Streaming issues? Report here
Just the Hits generic 2 CapeTalk Just the Hits generic 2 CapeTalk
Just the Hits with Abongile Nzelenzele
11:00 - 15:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Just the Hits
See full line-up
Just the Hits with Abongile Nzelenzele
11:00 - 15:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local
fiber_manual_record
Opinion

Controversial reclassification of wildlife a positive move, says game rancher

6 November 2019 5:56 PM
Tags:
Don Pinnock
Dr. Peter Oberem
Wildlife Ranching SA
wildlife ranching
game farming

Dr Peter Oberem argues that the reclassification of 33 species creates a value, ensuring people will look after the animals.

A notice published in the Government Gazette in April on the reclassification of 33 wildlife species went largely unnoticed at the time.

But an article written by Don Pinnock in October said their reclassification as farm animals through an amendment to the Animal Improvement Act, set an international precedent for "such an extraordinary domestication of wild animals".

On Afternoon Drive with John Maytham, Dr Peter Oberem says the affected species (including lion and rhino) were not classified as farm animals, it's rather a case of the industry being classified as an agricultural activity.

RELATED: South Africa quietly reclassifies 33 wild species as farm animals

The game rancher and former president of Wildlife Ranching South Africa says because of the controls in place in the past, wildlife ranching had been throttled.

He contrasts the different approaches of the Department of Environmental Affairs with the Department of Agriculture, which has now taken over.

They (Department of Environmental Affairs) looked at things from a very biocentric point of view, which means that they were trained in conventional conservation almost in a colonial sense, where everything outside of the city is wild. Africa is different - the population grew up and is integrated with wildlife.

Dr Peter Oberem, Game farmer and former president of Wildlife Ranching South Africa

The Department of Agriculture has got agricultural views, in other words these animals can be utilised. They're a commodity.

Dr Peter Oberem, Game farmer and former president of Wildlife Ranching South Africa

He says this approach creates a value for the animals.

People see them as an asset and therefore people look after them.

Dr Peter Oberem, Game farmer and former president of Wildlife Ranching South Africa

Listen to the conversation here:


6 November 2019 5:56 PM
Tags:
Don Pinnock
Dr. Peter Oberem
Wildlife Ranching SA
wildlife ranching
game farming

More from Local

braden-cannoojpg

Over R65,000 raised for family of slain CT waiter

8 August 2020 10:45 AM

Donors have helped raise more than R65,000 towards supporting the family of Braden Cannoo as they prepare for his funeral.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

st-james-beachjpg

St James beach huts gutted in overnight blaze

8 August 2020 9:42 AM

Several colourful bathing boxes were destroyed in a fire at St James beach, along the False Bay coast.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

190715-winde-edjpg

[WATCH] Alcohol sales should be allowed in the Western Cape, says Premier Winde

7 August 2020 6:28 PM

Premier Alan Winde says he's pushing for the alcohol ban to be lifted in the province.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

no-smoking-sign-prohibition-cigarette-ban-tobacco-products-illicit-trade-123rf

Judgment reserved in tobacco case, lawyer says it's headed to the SCA either way

7 August 2020 5:42 PM

Judgment has been reserved in the lastest major court challenge of the ban on the sale of tobacco products.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

liquor-sales-alcohol-beer-booze-drinking-consumption-drinks-bottles-123rf

Provincial leaders discuss possibility of exempting Western Cape from booze ban

7 August 2020 3:29 PM

Premier Alan Winde has been locked in a meeting with his provincial Cabinet discussing a differentiated approach to the alcohol ban in the province.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Septic tank 123rf

Cops link case of severed head in septic tank with burnt body and 19 firearms

7 August 2020 1:59 PM

"The case is complicated," says Brigadier Mathapelo Peters. "I think 'bizarre' is the appropriate description."

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

mask-child-boy-learner-pupil-class-classroom-Covid-19-teaching-school-123rf

Send kids back to school, it’s safer for them there - SA Paediatric Association

7 August 2020 12:57 PM

"Covid-19 is going to be with us for years. On balance, it’s better for kids to be in school," says Prof Mignon McCulloch.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

laptop-movie-series-film-online-content-streaming-platform-internet-123rf

Lawyer concerned that 'internet censorship bill' may be used as a political tool

7 August 2020 12:31 PM

Legal advisor Nicholas Hall argues that the controversial the Film and Publications Amendment Bill is highly problematic.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

mrs-base-on-the-day-of-her-dischargejpg

Cape Town woman (63) recovers from Covid-19 after 69-day hospital stay

7 August 2020 10:36 AM

A mother of three from Gugulethu was finally discharged after being hospitalised for almost 70 days due to Covid-19.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Drinking driving keys whisky whiskey brandy drunk diu 123rf

'Nothing fishy about R600K Range Rover deposit. It was owed to me for alcohol'

7 August 2020 10:25 AM

Thabane Zulu (former DG, Human Settlements) reluctantly testified before the Zondo commission on Thursday, says eNCA’s Erin Bates.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from Opinion

mask-child-boy-learner-pupil-class-classroom-Covid-19-teaching-school-123rf

Send kids back to school, it’s safer for them there - SA Paediatric Association

7 August 2020 12:57 PM

"Covid-19 is going to be with us for years. On balance, it’s better for kids to be in school," says Prof Mignon McCulloch.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

cyril-acejpg

'Arrest Ace Magashule – and 1 or 2 others – then things will move fast'

6 August 2020 1:01 PM

“This is good stuff,” says Wayne Duvenage about the halting of pension payouts to government employees implicated in corruption.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

scz-0623jpg

Bantu Holomisa has an idea to remove ANC 'thieves' from power before 2024

6 August 2020 9:36 AM

"If I was President Cyril Ramaphosa, I would take these suggestions seriously," says the UDM leader Bantu Holomisa.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

afrika-tikkunjpg

SA needs 'the Madiba compassion' more than ever now, says Afrika Tikkun CEO

5 August 2020 8:54 PM

Marc Lubner on the NGO's programmes for young South Africans and how working with Nelson Mandela inspired his life's work.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Red wine white woman female funny reaction 123rf 123rflifestyle

Alcohol industry 'optimistic' that sales prohibition will soon be lifted

5 August 2020 1:15 PM

"If allowed to trade, we can’t be on the edge of our seats every time that the President is about to speak," pleads Kurt Moore.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

I love Zimbabwe 123rf 123rfAfrica

Zimbabwean lives matter! Yet, deafening silence from regional superpower SA

5 August 2020 9:37 AM

Zimbabweans are mobilising against the state’s brutal attacks, but seek regional solidarity, says Amnesty International SA.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

nike-adpng

[WATCH] Why Nike's new tv advert is 'absolutely extraordinary'

4 August 2020 8:09 PM

Nike's hit the mark, again, with its latest tv ad campaign. Branding expert Andy Rice awards it this week's hero's rating.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Broke young man empty wallet no money finances 123rfpersonalfinance 123rf

'Electricity price hike of 10% to 15% coming – whether Nersa appeals or not'

4 August 2020 9:06 AM

Eskom debt servicing costs are "running wild", says Tygue Theron. Increased taxes or tariffs – either way, you and I will pay.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Ferrari

I collect cars. I’m a big Aston Martin and Ferrari guy - Vusi Thembekwayo

3 August 2020 8:06 PM

Bruce Whitfield interviews Vusi Thembekwayo about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

gay-couple-parents-baby-interracial-relationship-family-adoption-surrogacy-123rf

How to gain a sense of purpose and spark 'outrageous achievement'

3 August 2020 7:36 PM

"When your thoughts are centred around the meaning of your life, you unleash immeasurable power,” says author Richard Wright.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward