Guest Contributor | Mar 20, 2018 | 0
15 years celebrating felid agility
Tickets for the Cheetah Conservation Fund’s Annual Gala Dinner, highlighting the magic of the Waterberg, are now available.
For the 15th consecutive year, the Cheetah Conservation Fund will host its annual fundraising gala dinner celebrating the cheetah’s speed and elegance. The popular and much-anticipated event will be held at the Windhoek Country Club Resort on 12 July.
This year’s theme, Share the Waterberg Magic, celebrates the magnificent landmark that is the jewel of the Greater Waterberg Landscape, and will highlight CCF’s long-term efforts to ensure the survival of the wild cheetah. Tickets are available at N$400 per person, or a table of 10 for N$4000.
The lively evening will include music by award-winning Namibian Afro-Jazz musician Erna Chimu and her band, followed by a silent auction, candlelight dinner, and a conservation awards ceremony.
CCF Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Laurie Marker, will present this year’s Cheetah Conservation Awards.
Special Guest for the evening will be Mr. Valli Moosa, Chairman of the World Wildlife Fund South Africa. Mr. Moosa is globally recognised for his expertise in sustainable development and environment. A South African, Mr. Moosa served as Minister of Constitutional Development from 1994 to 1999, and as Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism from 1999 to 2004. He was Chair of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development from 2002 to 2003, and served as President of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) from 2004 to 2008. He is the principal of the Lereko Metier Capital Growth Fund, serves on a number of boards including Sanlamand Anglo Platinum, and is the Non-Executive Chairman of Sun International.
The traditional Silent Auction of items donated by local businesses includes recreational ‘get-aways’ at exclusive tourist venues, artwork, jewellery and Namibian craftwork.