Modernisation

The CEO David Mabunda and a transfontier map view.

In 1991, Robbie Robinson became Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the South African National Parks Board and began the transition of the Park into the new South Africa.


In 1991, Robbie Robinson became Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the South African National Parks Board. Robinson began the transition of the Park into the new South Africa.

One of his many accomplishments was removing the fencing that separated the park's western border from numerous small, private game reserves, thus allowing the animals to roam freely between the private game reserves and Kruger National Park.

In 1998, the Kruger National Park's first black director was elected. David Mabunda is now CEO of the South African National Parks Board. With the forming of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, large, unsustainable herds of animals in the Kruger National Park can now be translocated to near-virgin bush.

The war ravaged 300 square kilometre Limpopo National Park in Mozambique (formerly known as Coutada 16) started receiving animals in 2001.



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