Managing Director of Volkswagen South Africa Visited DICT

September 24, 2015 by dyertrust

Thomas Schaefer, recently appointed Managing Director of Volkswagen South Africa (Feb2015), connected with Trust founder Wilfred Chivell at the Port Elizabeth rally. Volkswagen South Africa has been a corporate sponsor of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust since 2010. The team was looking so forward to the pending visit of Mr Schaefer and his wife Wendy to Gansbaai.20150920-IMG_6096

Schafer has worked for the Volkswagen Group since 2012 as head of Group Production - Foreign Plants. He previously worked for Mercedes Benz AG since 1994 and has travelled widely worked in various countries including China, Malaysia and Germany.

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Southern African Shark and Ray Symposium

September 21, 2015 by dyertrust

Blog DICT: By Alison Towner
The third Southern African Shark and Ray Symposium, hosted by Shark Spotters and the Save Our Seas Foundation, took place from the 6th-9th of September at the Blue Horizon estate in Simons Town. A record 114 delegates attended to discuss the latest research findings on cartilaginous fish species along the southern African coastline. Marine Dynamics biologist Kelly Baker and I were fortunate enough to attend the event and thoroughly enjoyed the large spectrum of talks covering a multitude of elasmobranch species!

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