Thaba Tholo’s commitment to education also extends to its staff members, some of whom are unable to read or write when joining our team. We have partnered with the ABET Adult Education programme for after hours adult literacy education.
Thaba Tholo also funds a staff internship program that assists students with the costs of conservation studies at various universities and institutions. Qualifying students gain extensive experience in areas such as intensive breeding programmes, agriculture, habitat management, security, game capture, animal husbandry, logistical support, maintenance and game auctions.
In January 2015 Thaba Tholo opened an athletics track to stimulate school athletics in the area. Thaba Tholo has also, for many years, sponsored a highly successful
gymnastics programme in conjunction with the Kesarona School. Annually Thaba Tholo sponsors 20 development gymnasts, and of the 140 gymnasts trained so far,
there have been 33 silver and 22 bronze medal winners nationally, and 25 gold, 26 silver and 29 bronze winners regionally.
Thaba Tholo also sponsors its own soccer team, which is enthusiastically supported by our employees. Regular outings and team building events include visits to venues such as the Pretoria Zoo, the Hartebeespoort Animal and Snake Park and hiking trips to the Magaliesburg Mountains.