Turning a turtle poaching conviction into a victory for conservation and development
Roving Reporters investigation into the case of a 54-year man sentenced to five years jail in 2011 for killing an endangered loggerhead turtle in the iSimangaliso World Heritage Site gave rise to the award-winning Makotikoti Arts Project (The MAP)
Now sixty years old, Makotikoti Zikhali has made a series of limited edition turtle sculptures for sale in aid of developing environmental education at KwaHlomula Senior Primary – the school he attended but abandoned at a young age to help his family fish for survival.
Cyberbele Eco Tours are developing a business and marketing support unit to develop The MAP into a leading art enterprise in aid of marine conservation and environmental education. Call Trevor Clark on +27 060 403 4275 or Fred Kockott on +27 83 277 8907 for further information.
Click here to read more about Makotikoti and the epic journey that a Roving Reporters team embarked on in documenting South Africa’s first ever successful turtle poaching prosecution.
Click here to view the documentary, How one turtle change a life, as screened on SABC3’s 50/50 environmental show.
Click here to read Roving Reporters motivation to the KZN Film Commission and other prospective funders about why this is an important story to tell to the world.
Shot at the big time for aspirant film-maker
Roving Reporters in association with award-winning script writer, Janet van Eden and renowned environmental film-maker, Nick Chevallier, are supporting a young, aspirant film-maker Nomfundo Xolo in producing a hard-hitting, true life feature documentary that explores a melting pot of critical social, environmental and justice issues at the heart Makotikoti’s story. Continue reading . . .