February 14, 2017

Support Our Work


The African Conservation Trust is the nominated Secretariat for Project Rhino and the ACT Rhino Fund is the official NPO-registered, Section 18A account for donations to Project Rhino. It is audited annually by CA firm Baker Tilley & Associates and is registered with the Department of Environmental Affairs.

SECURE ONLINE DONATIONS using MasterCard, Visa and Maestro debit cards:

The ACT GivenGain account is Project Rhino’s official online donation portal.  GivenGain is a secure method for donations from Mastercard and Visa account holders and international donations, and also allows donors the option to give to Project Rhino’s efforts on a regular basis with total control.  We receive instant notifications of every successful donation from GivenGain, which are transferred within 48 hours directly into the ACT Rhino Fund.

Official website:  GivenGain (www.givengain.com)

Cause Name: African Conservation Trust

Project:  Project Rhino

Website Link: http://www.givengain.com/cause/3213/projects/11081/   Click on the big Red button ‘Donate Now’ and follow the prompts.   (NB: we do not receive actual bank account details of donors; those are completely secure.)

Account Name: ACT Rhino Fund
Bank: First National Bank (FNB)
Branch: Hayfields
Branch code: 221452
Account no: 62742016018
Deposit Reference: Please put ‘PR’ and your name to help us accurately record your donation
SWIFT No: FIRNZAJJ (international donations only)


Acknowledging your donation:

If you would like acknowledgement of your donation, please email proof of deposit to admin@projectrhinokzn.org, along with your full name and contact details (email & telephone) so that Project Rhino can send you a letter of thanks and an 18A certificate.     If you have any questions or want further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


The African Conservation Trust is registered with SARS as a Section 18A Public Benefit Organisation and donations to Project Rhino  via the ACT Rhino Fund and GivenGain are exempt from income tax.    If you require a Donations Certificate for your tax submissions, please send an email request to info@projectrhinokzn.org with your full name (personal or company) and physical address along with a copy of your donation receipt.  (Note this is only available to South African based donors).


Charity Trust Registration Number: IT 2174/2000/PMB

Non-Profit Organisation Number: 030-243

SARS Public Benefit Organisation No: 930014758 (Section 18A & PBO tax exemption status)

IUCN Membership Number: NG/25190

USA Fund for Charities Registration No: AFC845


Project Rhino Coordinator:  c/o African Conservation Trust

Suite 4B, 8 Old Main Road, Hillcrest, 3610

PO Box 310, Linkhills, 3652, South Africa

Email: info@projectrhinokzn.org / admin@projectrhinokzn.org

Websites: www.projectrhinokzn.org

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Donations are utilised directly for Project Rhino's collectively approved anti-poaching and rhino conservation strategies, which include:

  • The Zululand Anti-Poaching Wing and Operations Centre at Hluhluwe Airfield (aerial surveillance, reaction support & security): provides support to 26 game reserves in northern KZN;
  • Anti-Poaching needs: skills training, equipment & resources for KZN game reserves, rangers and APU members; we provide direct support to 32 game reserves (both Ezemvelo and private) who are members of either the Zululand Wildlife Security Initiative or the Midlands Wildlife Security Initiative
  • Community Engagement, Education & Awareness: the ‘Rhino Art – let the Children’s Voices be Heard’ campaign run in conjunction with the Kingsley Holgate Foundation;
  • Informant Funding;
  • Legislation, Lobbying & Legal Action:  We are launching an urgent intervention to improve legal support for rangers & APUs engaging in armed conflict with poaching gangs, as well as improve criminal convictions of suspected rhino poachers by the KZN Judiciary;
  • Global Youth Movement Against Rhino Poaching and Wildlife Crime (an outcome of the 2014 World Youth Rhino Summit):  an online and school-based campaign where young people around the world speak out to draw attention to the crisis facing rhinos and other critically endangered species;
  • Zululand Wildlife Security Initiative and Midlands Wildlife Security Initiative: these are reserve-level networks that share information and resources to help each other;  we assist with logistical needs as well as maintaining relationships and accessing strategic-level expertise to assist them improve their security and anti-poaching efforts;
  • Cooperation at provincial, national and international levels amongst key stakeholders;
  • Additional support to Project Rhino members (rhino rehabilitation, extended aerial surveillance, additional/urgent security needs)