Magqubu Ntombela Memorial Foundation

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"The establishment of the Magqubu Ntombela Memorial Foundation (MNF / the Foundation), founded by Dr Player, Andrew Ewing and Nick Steele, was based on a promise that Dr Player made to Magqubu Ntombela.

"Dr Ian Player, who considers Magqubu his great mentor and friend, once said: "Through his patient instruction he introduced me to a new cosmology. We worked together capturing rhino and on long patrols fighting poaching gangs. Together we took more than 1000 people into wilderness areas of iMfolozi and Lake St Lucia. He always led with courage; following the rhino paths and stopping to explain the history of the landscape. For Magqubu the hills and trees lived."

"The promise that Dr Player made to Magqubu; to honour and protect his family and the Zulu tradition, has resulted in a number of projects which are all aimed at the advancement of the objectives and compliance with the trust deed. The Foundation is committed to encouraging the youth of today - the future leaders of our wonderful country - to embrace nature and protect our heritage, and to support conservation and community-based projects. The Foundation is also dedicated to increasing conservation awareness amongst all the peoples of Southern Africa, to exemplify how one can live harmoniously, practically and spiritually with our land, with each other and within ourselves.

"Another aim of the Foundation is to acquire more land for conservation purposes. This will help support and facilitate the conservation, rehabilitation and protection of Southern Africa's natural environment." [1]


Accessed June 2010: [2]



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  1. About, Magqubu Ntombela Memorial Foundation, accessed June 15, 2010.
  2. About, Magqubu Ntombela Memorial Foundation, accessed June 15, 2010.