African Field Ranger Training Services.

AFRTS offers a comprehensive and intensive Field Ranger training program to all agencies charged with the responsibility for the managing and conserving of wildlife resources in Africa.


AFRTS – A division of the SAWC: Southern African Wildlife College

Tel: +27 (0) 15-7937300 / 7349 / 7342




Mr. Ruben de Kock.


From 1983 to 1992 he was a permanent member of the South African National Defense Force, and was an instructor for the SANDF. In 1992 he was offered a position in KZN Conservation Service where he as been a trainer and instructor also in charge of the Ntinini Field Training Center - a dedicated Field Ranger training facility. His Field Ranger training experience has been gained with the KwaZulu Natal Conservation Service. His courses have been conducted at the Centre as well as on-site in the reserves and parks.


Apart from training on-site throughout South Africa, he has conducted training successfully in 3 Mozambican reserves: Maputo Special Reserve, Gorongosa and Masingir. Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Tanzania, Ghana and Swaziland – all challenges in terms of logistics and language. Ruben was chosen by the Southern African Wildlife College to co-develop and present the Field Skills module of their inaugural junior managers’ Certificate and Diploma Course.


He has also conducted training for South African National Parks and Southern Africa Wildlife College and Agri-Eco South African National Parks.


External Training:

Reserve De Especial De Maputo Gorongoza National Park, Democratic Republic Of Congo (DRC), Tanzania, Swaziland, Ghana and Mongolia

Marianne de Kock.


She has been the administrative manager of the Ntinini Field training centre in Kwa-Zulu Natal since 1995 and was responsible for all training documentation and administrative work during all courses presented for Field Rangers.


Because of her background and experience that she gained in the South African National Defense Force she also helps as an accredited assessor and assistant instructor with firearm training and field ranger training, and is currently the Administrative Manager of AFRTS and is responsible for administrative tasks and coordinating various activities of the company and the personnel.


She also helps to develop and upgrade training manuals for training courses.  She co-ordinate training course while the members is busy with training elsewhere. She does the catering of course when needed

Bongu Sabata

Robbie Greene

Tirivanhu Chakanyka