Global conservation icon launches Nolands Foundation in South Africa

On Monday 13th of February, we were privileged to host Dr Jane Goodall at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town. The event centred around the introduction of the Nolands Foundation to clients, business partners and friends of the company.

Dr Goodall’s early-evening talk was nothing short of entrancing as she took us on the unique journey of her life, from a little girl growing up to a totally untamed, remote part of Africa at the age of 26, where she immediately found her passion and purpose in life. Here, in what is now Tanzania, she began her life-long study of chimpanzees. For over 50 years, she built her reputation as the world’s leading authority on our animal cousins.

It is this standing in the international community that has led to her being appointed a United Nations Messenger of Peace, alongside a handful of other global icons. The Jane Goodall Institute and her educational organisation “Roots and Shoots” is established in over 100 countries. The Nolands Foundation will be looking at ways to partner the Institute in helping to encourage environmental protection education. At the age of 82, she spends 300 days of the year as an “activist”, travelling the world and spreading her conservation message.

The evening brought together our 5 valued partners who share in the vision of the Foundation: Standard Bank, Gunston’s Attorneys, Independent Wealth Management, Dale Capital Group and Tax Risk Underwriting Managers.