Minister Edna Molewa to deliver a keynote address at the African Ranger Awards in Cape Town

06 August 2018


The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, will on Tuesday, 7 August 2018, deliver the keynote address at the first African Ranger Awards, at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town.

The awards ceremony will also be addressed by the UN Environment Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr Erik Solheim.

The 10-year awards initiative is hosted by the Alibaba Foundation together with the Paradise Foundation.  Fifty rangers selected from across the world will be recognised. The Paradise Foundation is an organisation that originated in China. The Alibaba and Paradise Foundations work in Africa to ensure the survival of the natural habitat and wildlife threatened by poaching and illegal trade. 

A total of 146 rangers from 21 countries were nominated for the first African Ranger Award. The jury reviewed the nominations, shortlisting 50 rangers from 17 countries for the awards.  The rangers shortlisted are two from South Africa, 18 from Kenya, four from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, four from Tanzania, four from Zambia, two from Liberia, two from Malawi, two from Mozambique, two from Nigeria, two from Uganda, two from Zimbabwe, one from Cameroon, one from the Central African Republic, one from Ethiopia, one from Gabon, one from Rwanda, and one from Senegal.

Media are invited to attend.

Details are as follows:

Date:  07 August 2018

Venue:  Grand Ballroom, Old Harbour Lobby Level, Westin, Cape Town

Time: 15:00

To RSVP contact:

Tshego Letshwiti on or 076 307 9634

 For media inquiries contact:

Albi Modise
Cell: 083 490 2871