It is the belief of the Magqubu Ntombela Memorial Foundation that the preservation of traditional knowledge, history and culture has become absolutely vital in Southern Africa if we are to prosper as a winning nation and respect the diversity of people and culture.

The establishment of the Magqubu Ntombela Memorial Foundation (MNF / the Foundation), founded by Dr Player, Andrew Ewing and Nick Steele, was based on a promise that Dr Player made to Magqubu Ntombela.

Dr Ian Player, who considers Magqubu his great mentor and friend, once said: "Through his patient instruction he introduced me to a new cosmology. We worked together capturing rhino and on long patrols fighting poaching gangs. Together we took more than 1000 people into wilderness areas of iMfolozi and Lake St Lucia. He always led with courage; following the rhino paths and stopping to explain the history of the landscape. For Magqubu the hills and trees lived."

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Help raise funds for the rhino anti-poaching campaign
It is the aim of the Trust to become involved in the raising of funds and to facilitate the purchase of equipment and the financing of a Special Investigation Team that will assist Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and South African Police Services in combating rhino poaching into both private and public protected areas.
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Field Rangers Gathering, Second Indaba (17-19 June 2009)
What an exciting time it was for everyone who was involved with the Field Rangers Gathering. The retired Field Rangers had gathered to pass on legends of old, and their wilderness experiences, which had never been recorded until the first gathering. These gatherings will be talked about for many years to come.
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Andries Botha and Ian Player launch Nomkhubulwane
On the 3rd of September 2009, at Premat's factory in Durban's Briardene area, the encounter between industry and environment became manifest as Nomkhubulwane, a life size African elephant matriarch made from recycled truck tyres and mild galvanized steel armature, was introduced to the public.
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