An integral part of RMA’s event ethos is that every event we stage should support and promote the environment through which it runs. In this regard we have formed strong and lasting partnerships with entities such as Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, the Endangered Wildlife Trust and Wildlife Act. Whether it is raising funds or providing platforms at our events for these bodies to promote their visions we are privileged by the association and proud to be able to contribute.

Some of the projects we have been able to support are listed below.

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife

– Refurbishing and rehabilitation of Trail Huts along the Giant’s Cup Trail
– Re-Thatching of the squaredavel at Lotheni
– The purchase of much needed radios for Field Rangers
– Assistance with the cost of the Tommie Top Bridge at Cobham
– The re-routing of the end of Day 3 of the Giant’s Cup Trail
– General Trail rehabilitation
– Eradication of alien vegetation along sections of the Giant’s Cup Trail

EWT (RMA is a Framework Donor R100 000+)

– Assistance with funding of the Bearded Vulture Captive Breeding Programme
– Assistance with funding of the Rhino Sniffer Dog Programme
– Assistance with funding of the African Crane Conservation Programme

Wildlife Act

– Assistance with funding of local monitoring programmes in the Southern Drakensberg

Other Beneficiaries

In addition to our association with conservation we have also been fortunate to be able to assist and support several schools and other institutions including CANSA, Underberg Primary School, Underberg Pre-Primary, Faithway College, Noah’s Ark, The Honorary Officers, Mountain Club of SA and Clouds of Hope.

RMA is proud of the above relationships and looks forward to strengthening and growing them in the future.

Summary of Funds Raised

Giant’s Cup 2014

EKZNW – R11,500
EWT – R5000

Giant’s Cup 2015

EKZNW – R50,450
EWT – R18,350

Giant’s Cup Uncut 2015

EKZNW – R11,400
EWT – R10,000

Giant’s Cup 2016

EKZNW – R27,500
EWT – R25,000 (for purchase of Radio Controlled Drone)

Rhino Peak Challenge 2016

EWT – R290,000

Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg 2017

EKZNW – R31,100
Wildlife Act – R7,300
CANSA – R1,020
Faithway College – R11,740

Giant’s Cup 2017

EKZNW – R14,500
Clouds of Hope – R4,500