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17/06/2020

Please note: The full Reserve Report is available on the Downloads page.

Staff Movement

  • Nil

Staff Long Service Awards

Congratulations to the following staff who reached the following milestones:

  • Lisbeth Moyana; 20 Years
  • Joyful Ngobeni; 15 Years
  • Augustine Makhubela; 10 Years
  • Robere Brockman; 5 Years
  • Hendrinah Mahlako; 5 Years
  • Judith Robinson; 5 Years

The official awards ceremony will be held when Lockdown restrictions permit!

Roads & Tracks

  • There was limited road maintenance carried out due to staff repairing fences and water leaks arising from elephant damage.

Airstrip

  • The airstrip surface was checked weekly and the condition noted in the register.
  • Elephant dung was removed on several occasions from the runway surface.
  • A reminder please that all airstrip users must complete (once off) an an Ingwelala Airstrip Indemnity Form before making use of the airstrip. Indemnity forms are obtainable from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Guest pilots must also complete the form before using the airstrip.

Fencing

  • Fence repairs were carried out daily.

Bomas, Hides and Picnic Sites

  • Firebreaks were revisited and tweaked around all the hides and bomas.

Elephant damage at Timbavati Lookout
 

Security

  • Nil

Road Kill

  • Nil

General Fire risk management

The veld biomass has dried out and currently presents an extremely high fire risk once dry. To mitigate this, when the Reserve re-opens Members will be encouraged to not use wood for braai fires, but to rather use charcoal and/or briquettes to reduce fire risk.

  • All firefighting equipment checked and tested on Sundays.
  • X 1 tractor available to assist with fire-fighting (x2 water drawn carts).
  • X 1 “Bakkie-Sakkie” serviceable and responsive on a “first call” basis. 
  • X 20 fire beaters and and x 4 knap-sack sprays in good working order.
  • X 2 “frog pumps” fully operational.

Eskom Usage

The following graph shows the monthly Eskom Usage (Kwh) for Ingwelala.

Vehicles and Workshop

  • The general fleet and static plant maintenance is 100% compliant with the servicing schedule.

Reception Statistics

GATE STATISTICS Jan
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VEHICLES 217 173 200 5 4 331 28/1 350 281 261 171 439
MEMBERS/GUESTS 631 487 542 10 8 1098 837 1049 898 685 481 1407
UNACCOMP. GUESTS 0 0 0 0 0 4 14 5 0 2 2 0
UNITS OCCUPIED 129 103 120 5 4 167 155 165 149 110 88 185
AIRBORNE VISITORS 2 11 3 0 0 17 15 6 1 2 2 3

 


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