DGR Development Trust

The DGRDT had its founding meeting on 25 January 2014.

The following Trustees will serve for a three year term:

Mr Vincent Maphai

Mr Etienne Toerien

Mr Dawie Malan

Dr Gaby Magomola

Ms Louisa van Beek

Genl Keith Mokoape (Chairman)

Mr Andre de Ruyter (Deputy-Chairman)

Mr Adri van der Veer

Mr Joe Mathebula

Mr Piet Venter

Mr Jan Oosthuizen (accounting Officer)

The CEO of Gauteng Tourism has a standing invitation to attend Trust meetings.

The Trust has set the following priorities for the short and medium term:

  • Expansion – Focus will be on the Wallmansthal (military) and Rust de Winter Dam (Limpopo) areas. All efforts will be in close liaison with the LOA.
  • Community involvement – Funding for SMME development that will have an impact on services to the DGR. Nampak is already investigating the possibility of waste separation and recycling for the DGR and Kekana.
  • Wildlife and Game security. A proposal to fund anti-poaching in the DGR was submitted to the Department of Environmental Affairs.
  • Fund raising projects, including sponsorships for bird hides, look-out points and picnic spots for the DGR self-drive route.
  • Other specific sponsorships

For further information email piet.venter@dinokengreserve.co.za