Rhino Cause Taken Up by Jacaranda

JOHANNESBURG – Stamping out rhino poaching is being taken on by Jacaranda 94.2 and more than two million listeners.

Spearheaded by the station’s Martin Bester and Barney Simon, the station will team up with organisa-ions such as Stoprhinopoaching.com to spread information on the cause, raise funds and create platforms to enable conservationists to drive their causes among others.

Rhino information and updates will be made during the afternoon show (one-4pm) and the evening drive show from four-7pm on weekdays.

“It is estimated 93% of the rhinos in Africa are in SA of which a large majority fall within Jacaranda 94.2’s footprint of Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and North West. Parks such as Pilansberg, Loskop Nature Reserve and Atherstone Nature Reserve are within Jacaranda 94.2 airspace, making it the responsibility of the station and it’s audiences to do their best to preserve this for future generations,” said the station’s marketing manager Jenny Griesel.


Over the past few weeks we have been horrified by the sudden increase in rhino poaching. Talking about the issue helps, but now Jacaranda 94.2 will go beyond reporting – getting our hands dirty and DOING something about it!

Jacaranda 94.2’s very own Martin Bester and Barney Simon will team up with organisations like stoprhinopoaching.com and, with your help, do a whole lot more than just spread the word.

Pledge your support on 10 September, from 7am to 7pm through the Jacaranda 94.2 telethon in aid of the rhino’s plight. Jacaranda 94.2 presenters and celebrities will be taking your calls and raising funds to help protect these majestic and beautiful creatures.

Stay tuned to the Jacaranda 94.2 Workzone with Barney Simon between 1pm and 4pm, and Martin Bester Drive between 4pm and 7pm, on weekdays for ALL the rhino info you need to know!

Join Jacaranda 94.2 in ensuring the Big 5 stays the Big 5.

One of the ways you can help us, is to donate via sms. Send an sms to 38 580, first word rhino. Sms’ are R10.