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Dinner boosts research funds

Dinner boosts research funds

Enjoying the evening (L-R) SATIB Conservation Trust Chairman - Brian Courtenay; Trustee – Tony Pinfold; Guest Speaker - Dr. Mark
Enjoying the evening (L-R) SATIB Conservation Trust Chairman - Brian Courtenay; Trustee – Tony Pinfold; Guest Speaker - Dr. Mark
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SATIB Conservation Trust (SCT) recently hosted its first benefit dinner and auction sale in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, at the  Mount Edgecombe Country Club.

The purpose of the benefit was to raise funding for selected research projects in Southern Africa. Ten prizes donated by various hotels, lodges and artists in South Africa and Zimbabwe were auctioned off by expert auctioneer, Ian Wyles.

Prizes included original artwork, posters, weekends away and the much-sought-after conservation participation safaris in Kruger National Park in South Africa and Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. The evening raised around US$16,500 for the Trust.

The chairman of the SCT, Brian Courtenay thanked everyone who had made the evening a great success.  “We thank all involved, without whom this event would not have been possible, specifically the 200+ guests who attended the function, our keynote speaker, Dr Marcus Hofmeyr and all our sponsors, including Stellenrust Wines who supplied all the wines for the evening as well as some special vintages for auctioning - and not forgetting Ian Wyles, the auctioneer and Craig McIntosh who did a sterling job as our the MC for the evening.’’