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What will we do to change how we live? What will accelerate our commitment to create a more sustainable world? How can an elephant catalyse this conversation and expanded commitment? I am hoping Nomkhubulwane will inspire many more people to ask and address these questions.

~Andries Botha

Internationally renowned sculptor, Andries Botha, has created a number of life-size elephants that have been placed in various locations in the world where they generate great interest and admiration.

To date, there are 16 such works: a full herd of 9 in Belgium made from recycled wood from KwaZulu-Natal;
a fallen elephant made from recycled cider casks in France; an elephant in The Netherlands, made from recycled Leadwood; the mighty Nomkhubulwane, the great matriarchal ambassadorial elephant created from recycled truck tyres which has travelled the length and breadth of the world as our flagship symbol, several baby elephants and most recently a further wooden elephant commissioned by the South African Reserve Bank.


Several additional elephants have been commissioned and will be placed in appropriate spaces in the near future.

Nomkhubulwane will continue to move around the planet, bringing attention to the role of The Human Elephant Foundation (HEF) and its partner, the Wilderness Leadership School (website link) founded by globally respected naturalist and philosopher, Dr Ian Player to allow both ordinary and well known people to experience the wilderness and thereby discover themselves and their connectedness to nature.

Nomkhubulwane will draw attention to issues of sustainability and the lack of wilderness that threaten the survival of elephants as well as all living beings. The activities of the Foundation are supported and endorsed by a growing number of prominent organisations and individuals.

The Human Elephant Foundation
Audited Tax Exempt Trust

Postal address:
HEF Postnet Suite 345, Private Bag
X10, Musgrave, 4062, South Africa
Website: www.humanelephant.org
Email:    info@humanelephant.org
PBO No: 93000 29207

Picture: Nomkhubulwane
Photogragher: Garth Walker

The Creators:
Andries Botha
Joshua Ogle
Ntokozo Hadebe
Janine Zagel

Premat factory,
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal


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