The Rhino Action Group Effort (RAGE) will now be able to establish a specialist task team that will be strategically deployed to fight rhino poaching and bring culprits to book, thanks to a R190 000 donation from comparison website hippo.co.za.
Following a severe eye injury which forced his early retirement, former Proteas wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has gloved up for rhinos – the cricket star has decided to devote his time to rhino activism as South Africa battles with escalating poaching figures.
The use of smart technology is the latest approach being used to combat rhino poaching. Arms company Denel has committed to the cause, as has a pair of social entrepreneurs who are putting the power in the hands of the owners of smart devices.
• A legacy for the African rhino
Through her conscious art background, Cape Town-based artist Nix Davies is doing her bit to help fight the current plight of South Africa’s rhino population, which continues to drop in large numbers due to poaching.
The FedGroup Berg & Bush mountain bike race through KwaZulu-Natal is joining forces with Spioenkop Game Reserve to protect its 28 white rhino in celebration of World Rhino Day on Saturday.
In 2011, two species of rhino were driven virtually to extinction - fortunately a remnant of one still survives in a game park, but the fight to save the animal goes on. Now South Africa's sangomas, or traditional healers, have joined the fray.
• SANParks ups their game for rhinos
The University of Johannesburg cricket club has adopted a strong stance against rhino poaching and will be coming out to bat for the endangered creatures this season, with all the university's teams wearing a kit bearing the "stop rhino poaching now" logo at all their fixtures.