guides, rangers and communities within conservation areas are still working, where they are able to, to protect our environment and wildlife. Some are redirecting their energy and resources to help fight the pandemic.

We are living in unprecedented times, each day brings new developments as the COVID-19 situation evolves but one thing that is consistent, is the incredible resourcefulness of people.  From the sacrifice and dedication of our essential services personnel who are the frontline of activities critical to saving lives, through to organisations that, through action and unity, are changing people’s lives.

We support a number of projects aimed at improving the environment for people as well as nature.  Over the next 14 days we will be doing a daily ‘shout out’ to projects and organisations doing amazing work under extremely difficult circumstances.  Three of these are projects we support but the others are organisations we admire. There are so many great causes and organisations that are working hard to help those in need, we have selected a few we feel have gone beyond the call of duty to support humanitarian and health efforts during the COVID-19 crisis. Those that are helping mitigate the impact of the virus on our country’s most vulnerable citizens.

Join us in paying tribute to these everyday heroes. Follow the ‘shout outs’ on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Read more about what is happening ‘on the ground’ and offer support, if you are able to.

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Thuma Mina (stronger together) moment is upon us, as never before. In his words, ‘This too shall pass. We shall overcome. We are South Africans.’

We salute those who are making and being the difference.

Remember: Stay home, stay safe and healthy.