ABOUT US


SPEAR – Stop Poaching Endangered African Rhinos is a registered NPO that has been formed to provide funding for the critical needs of the deployed forces for the anti-poaching operations in the Kruger National Park. SPEAR organises a variety of events each year like environmental experiences, hosting talks and entering into strategic partnerships with Corporates in order to raise funds and thereby assisting with the plight of our Rhinos in Africa.


THE TEAM


SPREAR funds the specific needs of the deployed forces to combat rhino poaching in the Kruger Notional Park. The idea originated from a meeting in Malelane between the deployed forces in Kruger National Park, Mel Preddy (Community Police Forum, Malelane) and Jan and Chris Engelbrecht (Fine and Country Lowveld Kruger). Fine and Country Lowveld Kruger has offices in Nelspruit, Malelane, Marloth Park and Komatipoort. Ironic as it may be, local business at that point in time supported these goals less than investors from afar. Maj Genl Jooste confirmed the necessity of a local focused non-profit organization that enjoys the benefit of direct contact with the forces. SPEAR, an acronym for Stop Poaching our Endangered African Rhino, was registered, and officially launched in August 2017 at Villa Boutique Hotel in Nelspruit.

The directors are Shannon O’Malley, Chris and Jan Engelbrecht, and Estelle Roe.

To generate awareness and support for the project, SPEAR associates with existing support groups, and acclaimed communication enterprises, film producers, coffee distributors (amongst others Africa Fresh Coffee, BrandNew, and Lion Mountains TV).


THE TEAM


SPREAR funds the specific needs of the deployed forces to combat rhino poaching in the Kruger Notional Park. The idea originated from a meeting in Malelane between the deployed forces in Kruger National Park, Mel Preddy (Community Police Forum, Malelane) and Jan and Chris Engelbrecht (Fine and Country Lowveld Kruger). Fine and Country Lowveld Kruger has offices in Nelspruit, Malelane, Marloth Park and Komatipoort. Ironic as it may be, local business at that point in time supported these goals less than investors from afar. Maj Genl Jooste confirmed the necessity of a local focused non-profit organization that enjoys the benefit of direct contact with the forces. SPEAR, an acronym for Stop Poaching our Endangered African Rhino, was registered, and officially launched in August 2017 at Villa Boutique Hotel in Nelspruit.

The directors are Shannon O’Malley, Chris and Jan Engelbrecht, and Estelle Roe.

To generate awareness and support for the project, SPEAR associates with existing support groups, and acclaimed communication enterprises, film producers, coffee distributors (amongst others Africa Fresh Coffee, BrandNew, and Lion Mountains TV).

Jan Engelbrecht

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Jan Engelbrecht is well integrated into local and regional business communities, and committed to Nkomazi community. He has been a resident in Nkomazi Komatipoort since 1998, and together with Chris has established businesses in Nkomazi since 1998 (Malalane, Komatipoort – law practice) (Komatipoort, Malalane, Marloth Park, Mjejane, Hectorspruit – since 2000) His history of fruitful engagement with community, business and government om all levels evidences a demonstrated ability to lead community and business initiatives and organizations, and function as part of a leadership team in all contexts.. Komatipoort specific Jan was founder of and presently convener of local combined chamber of commerce and tourism organization NECCTA (Nkomazi East Combined Commerce and Tourism Association), is in a conveyancing law practice that did most of all property transfers registrations, bond registrations since 1998, and all rezonings and land usage changes in Komatipoort since 2008, and he has since 02 July 2015 been member of the Nkomazi Municipality Planning Tribunal – appointed as deputy chair. Jan is co-principal of the real estate agency (international brand Fine and Country) and personally active in real estate in Komatipoort and for all years since 2009 to date the most effective selling and letting agency of all Komatipoort properties and land. He has directly and has been institutionally instrumental in amongst others the following Komatipoort related initiatives: The expedition and eventual elevation of the low water bridge at Crocodile Bridge, tarring of the provincial road inbetween Marloth Park gate 2 towards the N4 and to Croc bridge, the upgrade of electricity bulk provision to the Komatipoort town, balancing of power supplies, and the introduction of a cross over electricity feed to the water pumps in the river to ensure adequate water provision to the town at all times, a WhatsApp communication group for all town residents and businesses and liaison inbetween service providers (Municipality, Escom, National Heritage, etc) and the town; initiating the quarterly meeting inbetween the IDP officials and organized business and tourism in town. He has co-initiated the establishment of a unified forum for business in Nkomazi, affiated to KLCBT. His professional qualifications include admitted Attorney, Notary; in conveyancing practice since 1998, Appraiser, Principal of Estate Agency since 2000, international brand since 2005, and he holds academic & professional qualifications BA (Bachelors Atrium) PU for CHE 1988 cum laude, LLB (Bachelors Legum) PU for CHE 1990; NDF (Post Graduate Diploma Philosophy) PU 1990 cum laude; LLM (Magister Legum) PU for CHE 1994; PLGL Certificate Government Law UNISA 2001 and NQF5 PDE5 Master Practitioner in the Real Estate (MPRE). Businesses in Mbombela and Nkomazi include Esselens Engelbrechts Inc (law practice), Fine and Country Lowveld (real estate), Canis Minor Trust (Investments), Mpumalanga Training Academy (training and skill development). Nonprofit organizations involvement include this SPEAR NPO (Stop Poaching our Endangered African Rhino) – fund raising and support to the deployed forces in Kruger Park combatting rhino poaching and BEAD RSA NPO (Belgium student deployment in South Africa with focus on education and social work development and squad). Present leadership positions apart from profession, include being Founder and Convener of Neccta (Nkomazi East Combined Commerce and Tourism Association), co-initiator and developer of a single organized business platform for Nkomazi affiliated to KLCBT; Vice Chairperson Nkomazi Local Municipality Planning Tribunal, Chairperson Mpumalanga Biathlon, Chairperson CMR (Christelik Maatskaplike Raad) Nkomazi, School Governing Body and leadership positions in church, and more.

Chris Engelbrecht

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Chris is a practicing attorney, notary and conveyancer in the Lowveld, Mpumalanga, with a solid foundation in property law, real estate, commercial law and litigation, for more than 20 years. As a co-director of Esselens Engelbrechts Inc (law firm), and as co-director of Fine and Country Lowveld Kruger, he is involved with property law, property development, bond registrations, property related legislation, town planning and development and related matters in Nelspruit, Malelane, Marloth Park and Komatipoort. Positions held, include the chairperson of Malelane Business Chamber, board member of Riverview Prep School, founding member of Beacon College, adviser of a community regional newspaper, member of 2010 Malelane Land Claims group, Appraiser (Nkomazi District), Debt Counsellor, and trustee and director of different trusts, companies and groups. Presently Chris serves as a board member of the Nkomazi Planning Tribunal, co-director of Mpumalanga Paralegal School, and director and founding member of SPEAR (Stop Poaching Endangered African Rhinos

Shannon O’Malley

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Shannon is the financial-administrative heartbeat of SPEAR and of Fine and Country Lowveld – areas both Mbombela and Nkomazi. To Shannon, rhinos are the dearest of all game, and her dedication is self-explanatory. She has been part of this initiative from inception, and has ensured compliancy and is the warranty of future compliances and performance. Shannon’s focus is progressive development, compliancy, and precision. Her role as custodian of SPEAR NPO include drip marketing, constant awareness of the campaign, with a focus on the youth and children. As such Shannon intelligently and well orchestrates especially awareness of the campaigns at school level, and in the market where younger people interact. Her precision in auditing and record keeping ensures a clean open financial report of all efforts and gains and the fruit of the effort. Being domiciled in Nelspruit Mbombela her contact with provincial and regional key players serve the NPO well, soft toning affection and support for the honorable goals of SPEAR. Shannon supervises the administration of the NPO, and hence ensures all customers in real estate, regionally, being buyers, sellers, tenants, developers, landlords, buy in – literally, into the support to stop the tears and stop the poaching of our endangered African rhinos. Her involvement in the society includes Penryn and Penreach. Has your school benefited from a visit to the deployed forces in the Park? Not. Kindly contact us and ensure you are knitted to the victory over rhino poaching and share in the success.

Estelle Roe

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Estelle Roe is a leader in the field of business strategy and organisational change management with more than 20 years experience in consulting to a multitude of companies, where she has acquired the ability to analyse companies, their competitors and the category within which they operate. In addition to extensive tertiary qualifications in Business and Communication, Estelle has lectured on Buyer and Consumer Behaviour at various universities in South Africa plus as far up into Africa as University of Kenya. Estelle has experience with the following organisations and has proved to be an asset to both national and localised companies alike. Some national brands she has worked on include Vodacom, Nedcor, Toyota SA and Tiger Brands while locally works with Heidel Eggs, Bagdad Centre in White River, Milviforce, Mobigo, Swift Group and FNB But the most endearing quality of Estelle is her belief in giving back to society. Estelle not only serves those less fortunate by being actively involved with non profit organisations, having been on the board of a number of NPO’s like Guardian Angels, Nelspruit Community Forum, Pienaar Community Forum, Abraham Kriel and Emdeni Childrens Homes, Radio laeveld 100.5fm, Mpumalanga Leadership Foundation, White River Local Tourism Organisation and The South African Council for Business Women. Estelle insists that all the companies she deals with also invest their time and efforts into the community, thereby making South Africa a better place for all, one step at a time, with business leading by example. Estelle hosts various Corporate Social Responsibility functions each year from feeding programs where KFC Yum Fund support her in feeding 100s of children each weekend in Pienaar, to Youth upliftment events where corporates present up to 250 youth each year with inspiring advice to make them more productive in the workplace, science and technology events for youth, various annual womans events where again corporates empower women in business and finally numerous environmental projects including Nature Reserve restoration, indigenous tree planting and wild life preservation. Estelle has recently joined the Spear team where her responsibility includes raising awareness of the plight for rhinos through several events hosted throughout the year as well as a media presence locally, nationally and internationally - in order to generate exposure resulting in funds for the special forces protecting our rhinos. She engages particularly with the Honorary Rangers and K9 unit of the Kruger National Park and is instrumental in providing a platform where various rhino initiatives collaborate for the greater good of the rhino.

Abel Lugar

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Abel Lugar is SPEAR’s double citizenship pride (South Africa and the United Kingdom), joining us fresh from abroad. As a trusted leader and regarded ambassador of numerous corporate businesses in the UK, Canada, the Americas and Europe, Abel now devotes himself full time to the purpose of SPEAR NPO. Born and bred in Malalane, Nkomazi, Abel grew up in remarkable family where love for people and love for the unspoiled nature in South Africa were the focus. After spending 21 years in the UK, he returned to South-Africa where he and his family since 2019 are permanent residents and property owners in Komatipoort and Marloth Park Holiday Township. Abel matriculated at Nelspruit Hoërskool and attended the Army Gymnasium in a Leadership Program at Heidelberg. With a Lieutenant rank, Abel left the South African National Defense Force Infantry Corps in 1998 to live and work in the UK - mainly in Civil Engineering Infrastructure. His 21 years in the UK included working on globally acclaimed construction projects, his last roles spanning 10-11 years in the field of Aviation. Abel’s position as Operations Manager for Dyer & Butler at London Heathrow Airport accounted for £28M contract responsibility, being one of the main first tier supply-chain partners at Heathrow. Abel’s aviation contracts were a key part of the holding company, MGroup Services, annual turnover of circa £1.2BN in UK regulated transport. In this senior management team position, Abel’s specific day to day role was the management of resources, operations and performance at Heathrow - across several contracts covering Civil Engineering Maintenance, Capital Projects and Winter resilience. His tasks included the provision of civil engineering services to Clients across the Company operating area, managing budgets and controlling costs through the application of company procedures in liaison with the finance and commercial departments. Abel recruited, developed and maintained a high performing team to deliver services to Clients safely, to the right quality and at minimum practicable risk to the environment, without interruption to the airport operation. He provided strong leadership and co-ordination, giving guidance and focusing team effort towards the Company’s strategy. His influence and contribution above his day to day responsibility was key in developing strong corporate partnerships, aligning corporate values, delivering on commitment with focus on safety and sustainability underpinned by honesty, integrity and collaboration. Abel has a unique natural ability to lead; Through his inspiration, people want and chose to follow and be part of the success that they as a team generate. He specifically reported to the Dyer & Butler Divisional Board Director, lead the companies’ business stream for the specific areas of operation and assisted with strategic development of the business plan including effective selection of operating hubs, yards and offices and ensuring regular attendance and monitoring across this portfolio and the entire operating area. Whether focusing on Finance, People, Safety or Operations, Abel is always Invested in it professionally but driven by personal values. It is here where he fuses the professional and the personal. He links Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Leadership to his real passion and opportunity to play a key part driven by purpose. His numerous successes awarded him, and all the teams and companies he engaged with, with trust and confidence in his integrity and skill set, which he brings now back to South Africa. Abel is proven to implement a positive culture, creating belief that through a diverse motivated team anything is possible. Striving to lead from the front on all levels, and placing his focus on the development and investment of each individual to continually improve and always enable them to be the “best that they can be”. realizing this culture was embedded in all whom Abel had contact with, invited the calling to return to his roots and place of upbringing. This added wings to his passion for the people and wildlife of South Africa and fostered a desire to play a key part in protecting nature and investing in less privileged people. Whenever he spoke to you about home it was with pride and that carried you to a place that you felt you could See, Hear, Smell and Touch just by what he was describing. He always demonstrated his support whether supporting Save the Rhino’s or playing a key role in the Heathrow group (as part of a UK government initiative) to Stop Illegal Wildlife trafficking, it is here where you knew Abel’s passion belonged. Not alone, but as a trusted ambassador of all Abel had worked with and lived with whilst in the UK. Abel embodies a world hunger to bring about change, encapsulated in a humble, trustworthy man with remarkable skills and character.


ASSOCIATES


NKOMAZI INTEREST GROUP, or NIG NPO is SPEAR’s twinning non-profit organization, with main objectives to serve as primary integrator between South African National Parks (SANParks) and specifically Kruger National Park (the Park), and the communities, business owners/ employees and property owners outside of and adjacent to the Park, in particular along the boundaries as below: The section of the western Park boundary starting from the Crocodile River, northward to the junction of the Mthethomusa Game Reserve boundary with that of the Park; The entire southern Park boundary, running along the Crocodile River, up to the Lebombo mountain range. NIG NPO directly liaises with representatives of the Park, SANParks and associated organisations to promote, facilitate, collaborate and assist in the safekeeping and protection of the integrity of the Park, its boundaries and the fauna and flora in it; and to promote, facilitate, collaborate and assist in efforts to contain transgressive activity related to the Protected Areas Act (Act 57 of 2003) and any other Acts that may be relevant in terms of these Objectives, where such assistance may be provided within or outside of the boundaries of the Park and to serve as an entity to collect and subsequently manage property and instruments to the attainment of these goals


DONATIONS


Why you should donate

SPEAR is an Non-profit Organization, registration number NPO191117 and is strictly audited and managed and all transactions are transparent and measurable.

The donations you give is to strengthen and fund the Ranger Corps of the Kruger National Park, whereby they will have the fund to improve the fight against Rhino Poaching.
 


PRODUCTS

SPEAR NPO engages with associates. We support the selling of SPEAR products and the products of our supporters - where selling benefits the purpose of SPEAR.

This page will be progressively updated with products that enter the market.
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SPEAR - African Arabica coffee beans

SPEAR, in conjuctuon with African Fresh Coffee (AFC), offer Africa Fresh Coffee. Africa Fresh Coffee was founded by Hennie Hanekom, a dedicated coffee drinker and a veteran in bringing positive change to the African nations. It all began in April 2010 when Hennie visited the coffee farms high up in the Burundi mountains. When he saw how poor the farmers were and their lack of proper equipment, education, medical help and clean water, he pledged to find a way to make a difference in their lives. And so Africa Fresh Coffee was born. AFC source only the finest coffee beans, all grown and harvested in rich African soil. 45% of the profit goes back to the source of the coffee beans - the poverty-stricken farmers on the Africa Coffee Belt, estimated at 25 million households - and then again 45% to local South African development and entrepreneurial initiates through AFC’s Corporate Coffee Programmes (CCPs), including SPEAR. AFC only offers Africa’s best coffees available (100% Arabica, Single Origin, Direct Trade, Premium coffee) directly from the Africa Coffee Belt countries - indeed a Proudly Africa affair. AFC works exclusively with SA's award-winning, small-batch independent roasters who are renowned for the care that they bake during the roasting process - absolutely NO additives, flavourants or any other processing aids are added or used. Coffee from each country within the African Coffee Belt require unique roasting parameters to fully draw out their unique flavor. AFC also guarantees that AFC coffee orders will be delivered within a week of roasting. We freshly roast on order only; this means that the coffee pours better, holds its cream for longer and ensures that every cup is filled with a rich and delicious flavor. SPEAR coffee is AFC coffee, and the slogan :goodness from soil to sip” explains well that the personalized labeliing of this coffee benefits not only the African reepers, but that each bag sold means money to the deployed forces. AFC joined SPEAR and coffee selling SPEAR orientated benefits the deployed forces directly. For our coffee orders Colin Pretorius or Hennie Hanekom could be contacted, or any of the directors or Estelle. An email to our admin is enough. Soon branded AFC will be sold also from the shelves in retail and all sales will benefit SPEAR and hence the Park, sepcifically the deployed rangers, meeting their actual needs in stopping the poaching of our endangered african rhinos as these needs evolve in time.
Spear T-Shirt and Caps

SPEAR - Garments

SPEAR T-shirts, caps and wrist bands are available.


EVENTS

SPEAR arrange public functions to introduce and increase awareness of the efforts by the deployed forces to combat rhino poaching, This is done in conjunction with organized business and tourism in the Lowveld. These meetings improve the understanding of the work done in pursuit of the protection of the endangered African Rhino. Meetings like these include public meetings e.g. with Neels van Wyk, acclaimed ranger in the south of Kruger Park, meetings with the chairs of the honorary rangers in Kruger, and interaction with the K9-team, the specialist police and prosecuting, SANPARK Kruger Park’s aviation team, the rhino orphanage and more. In addition to these ongoing engagements, SPEAR hosts annual events. These events include a night under the stars for CEO’s at Jock of the Bushveld, cycling from Marloth Park to Mjejane Eco Estate, cycling into and out of Kruger Park, motivational speakers, and an annual “walk in the Park” for the wheel chair confined.

For more information follow our Facebook page, or direct mail to admin.



ON THE MAP

SPEAR enjoys the auspices of Fine and Country Lowveld’s offices (Nelspruit, Malalane, Marloth Park and Komatipoort), the Bagdad Centre (Whiteriver), Jock of the Bushveld (concession in the Kruger National Park), and members of the deployment of forces inside the National Kruger Park.
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ON THE MAP

SPEAR enjoys the auspices of Fine and Country Lowveld’s offices (Nelspruit, Malalane, Marloth Park and Komatipoort), the Bagdad Centre (Whiteriver), Jock of the Bushveld (concession in the Kruger National Park), and members of the deployment of forces inside the National Kruger Park.
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CONTACT US

Please contact us if you have any questions

+27 13 741 1171    info@spearnpo.co.za